Quicksand and Spotlights last night in Buffalo
What a show! Run the Jewels and Rage finally happened and it was glorious.
First Concert: Kenny G
Last Concert: Bon Iver
Best Concert: Fugazi
Worst Concert: Kenny G
Loudest Concert: The Pixies or Sleater-Kinney
Seen the most: Despair
Most Surprising: Idlewild
Next Concert: RATM/RTJ
Wish I could’ve seen: the Clash
H/t to @aspleenic
Bon Iver and Bonny Light Horseman were amazing last night. I’ve seen hundreds of bands and it was a top 5 performance.
Retired the original vinyl storage unit with a larger 2x2 unit. Was kind of shocked how big the collection has grown in the last couple years. The overflow was in a few various locations, so this was the first time seeing it all in one spot!
I went to my first hardcore show in a while last night: Snapcase, Earth Crisis, Strife, One Step Closer, and Be Well. Here’s Strife playing “Lift” off their 1994 album, One Truth.
Read my Ode to Hardcore from earlier in the month for more on what the music means to me.
This month I created a Shortcut to help with my 2022/365 playlist - my song-a-day project. The shortcut grabs all of the songs I listened to in the last 36 hours, puts them into a list, and adds my selection to the playlist. Simple, yet effective!
Some recent vinyl pickups: Guilt, Endpoint, Small Brown Bike, Sunny Day Real Estate, Modest Mouse, Karate, Nilufer Yanya, and Ian Sweet.
One thing I’ve been doing this year, that I absolutely love, is adding one song to a playlist every day. We’ve listened on a few road trips and it sparks so many good memories. It’s pretty amazing. Follow along if you are interested!
Foxing and Manchester Orchestra tonight in Buffalo. Such a good show.
Mail day! Dischord’s first six records box set arrived. Worth the wait.
Seeing Wilco for the third time triggered a listening binge. Picked up the deluxe re-issue of Being There today at Revolver Records.
I went a little crazy with the 1992 playlist in preparation for the next issue of One Last Wish. So many good albums came out that year. 91 songs so far and I don’t think I got everything!