Who is Mummy Train? The worst lists list; Brad Hoshaw tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:39 pm August 28, 2012

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

While clicking around the ol’ Facebook — and after receiving a message from a reader — I discovered the Facebook fanpage for a new band called Mummy Train. Just who is in this new band? Well, according to their Facebook page, Mummy Train consists of members of Conduits — specifically Jenna Morrison, Patrick Newbery and Mike Overfield. They describe themselves as an “experimental music project” whose influences include Bjork, The Knife, Cat Power, St. Vincent, Fever Ray, Yeasayer and Beck. Sounds intriguing. Mummy Train will make its (second) stage debut next Thursday, Sept. 6, at House of Loom following a Women in Music panel discussion. More info on that event here.

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Last week LA Weekly posted a list of its “20 Worst Hipster Bands” that spread across the Social Media griddle like wildfire, igniting hipster tempers with every viral post. In what likely is a reaction to that article, Prefix Magazine has posted its list of the Five Worst Music Lists.

Coming in at No. 5: Prefix’s own Top 10 Lyrics on Bright Eyes’ Lifted… So is that supposed to be a shot at themselves or at Bright Eyes? The LA Weekly‘s Worst Hipster list came in at No. 3 (by the way, how did the Weekly‘s list of “Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time” (LCD Soundsystem, Raconteurs, Fleet Foxes, Animal Collective and Sex Pistols) not make this list?).

The No. 1 worst list honor went to Rolling Stones magazine’s list of “Women Who Rock.” Sexist? Well, here’s how Prefix‘s Sasha Geffen put it, “Women make very few appearances in the publication’s many hyperbolic lists, which, while purporting to be gender-neutral, insist that the best of most music was made by men. So women get their own list, which is the journalistic equivalent of saying, ‘Yeah, she’s a pretty good musician–for a woman.'” Check out the rest of the Prefix list here.

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Brad Hoshaw plays a solo set tonight at The Barley Street Tavern, opening for Philadelphia singer/songwriter boog and Matt Cox Band. $5, 9 p.m.

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Read Tim McMahan’s blog daily at Lazy-i.com — an online music magazine that includes feature interviews, reviews and news. The focus is on the national indie music scene with a special emphasis on the best original bands in the Omaha area. Copyright © 2012 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.

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