Archive for the Tunes Category

The Orwells

Posted in Music Videos, Tunes with tags on June 7, 2012 by jeromyOBLIVIAN.

Damn kids these days. It turns out there’s still some hope for them. If you don’t believe me, check out this video for The Orwells’ “Mallrats (La La La)”:

Or maybe you’d prefer what they did with their track “Under The Flowers”:


Nick Waterhouse’s “Time’s All Gone”

Posted in Live Performances, Music Videos, Tunes with tags , , on May 1, 2012 by jeromyOBLIVIAN.

It’s finally available to the general public.
Use your today to pick up a copy.

Here‘s a live version (with special guest Ty Segall) of the type of stuff that awaits you.

[UPDATE: And now, right below here, is Phil Pinto‘s rowdy video for Nick’s “Some Place”.]

Hanni El Khatib – Music To Crash Cars & Knife Fight By

Posted in Live Performances, Music Videos, Tunes with tags , , , , on April 25, 2012 by jeromyOBLIVIAN.

Thanks to the very cool folks over at The Wilcox Sessions for putting this video together:

Now I don’t have any proof. But if I had to guess, I’d say Jack White has torturous wet dreams about being Hanni El Khatib. How can you listen to this guy, then go out and buy a Jack White album without feeling like you just looked rock n roll dead in the face and told it to go handjob itself?  I think Jack would agree.

Now I tend to shy away from conspiracy theories. But I’m struggling to find an explanation that doesn’t involve nefarious forces to justify why Hanni still isn’t one of the biggest acts in the country. The only semi-plausible explanation I’ve heard involves the UN. But that would mean the UN would have to establish a plan, agree on it and then fully execute it.  And that sounds like too much of a stretch to me.  Thanks are due to our local Innovative Leisure for helping him get his records out of his head into our hands.

Oh, and if you wanted to see him let loose, here he is whipping some kids into a frenzy over at the Kibbitz:

If you’re still not convinced that he’s one of our few rollicking saviors, go here if you’d like a glimpse of what The White Stripe sees in his nightmares — but give him about a minute to warm up.

— or you can try Simon Cahn & Ricky Saiz‘s entertaining video for “Come Alive”.

— or maybe take a spin with Cahn’s very cool but slightly adult video for “F–k It, You Win”.

P.S. Dan Lee is a pretty, cool dude.
[that comma was 100% intentional. — ed.]

Willis Earl Beal Will Be At The Echo

Posted in Shows, Tunes with tags , , , on April 24, 2012 by jeromyOBLIVIAN.


Willis Earl Beal is giving away drawings.

Aquarium Drunkard is giving away tickets.


The Shakes

Posted in Live Performances, Tunes with tags on April 24, 2012 by jeromyOBLIVIAN.


This is them live at Pegasus Records last summer.

She sells it every time.  But I’ve been trying to figure out how (aside from their badassery) they managed to blow up so quickly while a few other bands of note still find themselves adrift on the seas of semi-obscurity.

Then I found out that Mr. My Insight Exceeds My Inspiration has lent his helping hands.  Grab his attention & get on his good side and you can write your own ticket. But grab his arm & find yourself on his bad side and you could end up as the next Von Bondies.


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