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Photos: Menzingers at Metro. 
March 13, 2017, 9:14 pm
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“We argued over which Bad Religion album was better…”


Video: The Menzingers at 350 Fest. 
September 30, 2016, 5:48 pm
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Clip of The Menzingers performing “Casey” at 350 Fest 2: Cruise Control in Tinley Park, IL. ​

AM Taxi, “The King of Carrot Flowers Pt 1.”
April 26, 2012, 3:16 pm
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A video I took a few weeks back of AM Taxi covering Neutral Milk Hotel’s “The King of Carrot Flowers Pt 1.” Great song.

90’s Flashback.
February 21, 2012, 7:47 am
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I’m not really a fan of many Sheryl Crow songs, but I adore this one in particular. I probably wouldn’t even consider this to be a guilty pleasure–no shame here.

“Let’s raise a toast to saint Joe Strummer.”
August 23, 2011, 8:04 am
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Unfortunately, I have a tendency to make posts on here a little too late. This past Sunday was the late Joe Strummer‘s birthday. Had he still been alive today, he would’ve been 59 years old. Though, given my age, it would have been rather unlikely, I wish I could have seen him perform before he died in 2002, even just so that I could say I had seen him. The Clash is one of my favorite bands, and the influence that they and Strummer have had on a lot of the musicians I listen to today has been significant. Therefore, I thought I’d include here two songs from modern-day artists that mention Strummer. The first is the Hold Steady’s “Constructive Summer”, which includes the line in the title of this post. The song includes several references to other artists as well, including Iggy Pop and Dillinger Four, and is just a wonderful tune overall. Also, this particular video is FANTASTIC.

The other video is from one of my favorite bands, the Gaslight Anthem. The song here completely revolves around Strummer and is aptly titled, “I’da Called You Woody, Joe”, a reference to Strummer’s affinity toward Woody Guthrie and desire to go by Woody. The song itself contains many references to “Coma Girl”, a song done by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros (references to the chain gang, etc). This is probably one of my favorite songs by this band. Enjoy.

Against Me! covers “Janie Jones”.
August 17, 2011, 2:46 pm
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I love the concept that the A.V. Club has going on here. Then again I love the Clash, and I love Against Me!, so what part of this video ISN’T great? I give you Against Me! covering the Clash’s “Janie Jones”.

#MusicMonday… two days late.
August 11, 2011, 12:32 am
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I’m still getting used to doing Music Mondays, so please forgive me for posting this two days late. My “Music Wednesday”, as it is, is The Copyrights.

I saw this band last Friday at the Underground Lounge, a sweet, subterranean dive bar in the heart of Wrigleyville. I definitely didn’t expect the atmosphere to be as it was–dark and grimy, Christmas lights strung up on the ceiling, band posters on the walls (I recall seeing one of The Specials), and a “stage” level with the rest of the floor. I fully intend to return to this place sometime soon–how could I not? I don’t know if they regularly do shows, as the doorman seemed ill-prepared to dole out change and the bartenders seemed way over their heads and then some, but I’m sure it’s a great little hole-in-the-wall to grab a drink. Anyway, back to the band.

The Copyrights headlined two shows at the Underground Lounge, though I only caught their Friday performance. One of the openers that night was Brendan Kelly, one of the singers of the Lawrence Arms. He put on an absolutely hilarious show, playing acoustic numbers from both the Falcon and the Lawrence Arms (as well as original material), and getting increasingly drunk as the evening wore on. I swear, each of his gigs is a combined musical performance and stand-up comedy routine.

Then came the Copyrights. I haven’t seen them live before and didn’t really know what to expect, but man, they put on a hell of a performance. They’re signed to Red Scare Industries though, so I knew that I would be seeing a band that I liked, regardless of how little I previously knew of them. I’ll let my video do the talking. This is The Copyrights, playing “Kids of the Black Hole”. You can look up the history of that particular song (as it pertains to the Adolescents, etc) on its Wikipedia page — it’s pretty interesting. Enjoy!