two cow garage — sweet saint me

Two Cow Garage — Sweet Saint Me. Out October 26, Suburban Home Records. Two Cow Garage is the best rock band you’ve never heard of. I’ve been waiting for Sweet Saint Me since last December, before Two Cow even started recording it, when I stood in Tir Na Nog and drank Maker’s Mark and talked…

two sentence reviews of new albums i listened to in march

shearwater @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. I slacked on album reviews this month — I had very important baseball things to attend to, yo — but here’s a grab bag of stuff I acquired and listened to this month. Sea Bear — We Built A Fire: Icelandic indie pop; this album sparkles in…

two cow garage @ local 506

two cow garage @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. and we’re all living for that one sweet fleeting feeling

micah schnabel @ tir na nog

micah schnabel @ tir na nog, originally uploaded by minervacat. Micah plays solo shows with an acoustic guitar with just as much energy and emotion as he plays Two Cow shows with his electric. It was well worth the late night and I can’t wait to see him again on Sunday.

micah schnabel — when the stage lights go dim

two cow garage @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. Micah Schnabel — When the Stage Lights Go Dim.  Out now, limited pressing; self-released/Surbuban Home Records. Most of the time, Micah Schnabel is the frontman for the Columbus, Ohio, cowpunk band Two Cow Garage; this is his first solo record, and in a lot of…

worth getting up for: october

two cow garage @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. Worth getting up for in October: the North Carolina State Fair; a proliferation of excellent national touring acts coming through the CH in specific and the NC at large; the word proliferation; dreaming of road trips; federal holidays1; the new Big Star box set, Keep…

an acoustic evening with trekky records

an acoustic evening with trekky records, originally uploaded by minervacat. I’m finding myself, this week, thinking about promotional photography pretty intensely — what makes a good promo photo, how to develop and pursue ideas and concepts in shooting promos, what I can do to make taking promos an experience that’s rewarding for me as a…

two cow garage @ local 506

two cow garage @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. Out last night to see solidly enjoyable sets from Austin Lucas and Two Cow Garage; I’ve wanted to catch 2CG since I picked up their 2008 release Speaking in Cursive and it just blew me away, and they didn’t disappoint — crazy energy, good songwriting,…