Endless Loop @ Ash Street Saloon 2/15/2014

Endless Loop @ Ash Street Saloon 2/15/2014

My friends in Endless Loop played their EP release show last weekend, and I tried out my new 50mm, f1.8 lens on them. Pretty happy with how well it performed in the less-than-stellar lighting conditions. Of course, now I am wanting to invest in a nicer, more modern camera body than my current Nikon D40 so I can reap the benefits of higher ISO and HD video. I’ve got my eye on the Nikon D3200, so maybe someday one will be mine. Anyhow, back to topic at hand: Endless Loop put on a great show and their new EP is super infectious and catchy. Much...

Superchunk never ceases to make me happy

New video for Crossed Wires:

This is the stuff that keeps me going.

Superchunk played on Fallon tonight. I had a big, stupid grin on my face the entire time. Totally can’t wait for their Portland show now. Here’s a track they didn’t broadcast, Precision Auto....

Jawbox reunited, even if temporary, is better than 90% of modern music

Tonight, one of my all-time favorite bands reunited for a one-off performance on the Jimmy Fallon show. Not only did this performance allow me to forget I was wide awake at 2 in the morning with an antagonizing cold, but it reminded me of what music used to be like. Back in the old days. There. I said it: back in the old days. I suppose this makes me an official old dude, but truth be told, seeing Jawbox live at La Luna in Portland some 12 years ago still remains one of the top five live shows I’ve ever seen. Seeing them on Fallon tonight simply reminded me of just how amazing a live band can be when it has a unique energy, purpose and passion. Jawbox had all three in spades. I’d by lying if I said that this doesn’t make me want to start a band...