December 9, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I think I’m finally acclimating to this damn cold weather. Mostly by wearing my entire wardrobe at once.
Lessee, in local news, Audacity had to cancel their appearance at the ZACC on Saturday (and the rest of their tour according to Mean Jeans’ Twitter, mega bummer) but Whoopass Girls, 64 Tuna and Armaund Hammer still braved the weather.
In awesome news, FILMAGE: The Story of Descendents/ALL, is streaming online! Wee!
Brand New played the Troubadour on Sunday night, and a friend of mine went and posted a bunch of stuff about it on Facebook. I am in no way sick with jealousy. Here, listen to the album stream of Daisy and sigh over Jesse with me. (I’d listen to Deja Entendu, but I’m at work and it’s strictly a ‘drinking and feeling the feels alone in my room’ kinda album.)
XKCD has been increasingly obscure and mathy lately (hi, I do not understand math) but this one I get for sure. IT’S PRONOUNCED ‘JIFF’ BY THE GODDAMN WAY.
In food-related items, here’s Smitten Kitchen’s recipe for Cigarettes Russes cookies that seems fairly achievable? Although maybe I’m just getting overly ambitious since all I feel motivated to do in the morning is turn on my oven to keep the kitchen warm.
December 5, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Hey, internet denizens. MPN is still kickin’! Just, you know, enjoying this balmy weather.
In actual Missoula news, there’s Audacity at the ZACC. Rock and/or roll! Garage punk 4eva!
The Rock N Roll Lotto II (The Quickening edition) has been announced, so go check out the band lists on Facebook and speculate which ones will actually make it to February.
Wonder Woman is supposed to show up in Batman Vs. Superman! To what extent isn’t know, but they cast a gal from the Fast and Furious movies. All you goddamn Batman fans get reboots up the wazoo. I want my damn Wonder Woman.
(Hi, I am ornery today.)
Here’s a Gizmodo thingy on how some dog breeds of today used to look. Pro tip: inbreeding is not good.
And Drew from Brain Tumors underwent two days of margarita-washing to become a Parrothead and see Jimmy Buffett. The results are fantastic, by which I mean a mess:
I fried up coconut shrimp as Grant created new margarita combinations — Margareetos (Margarita with Cheetos dust on the rim), Margaritos (Margarita with Doritos dust on the rim), and MargaRambos, which is simply a margarita with an egg yolk mixed inside [Ed note: Should be MargaRockys]. After a sufficient level of heartburn was obtained, there came another unconventional craft cocktail known as the “Margarolaids” featuring Rolaids ground up and floated on the top of a margarita.
So be sure to check that out.
December 2, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Oh dammit, I meant to post this last week. Anyway, two things:
Here’s Rob Delaney’s guide to surviving Thanksgiving. “Elderly people are going to die soon. This might be your last Thanksgiving with them, so you don’t need to educate them.”
And here’s the 10 Best Twin Cities Punk Albums of 2013, which includes rad stuff from Kitten Forever and Nato Coles.
Rock and Roll Lotto drawing is today at Flipper’s at 7 PM. Even if you’re not a musician, come drink a beer with a bunch of ‘em. Woo! Monday!
November 22, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Anyhoo, this is fun:
“For everyone who wasn’t black, Native American, Filipino, Spanish, the Dulles brothers, Chinese, Japanese, Cuban, familiar with our history with the Barbary pirates, Lenny Bruce, Lady Bird Johnson, a citizen of any number of African countries having their anti colonialist ambitions consistently under cut by American “national interests”, a woman of any color other than white, fuck it-a white woman too, or generally paying attention in any way shape or form; November 22nd was the end of America’s sense of innocence. Aw.
But I came not to mock our arguably prettiest president, but to praise a song about his death. There are many great songs about JFK’s death but to discuss them all would result in a listicle and, ha-ha, I’m not going to do that. No, I want to talk about the best song about Kennedy, the second best Misfits song, the worst choice for a first song at your wedding; Bullet.”
