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Photos: Beach House/Washed Out, 5/1/10 by Barbecue Bros
May 6, 2010, 10:28 am
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Beach House @ Cat’s Cradle, 5/1/10, originally uploaded by twoguns.

Beach House/Washed Out
5/1/10
Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC

The second show of a fun concert weekend in RDU. During Washed Out’s brief set, he tried to get the crowd into it as much as he could, even asking people to sing “the easiest chorus ever” to “New Theory” – “Da da da da da daaa” – while his white boy dancing came off as endearing. Beach House were awesome and smokey and nearly every one of their songs off Teen Dream came off as anthems in the small club setting. Really fun show.

More photos from the show:

Washed Out

Beach House

More photos can be found in my Concerts 2010 Flickr set

Next up: Possibly Free Energy and The Miniature Tigers at Snug Harbor on 6/2 but if not, then Bonnaroo 2010(!!) from 6/10-6/13

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Record Store Day 4/17/20: Lunchbox Records by Barbecue Bros
April 20, 2010, 2:42 pm
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Lunchbox Records Record Store Day, originally uploaded by twoguns.

Made it to my second Record Store Day this past Saturday and picked up a few items on vinyl at my local independent record store, Lunchbox Records here in Charlotte. However, only the Beach House single was a Record Store Day Exclusive since we opted not to wait in line before 10am – really mad I didn’t get the Pavement comp. Maybe next year I will be that motivated.

My purchase:
Beach House Zebra 12″ Single (Record Store Day Exclusive)
Pavement Quarantine the Past LP
The Morning BendersBig Echo LP
Wilco You Never Know b/w Unlikely Japan 7″



Top 5 (+5): Favorite Albums of 2010 (1Q) by Barbecue Bros

So now that we are a quarter of the way through the year, here is my very early favorite albums list.

1. The Morning Benders – Big Echo (Rough Trade)
2. Vampire Weekend – Contra (XL)
3. Beach House – Teen Dream (Sub Pop)
4. Spoon – Transference (Merge)
5. Toro y Moi – Causers of This (Carpark)

6. Surfer Blood – Astrocoast (Kanine)
7. The Soft Pack – The Soft Pack (Kemado)
8. Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra – Kollaps Tradixionales (Kranky)
9. The Ravenna Colt – Slight Spell (Removador)
10. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor (XL)

Also receiving votes: MGMT – Congratulations (Sony)



Linkdown: 2/25/10 Music Edition by Barbecue Bros

LCD Soundsystem has finished his new album (!!)

Joe Cocker, Drive-By Truckers, ZZ Top, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and My Morning Jacket have all been tapped to open for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers on their upcoming tour that starts May 6th in Raleigh, NC

Thom Yorke‘s band is officially named Atoms for Peace and is going on tour in April

– Spin: Vampire Weekend’s Guitarist on Homosexuality & Music

A new song from the We Were Promised Jetpacks EP The Last Place You’ll Look, due in March

A couple of videos from the latest Barsuk artist Phantogram

A profile of Beach House from XLR8R (via RCRD LBL)

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists to play Fallon on March 8, the night before The Brutalist Bricks is released



Linkdown: 2/22/10 Happy National Margarita Day edition by Barbecue Bros

– The BAFTA award winners from last night’s ceremony

Broken Bells (the James Mercer/Danger Mouse collab) covers “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel song in their first concert

– AV Club Inventory: Odds and sods: 35 B-side/rarity/outtakes collections as essential as the “official” albums; the list includes albums from Pavement, R.E.M., Jawbox, Modest Mouse and Belle and Sebastian

– A Conan O’Brien live show might be hitting a city near you soon

Shutter Island was the winner at the weekend box office with 40.2 million

Interview with Terry O’Quinn (John Locke on “Lost”)

– A new Beach House track, “The Arrangement”

– A mini-“Arrested Development” reunion should be coming in the form of a Mitch Hurwitz exec-produced, Will Arnett co-starring Fox sitcom (co-exec producer Jim Vallely is also on board)



Linkdown: 2/18/10 by Barbecue Bros

– Morgan Spurlock and Joss Whedon are making a Comic-Con doc

– Cinematical asks “Does the Hot Tub Time Machine Work?”

Interview with Beach House

– This is the true story of how Yeasayer got their name

– The complete SXSW 2010 showcase schedule…really wish I could make it back this year

A track from Ted Leo’s forthcoming album, The Brutalist Bricks

– Judd Apatow and Paul Feig to reunite for the first time since “Freaks and Geeks” on a Kristen Wiig comedy

– The Oscar set revealed…sorta

– Great news: Syfy teaming with B-movie god Roger Corman for “Dinoshark”



Linkdown: 1/20/10 by Barbecue Bros

Favorite movies will come later today or tomorrow. Here’s the first linkdown of the year:

(500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb will direct the Spiderman reboot trilogy

– Will Ferrell, who was Conan O’Brien’s first guest on “The Tonight Show”, has been booked for the final show

Taste test on the “new” Domino’s Pizza

The Killers are going on hiatus

– NBC has picked up a new series from Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant (“The State”, “Reno! 911”)

– The Coachella lineup was announced yesterday morning and is pretty sick

Review of Aziz Ansari‘s hilari0us comedy special “Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening”

Check the hazey new video for “Blessa” from Toro Y Moi

– If ou haven’t heard it yet, feel free to stream the excellent new Beach House album Teen Dream over at NPR (via Stereogum)