awww…. there’s nothing cuter than children assaulting adults. took me a bit to get into the new Black Keys album, it’s got an AWFUL lot of Gary Glitter/T. Rex influence to it, but i’ve grown into it and it’s pretty fun to shake your ass to. (yours, not mine. there’s nothing fun about shaking my ass.) Black Keys are playing the Hollywood Palladium on Monday, September 27th. (tix here)
i don’t really like the new album much, MGMT-itis again, but if you snag them early enough today you can get $10 tickets at Goldstar for Blitzen Trapper @ the El Rey (here) and their older stuff is pretty okay – woops! never mind, it sold out, sorry folks. back on sale again, wtf? have to get ‘em by two pm.
i’m somewhat disappointed in Crystal Castle’s new album as a whole… it suffers from 2010’s most rampant disease in the hipster swine community (no, not herpes), MGMT-itis, a distinct and significant lack of anything catchy. Alice Glass is cute and all, but i feel pretty much the same way about this video. (Hipster Runoff’s aka indie rock’s Perez Hilton has an amusing breakdown of it here, and this little treatise on trying to maintain non-sell-out-status in a self-marketing world is spot on.) C.C. is playing smell-A August 7th for Hard fest, tix are only sixty bucks, and with a killa lineup including Tiga, Soulwax, Green Velvet, Major Lazer, and Diplo, it’s likely to sell the fuck out (NOT LIKE CRYSTAL CASTLES though!!! they keep it REAL!!!) so get your tix here and get ‘em fast.