Erika Elizabeth

Beachniks – In Color (self-released)

Of course, music isn’t always about fun, but when it comes down to my pop music, I’m just saying I’d much rather hang out with Jad Fair than Lou Reed.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 515: Julia Holter & Jib Kidder

one of the great lost songs of the summer of 2012

 Everett True

Allo Darlin’ + Monnone Alone @ Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 07.10.12

Such a wonderful night out. My third gig of 2012.

 Everett True

Why I Love Jonathan Richman (by Everett True)

When he sings, it’s OK to be male and sensitive again.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 438: Melody Dog

Whirligigs were whirled. Recorders were blown down. Hearts were melted.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 340: The Wave Pictures

I get lost in the sound of sardonic vocals and distorted vocals and smart bittersweet vocals and listening vocals.

 Wallace Wylie

Death Rattle – The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Oasis and the travesty of British Alternative Rock in the 90s

Large elements of the UK alternative press seemed to be waiting for the right guitar band to get behind, the right guitar band to believe in. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Stone Roses.

 Everett True

Belle And Sebastion @ The Tivoli, 07.03.11

Speaking as a Ramones and Undertones fan, I love a bit of self-parody, me. As long as it’s done straight.

 Everett True

Collective nouns for rock fans

Everyone needs to release their inner James Lawton sometimes

 Everett True

eight ‘classic’ bands… a rejoinder

Julian says: “Everybody’s always like, ‘Oh yeah the music used to be better in the 80s’. No it fucking didn’t.” So what current bands are as good as The Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, The Birthday Party or Dexy’s [sic] in their prime? Not to mention Blondie, Ramones, Jonathan Richman… (This comment originated on another post. I think it’s […]