Mature, thoughtful fan culture is something that did not even exist around pop music until later in the ’60s. The transition from early ’60s teenybopper culture to what we’d recognize as modern rock fandom is interesting, and I’ve given it a lot of thought, and at some point I’ll have that whole thing figured out.

Watch This

Lake Street Dive, filmed by the Coen Bros. for Showtime

We’re not sure how we feel about this one…


Today ATP is proud to announce Portishead and Interpol as the first
headline acts for ATP Iceland 2014. Neither act has performed in the
country before, and ATP Iceland is very happy to be the first to bring
them over.

ATP founder Barry Hogan “Portishead have a rich history and close
relationship with us, which started with them curating ATP back in
2007 after a long live-hiatus and being the first ever curators for
the I’ll Be Your Mirror series. Interpol on the other hand, while
being long-time ATP favourites, have never played the event, and
it’s an exciting prospect that the eagerly awaited second Icelandic
ATP will be their first.”

Portishead headline July 11th and Interpol headline July 12th
alongside Icelandic acts Sóley <>
, For a Minor Reflection <>
, Samaris <>
, Low Roar <>
, and Mammút <>
. Over the coming weeks, we have a large selection of international
and Icelandic acts to be revealed as well.

ATP Iceland is also expanding into a takeover week of events starting
on July 7th in Reykjavík, with live concerts, an ATP recordings
showcase, art exhibitions, an ATP store, DJs and film screenings
leading into the festival which starts on July 10th at Ásbrú (former
NATO base) in Keflavík (details to be announced soon).


July 10, 11, & 12 2014 at Ásbrú (Former Nato Base), Keflavík,

Tickets on sale now, available here

Dates: The festival in Keflavík takes place on three days - Thursday
10th, Friday 11th, and Saturday 12th July 2014. The music will run
from 7pm to 2am each day (exact times subject to change) with around
25 acts set to play live across the three day festival. There will
also be various events happening in Reykjavík from Monday July 7th
during the days leading up to the festival (details to be announced

Location: ATP Iceland will be held at Ásbrú, the former NATO base in
Keflavík, Iceland. The former NATO base dates back to 1941 and the
last US military personnel left in 2006. The site is located only 5
minutes away from Iceland’s main international airport, 15 minutes
from the famous Blue Lagoon and 30 minutes from Reykjavík. The
festival site will host two indoor stages and a cinema with films
picked by ATP and the bands, as well as the usual ATP extracurricular
activities like DJs, Pop Quiz and much more. The capacity for the
intimate festival is just 5000 people.

Make sure to follow our special ATP Iceland social networks for future
news & updates <>
/ <>



Anazgnos’ 2013 Record Log

Following on from Max’s movie list, every record/CD/music vid bought, traded, found, or given since May 16th, 2013 (the point at which new entries began to be tracked):

