My friend Dan publishes a list of his top 100 songs of the year and it often inspires me to do something similar. Last year, I ranked my favorite songs of the decade, but this year, I just have 2020 to look back on. Pretty good year for music, I thought. Dan always includes a […]
Read More Your Older Brother’s 2020 Songs
I’ve done year-end reviews before, but not a full decade retrospective. I was talking with my friend Geoff, who used to compile what he called ASSEMBLAGE, a yearly compendium of his 100 top songs of the year. He’d send out a zip file with all the songs, and an iTunes formatting file to make sure […]
Read More Samblage – A Decade in Review
Another great year at the Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce Sabroso Festival! I got there early and chatted with my cousin & her fiancée. They had just finished eating tacos while the beer tents were in full swing. It was an absolutely beautiful day for a punk rock show! First up was Denver’s own Dendrites, kicking […]
Read More Give Me Sabroso or Give Me Tacos!
As with many of the bands in URGH!, this was the first I knew or saw of Dead Kennedys. I didn’t know they were punk rock. They just seemed weird. Well, Jello did, anyway. The bass player and guitarist simply seemed geeky. Jello’s intro monologue for the song “Bleed For Me” didn’t make a whole […]
Read More ThURGHsday! #14 – Dead Kennedys
Teacup Gorilla embarks on a midwest tour starting August 2nd 2015 in Wichita, KS. Catch them if you can!——————–“Better late than never” is a saying that is appropriate for how late this show review is being posted, but it’s especially apt when it applies to writing about a compelling band with great tunes. Riding Sidesaddle* […]
Read More Riding SideSaddle* with Teacup Gorilla, Jen Korte, and Open to the Hound
That’s right! I find myself with a couple of extra 3-day passes to Riot Fest here in Colorful Colorado! If you’re like me and was wondering how you’d get to the show, wonder no more! Enter to win via this RaffleCopter form. Good luck! Hope to see you there. Contest closes tomorrow September 18th at […]
Read More Win a pair of passes to Riot Fest 2014 in Denver, CO!
Album #3 for the club was chosen to be Nootropics by Lower Dens. Lower Dens – Nootropics I had not heard of Lower Dens prior to them being suggested for the ALC. They’re from Baltimore, MD and seems to be a project of Jana Hunter who is a contemporary of Devendra Banhart. So, let’s just jump […]
Read More Album Listening Club – Nootropics discussion post
Where to start this funny story? I guess I’ll just tell it. I have a Google alert set up for the words “Your Older Brother’s Music Blog” – it tells me when there’s a new post on the Internet with those words in it. Usually, it’s telling me about my own blog. The other day, […]
Read More What’s In A Name?
Jack White’s Lazaretto! Most people know Jack as the former leader of The White Stripes, and he’s pretty much the god of indie lately, what with his Third Man Records studio and frequent & varied vinyl releases on his Third Man label. I know his songs fairly well, the singles at least. I loved White […]
Read More The 1st Album Listening Club album is…
A new venture by some friends of mine here in Denver has launched recently and it could change the way we plan & attend music festivals. They’ve set up a sweetly simple mobile site called FanPlan.info and it gives you 3 views to choose from: Alphabetized band list: Numbers before letters What bands are playing […]
Read More FanPlan.info – Mobile Festival Planning Made Easy