Sunday, June 14, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

She said you ain't got no defense!: A Post About Hip-Hop

  • Mos Def's new album The Ecstatic is out new week on the 9th. Mos Def is a fantastic MC, listen to Black on Both Sides. On one track from the new album, Mos works with Talib Kwelli (Black Star!!) on a track produced by the late J-Dilla. Check "History" here.
  • Wale has released a video for his track "Chillin" featurign Lady Gaga. And part of it was shot in Boston. Bodega is in it. Check it out.
  • Just a thought: Has anyone else noticed the lack of hip-hop on the Lollapalooza lineup. Beastie Boys, Snoop, Asher Roth, The Knux and Kid Cudi are all the initial lineup offers in terms of hip-hop. Hopefully the next round of additions has more hip-hop. Maybe a certain Chicago based group that is going to release an album in the next few months....
  • Speaking of the Cool Kids, no news on when they are actually gonna drop their new album but "A Little Bit Cooler" was used in the best of the awesome series of Lebron vs. Kobe puppet commercials. Watch this:

"She said you ain't got no defense!"

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Music and Advertising: is it Impossible to sell out?

Last week in Seattle, Pearl Jam shot a music video with movie director Cameron Crowe. Nothing out of the ordinary. But it was strange that the historically anti-corporate band (see their lawsuit against TicketMaster) was being sponsored by large corporate emporium Target. What the what?

In the past, this probably would have sparked an outrage. But, the times they are a-changin’.It seems as though we are completely desensitized to our favorite artists' being in commercials for everything from crayons to push up bras to all kinds of cars. Apple is to blame. iPod and iTunes ads are highly coveted PR spots for any band, whether small, big or biggest in the world. It’s now acceptable that bands sell random junk to us (including the Wuggie).

But it’s not just on TV. Most music festivals are using corporate sponsorships to manage costs. Last year, Rage Against the Machine played on the AT&T stage at Lollapalooza. One of the most politically outspoken bands of the last decade was playing on a corporately sponsored stage. And no one cared! It doesn’t bother me that I saw Modest Mouse on the Bud Light stage or LCD Soundsystem on the Myspace stage or Girl Talk on the PBR Hipster Stereotype stage. If advertising can help subsidize ticket costs and get more bands, I’m all for sponsoring everything at a festival (this year, Rob Blagojevich sold naming rights for the fountain in Grant Park (Slightly dated, totally lame topical reference!))

Exceptions: I don’t want to see Bon Iver for the Wisconsin Board of Rural Tourism or the Arcade Fire for Crest White Strips (seriously, lets keep the Arcade Fire exclusively for soundtracking mindblowingly awesome movie trailers). But for the most part, I don’t mind this trend at all.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Happy June!!!

Welcome to June. My goal is to post 3-5 times a week this month. So keep reading. Also, watch this:

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Top 5 songs to miss High Fidelity to

5. MIA - Paper Planes (so overplayed)

4. Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey

3. Clarence Carter (Ooooh shit!) - Strokin'

2. Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime

1. Shwayze - Buzzin


Monday, May 4, 2009

Top 5 Albums to Study to

So this week is finals week. Lame times. So, to procrastinate, I thought about my favorite albums to study to. This is my top 5:

5. Funeral- Arcade Fire
One of my favorite albums period. Great study music and Wake Up can renew your soul after its been crushed by your organic chem test.

4. The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place- Explosions in the Sky
Instrumental music= Good to study to. Not as heavy as "Those Who Tell The Truth..." nice and mellow with great buildups. Especially Six Days at The Bottom of The Ocean

3. Kid A- Radiohead
First, I didn't just put this here because I love Radiohead. It's just that this album is great to put on in the background while you read monotonous text books. And who doesn't want to know How to Disappear Completely when your about to take a test! (I apologize, that was a terrible joke)

2. Takk...- Sigur Ros
Really any Sigur Ros will do. But Takk... is a little less reverby, more triumphant and just as hypnotizing as Agaetis Byrjun. Zach properly described their live show as being immersed in a warm blanket. The album might not be as warm blanketty but its close. Especially Glósóli

1. Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
The classic. One of the greatest jazz albums ever made. Anytime I have a paper to write or a test to study for this is what I put on first. So What

Ok. Tell me why I'm wrong. Good luck to anyone who has tests in the next few days/weeks.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Cool Kids: "Popcorn" and "Champions"

The Cool Kids are making some unbelievably good hip-hop right now. If you don't already have it, get last year's Bake Sale EP which is full of retro beats and summer jams. Later this year, Chuck Inglish and Mickey Rocks are going to release their first LP, When Fish Ride Bicycles. But before that drops there will be a new mixtape "Gone Fishing" which will hit the internet on Monday. Here are the first two leaked tracks "Popcorn" and "Champions." Both are really good, not as mind blowing as When Fish Ride Bicycle's first single "Pennies," yet they should be enough to hold you over until the LPs release.

