...randomness surrounding Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, and other great indie rock bands; a quasi objective look at "my" sporting teams; the random horror film; plus other crap as we see fit...all with a Pittsburgh based feel.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pavement band member quashed Pitchfork stream of festival set

Sounds like Spiral responded to the speculation that he was the Pavement member who pulled the plug on Pitchfork's live stream of their performance...

Pavement band member quashed Pitchfork stream of festival set

Say what you will about Spiral, but I can't say I'd blame him for being pissed after seeing this review...
"The short of it: This album has all the charm of a flaccid penis protruding out from beneath a fold of flesh on a balding, middle-aged man."

That was Pitchfork's review on Preston School of Industry's Monsoon album from 2004.

Go ahead and diss the album, but that sounds a tad on the personal side.

Perfect Sound Forever: Robert Pollard: the solo years

written by our pal Dan Coffey...

Perfect Sound Forever: Robert Pollard: the solo years


Kansas City will be honoring TFC head coach Preki tonight with this lovely little figurine. Prior to a Beloved TFC VICTORY!!!

nobody's pumpt.

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Decision

Flozell Adams has chosen to take his talents to...


He's Without Peer It's Been Told

Bob. Five (5!!) more albums within the next 10 months. Go to Pitchfork HERE for the whole scoop, plus an mp3 of "Come on Baby Grace" (featuring Doug Gillard!) from the aforementioned Boston Spaceships' Cubehouse record.

The writer concludes the article with this:
"Bob Pollard: Working harder than you since 1957."

Effin a dude.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Built to Spill - THIS SUNDAY!

Figures. Pittsburgh. My city where many of the bands I like skip. And on this Sunday, August 1st...TWO of my all time favorites will be visiting on the same fricking night.

Yo La Tengo is also playing Pittsburgh this Sunday...a FREE show at Hartwood Acres, starting at 7:30. For its overall catalog, I actually rank YLT higher on my all-time favs list, but I'm choosing to see Built to Spill at Mr Smalls. Still tickets available HERE.

From the 2006 album You In Reverse...

Boston Spaceships - Our Cubehouse Still Rocks

From what I hear from the cool kids, this may be the best BS record yet. We will soon see, as it's set for release on August 30th. Which means I would expect to see a Pre-Order coming soon from your Factory of Raw Essentials. Long Live Rockathon!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Max: Ovechkin "a real douche"

I'm guessing the immediate reaction from the Ovechkin camp will be "Who is Max Talbot?"

To which the response is: "You can find his name on the Stanley Cup"

For further answers, Google: "Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 Winning Goals"

fricking love that guy.

thanks to gbvh for the article :)

Very cheeky


thanks to Tripod for that one :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

White House Guided by Voices

thanks to my buddy BSeitz for this one...

It's News!

The Zambonis have entered the Consol Energy Center. FCKYA!

Best Coast - Crazy For You

I'm really digging this band. Best Coast is Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno from LA, and this is their first full length album...out TODAY. The tune below was previously released as a single, but you'll find it on the back end of the free digital download that comes with the vinyl. Available from Mexican Summer.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Kings of Leon get Poopy Face

Thanks to the Nate Corner for this tidbit. Kings of Leon get pooped on by birds, cancels show. TOO. FUCKING. FUNNY.

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

The Wes Craven classic will be shown on the big screen this weekend, Friday at 10:00pm, and Saturday at midnight, as part of the Oaks Theatre 8th Annual Moonlit Matinee Film Festival

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pollard Pardy 2: Heedonistic

Not sure what stage of production this is in?

An opening sequence should be coming shortly, with a little help from Tripod :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Nothing like HEEDFEST...

to jumpstart this silly little blog again.

this little piece was put together by our pal Julie, and it's awesome...

btw...the perfectly picked song is "Pretty Not Bad" off of The Takeovers 2007 Bad Football record. And if you don't own Bad Football, well then that's just stupid. Great record...buy HERE from OFF RECORDS.