August + September 2017 Spotify Playlist of the Month

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October 2017 Spotify Playlist of the Month

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November 2017 Spotify Playlist of the Month

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Two Door Cinema Club/Tokyo Police Club @ the Paradise 1/19

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Yesterday a friend asked me if I wanted to join them at a Two Door Cinema Club show (which at the time neither of us knew that the other Club on the bill would be the headliner) since they had an extra ticket. I only knew a couple songs by each band, but I figured I couldn’t pass up the chance to see a show at the Paradise, which is a venue that I love. I will say that when the show ended, I left very pleasantly surprised.

The night kicked off with Springfield, Missouri based opener Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and we were lucky enough to watch them from the lighting booth (see above picture) since my friend had some connections at the venue. The Daytrotter favorites took the stage around 7:30pm and played what I would call an honest set. No frills, some great audience interaction and a driving force behind each song which clearly showed their earnest approach to each and every note. The highlight of the set was the 2008 hit “Modern Mystery” which helped to warm up the crowd for the double Club action that was to come.

After hearing some Daft Punk and Darude over the speaker system to hold us over, Two Door Cinema Club took the stage. As soon as the gang of Irishmen walked up to their mics I looked around and realized how young the crowd was, and I think I may actually have been one of the oldest people in the house. Still, this didn’t stop me from rocking out as the band plowed through hits like “Cigarettes in the Theatre,” “Undercover Martyn,” and “What You Know.” Their tight sound was certainly impressive and it was clear to see that they stole the show, leaving most in the crowd wondering why they weren’t the ones at the top of the bill.

When Tokyo Police Club first took the stage the questions about the lineup for the night still lingered as singer Dave Monks’ vocals did not seem to be in tune with the rest of the band. Although they stumbled out of the gate, the Canadian foursome hit their stride about halfway through the set with the self-promoting “Cheer It On.” The night culminated in Two Door Cinema Club taking the stage with their Tokyo Police counterparts at which time Monks announced, “You may not know it, but we secretly wrote this song with Two Door Cinema Club ten years ago,” and then immediately struck the familiar first chord of the Strokes’ hit “Last Nite.” It was the perfect ending to a well-rounded show and I think everyone left the Dise with a smile on their face.

iPod Shuffle

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I got this idea from my blogging counterpart and great friend Andrew who writes his own blog at The way it works is that he clicks on a random song in his iTunes (with a library of over 7000 songs) and then clicks the next button 10 times and chooses his favorite track from those 10. For our purposes here on Maimed & Tamed I figured I would take my library of similar size, start on a random song and then click the next button three times and toss up whatever the third one was. Luckily I landed on a fabulous song and avoided some of the trash that I have in my iTunes library (i.e. Enrique Iglesias and Usher…don’t ask). So here it is, our tribute to Yogging Yams and the iPod shuffle is “Morning Bell” by Radiohead off of their I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings disc. If you like the iPod shuffle, head over to Yogging Yams and check out the new song that Andrew posts everyday.

Dirty Gold

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Dirty Gold is a beach-pop trio out of San Diego and surprisingly none of them have yet to graduate…high school that is. The past few months they have been making waves on the interwebs with the single off of their upcoming EP, Roar. “California Sunrise” has hints of Vampire Weekend and Beach House at the same time and it is very impressive that a song with this level of texture came from three San Diego high school kids. The artwork for the single is perfect and is very fitting for the vibe of the song. Check it out below and keep a lookout for their EP in the spring.

Broken Social Scene set to play your living room

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Got any plans tomorrow night, say around 9ish? Good, because Broken Social Scene is streaming their show live from Terminal 5 straight to youtube. If you haven’t seen them live, this is the next best thing so tune in for a few songs, maybe crowd surf your couch during “Ibi Dreams of Pavement”. Catch the link here:

New Music Mondays

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If you haven’t heard, the Decemberists released a new album last week called the The King is Dead. On their 6th full-length album, the Portland band strays from the concept based approach and historical allusions which had previously been a major part of their songwriting. The lead track “Don’t Carry It All” typifies the sound of the album and features Gillian Welch on backing vocals as well as R.E.M.’s Peter Buck contributing some guitar work, and both appear throughout the album. Some are comparing it to early Wilco or even the Band, so give it a listen and see what you think.

