Monthly Archives: February 2013

Top Ten Thursday: Best Nine Inch Nails Songs

After a hiatus of nearly 4 years, (Has it really already been four years?!) Trent Reznor announced this week that he and a new lineup of all stars will be bringing Nine Inch Nails back to life for a 2013-2014 world tour. (Pause for applause.) If there is one thing we love here at LxL it is our NIN, so we were quite excited to hear this news. Reznor has proven to still show value to the music community in

The Neighbourhood Show Review (Portlandia Style)

The Neighbourhood 2/22/2013 The Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR (eye roll) (duh!) So we went to a .94 cent show this past weekend, which was actually free since it was sold out and people were just handing out the extra tickets they bought in advance. Can’t beat that! The show was at the Crystal Ballroom, which I expected to be bigger for some reason, I suppose because I lot of people play there, but it was you’re average smaller band venue

Atoms for Peace Review: Amok

Atoms for Peace Amok Atoms for Peace started very differently than many supergroups: on tour. The project started when Thom Yorke, frontman of Radiohead, released a sparse electronic solo album called The Eraser all the way back in 2006. In 2009, Yorke got the idea to tour the album he created mostly with his laptop with a live, organic band to bring it fully to life. Thom Yorke assembled a heavily percussive band in Flea (bass) of Red Hot Chili

Love Is A Mix Tape Review

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Love Is A Mix Tape Rob Sheffield I’m trying to make a point to read more in general, and specifically more music books since I think that helps me to really understand the thought and context around so much music. A few weeks ago I reviewed Elijah Wald’s classic reevaluation of rock history, How The Beatles Destroyed Rock ‘n’ Roll, and now I want to take on one of the more interesting rock memoirs with Rolling Stone critic Rob Sheffield’s

2013 Oscar Predictions: Want vs. Reality

In reality, The Oscars are just another BS award ceremony, but for some reason they are held in high regard; much more than other award ceremonies. When it comes down to it though, like most things in life, The Academy’s final decision is usually based on politics, money, and friends. A few years ago, the category for Best Film was widened from five nominations to ten. If that isn’t a telling sign of what the Oscars are really used for

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