100 Flowers- 100 Flowers (LP, Album, RE)
13th Floor Elevators- Easter Everywhere (2xLP, Album, RE) †
15-60-75- Jimmy Bell’s Still In Town (2xLP, RM, RE) †
Action, The- The Ultimate Action (LP, Comp, RE)
Albert Ayler- Witches & Devils (LP, Album, RE)
Beach Boys, The- Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (LP, Album, Mono) †
Beach Boys, The- All Summer Long (LP, Album, Mono) †
Beach Boys, The- Assorted Capitol-era singles (8x7”)
Beach Boys, The- Surfer Girl (LP, RE)
Beach Boys, The- Made In California (6xCD, Comp + Box)
Beatles, The- Hey Jude (LP, Comp)
Beatles, The- A Hard Day’s Night (LP, Album, RE)
Beatles, The- Beatles for Sale (LP, Album, RE)
Bennie Maupin- The Jewel In The Lotus (LP, Album)
Bert Jansch- Lucky Thirteen (LP, Comp)
Black Francis The Golem (2xLP, Album, Gat)
Boards Of Canada- Music Has The Right To Children (2xLP, Album, RE, RP) †
Boards Of Canada- In a Beautiful Place Out In the Country (12”, EP, RE) †
Boards Of Canada- Tomorrow’s Harvest (2xLP, Album)
Bob Dylan- Bringing It All Back Home (LP, Album, RE, Mono, 180) †
Bob Dylan- Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) (2xCD, Comp)
Bob Dylan- Side Tracks (3xLP, Ltd, Num, Comp, 200)
Bob Newhart- The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart (LP, Album, Mono)
Bonnie “Prince” Billy- Bonnie “Prince” Billy (LP)
Boredoms- Seadrum / House Of Sun (CD, Album)
Boredoms- Super Roots 7 (CD, RE)
Brian Wilson- Love And Mercy (7”)
Bud Powell- The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume 1 (LP, RE)
Bud Powell- The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume 2 (LP, Album, RE, Ele)
Buffalo- Volcanic Rock (LP, RE, Album)
Camel- Mirage (LP, Album)
Cannonball Adderley Quintet, The- Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live At “The Club” (LP, Album, RE)
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band- Safe As Milk (LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180) †
Cat Power- Dear Sir (LP, Album, RE)
Charles Mingus- Pithecanthropus Erectus (LP, Album, RE)
Charles Mingus- Mingus Ah Um (LP, Album)
Chris Forsyth- Paranoid Cat (LP, Album)
Chris Forsyth- Solar Motel (LP, Album)
Clean, The- Vehicle (LP, Album + 12”, EP + Comp, RE)
Cleaners From Venus- Songs For A Fallow Land (LP, Album, RE, RM)
Comets On Fire- Comets On Fire (CD)
Connections- Private Airplane (LP, Album)
Cul de Sac- I Don’t Want to Go To Bed (2xLP, Album)
Curtis Fuller- Soul Trombone And The Jazz Clan (LP, Album)
David Bowie- The Man Who Sold The World (LP, Album, RE) †
Devo- Hardcore Volume 2 (2xLP, RE)
Devo- Hardcore Volume 1 (LP, RE)
Dick Dale & the Del Tones- King of the Surf Guitar (LP, Comp)
Dream Syndicate- Days of Wine and Roses (LP, Album)
Drones, The- I See Seaweed (2xLP, Album, 180)
Dump- The Silent Treatment (LP, Album, Ltd.)
Earthless- Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky (LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle)
Electric Light Orchestra- Face The Music (LP, Album)
Electric Light Orchestra- Out Of The Blue (2xLP, Album, Gat)
Electric Light Orchestra- Eldorado - A Symphony By The Electric Light Orchestra (LP, Album)
Electric Light Orchestra- A New World Record (LP, Album)
Electric Light Orchestra- Electric Light Orchestra II (LP, Album, Gat)
Electric Prunes, The- Mass In F Minor (LP, Album)
Elliott Smith- Elliott Smith (LP, RE, 180)
Elton John- Elton John (LP, Album, RE, Gat)
Elton John- Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player (LP, Album, RE, Gat)
Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison Sextet Featuring McCoy Tyner- Illumination! (LP, Album, RE, Gat)
Emeralds- Does It Look Like I’m Here? (2xLP, Album, RP)
