Win Tix to The Horrors & Japanese Motors Thursday Night!


Well well well, we’ve just got a metric s**t-ton of concerts going on lately! It’s because I just can’t say no to all these bitchen’ shows. This one–The Horrors came on the scene a few years ago, but their latest album is a bit of a growth beyond their original sound which drew a little much on Joy Division & Nick Cave. Their latest album, Primary Colors, adds a shoegazey windtunnel of effects and pop-gloss hooks to their oeuvre, coalescing the wall-of-sound effect you can get off everything from SDRE (sorry, no tix for that kids) to the Silversun Pickups’ more esoteric tracks with…hmmm…Roxy Music or Psychedelic Furs. Yep. So, they’re good. Japanese Motors are locals whose “Single Fins & Safety Pins” single was a fixture on Indie shortly before its demise (no connection, I’m sure) and it was swell. No pun intended. Ha! Ha! Sorry.

Wanna go? Just post an excerpt from the most pompous record review you can find, in the comments (along with source URL or attribution). Because I know I suck at this music blogging crap and I’d like to be in good company. Nobody should ever get paid for writing music reviews*. Good thing I’m not.

Show info is here.

* = I AM KIDDING get over yourself

3 thoughts on “Win Tix to The Horrors & Japanese Motors Thursday Night!”

  1. A few weeks ago, The Horrors opened for nine inch nails in New York.

    nine inch nails released The Fragile 10 years ago.

    Here is a bit of pitchfork’s review of The Fragile (2/10)

    It’s difficult to decide where to even begin trimming The Fragile. It’s so stunningly monotonous. Any bit of it could be lost without notice. I mean, when the instrumental interludes carry an album, it’s a blaring neon sign flashing “stay away!” I pity the kids of the style- over- substance generation– and yes, it will only be kids– who enjoy this album.

  2. Check out this load of crap……..

    But in its musical toughness and strong-willed spirituality, the album lives up to its namesake: a hardy, twisted tree that grows in the rocky deserts of the American Southwest. A Mormon legend claims that their early settlers called the Joshua tree “the praying plant” and thought its gnarled branches suggested the Old Testament prophet Joshua pointing the way to the Promised Land. The title befits a record that concerns itself with resilience in the face of utter social and political desolation, a record steeped in religious imagery.

    Rolling Stone review of U2’s Joshua Tree

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