July is almost upon us, which we thought was the perfect time to release our mid-year song list. Between the songs and the albums, there were quite a few split decisions, but below are the best we came up with for our favorite tracks that have been released so far this year. Hopefully you enjoy them as much as we do. Continue reading “Weak List Wednesday: Top 5 Best Songs of 2012 (Thus Far)”
Bonnaroo: the greatest music festival to be held in the United States. Nothing compares to it. If you want to try to compare it to any other festival you have to deal with these facts: It will have a better lineup. It will have a better schedule. It will have longer set times. It will have better food. The crowds won’t suck. And, it has no curfew. That means it gets up earlier and goes to bed later than anything in its category. After 2 days of recovery, I’m finally ready to talk about it. Wes gave everyone a fairly detailed rundown of he highlights yesterday, so I figured I would take a different approach. Continue reading “Weak List Wednesday: Best Moments of Bonnaroo 2012”
This week marks the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest bands of all time forming to make some of the best, most memorable music ever. The Rolling Stones originally joined together in 1962, marking them as early competitors with The Beatles, and one of the few bands that could actually give them a run for their money in terms of quality of music, influence of music, and overall badassness of music. The remainder of this week, LxL is choosing to remember, praise, and love on the Stones for their 50th b-day. So sit back and enjoy our first Stones post of the week, as we journey through our favorite albums of one of our favorite classic bands: Continue reading “Weak List Wednesday: Top 5 Albums of The Rolling Stones”
Our fearless LxL founder/leader Wes Jakacki, is moving to Chicago this week. Which means Wes will soon find himself in the belly of two beasts, as he is a Detroit Lions fan who started a music blog. So naturally, this move is a slow progression to him becoming a Chicago Bears fan who sold out and became a writer for Pitchfork. Let’s pray only the former happens, and the latter only remains a very lame joke. In any case, this move is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will certainly colour his world anew. We know that he’s been searching so long for a new job to make him smile, so in light of his big surprise, we decided to go ahead and dedicate the rest of this week to one of my personal favorite towns in all the world, Chi-town. Naturally to kick things off (if you haven’t already deduced by my “punny” last two sentences), we decided there would be nothing better than listing out five of our favorite tracks by Chicago-native, love-ballad-bangers themselves, and the most successful “began-as-a-cover band” story of all time, Chicago. Continue reading “Weak List Wednesday: Inspired by Chicago”
I think I like my programs a little more than Wes and Todd, so it is fitting that I should write this up. It was a pretty good year in television overall, but there were some disappointments. True Blood followed 10 different storylines at the same time and couldn’t keep it all together. Dexter fell apart in the second half. Walking Dead trashed an opportunity with a lackluster second season. And Californication started to jump off the rails in a really bad way. But all in all, I can’t complain. Here ya go.
In continuation of our end year lists, we decided to bust out a short list of our favorite live acts of the year. Obviously, we can only choose from what we have seen, but between the three of us, we have seen many of the seminal acts of today this year.