Posts from October 2013

Third Shift Perfect Playlist (10/31/13)


Bastille "Pompeii"
The Neighbourhood "Sweater Weather"
The 1975 "Chocolate"
MS MR "Hurricane"
Imagine Dragons "Demons"
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Snapshot of Passport Approved (10/31/13)

FALD "Pages" (Hamburg, Germany)
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Third Shift Perfect Playlist (10/30/13)


Ben Lee "Catch My Disease"
Arcade Fire "Wake Up"
NoNoNo "Pumping Blood"
The Features "This Disorder"
INXS "New Sensation"
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Snapshot of Passport Approved (10/30/13)

The Rubens "My Gun" (Australia)
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Snapshot of Passport Approved (10/29/13)

Sahara Beck "Bang Bang Bang" (Queensland, Australia)
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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.

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Third Shift Perfect Playlist (10/28/13)


Cake "Short Skirt, Long Jacket"
Black Keys "Tighten Up"
Spoon "I Turn My Camera On"
Raconteurs "Steady As She Goes"
Interpol "C'Mere"
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Snapshot of Passport Approved (10/28/13)

Little Odessa "My Girl" (Brisbane, Australia)
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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"
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Snapshot of Passport Approved (10/25/13)

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


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