We’ve Moved!

The Couch has moved to http://www.thellanoidea.com/, same concept just a new location.

From the Exec Staff

We would like to take this opportunity and thank you for your unwavering support of our cause to get KTXT back on the airwaves. We are optomistic about the future, and with your continued aid we can keep our voices heard loud and clear to the administration.

In the meantime, we will continue to produce original content for this blog, featuring cd reviews, live music reviews, videos, general commentary, etc. We want everyone to know we aren’t going anywhere, and while were on a broadcasting hiatus, the voice of KTXT will continue to be an important source of music-related content.

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Some Up Coming Shows

January

14 – Polka Dot Dot Dot @ House Show (for more info. call 361-935-3844) Doors – 9 p.m. / Show – 10 p.m.  $5
17 – Loxsly / Cartright / Rob King / my milliner @ Bash’s Doors – 9 p.m. / Show – 10 p.m.  $5
21 – Rev. Deadeye / Dirty Charley / The Annihilators @ Bash’s Doors – 9 p.m. / Show – 10 p.m.  $5
24 – Charlie Shafter / One Wolf @ Bash’s Doors – 9 p.m. / Show – 10 p.m.  $5
30 – Macon Greyson / One Wolf @ Bash’s Doors – 9 p.m. / Show – 10 p.m.  $5
February
7 – Devotchka / Thrift Store Cowboys @ Jake’s Doors – 9 p.m. / Show – 10 p.m.  $15 (tickets available @ Ralph’s Records)
10 – Rev. Peyton’s Big Damned Band / Dirty Charley / more TBA @ Bash’s Doors – 8 p.m. / Show – 9 p.m.  $7
13 – Charlie Shafter & the Gnomes / One Wolf @ Bash’s Doors – 9 p.m. / Show – 10 p.m.  $5
16 – The Physics of Meaning / more TBA @ Rocky Larue’s (2420 Broadway) Show – 10 p.m.  FREE
March
6 – Wovenhand / more TBA @ Bash’s #2 (19th & I-27) Doors – 8 p.m. / Show – 9 p.m.  $10
21 – Dark Meat / Long Legged Woman / The Diamond Center @ Jake’s Doors – 8 p.m. / Show – 9 p.m.  $10 in advance / $12 at the door

I would walk 500 MILES for this album

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (2008, Say Hey Records)


Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (eleven syllables!!) is a singer & songwriter & badass from Brooklyn via Portland, OR. Mbar released his self-titled (eleven syllables!!) debut album on Say Hey records in July of this year, after over two years of writing and recording with Grizzly Bear’s Chris Thomas. And it is very good.

Lyrically, mbar is really a poet (ala Neil Young). He sings and warbles things we’ve heard or felt before – things about love, death, debt, getting wasted, being happy, not being happy. But his perspective is unique, translated into lyrics that are at once brilliantly simple and powerfully expressive. In his writing, mbar is both sensitive and sarcastic (the opening line of the album’s first track buriedfed is “this is my last song about myself”), and filled with a realistic kind of wisdom that comes only from personal experience (“Oh, growing old / I’m not sure I want to stay alive / It’s so expensive” from the debtor). While some of mbar’s stories are heavy, they are seemingly kissed by the sun – the mood is nearly celebratory and just barely triumphant.

Yet Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson is much more than a poignant singer-songwriter make out fest with a microphone. Essentially, the mbar’s sound is a beautiful marriage between bluesy-folk and grungy psychedelia. It is only made awesomer by the wonders of basic sound effects (think reverb, distortion, multi track vocals) and the musical talents of indie love children Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear) and Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio). The album soars (woodfriend) and sails (buriedfed) and flies kites in a soft breeze (above the sun), and chills reflectively on a street bench (my good luck), taking us on every step with every beat. As a whole, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson is a great listen and worthy of many. Tap your feet while you contemplate and (stick it to) your existence.

Visit mbar on the internet!

See what else say hey records has to say!

Order limited edition mbar black/white colored vinyl at academy fight song!

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