Go read the rest over at Noisey.
November 20, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Hey interwebs! We are hurtling toward the holidays. A lot more baking while listening to Nightvale in my kitchen, a lot fewer shenanigans and debauchery. It evens out, I suppose.
Here’s the new Sandrider record. Heavy as hell Total Festies on Seattle’s Good to Die Records, as you might recall. (I think I’m going to start using that instead of saying Total Fest alumni, because it takes longer to type and I can’t be bothered to find out if I’m using the Latin correctly.)
Over on the lighter, garage-ier, poppier side of things, Rubber Brother Records has released a short comp (available on cassette, what year is this???) and for streaming on Bandcamp. A BOYS song produced by Chris Baumann is on it. Neato!
Also there’s a new Lawrence Arms song out and the album is available for preorder. I’m not even gonna bother linking to that, as anyone who would care to probably knows about it already. I’ve already seen peeps posting covers of it. I mean, it sounds good. It sounds like Larry Arms. I’ll be stoked when the album proper comes out.
Nov. 20 is the international Transgender Day of Remembrance (sometimes called Recognition) in honor of people who’ve been killed because they were trans*. Here’s a neat graphic explaining the asterisk in trans*. Here’s a list of folks that are being memorialized this year. (Warning for violent content and hatecrimes, btw.)
If you’re not familiar with transphobia or TDOR, here’s some basic info: “Trans people are often targeted for violence becausetheir gender presentation, appearance and/or anatomy falls outside the norms of what is considered acceptable for a woman or man.”
And here’s a nifty interactive map showing the evolution of non-discrimination laws in the U.S. from 2000-2013. Near as I can tell, Missoula and Bozeman are the only blue spots for miles around.
And, while I’m being all feministy on your asses, Albuquerque voters rejected a ban on late-term abortions. Way to go in only quoting an anti-choicer, CNN. And dear God, don’t read those comments. If you would like to see a film that depicts some women in Albuquerque and the circumstances that led them to seek a late-term abortion, lookit, After Tiller is screening at the Roxy this weekend.
In other news, R2D2 is the first confirmed character for the seventh Star Wars. I would really like to pretend like that movie is not happening. But my brother, who is loyal to Star Wars to the end of the earth, will not let me keep my head under the sand.
Okay, that’s enough bloggity blog.
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November 14, 2013 § Leave a Comment
hey lovelies. As you might have guessed, it is November in Missoula! There ain’t even any snow! Which means there ain’t shit going on! And I feel compelled to say “ain’t” a lot in anticipation of going home to eastern Montana for the holidays!
Here’s a cool sampler from Bridge Nine Records. Lots of rad hardcore on it. And a Crime in Stereo song that sounded weirdly to me like Conor Oberst was singing. That could be because I am quite caffeinated.
Here’s a rad case for why Spongebob Squarepants is a Marxist.
To heck with Movember. This Dinovember thing sounds amazing. I want to do it even though I do not have children. My bestie is easily amused, though, so maybe I’ll sneak in her place and arrange toys while she is passed out/hungover. (If she is reading this, lol, I kid! totally kid!)
Oh, and it’s never too early to think about Rock ‘n Roll Lotto, local music-types. February. VFW. Boom.
November 11, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Hey all! There’s a cool Total Festy-type band playing the Badlander tonight for a free show! Nifty! Vaz is a rock outfit from Brooklyn; take a listen. The esteemed Jason McMackin describes its focus as “instrumental ass-kickery.” I think the show gets going after trivia around 10:30, and it’s free, but most likely 21-plus, sorry.
In nonlocal happenings, here’s a band (with members of Coalesce, Hopesfall, Casket Lottery) called Anakin that, near as I can tell does not contain any actual Star Wars references. But does make awesome, depressed synthy driving rock that sounds straight out of the late 90s. (To me, anyway, though I should probably admit I do not distinctly recall the late 90s, as I was approximately 9 years old and still into doing stuff like watching Bugs Bunny and accidentally drinking fertilizer. I lived!)