Fall, The- Grotesque (After The Gramme) (Earmark) (LP, Album, RE + 12”) †
Fall, The- Room To Live (Earmark) (2xLP)
Fall, The- I Am Kurious Oranj (LP, Album)
Feelies, The- Crazy Rhythms (LP, Album, RE, RM)
Franco Falsini- Cold Nose (LP, RM, RE)
Frank Black- Oddballs (LP, Comp)
Funkadelic- Hardcore Jollies (LP, Album, Gat)
Gamelan Kraton Yogyakarta- Javanese Court Gamelan Volume III (LP, Album)
Gas- Nah Und Fern (4xCD, Album, RM + Box, Comp)
Ghost- Temple Stone (LP, Gre)
Glands, The- The Glands (2xLP, Album)
Glenn Jones- My Garden State (LP, Album)
Goat- World Music (LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Blu)
Grouper- The Man Who Died In His Boat (LP, Album)
Hailu Mergia- Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye (2xLP, RE, RM)
Hawkwind- Space Ritual (2xLP, Fol) †
Heldon- Heldon 6/Interface (LP, Album, RE)
Helen- Felt This Way / Dying All The Time (7”, Single, Ltd)
Isaac Hayes- Joy (LP, Album)
James Blackshaw- Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death (LP, Album)
James Brown- It’s A Mother (LP, Album)
James Brown- Hot Pants (LP, Album)
James Brown- Super Bad (LP)
James Brown- It’s A New Day- Let A Man Come In (LP, Album)
Jean Michel Jarre- Oxygene (LP, Album)
Jimi Hendrix- The Cry Of Love (LP, Album)
Joe Meek & Blue Men, The- I Hear A New World (LP, Album, RE, Ltd)
John & Beverley Martyn- Stormbringer (LP, Promo)
John Coltrane- The Mastery Of John Coltrane/Vol. IV ‘Trane’s Modes’ (2xLP, Album)
John Coltrane- First Meditations (For Quartet) (LP, Album)
John Coltrane/Archie Shepp- New Thing At Newport (LP, Album, RE)
John Fahey- Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You (5xCD, Box, Comp, Ltd)
John Martyn - [i] Inside Out [/i] - LP, Album, Gat
Joni Mitchell - [i] Ladies Of The Canyon [/i] - LP, Album
K.R.T. Wasitodipuro - [i] Javanese Court Gamelan From The Pura Paku Alaman, Jogyakarta [/i] - LP, Album
Kevin Coyne - [i] Marjory Razorblade [/i] - LP, Album
Khan - [i] Space Shanty [/i] - LP, Album, RM, RE
Kim Deal - [i] Walking With A Killer [/i] - 7”, Single
Kim Deal - [i] Are You Mine? [/i] - 7”, Ltd, Single
Kimio Mizutani - [i] A Path Through Haze [/i] - LP, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial
Kinks, The - [i] The Kink Kontroversy [/i] - LP, Album, Mono
Kinks, The - [i] Kinks Kinkdom [/i] - LP, Mono, Album
Kraan - [i] Andy Nogger [/i] - LP, Album, Promo
Les Paul & Mary Ford - [i] The World is Still Waiting for the Sunrise [/i] - LP, Comp
Lionel Hampton - [i] Soft Vibes Soaring Strings [/i] - LP, Mono
Major Stars - [i] 4 [/i] - LP, Album
Mammatus - [i] Heady Mental [/i] - LP, Album, Blu †
McCoy Tyner - [i] Live At Newport [/i] - LP, Album, RE, Gat
Medicine - [i] The Buried Life [/i] - 2xLP, Album †
Medicine - [i] To The Happy Few [/i] - LP, Album, Ltd, Ora
Miles Davis - [i] Agharta [/i] - 2xLP, Album †
Miles Davis - [i] Nefertiti [/i] - LP, Album, RE
Miles Davis - [i] Kind Of Blue [/i] - LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RM, RE, 180 
Missing Links, The - [i] The Missing Links [/i] - LP, Mono, RE, Album, 180 + 7”, EP, RE
Monkees, the - [i] Birds, the Bees and the Monkees, the [/i] - LP, Album
Mothers, The - [i] The Grand Wazoo [/i] - LP, Album, Gat
MX-80 Sound - [i] Hard Attack [/i] - LP, Album, RE
Nick Drake - [i] Pink Moon [/i] - LP, Album, RE, 180 †
Nick Drake - [i] Bryter Layter [/i] - LP, Album, RE, RM, 180 †
Nick Drake - [i] Five Leaves Left [/i] - LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat †
Nina Simone - [i] To Love Somebody [/i] - LP, Album
Nino Rota - [i] Musiche Da Film [/i] - LP, Comp
Nirvana - [i] Live At The Paramount [/i] - DVD-V, NTSC
Oneida - [i] Each One Teach One [/i] - 2xLP
Parliament - [i] Chocolate City [/i] - LP, Album
