Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'm a Little Dinosaur

Hello friendz.
A new T-Rock show to announce! And the schedule for the week. AND top secret info here - Japanther, potentially playing a T-Rock show between March 30 and April 2?!?!? Stay tuned.

TYRANNOSAURUS ROCK PRESENTS: Fri, May 1st: Midtown Dickens and Caninos
@ UVA Chapel. $5. 8pm.

Other Shows:

Fri, March 20th: Tapeworms, Bride of the Narwhal, the Catalyst
@ The Tea Bazaar.

Sat, March 28th: Cinemasophia, the Caninos, the Fiends
@ The Laundromat. 8 pm. (email for address)

Tues, March 31st: la Crisi, Strength Approach, Full Court Press, Total Wreck, The Honeybuns
@ Dust. 8pm. $5. weeee hardcore


Saturday, March 7, 2009


Tyrannosaurus Rock Presents:
Cortez! Cortez!!, See Goon See, Caninos, Your Spirit Animal in the Unreal City
@ The Bridge. 8pm. $5.

Also: Good song for you. Abner Jay is awesome. He is a one man band from the 30's to 60's or so. His songs are simple and great.

"The reason young people use drugs/they are hungry, tired, and fatal/Not jealous of you."

Abner Jay - The Reason Young People Use Drugs

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Honky Tonky

The best music blog I have ever seen:
Root Blog

Download everything up here, seriously. The Mississippi Records Tapes are great, especially Trust Your Child (children's songs that I have been listening to for the past week) and Black Plastic Singing Flats. Trust this blog - where else could you find an album from a "Congolese gospel group from the early 70's"?

Look at this, for example:


Monday, March 2, 2009

Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill

So I have been having a music identity crisis of late. I have found that I am fed up of a lot of the music on my computer, and I've just lost interest in a lot of it. I need something new! Helllpp me.

One album that I've recently acquired that is refreshing and different and wonderful is Grouper's Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill. A lot of the music that I am drawn to is perfect for sleeping, like this. It sounds like you are listening to it through fabric, it is feedback-y, and her voice is uniquely wavering and haunting. I have been listening to this while driving, while sleeping, while walking, but it is most appropriate late at night when you are alone. This album is delicate and hazy, and the best recent release I have heard.

"Love is enormous/ It's lifting me up/ I'd rather be sleeping."

Try a track: Grouper - Heavy Water/I'd Rather be Sleeping

New Thingz!

So I've made a blog for Tyrannosaurus Rock. Now there will be a permanent calendar up, and there can be record reviews, and mixtapes, and general wonderfulness. I will begin with some showz.

THIS SUNDAY! March 8th: Tyrannosaurus Rock Presents: Cortez! Cortez!!, See Goon See, Caninos, Your Spirit Animal in the Unreal City
@ The Bridge. 8pm. $5.
Free (chocolate chip cookie dough) brownies (as always)

Tues, March 3rd: Plants and Animals, Strait Punch to the Crotch, These United States
@ Is/Si Tapis. 8:30 pm. $10.

Sat, March 14th: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Titus Andronicus, St God's Hospital.
@ Is/Si Tapis. 9 pm. $7

Some good shows going on here! More to come.