Archive: January 13, 2008 - January 19, 2008

The Two-Minute Man, Episode 10: Best Single Album Band? Edition

Lee Mavers (far left) of the La's: One of rock's coolest recluses. Weasel owed me after last week's debacle and he came through. Lots of the usual suspects, but that's usually for the best on this station. Stay tuned next week for a John Hollinger-esque statistical breakdown of the...

By David Malitz | January 18, 2008; 4:13 PM ET | Comments (0)


To paraphrase Marcellus Wallace, band bios only hurt, they never help. At their best, they simply give you some decent reference points as to what the band may sound like. Even then, you basically get a list of revered bands that could release an album of lost D-sides that would...

By David Malitz | January 18, 2008; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (9)

Why Would You Pay $13 Just To Have a High-Volume Conversation?

The topic of talking at concerts certainly isn't a new one, but you can't help but bring it up every once in a while. Last night I attended a show that made me need to bring it up. I'm not a hardliner. I don't feel that concertgoers need to take...

By David Malitz | January 16, 2008; 3:36 PM ET | Comments (14)

Broken Record of the Year

Is this thing on? Are the Grammys in danger of being struck down? The trades think so, noting that the Writers Guild of America strike - which turned the Golden Globes and People's Choice Awards into spectacular lame-a-thons (73 percent lamer than usual!) - could derail Music's Biggest Night...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 15, 2008; 5:42 PM ET | Comments (9)

Talk Talk: Panda Bear

Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox), showing his old-school Baltimore pride. It's hard to think of too many people in the music world who had a better 2007 than Panda Bear, aka Noah Lennox. It was the best year yet for Animal Collective, the forward-thinking, avant-garde, indie rock quartet that...

By David Malitz | January 15, 2008; 4:08 PM ET | Comments (0)


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