Pere Ubu - [i] Song of the Bailing Man [/i] - LP, Album †
Pere Ubu - [i] The Art of Walking [/i] - LP, Album †
Pere Ubu - [i] Live at the Longhorn [/i] - 2xLP
Pere Ubu - [i] Not Happy b/w Lonesome Cowboy Dave [/i] - 7”
Peter Jefferies - [i] The Last Great Challenge In A Dull World [/i] - LP, Album, RE
Pink Floyd - [i] Wish You Were Here [/i] - LP, Album †
Polvo - [i] Siberia [/i] - LP, Album
Purling Hiss - [i] Water On Mars [/i] - LP, Album
R. Stevie Moore - [i] Delicate Tension [/i] - LP, RE
R. Stevie Moore - [i] Glad Music [/i] - LP, Album, RE
Red Crayola, The - [i] The Parable Of Arable Land [/i] - LP, Album, RE
Renaldo & The Loaf - [i] Play Struve & Sneff [/i] - LP, Album, RM, RE
Renaldo & The Loaf - [i] Arabic Yodelling [/i] - LP, Album
Residents, The - [i] Residue Of The Residents [/i] - LP, Comp
Robin Trower - [i] Bridge of Sighs [/i] - LP, Album
Roky Erickson - [i] Gremlins Have Pictures [/i] - LP, Album + 7” + RE, RM
Rolling Stones, The - [i] Black And Blue [/i] - LP, Album
Rolling Stones, The - [i] Some Girls (Live In Texas ‘78) [/i] - Blu-ray
Scott Walker - [i] Scott (The Collection 1967-1970) [/i] - 5xLP, RE †
Seefeel - [i] Quique [/i] - 2xLP, Album, RE
Sensations’ Fix - [i] Fragments Of Light [/i] - LP, Album, RE
Serge Gainsbourg - [i] Initials B.B. [/i] - LP, Comp, RE, 180 
Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin - [i] Jane Birkin - Serge Gainsbourg [/i] - LP, Album, RE, 180 
Shin Joong Hyun - [i] Beautiful Rivers And Mountains [/i] - 2xLP
Silkworm - [i] Firewater [/i] - CD
Silkworm - [i] Italian Platinum [/i] - CD, Album
Six Organs of Admitance - [i] Dark Noontide [/i] - LP, Album
Skip James - [i] The Complete 1931 Session [/i] - LP, Comp, RE
Soft Machine - [i] Third [/i] - 2xLP, Album, Gat
Sparks - [i] Whomp That Sucker [/i] - LP, Album
Sparks - [i] Terminal Jive [/i] - LP, Album
Speedy Ortiz - [i] Major Arcana [/i] - LP, Album
Split Enz - [i] True Colours [/i] - LP, Album
Split Enz - [i] Time And Tide [/i] - LP, Album
Split Enz - [i] Dizrythmia [/i] - LP, Album
Split Enz - [i] Waiata [/i] - LP, Album
Split Enz - [i] See ‘Ya Round [/i] - LP, Album
Stereolab - [i] Mars Audiac Quintet [/i] - 2xLP, Album, RE †
Steve Hauschildt - [i] Tragedy & Geometry [/i] - 2xLP, Album, Gat
Swearin - [i] Surfing Strange [/i] - LP, Album
Tandyn Almer - [i] Along Comes Tandyn [/i] - LP, Mono
Tangerine Dream - [i] Atem [/i] - LP, Album, RE
Television - [i] Adventure [/i] - LP, Album †
Tempations, The - [i] Masterpiece [/i] - LP, Album
Thelonious Monk - [i] Brilliant Corners [/i] - LP, Album, RE
They Might Be Giants - [i] Lincoln [/i] - LP, Album †
They Might Be Giants - [i] They Might Be Giants [/i] - LP, Album †
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - [i] The Funeral Pudding [/i] - 12”, EP
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - [i] Admonishing The Bishops [/i] - 10”, EP
Tim Hecker - [i] Harmony In Ultraviolet [/i] - 2x12”, Album, RE
Tim Hecker - [i] Virgins [/i] - 2xLP, Album
Ty Segall - [i] Sleeper [/i] - LP, Album
Tyrannosaurus Rex - [i] Ride a White Swan [/i] - LP, Comp, RE
Tyrannosaurus Rex - [i] Unicorn [/i] - LP, Album
Upsetters - [i] Super Ape [/i] - 2xLP, Album, RE
Urinals - [i] Urinals / Another EP / Sex/Go Away Girl [/i] - 3x7”, EP, RE, Ltd, Col
Various Artists - [i] Love’s a Real Thing - Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa [/i] - 2xLP, Comp
Various Artists - [i] Phil Spector’s Greatest Hits [/i] - 2xLP, Comp
Verlaines - [i] Juvenilia [/i] - LP, Comp, RE
Who, the - [i] Who’s Next [/i] - LP, Album †
Yo La Tengo - [i] “Super Kiwi b/w A Day In The Life Of A Tree [/i] - 7”, Single
Yusef Lateef - [i] Live At Pep’s [/i] - LP, Album, RP

