Weekendcore: Whiskey Avengers – “This Is Sharks Territory”


La musica de Los Tiburones.

I’ve been pretty salty lately when it comes to sports.  I actually took a break from them this week because of two reasons: My Toronto Blue Jays are playing terrible, and my San Jose Sharks got knocked out of the playoffs by the mirage known as the Edmonton Oilers.  I really wanted the latter to make the Stanley Cup Final because 1) they made it and lost last year and 2) their two longest-tenured players are impending free agents, and old, and maybe truly done with the team.  I am grumpy, so music must heal.

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Pleases of Suburbia: “All the Houses Look the Same”


“In the parking lot/of the 7-11 where I was taught…”

It kicked off with “I Love Commuting to/Visiting the Big City But Then Getting the Hell Out”.  After that it was “Mo’ fo’ Yo’ Money Out Here, Downtown Hipster!”, then “Bored in the Rec Room”, then “Malls Conveniently Put Many Shopping Options in One Spot”.  Now, Pleases of Suburbia reaches the end with a song that encapsulates the lifestyle’s perks – even with the understandable disdain.

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Weekendcore: The record store REDUX


*I was pondering something related to today’s Record Store Day for this edition of “Weekendcore”.  I thought about doing record stores themselves, and then remembered that already happened in February!  So, in the spirit of being exceptionally, exceptionally lazy resourceful, let’s give this feature its own treatment by throwing it back to that very (appropriate) post.  You can read it here, or, you know, below.  Weee!

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Pleases of Suburbia: “Malls Conveniently Put Many Shopping Options in One Spot”


We’re getting into the home stretch of this here parody concept EP.  First came “I Love Commuting to/Visiting the Big City But Then Getting the Hell Out”, then “Mo’ fo’ Yo’ Money Out Here, Downtown Hipster!”, then it got all skit-y with “Bored in the Rec Room”.  The latter was actually less pro-suburbia and more reality, but we gotta honour the dicey parts of the lifestyle even in this project.  Now though, we go back to being all about that life.

Aside from those oh-so-evil chain stores *wank motion*, people don’t really have issues with malls.  And why should they, because malls are pretty solid.  So, let’s celebrate them!

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Pleases of Suburbia: “Bored in the Rec Room”


Following “I Love Commuting to/Visiting the Big City But Then Getting the Hell Out” and “Mo’ fo’ Yo’ Money Out Here, Downtown Hipster!”, it’s time for the third track on Pleases of Suburbia.

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Weekendcore: Fenix TX – “Phoebe Cates”


Impending boobs and stuff!

2001’s Lechuza was the last album Fenix TX put out before their 2002 breakup.  Appearing on it, as well as the American Pie 2 soundtrack, was “Phoebe Cates”.  It was the first song I’d ever heard by the band, and it’s still my favourite of theirs.

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Pleases of Suburbia: “Mo’ fo’ Yo’ Money Out Here, Downtown Hipster!”


Last week we debuted the first track off parody concept EP Pleases of Suburbia, “I Love Commuting to/Visiting the Big City But Then Getting the Hell Out”.  This week we tackle really the main reason people move to the suburbs: you get more bang for your buck.

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Weekendcore: Protest the Hero – Kezia


(UPDATE: Umm…I guess this award was given out the night before so it was actually decided already when this post went up.  Fabulous!  Congrats to Mandroid Echostar, FFS!)

The 2017 Juno Awards honour Canadian music tonight in, appropriately enough I suppose, the national capital of Ottawa.  One award is Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year, and among the nominees are Protest the Hero for Pacific Myth.  That’s their latest of course, but back in the day they released a debut t-…I can’t even commit to a joke here because that’s so dumb and obvious – even for me!

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