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Rocktober

Posted by Peder on 24 October 2008

Tonight is the (likely) last show of my Rocktober 2008 experience.  I’m going to see Shiny Toy Guns play in Minneapolis.  It’s been a pretty good month, and the only regret I have is missing My Morning Jacket one evening when I had to work.  Seeing The Magnetic Fields could’ve been cool too.  So by way of tribute to the bands of Rocktober, here are some music videos ___

First, tonight is Shiny Toy Guns, who are releasing a new album next week.  I’m a big fan of their first album We Are Pilots, particularly this song, “Rainy Monday”.  It was the first song of theirs that caught me attention and left me wanting more:

Earlier this week I saw TV On The Radio.  Great, great set though I wish they would’ve played the ballad “Family Tree” off their new album.  Whatev, here’s “Staring at the Sun” off their first LP Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes:

A bit of an impromptu show on my part, I saw Broken Social Scene a couple Mondays ago.  They put a lot of musicians on stage and pulled it off beautifully.  Here’s “Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)” from their 2005 self-titled release.  It rocked!

OK, I’m cheating here a little bit by including some acts I saw in September.  But I don’t care because really, it’s all just part of my reintroduction to the Minneapolis music scene. So, this is Ratatat with their popular single “Loud Pipes” off their second album, 2006’s Classics:

And to start it off there was They Might Be Giants.  Here’s “The Mesopotamians,” last song on last year’s The Else.

I also want to give a shout out to Pete and Mike, my main co-conspirators in these extravaganzas.  Good times!

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4 Responses to “Rocktober”

  1. […] Rocktober I’m going to see Shiny Toy Guns play in Minneapolis. It’s been a pretty good month, and the only regret I have is missing My Morning Jacket one evening when I had to work. Seeing The Magnetic Fields could’ve been cool too. … […]

  2. […] Rocktober First, tonight is Shiny Toy Guns, who are releasing a new album next week. I’ma big fan of their first album We Are Pilots, particularly this song, “Don’t Cry Out”. Interestingly, this video was made by some fans and I give them credit … […]

  3. […] Rocktober First, tonight is Shiny Toy Guns, who are releasing a new album next week. I’ma big fan of their first album We Are Pilots, particularly this song, “Don’t Cry Out”. Interestingly, this video was made by some fans and I give them credit … […]

  4. […] they go between percussive jet fuel and tender ballads made me a hard core fan on first listen.  Seeing them live was easily one of, if not the best, show I saw all year.  Fave songs include “Halfway […]

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