† indicates a repurchase of something previously owned

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Now ordering- Tsujimoto #13 sweater…

Max’s Movie Log

Here it is, the much anticipated (but by whom?) list of every movie I saw in 2013:

Slumber Party Massacre (Jones, 1982)
My Bloody Valentine (Mihalka, 1981)
The Grey (Carnahan, 2012)
Arabian Nights (Pasolini, 1974)
Anna Karenina (Wright, 2012)
The Queen of Versailles (Greenfield, 2012)
How To Survive a Plague (France, 2012)
Arbitrage (Jarecki, 2012)
The Connection (Clarke, 1961)
On The Bowery (Rogosin,1956)
Blast of Silence (Barron, 1961)
The Thief (Rouse, 1962)
Side Effects (Soderbergh, 2013)
She and He (Hani, 1963)
Mauvais sang (Carax, 1986)
Merde (Carax, 2008); Boy Meets Girl (Carax, 1984)
Hearts of the West (Zieff, 1975)
Slither (Zieff, 1973)
The River’s Edge (Dwan, 1957)
Lovers on the Bridge (Carax, 1991)
Compliance (Zobel, 2012)
Stoker (Chan-wook, 2013)
The Imposter (Layton, 2012)
Musical Brotherhoods From the Trans-Saharan Highway (Mayet, 2008)
Trances (El Maanouni, 1981)
2 Days In New York (Delpy, 2012)
Right On! (Danska, 1970)
Red Hook Summer (Lee, 2012)
Oz The Great And Powerful (Raimi, 2013)
Deadfall (Ruzowitzky, 2012)
Le Petit Soldat (Godard, 1963)
Deep Hearts (Gardner, 1979)
Staring Into The Sun (Wyatt, 2009)
The Target Shoots First (Wilcha, 1999)
Le Sang (Pollet, 1970)
Auroratone: New Frontiers in Psychiatric Cinema
Spring Breakers (Korine, 2013)
Before The Revolution (Bertolucci, 1964)
I’m Still Here (Affleck, 2010)
The Gatekeepers (Moreh, 2012)
Safety Not Guaranteed (Trevorrow, 2012)
Folk Music of the Sahara: Among the Tuareg of Libya (Mayet, 2004)
The Ninth Configuration AKA Twinkle, Twinkle “Killer” Kane (Blatty, 1980)
End of the Road (Avakian, 1970)
Crazy & Thief (McAbee, 2012)
Baby The Rain Must Fall (Mulligan, 1965)
Fury at Showdown (Oswald, 1957)
Heaven’s Gate (Cimino, 1980)
Pont Du Nord (Rivette, 1980)
The Place Beyond The Pines (Cianfrance, 2013)
Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013)
Stories We Tell (Polley, 2013)
Wichita (Tourneur, 1955)
The Brothers Rico (Karlson, 1957)
Stolen (West, 2012)
To The Wonder (Malick, 2013)
The Last Detail (Ashby, 1973)
Trance (Boyle, 2013)
Django Unchained (Tarantino, 2012)
Tricked (Verhoeven, 2012)
Un Flic (Melville, 1972)
Byzantium (Jordan, 2013)
Tribeca Experimental Shorts Program
Room 237 (Ascher, 2013)
Prince Avalanche (Gordon Green, 2013)
Mad God: Chapters 1 -3 (Assembly Cut) [Tippett, 2013]
Iron Man 3 (Black, 2013)
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (Bernstein, 2013)
Something In The Air (Assayas, 2013)
Voyage to Italy (Rosselini, 1954)
Frances Ha (Baumbach, 2013)
Broken Arrow (Daves, 1950)
Cowboy (Daves, 1958)
Pride of the Marines (Daves, 1945)
Mud (Nichols, 2013)
Star Trek Into Darkness (Abrams, 2013)
El (Bunuel, 1953)
Scarecrow (Schatzberg, 1973)
Pain & Gain (Bay, 2013)
Before Midnight (Linklater, 2013)
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (Potter, 1948)
Behind The Candelabra (Soderbergh, 2013)
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Kocheff, 1974)
