Entries for September, 2008

Editor’s Favorite: So, So Rad…Romance of Young Tigers

My friend Jeremiah gifted me a copy of Romance of Young Tigers’ I Have Supped Full On Horrors on Magic Bullet Records and it is RAD!  Seriously so rad!  And it was recorded, engineered and mixed by Pat Himes, who worked on Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker.  And one of my best friends, Jeremiah Stikeleather, plays bass on [...]

Editor’s Favorite: Click Ads Rule!

Has anyone else seen the King of Queens episode where Spence’s TIVO thinks he is gay?  Does it remind you of the totally bi-sureous denim ads on this site?  Not that there is anything wrong with that…Must’ve been my post about the A&F jacket that did this.  Karma is a mutha…

Blind Items

What up and coming emo band whose new major label secured them a spot on a summer tour’s main stage has been getting songwriting help from a guy who wrote many of Avril LaVigne’s songs?  Does this make anyone else that remembers emo before about 1998 throw up in their mouth a little bit… Bonus item: [...]

Editor’s Favorite: Dayton Music Fest Picks

The final Dayton Music Fest scheduled has been posted (http://2008.daytonmusicfest.com/), and though I wish there was a way to see every band, there simply isn’t.  Here are You Indie’s pics for the evening based on who we’ve seen before and know firsthand will make this event an unforgettable evening: 8:30 – 9:00 Hospital Garden at Gilly’s; [...]

Caribou Takes Polaris Music Prize

Dundas, Ontario’s Caribou deservedly took home the 2008 Polaris Music Prize at the third annual gala event that took place last night (September 29) at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre. The $20,000 award was given to Dan Snaith, the sole member and mastermind of the “group,” for his 2007 album, Andorra.

Froberg Launches Obits, Sub Pop Digs It

After the demise of Drive Like Jehu and then Hot Snakes, the bands’ main man Rick Froberg has launched yet another project, Obits, who have recently inked a deal Sub Pop. Froberg’s latest New York-based rock outfit are also in midst of recording their debut, which, according to Billboard, is expected to hit sometime early [...]

A&F Sawtooth Jacket

A&F Sawtooth Jacket My intense disdain for Abercrombie and Fitch aside, this jacket is sort of rad. The Abercrombie Sawtooth Jacket ($160) blends aged military style with comforts like soft cotton construction, flannel lining, a high collar, a reinforced storm placket, cover stitching for extra strength, and a zip and button closure. Do with this [...]

Tom Morello Takes Act On The Road

Tom Morello, of Rage Against The Machine and The Nightwatchmen, will be touring this Fall.  Here are the dates: November 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore November 2 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom November 5 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom November 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot November [...]

Nick Cave Pens Novel

Nearly 20 years since his debut novel, Nick Cave will write his second work of fiction, “The Death of Bunny Munro.” Canongate has acquired world rights for the book, due in September 2009.  The book traces the fortunes of one man and his son on a road trip around the south coast of England following the [...]

Tombs Seeks Drummer

Brooklyn, New York’s Tombs (Relapse Records) is in search of a new drummer (ASRA drummer Andrew Hernandez has been filling in as of late). The band comments: “We’re looking for someone who is reliable, isn’t addicted to drugs or alcohol, can rehearse 4-5 days a week, able to tour in the U.S. and abroad (that [...]