Archive for September, 2014

Setlist (Thursday, September 25th)

Posted in Setlists on September 26, 2014 by occupyairwaves

Weezer – “Cleopatra” – Everything Will Be Alright In The End (Out September 30th!)

Ryan Adams – “Gimme Something Good” – Ryan Adams

Electric Light Orchestra – “Livin’ Thing” – A New World Record

The Gaslight Anthem – “1,000 Years” – Get Hurt

The Horrible Crows – “Behold The Hurricane” – Elsie

Death From Above 1979 – “Gemini” – The Physical World

Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built” – Celebration Rock

LVL UP – “Angel From Space” – Hoodwink’d

Boxed Wine – “Innocent” – Innocent [Single]

Caribou – “Can’t Do Without You” – Our Love (Out October 7th!)

Daft Punk – “Instant Crush” – Random Access Memories

The Kooks – “Around Town” – Listen

Kate Nash – “Sister” – Girl Talk

Eagle Daddy – “Pale Skin” – Rock N’ Roll Is Dead And I Wish I Were Too

The Drums – “There Is Nothing Left” – Encyclopedia

The Cure – “Just Like Heaven” – Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

Dead Man’s Bones – “My Body’s A Zombie For You” – Dead Man’s Bones

The Smiths – “The Queen Is Dead” – The Queen Is Dead

Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Warning” – LOSE

Hot Water Music – “Driving Home” – No Division

Hostage Calm – “When You Know” – Die On Stage

Say Anything – “Total Revenge” – …Was A Real Boy

The Menzingers – “Good Things” – On The Impossible Past

Prawn – “Prolonged Exposure” – Kingfisher

This Will Destroy You – “Invitation” – Another Language

Modest Mouse – “Ocean Breathes Salty” – Good News For People Who Love Bad News


Setlist (Thursday, September 18th)

Posted in Setlists on September 19, 2014 by occupyairwaves

Green Day – “She’s A Rebel” – American Idiot

Backyard Superheroes – “Living Hell” – Backyard Superheroes

Saves The Day – “Holly Hox, Forget Me Nots” – Through Being Cool

Death From Above 1979 – “Cheap Talk” – The Physical World

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) – “Stay Divided” – You Will Eventually Be Forgotten

The Ramones – “Outsider” – Mania

The Front Bottoms – “Flying Model Rockets” – Rose [EP]

Frightened Rabbit – “State Hospital” – State Hospital [EP]

Prawn – “Glass, Irony” – Kingfisher

Angels & Airwaves – “The War” – We Don’t Need To Whisper

Boxed Wine – “Innocent” – Innocent (Single)

Boxed Wine – “Young Lovers” – Quiver (Single)

Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built” – Celebration Rock

Tegan And Sara – “The Con” – The Con

Kate Nash – “OMYGOD!” – Girl Talk

The Gaslight Anthem – “Break Your Heart” – Get Hurt

Death Cab For Cutie – “Death Of An Interior Decorator” – Transatlanticism

LVL UP – “I Feel Okay” – Hoodwink’d

Third Eye Blind – “How’s It Going To Be” – Third Eye Blind

Phantom Planet – “California” – The Guest

Augustana – “Boston” – All The Stars And Boulevards

Spoon – “Do You” – They Want My Soul

Say Anything – “Belt” – …Is A Real Boy

Say Anything – “Total Revenge” – …Was A Real Boy

Ryan Adams – “Gimme Something Good” – Ryan Adams

The Static Jacks – “Wallflowers” – In Blue

Brand New – “I Will Play My Game Beneath The Spin Light” – Deja Entendu

Jack Black – “We All Wear Cloaks” – Beck: Song Reader

The Bobby Fuller Four – “Let Her Dance” – Fantastic Mr. Fox (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

David Bowie – “Fame” – Changes One

Setlist (Tuesday, September 9th)

Posted in Setlists on September 10, 2014 by occupyairwaves

The Cars – “Just What I Needed” – The Cars

Spoon – “Do You” – They Want My Soul

Jenny Lewis – “Just One Of The Guys” – Voyager

U2 – “California (There Is No End To Love)” – Songs Of Innocence

Crime In Stereo – “Small Skeletal” – Crime In Stereo Is Dead

Real Friends – “I Don’t Love You Anymore” – Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing

Four Year Strong – “What’s In The Box?” – Go Down In History [EP]

Balance & Composure – “Tiny Raindrop” – The Things We Think We’re Missing

Brand New – “Not The Sun” – The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me

Tigers Jaw – “Between Your Band And The Other Band” – Tigers Jaw

Prawn – “Halcyon Days” – Kingfisher

The Gaslight Anthem – “Get Hurt” – Get Hurt

Manchester Orchestra – “I Can Barely Breathe” – I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child

