Superheaven doesn’t shy away from a heavy acknowledgment of its influences and instead bolsters every flag flown on “Proficiency” was the common thread throughout this particularly brisk Friday evening at the Mann Center’s Skyline Stage.A thoroughly stacked lineup, it’s tough (and downright reductive) to refer to the bands who played before The Gaslight Anthem as “openers.” Based on the draw each act produced during their respective sets, Friday night’s audience would heartily agree.There was something about the way he appropriated Ginsberg’s text to work with his own that broke out of the traditional pop punk tropes.
Aside from penning relentlessly catchy pop punk songs, proved Campbell not only capable of viewing The Big Picture in writing a record; he’s highly literate in it.
That’s why Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, Campbell’s conceptual folk-rock solo release, doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
I pretended to like Radiohead when we talked on AOL Instant Messenger (to win Cool Points with her) and she faked her laughs when I quoted in her dad’s car (to shut me up, I guess). This kind of friend-zone sentiment appears pretty quickly and oddly specifically on Modern Baseball’s sophomore album, (Run For Cover).
I knew she wasn’t into me; she was talking to another boy around the same time and I would often receive instant messages from her when he flaked on plans they made, hours after she cancelled our movie nights and such. Here’s co-vocalist Brendan Lukens rattling off on a similar situation on opening track “Fine, Great”: “I know that you just adore / Starting off with me / That way that there’s no way that I’ll assume / That you’re wasting all of my time / To vent about your problems / Like how your Instagram stopped working / And how your friends bailed on you / But it was funny because it was the day you were supposed to hang with me.” Yeah, about that.
Sorry in advance that this list is so me-centric, but Time Magazine once named me 2006’s Person of the Year.
Continue reading → Superheaven vocalist/guitarist Taylor Madison is anxious.But in that month since its release, Showalter has been taking this summer relatively easy, and was happy to catch up with The Key to chat about HEAL, how he manages his songwriting, and his (lack of) preparation for a nearly three-month tour, which starts this Saturday at the XPo Nential Music Festival.Continue reading → , with its frequent references and allusions to Allen Ginsberg’s marathon poem “America,” felt like a turning point in singer Dan Campbell’s songwriting.On the other hand, we still believe there are things we can do in the general category of Quality of Life, and we will continue to study the possibility of expanding into this field.”" data-reactid="17"“In regards to the Quality of Life [device], which was not mentioned in any of today’s questions, we do not have the conviction that the sleep-and-fatigue-themed [device] can enter the phase of actually becoming a product,” Kimishima said, according to a translation from Wired.On the other hand, we still believe there are things we can do in the general category of Quality of Life, and we will continue to study the possibility of expanding into this field.”Based on an early diagram, users would have placed the sensor on a nightstand or nearby table, allowing it to monitor and analyze users’ breathing, heartbeat, body movement during sleep using “non-contact sensor measurement technology and sleep condition estimation technology.” The device would also provide feedback aimed at improving the user’s lifestyle. Though the device was not connected to any console, Iwata did suggest Nintendo would incorporate its understanding of game design to make the experience of using a fitness tracker into “something fun.”Based on an early diagram, users would have placed the sensor on a nightstand or nearby table, allowing it to monitor and analyze users’ breathing, heartbeat, body movement during sleep using “non-contact sensor measurement technology and sleep condition estimation technology.” The device would also provide feedback aimed at improving the user’s lifestyle.Earlier this week, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima told investors the company no longer considered the sensor a viable product in a meeting following the company’s recent quarterly earnings report." data-reactid="5"After more than a year, Nintendo revealed it will not continue development of its fitness-minded sleep monitoring device.