Category archives: Reviews

  • Electric Needle Room is the 1,536th best band in the world

  • Recently, the International Band Society released their new rankings for best bands. The ranking system--based quality of music, number of fans and overall radness--has firmly placed Omaha's Electric Needle Room as the 1,536th best band in the world. Hollywood was quick to recognize the achievement and quickly prepared a documentary charting the band's rapid rise to stardom. The band has had a [...]
  • Ben Hoffman gets show on Comedy Central; cancer

  • Add Ben Hoffman's new show 'The Ben Show' not only to your list of shit to torrent and not only to your list of things to DVR but also to your list of things to actually watch (on cable). Why? Because Ben Hoffman needs to eat and ratings drive the shitty career path he's eeked out for himself. Plus, the show is damn funny. Also, he has cancer. I first became aware of Hoffman by being one of sev[...]
  • New Jamaican Queens video 'Water'

  • The latest Jamaican Queens video is now available on YouTube. The video premiered on IFC's site yesterday but a buggy player prevented me from enjoying and, apparently, the video was only available for viewing in the U.S. when it went live anyhow. The video is fun--a sort of meditation on what happens if you crowd too many hipster girls into a house. The song is good too--a sort of meditation on s[...]
  • Jack Tinn and the Aquanauts, web-comic, ends

  • On Friday, Jess Smart Smiley wrapped up his latest adventure--Jack Tinn and the Aquanauts. Well, the story ended in the sense that the graphic novel portion came to a close. In this most recent foray, inventor and thief Jack Tinn teams up with Charles Darwin. Darwin is on the Galapagos, but nothing is as it seems. Now Jess is re-imagining the story as a novel--and the end of the graphic novel sug[...]
  • Free Download: Tone and Niche Live Album

  • Tone and Niche recognize that a new Bandcamp page is like a leap-year birthday...the shit don't happen often so you better celebrate it: multiple cakes, pinatas, and free downloads. So, not only can you download the band's 2009 live album for free but Tone will also personally deliver a pinata and chocolate cake to your home. The live album is split between an electric set recorded at Cadieux Cafe[...]
  • Akron/Family release new single; Blind Pig show on 4/18

  • Akron/Family will be releasing their new album, Sub Verses, April 30th on Dead Oceans. This posting, which coincides with our recent Cayucas post, may lead you to believe we are some sort of clearing house for things promoted by Secretly Canadian. That's not the case...they just always send some stuff (hint: other places start sending us shit, too). But I digress... The first song from Sub V[...]