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Corey Chats with Tim Kasher of Cursive Corey O'Brien | Evenings / Music Director
02/13/2012 | Filed In: Cursive | Tim Kasher | Corey O'Brien | Corey | Urban Lounge | Valentines Day | Valentine's Day

Corey Chats with Tim Kasher of Cursive

I had a nice chat with Tim Kasher of Cursive about the new album, "I Am Gemini" (2/21) and their show tomorrow night at the Urban Lounge.  Listen in...

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Anberlin Interview Corey O'Brien | Evenings / Music Director
12/16/2011 | Filed In: Anberlin | X96 | Corey O'Brien | Christmas | Xmas | Free Show | Gallivan Center | Stephen | Nate

Anberlin Interview

Here is my interview with Anberlin before their free show yesterday.  I am not great at interviewing people so enjoy.

Thanks,

Corey

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Our Top Ten Albums of 2011 Corey O'Brien | Evenings / Music Director
11/23/2011 | Filed In: Top Ten 2011 | top ten | 2011 | corey o'brien | todd nuke'em | richie t | music | best of | best of 2011 | best albums of 2011 | best albums | recommended

Our Top Ten Albums of 2011

Well, I decided to put of some of our favorite albums of 2011 up a little early this year. I have to say there were some pretty big disappoints for me from some of my favorite bands The Rapture (normally my favorite band to snowboard to), The Beastie Boys, Arctic Monkeys, Dredg had an amazingly awful album, Cold War Kids lost the piano I loved in their songs and my attention with it, The Decemberists surprised me with the most boring thing I heard all year with "The King Is Dead." On the other hand, I was surprised how much I enjoyed Red Hot Chili Peppers "I'm With You" though I was prepared to hate it. I was bummed by The White Stripes official break-up as my Facebook was flooded with condolences from friends only to have Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears fill in the bluesy hole in my heart. I could go on and on. I am X96's cranky critic and music director. 2011 is a year where folk-rock launched into the cosmos with Mumford and Sons and a sing-songy English woman couldn't not be avoided no matter where you went. Here are the top ten albums of 2011 from some of our staff.  We argue over music all the time. I will follow up this blog with some favorite picks from some folks in Utah that influence some of my music tastes. -Corey

Corey O'Brien Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears "Scandalous" Bright Eyes "The People's Key" Cage the Elephant "Happy Birthday, Thank You" Grouplove "Never Trust a Happy Song" Does It Offend You Yeah? "Don't Say We Didn't Warn You" Pendulum "Immersion" The Strokes "Angles" Foster the People "Torches" Spank Rock Everything Is Boring and Everyone is a F**king Liar" Red Hot Chili Peppers "I'm With You" (if I had heard the Black Keys album "El Camino" I am sure it would have made it)

 

Todd Nuke'em Blink 182 "Neighborhoods" Cage the Elephant "Happy Birthday, Thank You" Coldplay "Mylo Xyloto" Foo Fighters "Wasting Light" Foster the People "Torches" Brogan Kelby "Skylights" Panic at the Disco "Vices and Virtues" Rise Against "Endgame" Switchfoot "Vice Verses" Yellowcard "When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes" Richie T. Blink 182 "Neighborhoods" Coldplay "Mylo Xyloto" Flogging Molly "Speed of Darkness" Manchester Orchestra "Simple Math" New Found Glory "Radiosurgery" Panic at the Disco "Vices and Virtues" Red Hot Chili Peppers "I'm With You" Rise Against "Endgame" She Wants Revenge "Valleyheart" Various Artists "Rave On, Buddy Holly: A Tribute"

Heidi: the Sales Princess Adele "21" Angels and Airwaves "Love Part II (To The Stars)" The Black Keys "El Camino" Bright Eyes "The People's Key" Fleet Foxes "Helplessness Blues" Foster the People "Torches" Hollywood Undead "American Tragedy" The Naked & Famous "Passive Me, Aggressive You" The Strokes "Angles" Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman "World Wide Revel Songs" Kandy Kane: The Self-Proclaimed Sales Queen The Airborne Toxic Event "All At Once" Angels and Airwaves "Love Part II (To The Stars)" Cage the Elephant "Happy Birthday, Thank You" Florence and the Machine "Ceremonials" Foster the People "Torches" Grouplove "Never Trust a Happy Song" The Joy Formidible "The Big Roar" The Naked & Famous "Passive Me, Aggressive You" Switchfoot "Vice Verses" Broken Bells "Meyrin Fields" El "Mike" Jefe Adele "21" The Airborne Toxic Event "All At Once" Awolnation "Megalithic Symphony" Beastie Boys "Hot Sauce Committee Part Two" Cage the Elephant "Happy Birthday, Thank You" Foster the People "Torches" Green Day "Awesome As F**k" The Naked & Famous "Passive You, Aggressive Me" Red Hot Chili Peppers "I'm With You" Blink 182 "Neighborhoods" Dude Buddy Adam Arctic Monkeys "Suck It and See"

Awolnation "MEgalithic Symphony"

Ben Harper "Give Till It Hurts"

Cake "Showroom of Compassion"  

Cole War Kids "Mine Is Yours"

Death Cab For Cutie "Codes and Keys"

Eddie Vedder "Ukulele Songs"

Flogging Molly "Speed of Darkness"

Radiohead "The King of Limbs"

Social Distortion "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes"  

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New Black Keys Song/Video "Lonely Boy" Corey O'Brien | Evenings / Music Director
10/26/2011 | Filed In: Black Keys | Corey | Lonely Boy | new music | music video | dance | hi-def | hi def | def hi

New Black Keys Song/Video

I am going to attempt to make my own version of this video today. I just need to find the right location and the right motel office in Salt Lake to stand in front of. I suggest you do the same and send it to me. Make sure you watch this full screen in 1080p and dance to it.

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LISTEN: New Fiona Apple Track Corey O'Brien | Evenings / Music Director
| Filed In: Corey O'Brien | Soundcloud | music | fiona apple | fiona | every single night | new music

LISTEN: New Fiona Apple Track

Needless to say Fiona has been M.I.A. (get it?) since 2005's "Extraordinary Machine" but she has risen with a new track from her upcoming album, "The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do."  Yup, that is really what it's called.  How nice would it be to only have to produce work every 7 years?  Either way, I am glad she did.  I've always had a soft spot in my cynical heart for Fiona.  Enjoy the simply soothing song.

 

- Corey

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