Posted by: Johnny Loftus on June 25, 2008 at 1:00 pm
Devastations, “Take You Home” (Beggars, 2008)
“Take You Home” is just one of the highlights on Yes, U, the latest set from Australia via London and Germany combo Devastations. Here, it gets the timelapse/meaningful lip synch treatment, and it must be the power of the song’s chorus because there’s electricity firing all over this clip. These dudes know how to Read more
Tags: Beggars, Devastations, Take You Home, Yes U
Posted by: Ryan Allen on June 24, 2008 at 3:16 pm
A free block party sounds pretty rad, we know: All that potato salad, corn on the cob, and hamburgers for nothing? Delicious!
But what if we told you that instead of all that, we’re going to give away two free tickets to see Bloc Party (the band, yo) at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, Friday, September 5? That makes the potato salad and corn seem pretty lame, doesn’t it?
CLICK HERE for your chance to win!
Posted by: detourmag on June 13, 2008 at 12:00 pm
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Posted by: Ryan Allen on June 11, 2008 at 4:30 pm
The Death Set, “Around the World” (Counter Records, 2008)
Muppets, tiger masks, laser guns, atomic-bomb sized explosions…welcome to the spaz-matic world of Wham City affiliates the Death Set. In the Demonbabies-directed clip for candy-core single “Around the World,” the band look like lost members of the Beastie Boys and rage like the Bad Brains on happy pills, giving the new face Read more
Tags: Around the World, Rock City, The Death Set
Posted by: Ryan Allen on June 11, 2008 at 4:00 pm
Sometimes a band is just so pro, so calculated, so put together that we just want to shit in their mouths (we’re looking at you Fountains of Wayne). In the case of Cincinnati’s Bad Veins, we find their super-slick cinematic pop quite refreshing, adding a bit of class to the festival’s oeuvre. Plus, the Flaming Lips were too Read more
Tags: Bad Veins, Fountains of Wayne, Gossip Girl, Guided By Voices, James Bond, Love Actually, M83, Rock City, The Flaming Lips
Posted by: Ryan Allen on June 11, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Drugs, man. Lots of ‘em. Or at least that’s what we can infer. Nobody can make music this hallucinogenic with a sober mind. But who knows. Maybe The Dead Bodies are just weird, listen to tons of psyche-rock, Read more
Tags: Rock City, The Dead Bodies
Posted by: Ryan Allen on June 11, 2008 at 1:00 pm
Javelins, “Out On the Sand” (Suburban Sprawl Music/Quack! Media, 2008)
Who’s got the sweet museum hook up, yo? Whoever it is, Javelins lucked out, as their new video for “Out On the Sand” — the first single from their upcoming Heavy Meadows — looks like a glossy documentary on taxidermy; staring a cool band, instead of old creepy dudes. The boys don’t seem to be too thrilled to be surrounded by a Read more
Tags: Heavy Meadows, Javelins, Lost, No Plants Just Animals, Out on the Sand, Quack! Media, Rock City, Suburban Sprawl Music, Taxidermy
Posted by: Ryan Allen on June 10, 2008 at 4:00 pm
Like wearing white pants and spending your Sunday’s re-watching all those Yacht Rock clips on YouTube? Then New York’s Tigercity is your dream band. Gold chains, smooth falsetto vocals, and the closest to Hall Read more
Tags: Aerosmith, Airwolf, Bill Gillim, Hall & Oates, MGMT, Music Hall of Williamsburgh, Rambo, Riptide, Rock City, There Will Be Blood, Tigercity
Posted by: Ryan Allen on June 10, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Skinny white kids rapping to electro-jamz uploaded to an iPod are hardly a dime a dozen; every city and scene seems to have at least one. But it’s rare that you find one with same kind of unbridled, unabashed, and downright stoopid energy that comes out of the one we call Juiceboxxx. At last year’s Detour Launch Read more
Tags: 100mph, Detour Launch Party, Juiceboxxx, Luv Anthem, Rivers Cuomo, Rock City, Sweat, Thunderjam III
Posted by: Ryan Allen on June 10, 2008 at 12:00 pm
Like Death From Above 1979 crashing hard into the dark skree of Suicide, Cincinnati’s Eat Sugar are the result of four dudes who spend most of their days converting their vinyl to MP3′s. It’s where the past and Read more