Light Lunch EP
We get quite a few emails from bands and promoters of bands informing us of lower-profile releases. Sometimes these emails are just to inform, but often they are solicitations of sorts to see if we will review an album or EP. Often, we just ignore them, but every once in awhile, one of us will go through the stack and see if there is anything worthwhile to write about, or even just add to our iTunes library. So, when I opened the email to check out Minneapolis-based coast-rock band Heavy Deeds, my mind was open, but expectations were not soaring. I am happy to report, Heavy Deeds debut EP Light Lunch(officially released today) has been in heavy rotation on my iPod for about a week.
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Our best of the year coverage continues with our favorite rockers of the road, highlighting the ten best live shows we saw this year. This year LxL was able to get out to Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and the Pitchfork music festival, which many shows on this list stem from. So without further ado, here are our ten favorite live acts of the year.
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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.
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mr. Gnome Show Review
Plush – St. Louis, MO
April 11, 2011
While driving to the mr. Gnome show, Wes, Todd, and I were having our weekly conference call to discuss the Top Ten list for the week, and just shoot the shit about music a little bit. It was during this conversation that I would identify a complaint about the soon-to-be-seen mr. Gnome show: It was weirdly uncomfortable to tell people that are not familiar with the band that I was spending my evening going to see a up-and-coming band called mr. Gnome. I didn’t know very much about mr. Gnome myself; just that they are a duo consisting of male drummer Sam Meister and female guitarist/vocalist Nicole Barille and also that they were known to rock pretty hard in the live setting.
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