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[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]


 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]


 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum

January 25, 2001
From time to time we here at the LAS offices put on fun little get togethers here in Champaign at a place called Foudini's. Apart from having a funny name, Foudini's is also one of the few establishments on Green Street in Champaign (the main East-West artery through the gaudiest stretch of "campustown") without a liquor license. While our friend Vlad, who runs the joint, sorts out the bureaucracy of greasing the appropriate palms in City Hall, he's been kind enough to lend us his establishment for the purpose of entertaining ourselves and others. And so it was with great enthusiasm that I took a call from John Davis several weeks ago, and with even more zest and zeal that we welcomed Q And Not U, along with Ted Leo and his Pharmacists Chris and Dave, into the warm confines of our sleepy little office. No booze was no problem for Davis and company at Foudini's, as the quartet, fueled by Smart Water and rocking capris like it was nobody's business, kicked out jam after adrenalized jam, prodding and poking at the space between themselves and a typically lethargic swarm of just-so-coifed indie rockers until even the most over-it hipster was clapping along and getting D-O-W-N. Here's five images from last night.

SEE ALSO: www.myspace.com/qandnotu
SEE ALSO: www.dischord.com
SEE ALSO: www.tedleo.com

Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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