So her set opening for St. Vincent was pretty fun, but after watching her create one beat with her loop pedals, you wish she just had a god damn drummer. It takes so long to set up each song. But she closed by inviting four little kids to stage and they danced during her last song, and one girl was killing it.
I think the way she builds the loops is really cool and something would definitely be lost if she added a drummer. It's not quite Jamie Lidell level (the gold standard of live loop construction) but it's still fun to watch.
BTW, what's that guy doing? He should put out another album
Sasquatch is really great when it comes to getting a good spot actually. For the stuff earlier in the day, there is a good chance you can walk up 5 minutes before and get relatively close. After 5-6 you're going to want to get there earlier.
The way the lower pit is set up there is an inner pit and outer pit. The inner pit is regulated by security and lets people in as space permits, the outer pit is much larger and you can just find a spot. It's almost never completely packed except at the end of the night (last 2 acts). For the first few acts of the day you'll usually be able to walk right into the inner pit without any trouble. As it gets more crowded, you're going to want to get there right before the previous act ends. When an act ends, there is usually a massive exodus that opens up a lot of space. If you're waiting to get in when this space opens up, you will most likely be let into the inner pit.
All that said, The whole venue is on a downward slope so pretty much every spot is great.
Also, I'm not sure how I feel about HBO's Girls. It rarely makes me laugh and it often makes me mad. It is incredibly poignant, but about half the characters are two-dimensional. I think it's going places though.
This is pretty much where I'm at with Girls as well.
Probably time I update mine a bit, this is undoubtedly missing stuff:
Mt Eerie - Clear Moon Japandroids - Celebration Rock Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance Willis Earl Beal - Acousmatic Sorcery Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light Chromatics - Kill For Love Lil B - God's Father Horse Feathers - Cynic's New Year
and I'm gonna give that Niki and the Dove album Pea likes so much a spin later tonight.
Remember that cute little band called the Morning Benders? Ya know, the one that changed their name to one of the worst names ever? POP ETC! Yep. That one. Well, that clearly wasn't enough! A complete devolution into musical diarrhea followed suit! I present to you, the worst song of 2012:
I dunno, I kind of like it. If the whole album sounds like this it will be a travesty but I think this song works just fine.
I love autochune though. I even liked that Discovery album from a couple years back (which sounds a lot like this track).
I just saw the names they added and the only one I really know is oberhofer. They're pretty cool so maybe listen to a song or two. I may be way off base but I think Jukebox the Ghost is kind of a poor man's Ben Folds (I've never actually listened to them though). I think some of the candians are hey rosetta fans too.