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Tiger Earplugs: Mal Blum

Yesterday I went to GayBiGayGay, the annual queer rock festival at the end of South By Southwest. This was their first year in a new location, it was a beautiful day, and the ZiegenBock was reasonably priced – so reasonably priced that I spent most of the afternoon trying to take a nap. But before I got too many drinks in, I saw Mal Blum!

She and Simon Littlejohn were absolutely wonderful. I absolutely recommend visiting her bandcamp page to listen to more of her music and buy her album.

[If you can think of a better title for a music series than "Tiger Earplugs" leave suggestions in the comments.

A tiny dachshund pumps his front paws vigorously before lying down and looking adorable.

DO IT FOR THE TINY PUPPY.]

8 Comments

  1. [dave] wrote:

    what a fun video. and i didn’t expect that kind of sound at all. nice surprise.

    hmmmm

    tiger drumbeat?
    tiger bass in your face?
    tiger sounds (RAR)
    tiger upbeat
    tiger throwdown?
    tiger bassdrop

    Monday, March 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Permalink
  2. Agnes wrote:

    As a resident of Baltimore, it’s always nice to see this city get a little media lovin! What a wonderful song/video!

    Monday, March 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Permalink
  3. Em wrote:

    I know the guy in the glasses. I know I know him, but I can’t place him. I think he has a band of his own.

    Monday, March 21, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
  4. dave glasser wrote:

    earbuds rather than earplugs, to bring music in rather than block it out?

    tiger beatmatch?

    tiger breakbeats?

    Monday, March 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Permalink
  5. Jen wrote:

    How about just Tiger Beats?

    Monday, March 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Permalink
  6. Sara wrote:

    This puppy + the chicken on your tumblr makes you official gif king of the internet

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 1:12 am | Permalink
  7. Morgan wrote:

    Mal Blum played at my college not too long ago! I have loved her quite a long time. She stopped during one song and said, “But I was eighteen when I wrote that line, I wasn’t a feminist yet!” and she also covered Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” and said “But I don’t want you to think I like Katy Perry. I really don’t like her. I just don’t like who she is.” Maybe you had a similar experience Sadie, but I wanted the world to know to go to them shows.

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 8:02 am | Permalink
  8. Georgia wrote:

    All those windup toys are from the baltimore aquarium! (maybe. I’ve seen them there.)

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11:42 am | Permalink