Posted by flotz on Monday, June 9, 2014 | Live Review

Everything you’d expect from a GBV show: cooler of beer on stage, Pollard doing high kicks, Pollard ranting between songs, guitarist & bassist chain smoking through entire show, long set, a bunch of forgettable new songs to start things off and then a bunch of anthems rendered as desired, legion of acolytes up close singing along.

Opening band was great, awesome showboating drummer, genre hopping tunes, good shit.


Posted by flotz on Saturday, December 11, 2010 | Year End List
  • Orchestraville – Invent The Machine/Poison Berries.  These two records are amazing.  They keep on giving the more I listen.  The production is outta hand, the songwriting impeccable. The more I listen to Invent The Machine, the more I am enamored.  ‘Annual Clearance’ is choice. And different tracks on Poison Berries keep surfacing, discoveries made upon repeat listens.
  • Speak – Speak. Tons of great jazz in Seattle this year, as even recognized by The New York Times. The Flotzam interview with Cuong Vu was just the beginning of discovering much jazz to be had here. Check out some samples from Vu’s band, Speak.
  • Guided By Voices Reunion Tour – Take your pick from a bunch of epic shows, all recorded with great fidelity from the Don’t Stop Now band.
  • The Mommyheads – Finest Specimens – Listen here:  -- Best of The Mommyheads!
  • Parson Red Heads  - Randomly stumbled on this band and fell for them.