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might be able to me people on Tuesday here

Original Poster2 points · 11 months ago

I was actually thinking of going to that. I work at 5am during the week, but I might stay out late and go to the show. It looks really good. Plus Tuesday is my birthday, no better way to celebrate then a good show.

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I personally fully support the occasional rough morning at work to enjoy a good show. I think it'll be an amazing show, so you've picked good one to check out!

Regardless, happy birthday!

Hopefully! Are they coming through Atlanta?

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Doesn't look like it on this tour. Regardless, I can share your appreciation

To be clear, Mike does not play guitar on TTT. I cannot speak to the influence of that specific group, but Mike Kinsella is undoubtedly influential. The fact that there is a Chinese band named Chinese Football (a name they have said was a reference to the influence of American Football) that includes within their Bandcamp tags "midwest emo" speaks to the global influence of his music. Personally, I see the rise of emo within mathrock as something that is directly related to artists like AF and Owen.

While her actions are less than perfect, how is she the subject of this meme? He is the primary one at fault.

Sexist nonsense if you ask me.

Would it be "sexist nonsense" if it was a gay or lesbian couple?

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The fact is that it was not a gay or lesbian couple. It was a woman being blamed for her husband's problem.

Chicago is home to a bunch of cool shit. Here are a few from the area and one outside of it

Ghosts and Vodka; Oshwa; Monobody; Owls; Renaissance Sound; Dilute

3 points · 1 year ago

Fall in love with Pyramid Scheme, thanks you very much!

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Original Poster2 points · 1 year ago

Pyramid Scheme's sole release was actually with Monobody

https://monobody.bandcamp.com/album/monobody-pyramid-scheme

I saw an interview with Justin and Charles wherein they referred to Tortoise as having a "punk rock fearlessness." I loved this because I have always detected a punk sensibility in your music.

To what extent do you all identify with punk?

Dischord Records is so underrated as far as the quality of art that they put out

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What are the best DIY venues in your respective cities?

Let's create a comprehensive inventory of potential venues to reach out to for all of those bands looking to tour. I will offer one place I am familiar with:

Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill: Nightlight

3 points · 1 year ago

oh sweet OP im moving to Raleigh and would love a cool mathrock venue to check out. will check out Nightlight

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Original Poster2 points · 1 year ago

Like I said below, Nightlight is a place open to all sorts of acts. Ruby Deluxe has had some decent mathrock pass through.

Wat. What math bands have played nightlight?

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

To clarify, Nightlight is a DIY venue that is open to all types of acts. If we are talking about things outside of DIY I would maybe include Ruby Deluxe.

I heard that they may tour sometime this summer. Can't wait

Original Poster8 points · 1 year ago

Yes indeed! Most of us grew up with the 80s post punk/hardcore scenes. My first band was a hardcore band called The Oily Bloodmen. Kind of punk/funk before that was a thing...

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That's a fantastic band name!

How does that evolution towards what was ultimately Tortoise occur? I realize that's maybe too deep of a question for this format, but still curious!

Original Poster9 points · 1 year ago

One of the perhaps only notable things about the Oily Bloodmen (I had left Portland by this point, so I cannot confirm this) is that Kurt and Courtney met at a Bloodmen show at the Satyricon back in the day.

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Holy shit, seriously?! That is insane (and perhaps unfortunate)!

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2 points · 1 year ago

My mind melted, and I love it when that happens.. thanks for sharing!

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Original Poster2 points · 1 year ago

Very cool to hear. Monobody is definitely good at that.

Thanks for checking it out! The rest of their stuff is worth a listen.

Not my style of music, but I can definitely appreciate the incredible musicianship. Thanks for sharing something new with me! Aaaaaand now I need to go practice WAY more.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

A respectful and sincere response - love it

Thanks for giving it a try

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