Best of 2020: Jon’s List

Best of 2020

Since every minute of every day in this year of our Lord 2020 seems hyperattenuated to *gestures vaguely at all of this*,  you don’t need me to remind you of anything. If you are reading this, you survived, and I hope that continues. While I count mine (and my family’s) survival as the accomplishment of the year, other things I didn’t hate were the Domestikwom EP I put out in June titled Wallowing in Misery, along with launching a full fledged website for fellow Nine Circler Chris and I’s movie podcast Cinema Dual.

I was also able to pull focus long enough to check out some albums this year, and unlike the year that spawned them, I was pretty impressed. Hopefully you find something you like or even something new. Best of luck next year.   Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 148 (9.26.2020)

playlist - mixtape

Welcome to another exciting edition of our weekly mixtape series. On deck for today: the new single from Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle’s collaborative album, one of my favorite Lantlôs songs, and some new Deftones for good measure. All this and more at the link below.

– Vincent

Donuts & CANTO: Baroness, Judas Priest, Deftones and more!

baroness band photo 2017
Baroness

July 19, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, Baroness have been announced as the headliner of something called the Brewtal Beer Fest out in Pittsburgh. They’re the only band on the bill that I really could give two shits about, but hey, at least there’ll be some good breweries!

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Donuts & CANTO: Deftones, Venom Inc., Tribulation and more!

deftones band photo
Deftones

May 31, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, Deftones have announced the Swerve City IPA — the band’s second collaboration with San Diego-based Belching Beaver Brewery. No idea how Deftones and beer go together, but “Swerve City” is one of my favorite tunes of theirs, so…worth a shot?

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CANTO: Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, At The Drive In, and more

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“Quit moaning about fate and change, stand up on your feet and rise. With every fall you get the pain, you learn the lesson. Start now, open your eyes.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey