Blogs
Posts from October 2013

Third Shift Perfect Playlist (10/31/13)

Annee

Bastille "Pompeii"
The Neighbourhood "Sweater Weather"
The 1975 "Chocolate"
MS MR "Hurricane"
Imagine Dragons "Demons"
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Topics : Weather
Social :




 

Snapshot of Passport Approved (10/31/13)

FALD "Pages" (Hamburg, Germany)
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Locations : Hamburg




 

Third Shift Perfect Playlist (10/30/13)

Megan

Ben Lee "Catch My Disease"
Arcade Fire "Wake Up"
NoNoNo "Pumping Blood"
The Features "This Disorder"
INXS "New Sensation"
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Topics : Health_Medical_Pharma
Social :
People : Ben Lee




 

Snapshot of Passport Approved (10/30/13)

The Rubens "My Gun" (Australia)
 (0) Comments


 

Snapshot of Passport Approved (10/29/13)

Sahara Beck "Bang Bang Bang" (Queensland, Australia)
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Locations : Queensland




 

The 1975 :: Doug Fir Lounge :: 10.28.13

The 1975 is a band that's full of surprises. Just by looking at their name, you might assume that their music hearkens back to the era of Bowie and Zeppelin. And if you've only heard their hit single, "Sex," you might think that all of their music has the same longing, lust-driven alt-rock urgency that was all the rage six or seven years ago.
 
Once they started their set at the Doug Fir Lounge this Monday, however, the Mancunian quartet quickly dispelled such notions. Their name may make you think "disco", but their sound is pure eighties. With lilting, high-pitched vocals, poppy guitar hooks, and catchy synth beats (making them sound almost like a male-fronted version of CHVRCHES), most of The 1975's songs play like they belong on the soundtrack to a long-lost John Hughes film. It's unexpected, but it's a sound that works for them.
 
Unfortunately, the band's live performance was a bit uneven. Although they played a solid set, the show dragged at times, and it seems like they haven't learned to channel the raw energy of "Sex" into their other songs. Fortunately, this doesn't have to be Portland's final word on The 1975. At the end of the show, lead singer Matthew Healy noted that they plan to come back to P-Town in spring of next year. Hopefully they'll have some new surprises for us, when they return. In the meantime, I'm gonna go look for my Breakfast Club DVD.






































 (0) Comments


 

Third Shift Perfect Playlist (10/28/13)

Joseph

Cake "Short Skirt, Long Jacket"
Black Keys "Tighten Up"
Spoon "I Turn My Camera On"
Raconteurs "Steady As She Goes"
Interpol "C'Mere"
 (0) Comments




 

Snapshot of Passport Approved (10/28/13)

Little Odessa "My Girl" (Brisbane, Australia)
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Locations : BrisbaneOdessa




 

Third Shift Perfect Playlist (10/25/13)

Tyler Ceccanti

Awolnation "Sail"
Audioslave "Like A Stone"
The Walkmen "On The Water"
Iggy Pop "The Passenger"
Grouplove "Tongue Tied"
 (0) Comments




 

Snapshot of Passport Approved (10/25/13)

Melissa Laveaux "Hash Pipe" (Paris, France)
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Locations : Paris
People : Melissa Laveaux




 


advertise with us
Recent Blog Posts
Categories
Archives