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Mario Speedwagon’s Under The Radar News Roundup

Posted in Internet, Music, Tiny Mix Tapes with tags , , , , , on April 3, 2009 by Mario Speedwagon

Man Man Tour With Cursive And Gogol Bordello, Merge Fest Initial Details Announced, Mastodon Set To Tour, All Points West Festival Tickets On Sale Now… read all about it at


The Bruno Trailer

Posted in Movies, Music with tags , , on April 3, 2009 by Mario Speedwagon

I’m not sure what I think about the Bruno trailer yet. Nudity, dildos, fashion, and a NC-17 rating, as of now.

This weekend in Athens/Atlanta… (Mario-Approved)

Friday, April 3
40 Watt — Hope For Agoldensummer, Athens Boys Choir (9PM, $5)
The Earl — Modern Skirts, Trances Arc, AutoVaughn (9PM, $10)
Farm 255 — Don Chambers, Jacob Morris, Mother Jackson (10PM, $Free)
Flicker Theater — Kilroy, Gabe Vodicka (8:30PM, $5)
Go Bar — Sports! (DJ) (10PM, $Free)
Star Bar — Subrig Destroyer, Whores, The Dumps, Nations (9PM, $7)

Saturday, April 4
40 Watt — The Whigs, Dark Meat, The Sammies (9PM, $15)
Caledonia Lounge — A Armada, Bronzed Chorus, O’Brother, Rova Zetella (9:30PM, $5)
Drunken Unicorn — Jeffrey Butzer, A Fight To The Death, Dancer Vs. Politician (9PM, $5)
Little Kings Shuffle Club — DJ Mahogany (DJ) (10PM, $Free)

Sunday, April 5
Farm 255 — The Strange Boys, The Coathangers (11PM, $Free)

Bacon Fest 2009

Posted in Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by Mario Speedwagon

My friend Richard is having BACON FEST ’09 this weekend on Sunday, April 5. Bacon Fest, as stated on the official Facebook entry, started as a good/horrible idea between two dudes (Richard and Alex) and has how expanded in to a annual event. I’m not quite sure what bacony treat I will be making these year. I’ve been searching on Tastespotting for some ideas. Here is what I have so far:

Bacon & Egg Toast Cups

I’m a huge fan of breakfast.

Bacon Wrapped Dates, Stuffed With Almonds And Goat Cheese

A classic. Bacon wrapped things are usually a hit.

Bacon, Tomato, Mozzarella Cups

These almost seem like they might be healthy…ish. Weird.

Bacon Wrapped Hotdog

I probably should be disgusted by this, but I’m not.

Chipotle Lime Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Again with bacon wrapped things.

Suggestions are greatly appreciated. I also really need one of my friends to wear this.

“One Day” – The Juan MacLean
“Weed Wine & Wankers (SLUTTT Remix)” – Miss Odd Kidd
“Click Click (featuring E-40)” – MSTRKRFT

Upcoming Tours For Bands I Dig; Plus LOST

Posted in Music, Television with tags , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by Mario Speedwagon


Lost last night was a serious snooze-fest. I guess I don’t want to talk about specifics too much, since there are probably people out there who haven’t watched it yet, but everything that was “revealed” last night was a total DUH. It was also a Kate episode, and while I guess in season one I kind of liked Kate and thought her character was interesting, now I think she’s boring, selfish, a whiner and kind of a bitch. I’m getting a bit antsy because there is only about twenty or so episodes left of Lost and shit better start gettin’ ‘splained. Next weeks episode looks like it might be awesome. A John Locke vs. Ben Linus throw-down is exactly what I need. On a side note: Kate was all up ons some Roger “Workman” Linus last night too, which was weird. Maybe she has a fondness for scruffy drunks.

Titus Andronicus are hitting the road this June with Lucero for the first half and Ted Leo/Rx for the second half. They’ll be playing Athens on June 11, so that means I get the Ted Leo/Rx show (Jersey in the house.) You can check out tour dates for Titus Andronicus on the Beggers website and Ted Leo/Rx on the Touch & Go website.

Man Man are heading out with Cursive (let me mention how their album title Mama, I’m Swollen makes me feel icky,) and playing a few select dates with Gogol Bordello. Their tour runs from mid-April to early-June. You can find the dates over at Pitchfork.

I suspect there should be more bands touring soon while they make their way to various summer festivals. Stay tuned.


“The Numbered Head (Robert Pollard cover)” – Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
“Upon Viewing Brueghels ‘Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus'” – Titus Andronicus
“From The Hips” – Cursive