They haven't released any summer dates yet other than the All Points West Festival in NY but if you get the chance to see them don't miss it. I caught them at last year's Outside Lands festival in SF and their set was one of the most fun of the weekend.

Edit: Here's the full mixtape if you don't already have it

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

JESUS!! (etcetera)

In case you missed the show last week, here are our top 5 songs about jesus in honor of our easter show.

1. Every song from the Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack
2. Jesus, etc. - Wilco
3. Personal Jesus - Johnny Cash
4. Jesus Don't Want me for a Sunbeam - Nirvana
5. Jesus Walks - Kanye West

We played this clip of the last 3 minutes of the BU-Miami NCAA DI Hockey National Championship Game on Sunday but it's impossible to watch too many times. Happy terrier day everyone.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Lots of Thigns Post

We haven't posted in a while so here's mega post to make up for it.

In the meantime. If you missed the Knux at BU Central last week. You missed this. Jump to 3:40 for some good times.

If the movie is as half as good as this trailer, Where the Wild Things Are is going to be my favorite movie of all time.

UNC just won the NCAA National Championship. Remember when this happened?


Zach, Garrett and maybe Peisin are going to Lollapalooza '09. Lineup announced next week!

Also. The Roots pulled out making it official. On May 8th. I will be seeing Wale at Harper's Ferry

Slow Kids show April 18th at the JSA. 5 Dollars. GOGOGO

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cut Copy

We are interviewing Cut Copy today at the House of Blues, you can listen to it next week on High Fidelity! And don't forget to listen to our interview with The Knux! Next sunday from 6-8.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sunday Sunday Sunday

Tune in Sunday for High Fidelity's exclusive interview with The Knux, who rocked BU Central last night.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Knux Video

As many of you know, we'll be interviewing the Knux when they come to BU Central on Friday. Here is their new video that debuted on MTV today.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Things: Band Bracket & YouTube Videos

So tomorrow is an important day. The NCAA Tournament begins at noon and ushers in weeks of little productivity as we watch games and root for schools like North Dakota State and Western Kentucky. In honor of this month the blog "We Listen For You" created a bracket of bands in its own tournament. Apparently they did this last year (Radiohead won!) and it seems cool. Here is the link, so if you feel like you need a break from deciding your 5-12 upset this is a good time waster.

Also, here are two great videos:

Ok. Make sure to listen to the show on Sunday. I will have a megapost of old shows on Sunday night as well.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

This Weeks Show

Here is this weeks show which was awesome. Last weeks Virgins interview should be up soon. Also check out Georgetown radio's High Fidelity with Akshay and Decker. It's a great show

High Fidelity 2/15 -
This is what we played:

Thursday, February 5, 2009


NYC Band THE VIRGINS will be at BU Central THIS SUNDAY Feb. 8 from 6 - 8 PM. They are playing a show Saturday Feb. 7 at Great Scott (21+).
Instead of being at the studio, High Fidelity will be streaming live from BU Central and interviewing The Virgins! Comeeeeeee meet them!!!

Facebook event:

Friday, January 30, 2009

Man of the Year

For being the coolest dude in the world. Last night Garrett stood outside in the cold looking for Roots tickets for the two of us. He only managed to get one. He then refused to take the ticket and go into the show, saying that the ticket was for me. For these actions, we here at High Fidelity are awarding Garrett Brooks "Man of the Year"

Sunday, January 25, 2009

First Show of The Semester! Streaming and Downloadable! Exciting!!!

Hope you enjoyed the first show of the semester. If you missed it, it is streaming and available for download at the bottom of this post. This is what we played:

Monday, January 19, 2009

Show One!

Sorry to anyone that tuned in. Expecting to hear our voices, and instead heard Women's Ice Hockey. Ew. We'll be back next week.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009


I did not find Julian in New York.