Hey, kids! It's RFC round up time! And this month, we're gonna be doing things a little bit different. While some dang awesome things happened in November, we're mostly gonna concentrate on what ya'll missed when you little indie-ans and chillgrams were out of town, bondin' with your fams, the RFC ball kept rollin' - And not only did some great posts go up that might have been underscored by tryptophan, but sister sites Mezzic and Indie College rocked it too! Take a look at these choice cuts, why don't ya'?
- Gun Lake made their RFC debut, thanks to Abby Holmes, who reviewed the band's lead song off their forthcoming debut, "Cliffhanger". Now you can understand why EIC Amber is so damn taken by these Michigan boys!
- Speaking of Miss Holmes, she gave the darling Very Truly Yours a pretty sweet review. Get a load of her wordsmithing! I mean, shoot, the girl can title an article, am I right?
- And, of course, while this was going on, Amber was listening to some dude-fronted alt-country. Namely, Old 97's!
- On Thanksgiving itself, new recruit Bill Baker continued his reign of RFC awesomeness, and Steven showed ya'll what you missed if you didn't see Andrew Jackson Jihad's latest jaunt to the windy city. And the day after, Abby (who was a superstar this month!) attempted to awake you all from your food comas with some Cee Lo covering Band of Horses!
- RFC collectively has been getting pumped for Mittenfest, which will see the aforementioned Gun Lake take the stage alongside such Michigan darlings as Frontier Ruckus, Chris Bathgate, and a band Abby reviewed for Indie College, Lightning Love! They're a favorite around these parts for a reason. If you haven't picked up on their greatness yet from yours truly, it might be best if you come around before their second album hits the proverbial shelves next year.
Elsewhere on the internet...
- If you missed Jonny Corndawg at Schubas a few weeks back, Amber reviewed Corndawg's masterpiece I'm Not Ready To Be A Daddy for Mezzic. Are masterpiece too big of words for a country act you haven't heard? UM, NO. LISTEN TO CORNDAWG AND REALIZE HIS AWESOMENESS FOR YOURSELF.
Kanye and Kid Cudi, while Amber sat around and listened to her favorite folk noir record of all time, Timber Timbre's 2009 debut! (She encourages you all to click the link in the Timber Timbre article that says "Grizzly Bear".)
- Not to be outdone, Indie College burnt up the internet with some smokin' hot reviews of Jeremy Messersmith's The Reluctant Graveyard and our fave local boys, Archie Powell & The Exports rockin' debut. Is it vain for Amber to call her own work so awesome? Probably. By the way, she wrote an editorial about how Brand New is the best break up music ever! No word on how the former Mister Valentine reacted to her less than pleasant depiction of that time he dumped her.
Who's ready for December?!