We're off to the Goldfrapp concert tomorrow night at 9pm... It's at the Crystal Ballroom, an old ballroom dancing auditorium (with a ball bearing floor) downtown Portland that was reopened by the big McMenamins brew chain about 10 years ago... a great venue, but we haven't been there in years!
Should be cool.
At times you swear it’s Black Sabbath, or Zepplin, then there’s a lick from the Doors, or perhaps early Styx… even some straight up Jack Black/White Stripes songs that’ll having you checking the credits, but mostly, Wolfmother is a smorgasbord of 60’s rock influences and sounds. All fuzz guitar, assaulting honey dripped siren calls, rumbling and pounding… a true rock album that borrows heavily from the best, but sounds fresh and new!
Play at full volume, drop the bass, and blow out the windows!!
RECOMMENDATION: FUCK YEAH!!!
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL – DEATH BY SEXY
EODM’s name might be a bit misleading, as it’s straight up rock, not metal. It’s charging, and loud, sure, but it’s all about fun guitar licks, and bubblegum-raunch lyrics (just like Josh Homme's other band QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE). Whereas Wolfmother is heavy 60's rock, EODM is loud 70's rock. So, if you like QOTSA, and think a more 70’s rock tinged version of them sounds cool, Death By Sexy is for you!
Cherry Cola is a perfect sonic blast, and I Like To Move In The Night is a pure recycled Stones rocker (just like the cover art)… the disc generally kicks raucous ass!!
TOOL – 10,000 DAYS
Haven't had a chance to dig into this one yet, but the first couple passes sound like they're in good form... Great landscapes of sound and all that. I mean come on man, it's Tool... Do you really need me to tell you it's worth buying?!
YEAH YEAH YEAHS - Show Your Bones
GOLDFRAPP - Supernature
NINE INCH NAILS - With Teeth
311 - 311
WEEZER - Make Believe
FOO FIGHTERS - In Your Honor (disc 1)
DANDY WARHOLS - Odditorium or Warlords of Mars
MOGWAI - Mr. Beast