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Archive for August, 2010

Straight Escalatin’: David Grasso vs The Electric Factory.

Is this the face of the man who might finally wrest control of the Philadelphia’s live music scene from The Electric Factory?

In this piece over at, Grasso states his desire to bring a new concert venue to Philadelphia (in Fishtown, no less.)

Here’s where the escalation comes in:

“Between the TLA and Susquehanna Bank Center there is a gap in that space for a quality entertainment venue, for a place that bands want to play and people want to go and have a quality experience,”

Oh. Snaps.

My man Grasso is taking cheap swings right there, but I’m down. Suckerpunches are the best punches, I can tell you that from experience. I already like this dude’s atitude but there’s something in that article which might be a little problematic…


Music Jumps the shark: Runaway Love Remix

So it’s finally here, the remix of Justin Bieber’s “Runaway Love” featuring Raekwon and Kanye West….and…yeah.

This isn’t the future we wanted.

Let me just put this out (in case it was in doubt) – Kanye and Raekwon come fucking hard on this track, and it’s helped even more by the fact that Kanye used a sample from the classic “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthin To Fuck Wit.” That whole bit is great, it really is, it’s just the fucking Bieber I can’t get over.

I’m not going to sit here and wantonly knock the little Canuck. I legitimately have no beef with him, he can keep doing his thing because for the most part it doesn’t intersect into my daily life. But right now it is so I’m gonna have to escalate just a little bit.


Only Dubstep Saturdays #1

It’s rull nice outside today, so why not go sit in a park and liquefy your eardrums with some filthy dubstep? I’ve got just the tracks to help you do that…

Marmite (Doctor P Remix)

Serial Killa ft. Beezy- Eddie K & Minus

Bonkers- Dizzee Rascal (Doorly Remix)


Kanye West: Monster Ft. Everyone In Rap And… Bon Iver?

I’ve been mad slow on my music tip these past few days with packing for school and what not. But here’s the newest track fromĀ  the busy Kanye West. “Monster” features Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver. I’ve only listened to it a few times, but it’s pretty good and Kanye continues to impress, garnering more hype for his next album slated to drop in September. Also, Nicki Minaj straight up murders this track.


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Kanye West- Monster Ft. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver

Afternoon Delight: 47 Seconds of the future, UGK town, Dubstep.

Just found out about this over at Pigeons and Planes. It’s from a track on the new Big Mike mixtape. Gotta give Weezy props for timing out the release of his material so it doesn’t seem like he was gone at all. He’s gonna make a big splash when he’s home in November.

Cascade – Lil’ Wayne

Check out the rest of what I’ve got for you this b-e-a-utiful afternoon after the cut.


Your Easy Loving Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothing

Since Jules post (which was wonderfully written; that’s some damn fine journalism as well) left such a bad taste in my mouth, I decided that something that wasn’t heartbreaking and infuriating needed to be posted. So here’s a music video.

Say hello to Detroit born (it shows in the music, doesn’t it) and L.A. based singer/ producer Mayer Hawthorne, real name Andrew Mayer Cohen. I love this song. I love the video (it was shot all in one take) and I love all the pretty girls. Hope this song helps you guys forget about how much you want to go burn down Irving Azoff’s house. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!


Ticketmaster: We’re Still Gonna Be Robber Barons, But Now You’ll Know Upfront

For some reason Ticketmaster (who we’ve already ranted about) has decided too add a level of transparency to their business and has launched a new blog, Ticketology, and their first post is the kind of no-holds-barred dickery you’d expect from a heartless mega-corporation which runs on the souls of crushed teenage dreams.

Ticketmaster has realized that we don’t like service fees and apparently have done some market research which shows that oftentimes, finding out the cost of service fees near the end of the buying process causes a lot of people to cancel their orders, enough so that it’s hurting their business.

The solution?

Now they’re going to show us the service fees upfront.

Please don’t fall for this bullshit. Here’s why.