Posts in category "Rock"

11 Prime Cuts from Latter-Day R.E.M.

Today is a pretty momentous anniversary in the annals of rock music, as 20 years ago Nirvana’s Nevermind album was released. Its subsequent explosion–led by lead single “Smells Like Teen Spirit”–is largely credited with ushering in the era of alternative music. But the big music story of this week had to do with a band... Read more »

My 11 Favorite Pearl Jam Songs (in honor of their 20th Anniversary and Destination Weekend)

My 11 Favorite Pearl Jam Songs (in honor of their 20th Anniversary and Destination Weekend)
This Sunday I’m heading up to Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin for Pearl Jam Destination Weekend. Celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary, it’s a two-day festival of sorts–and Pearl Jam’s only U.S. dates this year–but the Saturday and Sunday lineups are the same. Thus I only got a ticket for Sunday, though I’ve enjoyed seeing... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Me And My Arrow" by Harry Nilsson

Song Of the Day – “Me And My Arrow” by Harry Nilsson From the 1971 animated TV special “The Point.” The main character was Oblio whose head was round while everyone else had pointed heads. Arrow was his dog. While Ringo Starr supplied the voice of the narrator on the home video, it was Dustin... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Take Me Over" by Cut Copy

      Song Of The Day by Eric Berman “Take Me Over” by Cut Copy I’ve got to admit that I came late to the Cut Copy party seeing them for the first time last night at Pitchfork. What I saw was a band tapping into a deep well of ’80s dance music…and we,... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Montezuma" by Fleet Foxes from "Helplessness Blues"

        Song Of The Day by Eric Berman “Montezuma” by Fleet Foxes Classic Rock is alive and well in the form of Fleet Foxes an amalgam of CSN, Simon & Garfunkel, America and The Beach Boys. Saw them tonight for the third time since 2008 at Pitchfork Music Festival where they have... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Echos Myron" by Guided By Voices

Song Of The Day  by Eric Berman “Echos Myron” by Guided By Voices It was great to see the reunited GBV together again on stage at the Pitchfork Music Festival this evening. They opened their set with this track from the classic 1994 album “Bee Thousand” where Robert Pollard and company tap into their inner... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People from the album “Torches” Sure they sound just like MGMT…but that’s not necessarily a bad thing since they’re just as good as they are. First saw this band perform on Jay Leno a few months ago and really liked this song.... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast In America" by Gym Class Heroes

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman “Cupid’s Chokehold/Breakfast In America” by Gym Class Heroes I’m taking my kids to the Vans Warped Tour tomorrow and I am looking forward to seeing Gym Class Heroes, 3OH!3, Against Me!, D.R.U.G.S. and many of the other bands that I’ve never heard of before. Should be some good... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Surf Medley" by Junior Brown

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman “Surf Medley” by Junior Brown One of the highlights of any Junior Brown show is when he launches into the “Surf Medley” on his “guit-steel,” a double-necked guitar/steel guitar he invented. He can be seen touring the country regularly with the lovely Miss Tanya Rae, his wife, by... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Black Night" by The Dodos

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Black Night” by The Dodos Originally known as Dodobird, The Dodos are a duo hailing from San Francisco comprised of Meric Long and Logan Kroeber. Long is an adept rhythm guitarist and Kroeber can be seen banging on garbage cans as well as his drum kit in... Read more »
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