Monthly Archives: January 2013

Top Ten Thursday: Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows

Super Bowl halftime shows have had a pretty wide range over the years; starting out with mostly college marching bands and currently sometimes ending up in huge controversy (like the above or M.I.A. last year).  For the past twenty years or so, though, the halftime show has settled into two categories for the most part:  aging rock star or in-the-moment pop sensations.  There just hasn’t been a lot of imagination.  I truly believe, and so do Todd and Wes deep

Foxygen Review: We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

Foxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic After a barrage of EP’s and one full length album (that was released less than a year ago mind you), Foxygen was seemingly just another good garage/indie band that for the most part, I thought would perpetually be flying under the radar. Well with their sophomore effort We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic that was just released last week, they quickly proved that they offer

Local Natives Review: Hummingbird

Local Natives Hummingbird Following their 2011 debut Gorilla Manor, Local Natives ranked high on what I would call the breakout-ability scale. On their debut, the Los Angeles indie rock band combined elements from three other indie rock phenoms making a potent recipe for indie rock success. They mixed the orchestrated anthem rock of Arcade Fire, the woodsy folk harmonies of Fleet Foxes, and the feverish Afro-pop energy of Vampire Weekend to make for one of the most infectious albums of

How The Beatles Destroyed Rock ‘N’ Roll Review

How the Beatles Destroyed Rock ‘N’ Roll Elijah Wald I realize that LxL doesn’t ordinarily fashion itself as a book club, but extremely good books – and specifically extremely good music books – require our attention. Believe it or not, this isn’t our first book review, as Austin praised Songs of Ice and Fire series about a year ago, the series that has spawned the hugely popular Game of Thrones on HBO. Well, enough of this justification, and on to

LxListening: 5 Podcasts to Pass the Time

Without a computer, and an influx of new music, I have been spending most of my “listening” time checking out podcasts to pass the time in the car and at work.  I’ve tried a few music related podcasts, but to be completely honest, I would rather call Wes or Todd for music recommendations than listen to some windbag with a microphone clue me in.  In lieu of music-related podcasts, I have trended more towards comedy podcasts, and have found quite

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