This might be the shortest story of all time but I feel compelled to write something about the economy and how it has made a difference in the music industry. Well, maybe not as deep at the music industry in its entirety, but at least the selling of vinyl and hard to find David Bowie records.

This past weekend I found myself in Atomic Records in Milwaukee, WI buying records with a cool dude. I was obviously looking for anything with David Bowie on it and of course I found a 3-disc compilation of his “lost years” aptly named “David Bowie: Secrets of my Lost Years 1969-1973”. Holy Shit!

Needless to expand further upon, I was ecstatic.

Let me tell you something more exciting. It was $15.

Another tidbit of awesomeness, I found “ChangesThreeBowie” for $9. Bowied out? Never.

Here’s a cool video for you to enjoy featuring Mr. Bowie:

Photos and Write-Up by Chris Weiss

Photos and Write-Up by Chris Weiss

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Photos and Write-Up by Chris Weiss

Photos and Write-Up by Chris Weiss

Following The Gaslight Anthem and Thrice, Alkaline Trio took the stage to show that they could continue the throwdown of punk rock, and that Rise Against would have to bring it louder, harder, and stronger if they wanted to raise the bar that Trio brought.

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Photos by Chris Weiss & Write-up by Carly Doenges

Photos by Chris Weiss & Write-up by Carly Doenges

With bands such as A Gaslight Anthem, Thrice, and Alkaline Trio opening, Rise Against had quite the standard set for them to live up to at their recent show at the Pageant. (more…)

Photos and Write-Up by Chris Weiss

Photos and Write-Up by Chris Weiss

Coming out in a whirlwind of piano rock, Ohio-natives Relient K lit up The Pageant in Saint Louis, Missouri to cap off the night as the headlining band for the Uncle Fest Tour.  (more…)

Photos and Write-Up by Chris Weiss

Photos and Write-Up by Chris Weiss

Although I had never heard or seen Ludo live before the night of the Uncle Fest Tour in their home town of Saint Louis, Missouri, I was told by friends and strangers alike that they would certainly bring the show and wouldn’t disappoint.  So when Andrew Volpe walked out on stage dressed in a banana suit, followed by a handful of gorillas, I knew their set was going to be a sweet, power pop indulgence.

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Photos and write-up by Keith Mokris

Just as the sun was coming out, Street Drum Corps opened up their set on the main stage at Projekt Revolution. The drumming was relentless and the crowd loved every second. The trio brought a style all of their own to the Revolution.

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