Which brings me to the present. If you know me, you know that I am a bit of a music snob. I don't listen to the radio, don't buy Cd's at Walmart, Target or Best Buy, I have a hard time seeing a band at a venue that fits more then 100 people (and I go to A LOT of shows) and can tell you the names and discography of most of the fathers of jazz... and if you think early jazz history is irrelevant in talking about modern/indie music, you're probably reading the wrong blog.
Here is a list of things you can expect from this blog:
- Album Reviews - I already review music for a local phoenix indie music store's website, stinkweeds. So I will hopefully be putting more of an effort into this blog, which will also fuel more reviews for Stinkweeds. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, spend money at local record stores.
- Concert Calender - I'm a little tired of going to great shows by myself! I mean literally I get to the show and like 5 people at there. In most cities groups are selling out large venues and phoenix can't fill a small art gallery space. I won't list every show that comes to phoenix, but the ones I think are worth seeing.
- Rants on general Music trends - Wonder what kind of music is coming out of Minnesota these days? Didn't know Minnesota had one of the most progressive indie scenes in the country? Wonder where the hell all this DIY music is coming from... and what does DIY mean any way? Hopefully, I'll be able to shed some light on these types of things...
- Music Music Music - Really, I'm just going to talk about all kinds of music. Mostly new, but occasionally I might need to rant about Scott Joplin, Counting Crows or some other small trifle that falls onto my ears.
So stay tuned...