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by Nicolson
Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Anyone ever use a Boostaroo?
Replies: 5
Views: 2421

Well, I'd still love to hear opinions, but I think after looking at reviews (pretty good overall) and price ($35) that I'm going to just go ahead and get one. My only hesitation: Boostaroo says it can increase volume 400%--and my ipod has a dangerous little habit of the volume going crazy and spikin...
by Nicolson
Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Anyone ever use a Boostaroo?
Replies: 5
Views: 2421

Anyone ever use a Boostaroo?

Just wondering: I have a new pair of AKG K81 headphones that sound great but aren't very well driven on my 5th gen Ipod. It's not terrible, but I could definitely use a bit of a boost. Has anyone has ever used the portable headphone amp called the "Boostaroo Revolution"? And what kind of l...
by Nicolson
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sad day for Wilco fans
Replies: 28
Views: 5816

Bet you won't catch *them* chowing down at a Chipotle...
by Nicolson
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sad day for Wilco fans
Replies: 28
Views: 5816

Um, a little perspective here? Yes, it sucks for your friends, no denying that. But, Wilco is consistently one of the bands that does more for their fans than any other. I just saw them at the Riviera here in Chicago, and they were amazing--and poured everything they had into their extra-long set an...
by Nicolson
Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sad day for Wilco fans
Replies: 28
Views: 5816

Happy day for Wilco fans

A good band gets more exposure, SNL books an act I actually want to see for once--and the band will make it up to the fans of the ONE--count it, one--show they're postponing. Sheesh, have a heart. If you love a band, why not let them enjoy their successes once in a while? P.S. - I'm not so sure SNL ...
by Nicolson
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Chicago bands to play with - Advice for a friend?
Replies: 0
Views: 806

Chicago bands to play with - Advice for a friend?

Hey all - I have an acquaintance whose band, Caterpillar Tracks, is playing at Quenchers on Dec. 1. Last time they were in town they played with Quatre Tete and Bearclaw--but those bands aren't available this time. They're looking for recommendations of local bands that could maybe play with them on...
by Nicolson
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Help identifying a band?
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Well, blow me down...you know, I was so convinced it wasn't Ben Kweller, but now I look at a couple of pictures of him I think maybe I was getting him mixed up with some other Ben in my head. I think you could totally be right. (Something about the fuzzy hair and the sweater seems right-on.) I'm sti...
by Nicolson
Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Help identifying a band?
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Definitely not the National, and I'm checking, but I don't think Bellweather either. I'm pretty sure it was 3 guys (maybe 4, though the camera stayed pretty much on bass and guitar players, so I might've missed someone in the back. There was definitely drummer in back.) My memory is hazy, but I thin...
by Nicolson
Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Help identifying a band?
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Thanks guys, but no dice on either count. (I kind of think that maybe the originally scheduled guest bailed and these kids might've been a last-minute fill-in, since I can't find any record of them on the show's web site.)

Thanks for the try though.
by Nicolson
Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Help identifying a band?
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Help identifying a band?

Okay... I've looked on the web and had no luck with this. There was a band a week or so ago on Last Call with Carson Daly (I think that's what it was...it was late and I was channel surfing). Very young, all boys. Reminded me of a younger, peppier Uncle Tupelo. They were singing some song about Jesu...

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