Back in September, Jeff came to us with an idea, let’s make playlists, themed, for autumn. Dig it! Back then, autumn was a kind of warm idea, cool weather just starting to introduce itself. Summer days far outnumbered the autumn ones. We all have our different takes on what autumn means to us. I […]Read more "Playlists dropping like the leaves…"
My introduction to Sinkane was Daphni’s wonderful remix of ‘Runnin’, a track that serves as a good introduction to Sinkane’s soulful voice and ear for percussive rhythms. There aren’t many remixes that immediately drive me to listen to the original, but doing so with Sinkane was a rich reward. Analogues for the music that Sinkane […]Read more "Friday Has Fallen"
Guitarist and lead vocalist Joseph D’Agostino has always forged his own path. Since its formation through a Craigslist ad in 2007, Cymbals Eat Guitars staked its claim with sonic exploration. The Staten Island group obviously draws influence from the realm of punk and indie rock, most notable on its self-released debut “Why There Are Mountains.” […]Read more "Cymbals Eat Guitars Eat Friday"
Normally when picking an album for this feature, it’s supposed to be something that the person doing the choosing definitively likes. This week instead, I went for something that mostly covered what would span the likability base of the Hobo Collective. Kimbra probably became most well-known to most of us through Gotye’s Somebody (That I […]Read more "Follow Friday Finds Kimbra"
Our summer holiday is over and a little change-up to our usual Follow Friday is the streamlining of our album recommendations. Instead of one album from each person, behold, one album from one person with reviews from each person. Henje, our dark-horse from Berlin, starts us off. Next week, Brooklyn house producer Drew Lustman is […]Read more "Featuring FaltyDL for Follow Friday"
Instead of the usual Follow Friday list of album recommendations, we’ve put together a rather patriotic at times playlist for your 4th of July festivities. Because who doesn’t need a little Kidz Bop in their life?Read more "A 4th Friday"
Hobo’s go to shows. LOTS of shows. There are sit-downs, stand-outs, sell-outs and sold-outs. We’re trying a new thing here, a review of multiple shows by the same artist in different cities. This could be a terrible idea or a terrific idea. Premise is, I’m always curious how shows might be before I […]Read more "A Show(s) Review – 4 cities, 3 reviewers, 2….something, 1 artist."
Awhile back one of the hobo’s of the Dave variety was considering the buying of a new turntable. We all gathered around the campsite, aka our facebook group, and encouraged this purchase. His eyes, and ours, glazed over when he showed us what he was intending on getting. Now, a few moons later, he’s got […]Read more "Take a Spin on the U-Turn"
This was a brilliant idea of mine that has totally bit me in the ass. I’ve been looking at the Record Store Day list of releases like I look at etsy. A lot of weird shit I like and maybe want, but nothing that I NEED. So I figured, let’s see what the hobo’s have […]Read more "record store day, the hobo way"
If you grew up in Chicago, if nothing else, the name Frankie Knuckles was familiar. If you were part of the Chicago House scene (and surely any dance scene), he was an innovator and rightfully dubbed “godfather” of it. Word has come that he died and we’re all at a loss for it. Enjoy a […]Read more "R.I.P. Frankie Knuckles"