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This blog is for reviews of albums, shows, and anything music related. I have over 1,200 CD's and have attended over 250 shows. Some Favorites are: Radiohead Peter Gabriel REM Shins National Arcade Fire Muse LCD Soundsystem Beatles Bright Eyes Death Cab White Stripes Phoenix MGMT Gomez Travis and so on... Comments welcome, but these are my options about new albums, current shows i've attended, etc. Enjoy!

Muse Played TD Garden Boston, MA 4.12.13 (Pictures, Setlist Videos)

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The 2nd Law: Isolated System

Supremacy

Map of the Problematique

Supermassive Black Hole

Resistance

Panic Station – (Star-Spangled Banner intro)

Knights of Cydonia -(Man with a Harmonica intro)

Monty Jam

Explorers

Follow Me

United States of Eurasia – (Butterflies & Hurricanes tease)

Liquid State

Madness

Time Is Running Out – (House of the Rising Sun intro)

Undisclosed Desires

Stockholm Syndrome – (Yes Please outro)

The 2nd Law: Unsustainable

Uprising – (Rage Against the Machine’s Freedom outro)

Encore:

Starlight

Survival – (Dedicated to the Marathon Runners)

 

 

 

The 2nd Law: Unsustainable

Panic Station/The Star Spangled Banner

Knights of Cydonia

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Sigur Ros Played Agganis Arena Boston, MA 3.26.13 (Pictures, Setlist, Video)

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Yfirborð
Ný Batterí
Vaka
Hrafntinna
Sæglópur
Fljótavík
E-bow
Varúð
Hoppípolla
Með Blóðnasir
Olsen Olsen
Kveikur
Festival
Brennisteinn

Encore:
Glósóli
Popplagið

 

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New Music Alert – Rhye – Women

 

I think we have 2013’s first contender for album of the year.  The mysterious band Rhye released their Debut album Women, consisting of chillout R&B from LA-based duo Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal from Danish electro-soul band Quadron.  I think I’m hooked.  What’s better is that they are headed out on a short tour of the US, and are stopping by The Sinclair in Cambridge on April 16th.  So if you want to chill out and hear some of the best new music we have heard so far this year, check it out.

Check out Women via Spotify below:

Rhye – Woman

Also, check out an intimate version of the track “Open” below:

 

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Boston Finally Gets it’s Own Festival – Boston Calling (Lineup, Dates)

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It’s been a long time coming, but Boston finally gets its own 2-day multi-stage music festival on May 25th & 26th at City Hall Plaza. Curated by Aaron Dessner of The National and booked by Bowery Boston. With The National, The Shins, Portugal. The Man, The Walkmen, Ra Ra Riot, Andrew Bird, Dirty Projectors, Of Monsters and Men, Bad Rabbits, Fun, Matt & Kim, Cults, St. Lucia, and more to be announced.  The Tickets are on sales this Friday. Most excited here for Portugal the Man, who destroyed Paradise last year, and DDR was there.  Check out a video from that show below.

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Stream the New Atoms for Peace Album – AMOK

Supergroup Atoms for Peace, consisting of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Nigel Goodrich, Red Hot Chilli Peppers Flea, and super drummer Joey Waronker, are set to release their album AMOK on Tuesday.  We got to stream it early this week, and it is worth it.  Check it out at the link below and check out the video for “Judge Jury and Executioner” below:

Full AMOK Album Stream here

“Judge Jury and Executioner”:

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Kevin Garnett is Fired Up about Yoga

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Boston Celtics big man Kevin Garnett is known for one thing above all else: being pathologically intense. In the thick of competition, he gets in opponents’ heads, screams in both pleasure and displeasure often, and generally seems on the brink of snapping at any minute. It’s no surprise that players get in tussles with KG, or that he sometimes goes over the line and takes a metaphor a little too far.

So it’s a little odd to watch the video above from the coconut water brand Zico, in which compensated endorser Garnett speaks about yoga more intensely than anyone else ever has before (via @CelticsTown and @marcel_mutoni. As KG tells it, yoga helps him control his emotions, although he claims it’s still a work in progress. Thankfully, he has the self-awareness to admit he’s still a work in progress.

It might seem odd for someone like Garnett to do yoga — let alone refer to himself as “a down dog man” — but this is a perfectly logical thing for him to do. For one thing, yoga really does help with control and flexibility. On top of that, it’s essentially a mainstream exercise in 2013, no longer associated with one gender or lifestyle. It’s open to everyone, including maniacally intense All-Star power forwards. Hell, it may even be better suited to them than to a twentysomething woman.

 

The fact that KG does Yoga is foreign to most people because he is a borderline lunatic.  But, if you think about it a bit more, it makes sense.  How can a 36 year old 7 foot man still move like he does?  Because He is a “Down Dog Man”.  Awesome.

 

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Check Out New Track from Phoenix – “Entertainment”

French Electro Gods Phoenix are back this April with first new material since 2009 with the album Bankrupt!  Check out the first single “Entertainment” below.

Dancing commences in 3, 2,1…

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