The Paperboy (Daniels, 2012)
Late Spring (Ozu, 1949)
Days of Youth (Ozu, 1929)
Floating Weeds (Ozu, 1959)
I Graduated, But… (Ozu, 1929) [Only remaining 12 minute fragment/reconstruction of this film]
I Flunked, But… (Ozu, 1930)
The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (Ozu, 1952)
Fast & Furious 6 (Lin, 2013)
An Inn In Tokyo (Ozu, 1935)
The Only Son (Ozu, 1936)
Man of Steel (Snyder, 2013)
Passing Fancy (Ozu, 1933)
Woman of Tokyo (Ozu, 1933)
Kagamijishi (Ozu, 1936)
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (Lowery, 2013)
This Is The End (Rogen/Goldberg, 2013)
Computer Chess (Bujalski, 2013)
The Lady & The Beard (Ozu, 1931)
Museum Hours (Cohen, 2012)
Where Now Are The Dreams Of Youth? (Ozu, 1932)
Late Autumn (Ozu,1960)
A Straightforward Boy (Ozu, 1929)
That Night’s Wife (Ozu, 1930)
A Hen In The Wind (Ozu, 1948)
White House Down (Emmerich, 2013)
Equinox Flower (Ozu, 1958)
What Did The Lady Forget? (Ozu, 1937)
Kill List (Wheatley, 2011)
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (DeNicola/Mori, 2013)
Opening Night (Cassavetes, 1977)
Cinemania (Christlieb/Kijak, 2002)
The Dirty Dozen (Aldrich, 1967)
Edge of the City AKA A Man Is Ten Feet Tall (Ritt, 1957)
Shadows (Cassavetes, 1959)
Berberian Sound Studio (Strickland, 2012)
Faces (Cassavetes, 1968)
Early Summer (Ozu, 1951)
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Cassavetes, 1976)
The Bay (Levinson, 2012)
Tokyo Twilight (Ozu, 1958)
The Conjuring (Wan, 2013)
A Good Day To Die Hard (Moore, 2013)
Movie 43 (Various, 2013)
Love Streams (Cassavetes, 1984)
Blue Jasmine (Allen, 2013)
The Servant (Losey, 1963)
The Canyons (Schrader, 2013)
The Hunt (Vinterberg, 2013)
Only God Forgives (Winding Refn, 2013)
The Act of Killing (Oppenheimer, 2013)
Pacific Rim (Del Toro, 2013)
13 Going on 30 (Winick, 2004)
The Frozen Ground (Walker, 2013)
The World’s End (Wright, 2013)
The Lords of Salem (Zombie, 2013)
Dead Ringers (Cronenberg, 1988)
The Grandmaster (Wai, 2013) [Original Chinese Cut]
The Company You Keep (Redford, 2012)
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Lowney, 2013); The Bling Ring (Coppola, 2013)
Gravity (Cuaron, 2013)
Nightmare Alley (Goulding, 1947)
Hangover Square (Brahm, 1945) [Aborted]
Un Chambre en Ville (Demy, 1982)
Captain Phillips (Greengrass, 2013)
Ponty Pool (McDonald, 2008)
A Touch of Sin (Zhang-Ke, 2013)
12 Years A Slave (McQueen, 2013)
The Silence (bo Odar, 2010)
Dust Devil (Stanley, 1992)
Bastards (Denis, 2013)
Session 9 (Anderson, 2001)
The Counselor (Scott, 2013)
Crashout (Foster, 1955)
Blue Is The Warmest Color (Kechiche, 2013)
All Is Lost (Chandor, 2013)
Nebraska (Payne, 2013); Emperor of the North (Aldrich, 1973)
The Wild Angels (Corman, 1966)
World War Z (Foster, 2013)
The Iceman (Vromen, 2012)
The Wolverine (Mangold, 2013)
Oblivion (Kosinski, 2013)
Drinking Buddies (Swanberg, 2013)
Crystal Fairy (Silva, 2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen Bros., 2013)
Dallas Buyers Club (Vallée, 2013)
American Hustle (O. Russell, 2013)
Anchorman 2 (McKay, 2013)
Her (Jonze, 2013)

