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Monday, April 10th, 2006
1:21 pm
roli_20 In The Sun is pretty cool. I saw that James Iha (from Smashing Pumpkins) and Chris Martin from (Cold Play) are also in it.

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Friday, March 31st, 2006
5:22 am - A special recording project for the battered gulf coast
sweet420tart will.i.am (Black Eyed peas) along with Michael Stipe (R.E.M) and others, are helping victims or Hurrican Katrina. The Sundance Channel is doing a short documentary film on it. http://www.sundancechannel.com/inthesun

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Monday, March 7th, 2005
1:37 pm - Dillinger Escape Plan review

So a couple of month ago, on feb 6th,after a long weekend, I went to see dillinger escape plan and the end at club soda. And what a show it was…I had very low expectations and was really surprised, both bands gave an excellent performance, dillinger especially.
First I must mention that I will not review the first 2 open acts because I got to the showa bit late and missed them.
The end lived up to what I had heard about them, they were excellent and a very well picked opening act for dillinger I might add. They got the crowd preppedfor dillinger by displaying enough enthusiasm as well as great musicianship.
When dillinger got on, I was pretty excited. I had not been listening to them for a long time, but they had already made it to my top10 favorite albums of 2004. On cd, they showed an unbelievable amount of talent and musicianship and this was only more obvious when seen live. Their talent was easily heard through their performances.
And on top of being able to witness such an awesome performance form the dillinger escape plan, the ambience was great because there was so scenester,only fans, metal heads and a few hardcore kids here and there. Which made this an overall great show, too bad it started pretty late and there was so many bands playing.. I give it 8 mathcore thumbs up!

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1:35 pm - taste of chaos review

Taste of Chaos review

Take the essence of warped tour( angry mallrats, merch and overpriced food), add to this too many scenesters and bad hairdos and a stage sponsored by myspace.com and what you get is warped tour’s new sibling, the taste of chaos tour.

Don’t get me wrong, the idea behind taste of chaos was pure genius; a harder,louder, smaller version of warped tour featuring the hottest screamo bands of the moment…But the results…Not so hot.

First, on the smaller, acoustic myspace.com stage, were a few small bands, as well as local band Florence. Sadly, these bands played very, very early on (i.e. before anyone started on the main stage)which made a lot of people miss these performances (including myself!)

One thing that was lacking from this first edition of ToC tour was organization. Everything was everywhere ,the coat check was ridiculous(especially considering it was rather cold in there),, and security was more then pesky when I went to interview Mike D. from Killswitch Engage.

First band to play on the main stage was UnderOath. They did give an ok performance, but it seems they have forgotten they have more than one album, and they always seem very reluctant to play older stuff, which is always a disappointment.

Then after a short pause, Killswitch Engage were on. Although I personally find that they seemed a bit out of place in this screamo fest, they were perhaps one of the good performances of the night. Hard and loud, just like it should be.

After this, there was Senses Fail performing, which was very very ordinary, but I cannot comment much on their performances,since I missed part of it, because I was interviewing the bassist for KsE.

Finally, the band I was looking forward the most, My Chemical Romance,came on, at 8h55. They started off their set with a lot of profanity and their latest hit “I’m not okay (I promise)” off their album,
“Three cheers for sweet revenge”. They played an equal amount of old and new songs, which made it very entertaining, perhaps as much as the singer “weird” stage presence.

And to finnish off our first edition of Taste of Chaos,was our headlining band, The Used. They gave an alright performance, considering most of their songs consider of whining and annoyingly catchy chord combinations.

Overall, Taste of chaos was defiantly not worth wasting a Thursday night over. Nothing out of the ordinary, very short and almost boring sets from most of the bands. For a very average concert, I give a very average 6/10.

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Sunday, January 30th, 2005
12:07 pm - It's been a while...

Oh god, it's been ages. I'm so sorry, the beginning of winter proofed itself to be pretty ectic and i haven't had a chance to set everything straight on here. So latest news about beloved "more rock than a crackhouse" is that it is currently on "hiatus" i.e. suspended for this semester, hopefully back this summer, but that is still to see.

