The Quesadilla Factory in Centralia, WA held their last show last Friday night, and The Story So Far flew out to play an hour-long set at this 300 cap restaurant. Head to the replies to see them play their closer, "Mt. Diablo", as well as "High Regard" and "Quicksand". You can also check out photos from Future-Breed and Jesus Martinez.
David Weiss over at SonicScoop writes about the decision to allow no artificial reverb on La Dispute's Wildlife.
Like many feats of engineering, the “no reverb” rule came not by design but as a matter of natural course, starting at the initial sessions in Chicago. “We had miked the drums in the live room, and the room mics that were in there were set up for talkback,” Pedulla recalls. “Then the guitarist was in there to be next to his amp, and we started realizing, ‘This sounds cool.’ The parts needed this ambience, and sounded really good with that sound that you don’t get from close mics.
That’s just how it came across to me. It’s the sort of baseline assumptions that one can make. It’s sort of like Miley—I’m going to get a lot of shit for this—but it’s just like what Miley Cyrus is doing right now. We don’t really know what’s in her head or why she’s doing this. But we can assume she’s trying to grow up and expand her image and no longer be a teeny-bopper icon, and she’s trying to be dangerous and sexy and hip. So that’s our assumption that may be miles from whatever she’s actually thinking about.
Riot Fest is set to hit Chicago for its 10-year anniversary next weekend, on September 12-14. If you somehow haven't been keeping up with our coverage of the festival, here's everything we've posted about it so far. We're happy to be giving away two pairs of general admission, three-day passes today in this thread. This includes only entry into the festival, so if you enter to win the passes, you have to be sure that you can attend. To enter, just paste the best sports-related GIF that you can find on the Internet in this thread. I will choose two winners to receive...
It looks like we're going to have some server issues for a little bit around here -- I'm really sorry about that. You can follow me on Twitter for updates on how much I drink while we get this settled.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
#futures10 collaboration beer for charity will be available at the Tucson Rialto and Tempe Marquee gigs! All profits go to @mssociety and @littlekidsrock We are working with @arizona_wilderness to create an indigenous saison recipe that supports a bright future by incorporating locally grown heritage grain from @haydenflourmills and hand picked prickly pear fruit we found at our neighbors house with a bunch of other cool stuff from @agritopiafarm too! Stay tuned for more info.
I hope everyone has a great Labor Day. Stay safe and enjoy (hopefully) the day off.
Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other...
Well, here we are. we’d like to welcome our new singer Laurel Zarcilla to Smalls. after a couple of months of planing we were finally able to get together once tour came to an end. Gus came in contact with her through her YouTube channel where she had a pretty good following.