The Breton Sound Owns its Ambition

The Breton Sound plays arena-sized rock in indie-sized rooms. Many of the band’s models are pop classicists—The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Big Star—but the results are closer in spirit and sound to Weezer and Foo Fighters. It’s no coincidence that when the band performed a couple of Desert Island Disc shows last year, they covered Pinkerton and The Colour & The Shape from end to end.

My Spilt Milk's New Orleans Music Awards News: Breton Sound and Fest Cola are In, Voting Starts Monday

It’s voting season. On Saturday, South Carolina and Nevada will weigh in on the next presidential candidates, and on Monday you can vote for the winners in My Spilt Milk’s New Orleans Music Awards. We’ll have our ballot up Monday along with a write-in option to make sure that your voices are heard.

The Breton Sound Is in the Front Row

[Update] When Foo Fighters performed in the front window of Preservation Hall, The Breton Sound’s Jonathan Pretus made it to the front row. Nola.com ran a photo of him, his wife Julia and his brother Brian from punk band Pears separated by a barrier and three feet from Dave Grohl, and the band’s recent EP makes his affection for the band clear.

Xmas not Christmas

Earlier this Christmas season, someone posted belligerently on Facebook that it's "Christmas," not "Xmas," that the holiday is celebrating the birth of Christ, but that we all need to respect his beliefs and not get into a fight. Putting aside the let's fight/not fight tone of that message, sometimes it is Xmas. It certainly is on The Madd Wikkid's new NSFW "Keep the X in Xmas," a new holiday mashup that's online now.

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