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Maps & Atlases / The Big Sleep / Hands @ Kilby Court, SLC (06/16/12)

I know Uncle Nate has already written a review on this tour, but for the sake of posting all the amazing video that Isaac took at the show. I thought I would share a few more observations from this tour’s date in Salt Lake City. Observation #1: This was Isaac’s first show at Kilby Court which was is … Continue reading

Destroyer/Sophia Knapp – (Le) Poisson Rouge, NYC (June 19, 2012)

Destroyer/Sophia Knapp – (Le) Poisson Rouge, NYC (June 19, 2012) I loved Destroyer’s 2011 album Kaputt so much that after hearing it I had to explore their (or rather his) entire discography. For those unfamiliar, Destroyer is the name that Vancouver-based crooner Dave Bejar has used to identify his musical stylings over the past fifteen … Continue reading

Torche / Corrosion of Conformity / Black Cobra – Urban Lounge 06/15/12 SLC, UT

We pretty much live at Urban Lounge. It seems that the majority of the shows that we here at BGM are interested in fall into the demographic that this particular venue caters to. “Urban” is small, the tickets are fairly cheap, the sound is usually pretty good and Urban also has the fine distinction of the gnarliest men’s bathroom … Continue reading

Record Review: The Lumineers (Self-titled)

The Lumineers ST  Once in a blue moon you stumble upon an album that just blows you away. One that pulls you in right from the very first song and doesn’t let go until the final lingering note of the last song. The Lumineers self-titled debut album is that “once in a blue moon” for … Continue reading

Record Review: Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…

Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do Yo, First off, no bitching about my writing, spelling and or grammar…. I’ll say to you, what a dealer in Las Vegas once said to me. “Deal With It ” … Continue reading

Record Review: Liars – WIXIW

Liars WIXIW I first became acquainted with Liars when I reviewed their self titled 2007 release and heard track nine off that album “Clear Island”. This was my first encounter with the band, so I figured that they were some sort of  surf punk noise band. I have since immersed myself in all of their music and I have come to one conclusion. Liars … Continue reading

Thrice Farewell Tour – In the Venue SLC, UT 6/7/12

“Oh, you know me and oh, I know you.” Were the last words sang and shared by both Dustin Kensrue of Thrice and the enamored crowd that came to see the band play what could possibly their last show ever in Salt Lake City. These lyrics from “Anthology” the last track from the band’s latest release … Continue reading

Here We Go Magic / Hospitality @ Urban Lounge (05/23/12)

Yet another show at good ol’ Urban Lounge. I think that Isaac and I are now starting to become those two creepy dudes that are always at the same bar every other night that stand in the background and stare at everybody. To make matters worse were always running around these shows filming and taking pictures like a pair of voyeuristic perv-towns. Anyway, the … Continue reading

Maps & Atlases/The Big Sleep – The Studio at Webster Hall, NYC (May 21, 2012)

Forgive me for making a comparison that nobody wants to see, but the performances this evening in the cozy (i.e., unbearably hot and crowded) studio space in Webster Hall forced visions of Rush into my mind. From the female singer/bassist/keyboardist of Brooklyn’s The Big Sleep, who somehow resembles Geddy Lee (in a feminine, cute way … Continue reading

New Jams – Beginning of Summer Edition

It’s the beginning of the best time of year and that can mean only one thing. It’s time to have a backyard kiddie pool party while listening to some sweet new music. Here are some recently discovered tunes and some albums I have been patiently waiting for. 2:54 S/T I know I’ve already posted about … Continue reading

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