But that said, i still wish to be active with cjlo, and i will be reviewing more shows, which will be awesome cuz then we really get some good content, not only here but also on cjlo.com (kidding,)

so next week, watch out for a review of the DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN show (feb 6th, mtl)
as well as in march
a review of the TASTE OF CHAOS tour, hitting montreal, and maybe if we're lucky, even an interview with one of the bands.

Stay tuned!!

Nix xo

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12:03 pm - promo


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Thursday, December 2nd, 2004
10:37 am


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Monday, November 29th, 2004
3:02 pm - NEWS!!!

The holidays are starting to tickle everyone so more rock than a crackhouse has a few good specials editions shows comming up for you..

Dec 7th: Nikkie's top 30 favorite of all time
In honor of my 21st bday, a little special treat for myself and of course you dear listeners!!

Dec 14th: Holiday fun
This is not guaranteed or finalize, but i will try to find good punk/hc/emo covers of holiday songs...let's see how this one turns out and let's keep our fingers crossed.

Dec 21st: Two for Tuesday Xmas Special
As my xmas gift to everyone, two from all your fave artists, make sure to make alot of requests(it's really no fun if i pick em all!!!)

Dec 28th: A year in music
More Rock than a crackhouse's own retrospective of the year's best album and best new artists

Make sure to listen up and catch all of our little holidays treats!


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3:00 pm - Last week's playlist

Date nov 23 04
Dj: nikkie
Songs Artists
1 page avenue story of the year
2 cubicles my chemical romance
3 standing on the edge of summer Thursday
4 I'm a loner a dottie a rebel get up kids
5 this charming man death cab for cutie
6 our greatest year bad astronaut
7 just tonight jimmy eat world
8 show me the money the juliana theory
9 recreation myth q and not u
10 cassandra spit for athena
11 busted stereos and myself somehow hollow
12 don’t walk away eileen sam roberts
13 like a prayer rufio
14 champagne sugarcult
15 taking it all back count the stars
16 me and julio down by the schoolyard me first and the gimme gimmes
17 clash city rockers saves the day
18 carousel blink 182
19 jen doesn’t like me anymore less than jake
20 penguins and polar bears millencolin
21 polar opposites glasseater
22 thank you for the venom my chemical romance
23 the kids arent all right evergreen terrace
24 pretty lush glassjaw
25 ebolorama every time I die
26 love lost in a hail of gun fire bleeding thru
27 buddy holly weezer
28 blood red summer coheed and cambria
29 the after dinner payback fata

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
7:50 pm - lj fun for all..


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9:24 am

i know i promised the interview this week, but nick forgot to send it to me...so next week for sure..i promise!!!

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Sunday, November 21st, 2004
4:45 pm - Last week's playlist

Soooo sorry i took so long to post, it's been a very crazy week. and weekend for that matter..so here it is..:

Date Nov 16th 2004
Dj: Nikkie
Songs Artists
1 Undercovers on rival schools
2 feeling neglected? rainer maria
3 jumper third eye blind
4 not today,not tomorrow ariel kill him
5 silver rocket sonic youth
6 awful hole
7 polaris jimmy eat world
8 your boyfriend sucks the ataris
9 get what you get hot rod circuit
10 super orgy porno party planet smashers
11 to all my friend lagwagon
12 continental alkaline trio
13 have a good sleep hot hot heat
14 darts of pleasure franz ferdinand
15 a decade under the influence taking back Sunday
16 you're so last summer taking back Sunday
17 juneau funeral for friend
18 red is the black funeral for friend
19 lipgloss and black atreyu
20 bleeding mascara atreyu
21 reccurring glasseater
22 don't tell and we won't ask thrice
23 the fashion police hates robots odd project
24 what would jesus do with a weapon evergreen terrace
25 thanks for the venom my chemical romance
26 kill my friends the bronx
27 I dream of july bleeding through
28 porcelain hearts and hammers for teeth the bled
29 california,gracefully every time I die
30 paper hanger mewithoutyou
31 never meant to break ur heart underoath

i haven't made this week's playlist yet so it's still time for requests..I already got 2, if anyone has another one, hit the comment button!!!

current mood: tired

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
1:23 pm - live love burn die

Last night was atreyu/funeral for a friend/taking back sunday show. Although merely as good as the last time they were in town ( if i remember correctly. and by that time i mean rainbow with underoath, on an august 25th... for atreyu, headlining for coheed for funeral for a friend,also at rainbow, and well taking back, also at rainbow,but with god knows who...) this was fun show.