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ATP London

So yesterday marked my second ATP festival. After the disappointment of New Jersey I was pleased to see some more potential for bands I might like, though it was mainly about The Afghan Whigs for me. I would have loved for GBV to have played, but was pretty pleased with the replacement when I heard who it was going to be.

After meeting my friend Stoney for a couple of pale ales, I got the bus to Alexandra Palace. I’ve never been there before, and it’s really beautiful, you get some great views of over London from the top.

I got my wristband and headed in to grab an over-priced, barely even cold shitty lager and watch Tall Firs. I’d just got there but I think at that point I could have done with something a bit more lively to wake me up. They seemed like charming, affable guys, but their songs just didn’t leave much of an impression of me. Some nice guitar work between the two of them, but I wasn’t overly impressed.  I then grabbed a very tasty slice of pizza and went to watch Archers Of Loaf.

Now, I’m on record as being a massive Crooked Fingers fan, but I’ve never really got into Archers Of Loaf. Their performance didn’t really do that much to win me over. Again, a couple of songs were good, but it just seemed like the kind of music that should be played by people a bit younger really. Fair play to them, they gave it their all but just didn’t really do that much for me.

Next up was Sleepy Sun, who, somewhat appropriately, I fell asleep whilst watching to be woken up by a foreign guy telling me “Don’t fall asleep man, the staff are wandering around” and then giving me some of his beer. Nice man. I somewhat enjoyed the heavy yet melodic psychadelia, but would probably have enjoyed more if i hadn’t fallen asleep. At this point I must add I worked Sunday night til about 2, then got up at 8:45 the next morning, so was justifiably tired. Also, I’d had five pints at this point.

I then gave myself a little break from the beer, got a pepsi and some chunky chips (great chunky chips by the way), woke up a bit, and was further woken up by the excellent performance of The Make-up.

I didn’t know much about them, and took a punt on them, was pleased I did. The singer had this amazing presence, frenetic energy, such a showman- but it never felt showy for the sake of being showy. The band backed him up admirably, the organ-heavy stuff worked the best for me, I guess they’re kind of punk gospel, so I enjoyed it more when the emphasis was on the gospelly side of things- one song the lead singer was literally held up by the audience for the whole song. Incredible.

I then caught the end of Tennis (awful), and bumped into Tim shortly before the Afghan Whigs started (lovely guy).

The Whigs weren’t great. The first 6 songs or so were really sloppy, they picked up halfway through, and the stuff from Gentlemen was especially good, but the more sutble, soul tinged stuff just didn’t work. “Crazy” in particular was a massive letdown- it was like the band couldn’t pull off a nuanced enough performance for the slower stuff. Also Dulli’s voice took a long time to warm up and sounded pretty shaky to start off with. He often sings off key- that’s kind of his thing, but I’ve never seen it quite so bad as the first few songs last night, especially singing in a lower register. I didn’t like the fact he was playing guitar as well- totally unnecessary as they already had two guitars, it just ended up as a big trebly mess- no bottom end at all. Overall, I would say just about average performance from them, and a pretty average festival.