Dinner Playlist Update

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Here is the Grooveshark link if you want all the songs in one place. No Beatles on there though, so unfortunately the list is not complete but you can still have a toast to all the douchebags at your next meal and enjoy some M&T dinner party faves while you do it.

Dinner Playlist

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For the past few days I have been visiting friends in North Carolina and the other night we went out to the Piedmont Ale House in Burlington, where they have some phenomenal burgers just in case you were wondering. Along with the tasty meat patties, the pub also had a stellar soundtrack for all of the patrons to enjoy while they were chowing down. Some of the highlights included “Sprawl II” by Arcade Fire, “Seven” by Sunny Day Real Estate, “The Beast and Dragon, Adored” by Spoon along with some Mumford & Sons and Florence + the Machine. After enjoying my meal as well as the accompanying beats I got to thinking what would be on my personal dinner playlist if I were to have some friends over for burgers and beers. Below is what I concocted for my dinner party so if you want to join me for some good food, drink and music, let me know and we can do dinner the Maimed & Tamed way.

1. Bon Iver- “Flume”

2. Grizzly Bear- “Cheerleader”

3. young minds- “underground”

Another great track off of Jim Hewitt’s image demos EP

4. James Taylor- “Carolina in My Mind”

Wouldn’t be a dinner party without some Sweet Baby James

5. The Band- Atlantic City

Might be better than the Boss’s original

6. LCD Soundsystem- “Home”

7. Band of Horses- “Monsters”

8. The Beatles- “And I Love Her”

9. Radiohead- “Scatterbrain”

10. Kings of Convenience- “Little Kids”

11. Procol Harum- “Whiter Shade of Pale”

Classic. Enough said.

12. Ween- “Freedom of ‘76”

13. My Morning Jacket- “The Bear”

Every good playlist needs a little MMJ love

14. Matthew Good Band- “Strange Days”

15. Pela- “Your Desert’s Not a Desert At All”

16. Phoenix- “North”

Underrated instrumental off of the the Frenchmen’s 3rd disc

17. Telepopmusik- “Breathe”


Somewhere Soundtrack

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Along with making some pretty solid movies, Sofia Coppola also knows how to put together a wonderful and engaging soundtrack. In the past she has utilized music from The Cure, New Order, Peaches, and My Bloody Valentine. In her newest film Somewhere she fills out the soundtrack with songs from the Foo Fighters, The Meters, The Strokes, and a re-worked version of “Love Like a Sunset” courtesy of Phoenix frontman (and Coppola’s boyfriend) Thomas Mars. Check out the trailer below featuring Phoenix and The Strokes.

Doucebox Jukebox Pick of the Week

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Dawes- “Peace in the Valley”

I’ve been wanting to put this video up for a while but I was hesitant because we had done a concert review of them in November and already had a sick vid of them on the site.  Two months is all I can wait.  Dawes was one of my favorite live acts last year and “Peace in the Valley” was just magical.  Gotta love the Springsteen swag and the vintage guitar play by Taylor Goldsmith along with drum solo’s from his bro Griffin.

side note- Taylor is up for the best sex faces during guitar solos of the year award and Griffin is up for the best face while playing any instrument ever award

It’s a mothafuckin’ celebration!

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From all of us here at Maimed and Tamed, we’d like to thank any and all internet surfers who have came across our little corner of the net, whether it be by a misclick or somewhat on purpose, for getting us to 1,000 views. Now that we’re all big time and stuff, you can follow us on twitter @maimedtamed for new post updates, breaking news, and hilarious quick quips. Now go get ya freak on.