Here we are in the midst of another Monday and I have another round of reviews for you. I've got two today, because after finishing the write up for the new Sidekicks album I felt compelled to do a second album. In addition to the previously scheduled look at Awkward Breeds you also get a quick glance at the equally quick Rock You to Sleep from the hockey mad Hextalls. Also get excited, later in this week I should be writing my first non-review for Up The Pucks alongside the brilliant Brandon Gee. There, that gives you something to look forward too. On to the reviews with you then.
Well, we had to do a Detroit show eventually. Luckily, Wings fan Joe Novak from Keys to the Bus joins us to discuss the Seattle arena pipedream, the trade deadline, and how the Blue Jackets have managed to fall further down the shame spiral. It really is quite the feat. We also discuss the state of the Red Wings and why Joe has a self-imposed ban on himself at Joe Louis Arena. We also play a bunch a great Detroit punk and ska.
This is Joe's record label, Whoa! Records, with releases by P.T. Revenge, The Halifax Notion, & others.
Iggy Pop as Mr. Mecklenberg, he hates canoes
Featured Franchise: Detroit Red Wings
Music Featured This Week:
Search and Destroy by Iggy and The Stooges
If I Can't Smoke or Swear, I'm Fucked by We Are The Union
Harder Harmonies by La Dispute
Ghost on Sunset Strip by The Suicide Machines
Dirt by The Swellers
Well that could have gone better. You're probably aware of what a disaster this season has been for Columbus, it started shortly after Jeff Carter barricaded himself in his house for a couple days before GM Scott Howson & team captain Rick Nash(they were still buddies then) had to travel to Jersey and convince him to come out of hiding...
Let’s be honest and call today what it really was, it was like a hand job after being promised a wonderful and magical night. Sure it was nice, but it certainly didn’t match the build up that was coming from her (her in this case being GMs). Today’s trades were better than nothing, but at the 3pm deadline, I was left wanting more.
The moves were— nice and safe, but not what we were expecting. The build up with Rick Nash drama, Dustin Brown vs Mike Richards, Anaheim shopping their entire first line, the rumors about Toronto, I’m sorry but I was expecting mind blowing, bed breaking sex, I mean, big name trades.
Instead we got this: