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Hello, i am Brendan Sponge. I would like to welcome you to EvilSponge, a cultural critique site. My minions have gathered together reviews of recorded music, live music, films, and television shows. Please feel free to peruse the site at your leisure. And check back regularly, as we post new reviews quite often.




What's Coming?

Thu.5.Apr: Pontiak at The EARL.
Fri.6.Apr: PacificUV at The Drunken Unicorn.
Sat.7.Apr: School of Seven Bells at The EARL.
Sat.14.Apr: The Magnetic Fields at The Variety Playhouse.
Mon.16.Apr: The Boxer Rebellion at Vinyl.
Thu.19.Apr: Chairlift at The EARL.
Tue.24.Apr: Disappears at The EARL.
Fri.27.Apr: Bear In Heaven at The EARL.
Sat.12.May: Mastodon and Opeth at Masquerade Music Park.
Sun.13.May: Spiritualized at The Variety Playhouse.
Mon.14.May: M83 at The Buckhead Theater.
Thu.24.May: Yann Tiersen at The Variety Playhouse.
Fri.25.May: Maps and Atlases at The EARL.
Fri.8.Jun: Mogwai at Center Stage.
Sat.9.Jun: Xiu Xiu at The EARL.


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What's New?

     Album: Ghostory by School of Seven Bells
     Concert: ATTENTION SYSTEM w/ Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun; I Was Totally
                  Destroying It; and Shawn Zuzek
on Friday.9.March.2012
     Novel: The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
     Tracks: Promo tracks from the first third of 2012 (some free downloads)

     Album: Hymns by Cardinal
     Album: Alma by England in 1819
     Album: Tender Is the Night by Golden Glow
     Album: Weekends by PacifcUV
     Album: Now We Can See by The Thermals
     Album: Conatus by Zola Jesus
     Novels: The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

     Album: Feel It Break by Austra
     EP: Brave Irene by Brave Irene
     Novel: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
     Remix Compilation: We Move Forward by The Silent League

     Album: So Beautiful Or So What by Paul Simon
     Album: Wildfire by Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun
     Concert: THE PURKINJE SHIFT on Friday.20.January.2012
     EP: The Sailors by Rah Rah

     Album: Zig Zaj by Boom Bip
     Album: Civilian by Wye Oak
     EP: Fireworks by Shackleton
     Novel: Dragonwyck by Anya Seton

Happy 2012, gentle readers. As is traditionaly, we have gathered together our thoughts on the year 2011 for your reading pleasure.
     Best Of Lists: Archen lists the most enjoyable of the many, many books she read in 2011.
     Best Of Lists: Indoor Miner talks music.
     Best Of Lists: Infinity Milk talks about enjoyable records.
     Best Of Lists: Inspector Jason discusses music, movies, and books.
     Best Of Lists: Malimus lists some records he enjoyed.
     Best Of Lists: Mr. Pharmacist lists some records.
     Best Of Lists: PostLibyan discusses music in many formats, and movies.
     Best Of Lists: Tracers reminisces about the years trends.

     Album: Travel Book by Arpline
     Album: Flouresence by Asobi Seksu
     Album: Bring The Exhibits, Part The Second of Four: Golden The Ship Was -
                   Oh! Oh! Oh
by Dressed In Wires
     Album: Forge a New Noize by Gestalt
     Album: The Rustle of the Stars by Richard Knox & Frédéric D. Oberland
     Album: We Move Through Negative Spaces by Kontakte
     Album: Exitudes by Saso
     Album: Corner of the World by Solus3
     Album: A Winged Victory For the Sullen by A Winged Victory For the Sullen
     Concert: TIJUANA HERCULES w/ with Superpill on Friday.18.November.2011
     Concert: TODAY THE MOON, TOMORROW THE SUN w/ New Terminus on
     Novel: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

     Album: N-Plants by Biosphere
     Album: Native Speaker by Braids
     Album: Mountain Smashers by By Surprise
     Album: Our Future Selves by Shuteye Unison
     Novel: Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
     Novel: Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llyweyln
     Novel: Mad Kestral by Misty Massey
     Novel: The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte

     Album: Dead Legs & Alibis by Dark Captain
     Album: September Sun by Grimble Grumble
     Album: The Crooked Debut Of... by Michele Bombatomica
     Album: Tara Jane O'Neil and Nikaido Kitsumi by Tara Jane O'Neil and Nikaido Kitsumi
     Album: Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier by Sun Airway
     EP: Invsible White by Ancestors
     EP: Corpse King by Lil Daggers
     EP: Beau Celeste by Rx Gibbs
     EP: Frozen Trees by Wing and Hollow