Tegan And Sara – “The Con” – The Con

The Front Bottoms – “Flying Model Rockets” – Rose [EP]

Saves The Day – “Cars & Calories” – Stay What You Are

Say Anything – “Less Cute” – Say Anything

The Kooks – “It Was London” – Listen

The Hives – “Tick Tick Boom” – The Black And White Album

Handguns – “Sleep Deprived” – Life Lessons

Green Day – “Whatsername” – American Idiot

Marco Benevento – “Eye To Eye” – Swift

Blink-182 – “Easy Target” – Blink-182

Blink-182 – “All Of This” – Blink-182

Ryan Adams – “Trouble” – Ryan Adams

Jack White – “I’m Down” – Beck: Song Reader

The Replacements – “Can’t Hardly Wait” – Pleased To Meet Me

The Cult – “She Sells Sanctuary” – Love

“Listen” – The Kooks

Posted in Album Reviews on September 7, 2014 by occupyairwaves


Over the years, I’ve noticed that many bands, after putting out several albums of music with a similar theme or music that is decidedly “their sound,” feel the need to put out an album of music that sounds absolutely nothing like any of their old material. They do this because they want to prove to their audience that they’re a band of many talents and so their band isn’t stereotyped as one specific genre. Although occasionally this strategy plays out well (see Tegan and Sara’s surprisingly catchy ’80s-influenced Heartthrob from last year), these bands run the risk of being called very ugly things like “sell-outs.” Even worse, the bands could just end up releasing a garbage album. Enter the Kooks.

If you’re like me and love the Kooks for their indie pop-rock hits like “Ooh La” and “Junk Of The Heart (Happy),” then do the opposite of what the band’s new album says and DON’T listen to Listen. The album opens very deceptively with two pretty catchy tracks, “Around Town” and “Forgive & Forget,” but right away you can tell that the Kooks’ sound is completely gone besides frontman Luke Pritchard’s distinctive vocals. The reason for this is because Pritchard thought it would be a good idea to bring in London-based hip hop producer Inflo (discovered via Soundcloud) to help produce the record. The rest of Listen is pretty basic generic synth rock with the occasional hint of funk. The record’s first single, “Down,” was a terrible choice for a single in my opinion, especially since the chorus is literally one word and goes something like, “Down down dickity down down dicky dicky” (not to knock one word choruses of songs that are actually really awesome *cough* Nirvana *cough*). The album closes with a song called “Sweet Emotion.” And no, it is not an Aerosmith cover, so that should tell you everything you need to know right there.

Honestly, I was disappointed with Listen. Hopefully the Kooks didn’t waste too much time and effort on this album and can go back to their old awesome ways on their next LP.

-Joe MacPhee

Recommended Jams: Around Town, Forgive & Forget, It Was London

Setlist (Tuesday, September 2nd)

Posted in Setlists on September 3, 2014 by occupyairwaves

First Day of School Special!


Boxed Wine – “Young Lovers” – Quiver (Single)

Matt & Kim – “Let’s Go” – Lightning

Van Halen – “Hot For Teacher” – 1984

Prawn – “Glass, Irony” – Kingfisher

Blink-182 – “Going Away To College” – Enema Of The State

Brigades – “Small Time Crooks” – Crocodile Tears

The Ramones – “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” – End Of The Century

The Gaslight Anthem – “Underneath The Ground” – Get Hurt

Green Day – “At The Library” – 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours

The Front Bottoms – “Twelve Feet Deep” – Rose [EP]

Modern Baseball – “Your Graduation” – You’re Gonna Miss It All

Alkaline Trio – “All On Black” – Good Mourning

Against Me! – “Thrash Unreal” – New Wave

Foo Fighters – “Everlong” – The Colour And The Shape

Spoon – “Do You” – They Want My Soul

Keane – “Is It Any Wonder?” – Under The Iron Sea

Pink Floyd – “The Happiest Days Of Our Lives” – The Wall

Pink Floyd – “Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 2” – The Wall

Paramore – “Interlude: Holiday” – Paramore

Jenny Lewis – “She’s Not Me” – Voyager

Gemma Ray – “Desoto” – Milk For Your Motors

She & Him – “This Is Not A Test” – Volume One

Casual – “Poison Counter” – Singles

Say Anything – “Walk Through Hell” – Menora/Mejora [EP]

Roof Doctor – “Bulldog” – Mobile Free Phone

Bruce Springsteen – “Growin’ Up” – Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

Electric Light Orchestra – “All Over The World” – Xanadu

Four Year Strong – “Go Down In History” – Go Down In History [EP]

Megadeth – “Peace Sells” – Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?

Dethklok – “Thunderhorse” – Dethalbum