Funeral for a friend was in good shape, kicking some serious butt,brit style, delivering some of their big hits such as "Red is the new black", "Juneau" and "The art of american football"( retitled "The art of canadian ice hockey" for the night) Their set was tight, and since last time, the crowd had down some research, welcoming them warmly and screaming: "THE SITUATION ISN"T GETTING ANY BETTER" along with the band.

Then, Yours truly brought on the mosh to atreyu, went in the break down, kicked it in style, slipped on blood and got kick in the ribs. That was definatly hardcore. but their set..Hmmm..so-so, But i think this partly has to do with the fact that there was alot of people there that haven't quite learned the Hc etiquette yet ( and this mean picking up people who are on the floor in the mosh...tsk tsk) and the fact that atreyu is good in small venue, and the intimacy of small venue only adds to the drama of their music. Also, the new cd isn't quite has "tight" as "Suicide notes and butterfly kisses", in my opinion, perhaps because there's a big emphasis on the melodic aspect on the "The curse" cd. But aside from that, they were still good, althought they definatly should have played more songs of the previous cd, than just "Lipgloss and black" and Ain't love grand".

Finally, the awaited emo divas, Taking back sunday , came out, and razzled dazzled the crowd. Perhaps it was the big line up changed, but they did get a tad better since the last time they were in town. But it still doesn't make them live up to the quality of their music on cd. They are all in all, with all honesty, a very disapointing band live. I mean they have great music,great lyrics, but once you take that music and make it live, it seems to just lose it spark.

So this big scenesters meeting get a 7 on 10 because well, it's obvious by now isn't it???

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Wednesday, November 10th, 2004
2:19 pm - News!!

On a side note... only 5 DAYS left until the super awesome crazy lineup show of Funeral for a friend, Atreyu and Taking Back Sunday.

Yours truly will be interviewing atreyu's front man and i'll try my best to have the interview ready to be played by the next show,on the 16th..

The next show is already under works, the playlist is mostly done already, but as promised i will be taking requests, until monday night.

Other than that,that's bout it...hope everyone is good and warm inside, cuz it's freakin' freezing outside!!

Until next time...uh stay inside???

Nikkie xo

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2:16 pm - Yesterday's playlist

As promised, here is the playlist for yesterday's edition of More rock than a crackhouse...:

Date Nov 9th 2004
Dj: Nikkie
Songs Artists
1 The glory of love New found glory
2 No better way to show your love than… .Moneen.
3 D in detroit the anniversary
4 Our greatest year Bad astronaut
5 A dozen roses braid
6 Expo '86 Death cab for cutie
7 caress drive like jehu
8 Long goodnight the get up kids
9 the holiday song the pixies
10 jet black jawbreaker
11 tira me a las aranas the mars volta
12 black plastic bag q and not u
13 frozen by tragedy hot cross
14 more saints less musicians Christiansen
15 august in bethany the juliana theory
16 Used for glue rival schools
17 get it faster jimmy eat world (live at LaScala)
18 Buddy Holly Weezer
19 number five with a bullet taking back Sunday
20 never going back to new jersey less than jake
21 me and julio down by the schoolyard me first and the gimme gimmes
22 brainstew green day
23 fox millencolin
24 champagne sugarcult
25 she drove me to daytime television funeral for a friend
26 Devil in jersey city Coheed and cambria (the burning van: Live)
27 Sophisticated approach the rise
28 Perfect stance with honor
29 fashion show eighteen visions
30 Jimmy's tango method every time I die
31 lovebites and razorlines glassjaw
32 in reflection hopesfall

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8:22 am - Welcome to the More rock than a Crackhouse community

first...listen up->

Montreal's UnderGround, CJLO.com

second, yesterday's playlist will be posted soon..(as in later today..)

and third..welcome again..!

Next week's edition will feature an interview with atreyu..if anyone would like me to ask a question, hit up the comment button and suggest!!


current mood: awake

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