Kanye West & Jay-Z Watch The Throne Tour Palace at Auburn Hills Detroit, MI 11/26/2011 Two days after Thanksgiving, Austin and I strapped on our gold watches and chains and headed up to Motown to see the two biggest acts (egos) in hip hop today, Kanye West and Jay-Z, join together to put on one massive show. As the marquee would suggest, the show was quite simply two and a half hours of unadulterated Jay and Ye, meaning no opening
Monthly Archives: November 2011
Nickelback Here & Now I’m not sure that any “artist” has consistently drawn my ire to the extent of Nickelback over the years. Sure, Dashboard Confessional and a number of pop-punk acts have temporarily brought about fits of deep apathy. But, Nickelback is maybe my first love (of bands I love to hate, that is), and I always seem to come back to them. In fact, my first foray into blogging revolved around hating on really terrible lyrics accompanied by
As up-to-date as I stay on music, I’m not always an early adopter when it comes to the latest music technologies. When everything went digital, I had a hard time giving away the tangible feel of CDs, which now I would never waste time buying, but at the time seemed like a huge thing to sacrifice. Now that everything is going to the cloud, I am again having a hard time of giving away the possession of an MP3 file.
Paul Simon IU Auditorium Bloomington, IN 11/20/2011 Catching a music legend past their prime can be a mixed bag. The sheer presence of someone who has played such an important role in music history can be awe-inspiring, but often the performances fall quite flat and it can even be borderline sad seeing them as just a shell of who they used to be. Some legends seem to almost get better with age (Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young), while other’s rock ‘n’
A$AP Rocky Review LiveLoveA$AP This may be the only time I ever review a mixtape. Some hip-hop artists are so prolific with the amount of mixtapes they release (e.g., Gucci Mane), it is often hard to keep up. So, I often just stick to studio releases, and the occasional mixtape that gets a lot of good publicity. Well, I can’t recall a mixtape that has gotten as much hype as A$AP Rocky’s LiveLoveA$AP, and the alleged 3 million dollar deal