This blog is now 1 year-old.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Missed The Show, Let's Start a War

Last Saturday in Barcelona, The National gave their fans a concert on Iberian lands. Me, my friend, and my other friend intended to go, but since it's a bit far from here to Barcelona, it got too expensive and busy at this time. And Barcelona is actually the nearest city on The National's tour dates for us... But we'll see if we go crazy enough to join the band in one of the other European cities... (Australia anyone?)

Setlist was as it follows :
Start a war

Mistaken for strangers

Secret meeting


Baby, we'll be fine

Slow show

Squalor victoria


Lucky You!

All the wine

Racing like a pro


Looking for astronauts

Apartment story

Daughters of soho riots

Fake empire

Green gloves

Mr November

About today

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Run as Fast as You Can [Tickets!]

British band Editors will perform in Lisbon on the Pavilhão do Restelo this Friday. And so you can prepare yourself for this new concert (there are quite a lot of concerts these days), here's their first hit All Sparks...
And if you're looking for something more commercial, then hear this one, Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors

Monday, November 12, 2007

How Things Were On The West Coast

Last Wednesday, Indie-rock band Interpol, performed in Lisbon at the Coliseu dos Recreios. They say it was great. I don't know, because I didn't went there, although I wish I could.

They performed the following tracks :

Pioneer To The Falls
Say Hello To The Angels
Obstacle 1
No I Threesome
Slow Hands
Rest My Chemistry
The Lighthouse
The Heinrich Maneuver
Not Even Jail
Take You On a Cruise
Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down

Yeah it was good, and I wanted to go... You should listen to their most recent album, Our Love To Admire, although you must already know its first single, The Heinrich Maneuver...

And I dare you to listen to their new single, No I In Threesome...

Friday, November 09, 2007

Deal Or No Deal

Before I start posting the new Indie posts, let's look back in Pop and say what's good and what's not on today's market, shall we?

"APOLOGIZE" : It's not that bad. Actually a lot better than previous Timbaland singles on the radio. Much thanks to OneRepublic's original version of the song. [4/5]

"VALERIE" : This is a very good Big Band version of The Zutons' "Valerie", and Miss Winehouse sounds great here too. [5/5]

"ABOUT YOU NOW" : If anyone asked for a good pure pop song, this is it. The Sugababes's new single teaches everyone else how to properly use synths. [5/5]

"GIMME MORE" : I don't think I need to comment on this one. Miss Spears/Ex-Federline tries too hard to make a comeback. It's a bit unlistenable... Though the synths makes up for it. [1/5]

"SORRY BLAME IT ON ME" : Now this is just horrible. [0/5]

"HOT STUFF (LET'S DANCE)" : Remember "WALKING AWAY"? You can forget it. Craig David returns with a new song based around David Bowie's "LET'S DANCE". David kinda messes it up, but the sampling is nice... [3/5]

"HEY THERE DELILAH" : Nice calm pop / piano rock ballad. Super simple. [5/5]

And I could comment on a lot more tracks. But I don't feel like it. This makes the 'period' on the Pop posts. Pretty soon you'll be able to check who's things are on the Indie side of life...

[P.S.: The ratings of the songs have been made on a Pop basis. If I rated them on an Indie basis, the ratings would be quite low...]

Monday, November 05, 2007