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Sep 19, 2014 MonkeyRobot commented on So You're Thinking About Starting a Band.
Emily, as usual, your incisive wit makes me laugh (fog machines, fuck yeah!) and the importance of a web presence is indeed a sad reality for many musicians who just want to play music for people and not deal with the headaches and costs of promoting one's band. However, this is bad advice: "No practice should go longer than two hours."

No. No. No. You don't stop after an hour of stoned noodling and munching on Pirate's Booty. You practice until you're fucking better than you were when you started that day and you can play your set perfectly even while blindfolded and deaf with violent hand cramps. Bands that people actually give two fucks about are great because they are determined and work their asses off.

Exhibit A: Black Flag and their notorious 8-hour practice sessions.
Nov 6, 2013 MonkeyRobot commented on Remember When El Corazon Was Graceland?.
The Rev Hydra! They were just on Audioasis this past weekend. I'm going to go listen to The PEEFs and pretend it's 2003 all over again, even if it means 5 more years of Bush in office.
Oct 10, 2013 MonkeyRobot reviewed Bombay Bistro.
Out of business as of October 2013.
Oct 7, 2013 MonkeyRobot commented on Fiona Apple Ejects Portland Heckler Last Night.
Fact-check: Mish Way is in White Lung, not fellow Vancouver punk outfit NΓΌ Sensae. Both rule.
Apr 5, 2013 MonkeyRobot commented on Haunted Horses Video Premiere for New Song "The Moons March".
Delightfully trippy and creepy. The convulsing blonde reminds me of Floria Sigismondi's darker videos. Heavy, sweaty show at the In last night!
Mar 7, 2013 MonkeyRobot commented on Get a Load of This: MTNS' All Songs Are Spells.
"Shrill Eyes..." would be the perfect soundtrack for this:….
Feb 22, 2013 MonkeyRobot commented on The Jazz Diaspora: Let's Get Tiny.
Great post. Way to jazz up LineOut. I'm looking forward to future articles, especially some hard bop love.
Feb 22, 2013 MonkeyRobot commented on "This Music Is Bananas," Says NPR.
Wow! I need more musical fruit in my life.
Feb 8, 2013 MonkeyRobot commented on OFF! Tour Not On.
Goddamn it. Get well, Off.
Sep 26, 2012 MonkeyRobot commented on Three Must-See Acts at Decibel That Might Be Flying Under Your Radar.
Any Dec Fest shows going on for under $15 for all us broke-ass booty-shakers?