     Album: Invitation by Dominant Legs
     Concert: DOMINANT LEGS w/ Sunglasses on Friday.7.October.2011
     Novel: Good Night, Mr. Holmes by Carole Nelson Douglas
     Novel: Imager by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
     Novel: Wizards' Country by Daphne Rooke
     Novel: The Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart

     Album: Undeveloped by Ohgr

     Album: Inner Firmaments Decay by All Over Everywhere
     Album: Bears by Diamond Gloss
     Album: Grizzzy Bear by Grizzzy Bear
     Album: The Stone Turntable by Transglobal Underground
     Concert: THE NIGHTINGALES on Friday.27.May.2011
     Concert: WILD SWANS on Saturday.11.June.2011
     Concert: SUPERCHUNK w/ The Dodos and Times New Viking on Thursday.6.September.2011
     Concert: BRAIDS w/ Pepper Rabbit and Painted Palms on Saturday.10.September.2011
     EP: Brothers In Law by Brothers In Law
     Festival: CHESTER ROCKS featuring Tommy Scott & the Red Scare, The Lightning Seeds, Feeder,
                 The Suzukis, Shaun William Ryder, Owls*, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Amsterdam, Iggy
                 and the Stooges, Leftfield
on Sunday.3.July.2011
     Novel: Across the Nightingale Floor: The Sword of the Warrior by Lian Hearn

     Album: Heres Where the Strings Come In by Superchunk
     Album: Indoor Living by Superchunk
     Album: Come Pick Me Up by Superchunk
     EP: Laughter Guns by Superchunk
     Novel: Come the Night by Susan Krinard
     Special Announcement: The review immediately above is two types of new for EvilSponge. Not only is it our first ever book review, but it is the first review penned by Archen. Welcome her to the family, and look for more book reviews in the future.

     Album: Breaking Hearts by Rah Rah
     Album: Foolish by Superchunk
     Album: Compact Disc by SWTHRT
     Compilation: Tossing Seeds (Singles 89-91) by Superchunk
     Compilation: Incidental Music 1991-95 by Superchunk

     Album: No Pocky For Kitty by Superchunk
     Album: On the Mouth by Superchunk

     Album: Whistle And I'll Come To You, My Lad by Lovecraft
     Album: Superchunk by Superchunk
     Band Info: Superchunk
     Concert: ARCHERS OF LOAF w/ David Dondero and Cobra Horse on Friday.22.July.2011
     Concert: ARCHERS OF LOAF w/ Electric Owls and Fan Modine on Saturday.23.July.2011
     EP Download: What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger? by What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

     Album: All the Nations Airports by Archers of Loaf
     Album: White Trash Heroes by Archers of Loaf
     Album: Sit Resist by Laura Stevenson and the Cans
     Concert: THE FLAMING LIPS w/ British Sea Power and OK Go on Saturday.2.July.2011
     Download: Machines The Listened, a remix compilation of tracks by The Delta Mirror

     Album: Blueprints by Celluloid
     Album: Tragol De Rova by Lucertulas
     Compilation: The Speed of Cattle by Archers of Loaf
     Download: A Pulsating History by Maps and Diagrams
     EP: Love and Found by Backseat Dreamer
     EP: Start Stop by Fava Beats

     Album: Going Steady by Rah Rah
     EP: Girls by We All Have Hooks For Hands

     Album: Vs. The Greatest of All Time by Archers of Loaf
     Album: Vee Vee by Archers of Loaf
     Album: Take Time by Jupiter Watts
     Album: Watch Me Fall by Jay Reatard
     Album: Guilty Rainbow by Roommate
     Announcement: The Jay Reatard review might be for a slightly older record, but it represents
            the first work here for new Minion Infinity Milk. Make him welcome folks.

     Concert: WHITE LIES w/ Asobi Seksu and Sun Airway on Saturday.21.May.2011

     Album: Raptureland by Alphabet Saints
     Album: Icky Mettle by Archers of Loaf
     Album: Bordeaux by Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd
     Album: Galaxsea by Lunar Dunes
     Album: With Our Heads in the Clouds and Our Hearts in the Fields by Sleeping Dog
     Concert: DURAN DURAN on Monday.4.April.2011
     Concert: ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN w/ Jungle on Thursday.5.May.2011

     Concert: BRITISH SEA POWER w/ A Classic Education on Sunday.17.April.2011
     Concert: JUPITER WATTS w/ What Happened to Your Fire, Tiger? and Spirits on
     EP: Bible Belt by Dry the River

     Album: Ternary by Sorry No Ferrari
     Concert: LITTLE TYBEE w/ Venice Is Sinking and Do It To Julia on Saturday.2.April.2011
     Concert: THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART w/ Twin Shadow and Gold-Bears on


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