Sunday, July 18, 2010

Teenage Bottlerocket, Streetlight, and a Bunch of CDs

Kids aren't stinkier these days. I think it's just that teenager odors are less appealing to me as I grow older. Go figure.

I made it to two sweaty concerts in two sweaty SLC weeks, dragging my friend Kaleb to Streetlight Manifesto and Brett to Teenage Bottlerocket. Both were good, but seeing TBR for the first time was especially fun (though I can't underestimate the coolness of hearing Tomas Kalnoky sing "Dear Sergio" for the first time, more than a decade after I first met the song).

I've been writing about Streetlight for years, but if you like Ramones-esque pop punk, you better check out TBR.

Here are my reviews from the shows:

Teenage Bottlerocket
(And here's an interview with TBR)
Streetlight Manifesto

And here's some CD reviews for you:

Eminem - Recovery
LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
Hole - Nobody's Daughter
Tony Sly - 12 Song Program
Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots
Crime in Stereo - I was Trying to Describe You to Someone
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
David Bazan - Live at Electrical Audio
Minus the Bear - Omni
The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever


Cheeseboy said...

Interesting. I actually like this Band of Horses album less than their last two... although I still like it.

The only other album I have heard is LCD. I like it a lot.

I really love Minus the Bear, but I have not been able to get my hands on this album. (Meaning neither library has it yet.)

I'll have to check out some of the other stuff you recommended.

su-tang 3000 said...

I forgot to actually note which ones are worth checking out:

Titus Andronicus
David Bazan
Minus the Bear

(let me know if you need copies)

Cheeseboy said...

Actually, I have the Titus Andronicus and I do not like it at all. (sorry)

I hate the Hold Steady.

I sent you a message about stuff and stuff.

su-tang 3000 said...

Hate Titus Andronicus? Then, I won't recommend Gaslight Anthem.