Pleases of Suburbia: “I Love Commuting to/Visiting the Big City But Then Getting the Hell Out”

Would you believe this took like two hours to do?  Mad skillz yo.

Really though, a PRO-suburbia concept EP?  Totally!  It’s a parody in the sense that it’ll riff on stereotypical suburban things, but it’s not in the sense that I actually like suburbia.  Younger Kevin thought he was trapped in a bland hellhole like so many of us do, but Older Kevin has come to appreciate the lifestyle.

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That concept EP part from the pro-suburbia post? Let’s actually do it!

This recycled gem won’t even be the actual cover ROFLCOPTER.

I randomly got to thinking about a post we did last summer about how, says myself anyway, suburbia is a good place to grow up despite its rap in music.  At the end of it I casually opined that a concept EP that’s pro-suburbia would be a cool listen.  Surely a pop-punk band would have the best effect because it’s usually that genre that negatively portrays the lifestyle, and that’s what I’ll have in mind for a special TPS series that brings the idea to life!

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Weekendcore: Joyce Manor – “These Kind of Ice Skates”

I just got back from a skate.  In a few weeks that’ll mean something different, but for now it means ice skating.  So…you know, a song with “Ice Skates” in the title.

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Definite nostalgia, possible plot loss

Oh Dears…you had one single that did well a long time ago.

Stuff always happens in the music world.  Record Store Day has announced this year’s offerings, Lollapalooza has announced this year’s lineup, other people have announced things relating to this year…yada yada.  I’ve been slacking lately on TPS though – the blog itself, and social media.  I kind of know why, but I kind of don’t either.

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A festive gathering of alternative St. Patrick’s Day concerts

I’m still unsure of how to feel about this effort.

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, which means the Irish celebrate and others get drunk because they have an excuse.  No matter who you are, there’s something for you to do.  But what about specifically the rock shows?  Yeah how about specifically the rock shows!

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Musical March Madness

Tonight is the start of NCAA March Madness.  The annual men’s college basketball tournament is a betting goldmine as people – many who don’t otherwise give a flying F about the sport – fill out their own brackets.  That said, music finds its own tie-ins so…let’s cover a few!

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Weekendcore: 311 – “Down”

It’s 311 Day!  2017 isn’t a year for a massive March 11th concert, but the band did announce a summer tour today and have a Facebook Live event planned for 3:11 PST this afternoon.  (Will you see this in time for that?  Who knows!)  In honour, let’s take it back to their breakthrough single.

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Liner Notes: Friday, March 10th

SXSW is on as of today.  It’s a week and a half of concerts, conferences and all kinds of good stuff in Austin, Texas.  If you’re going you’re lucky – including because warm weather = good!

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International Women’s Day shout-outs for musical ladies

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day.  With that in mind, how about we give props to some awesome ones doing their thing in our world?

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