I normally ignore the dozens of email messages from publicists that pile up in my inbox. Occasionally, one catches my eye. Indie? check. Joy Division, Interpol, Chameleons? Check. Iran? That’s a new one. That new […]
The Shout Out Louds played The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco last night, May 18th, 2010. They were in fine form, and had the crowd dancing, bopping and generally swooning with joy.
To my discerning eye, The LA Live Plaza surrounding Club Nokia looked completely schizophrenic last Thursday. To the casual observer, it appeared overrun by perky women and young girls in bedazzled mini-skirts and cowboy boots […]
White Water, White Bloom, Sea Wolf’s sophomore release hits the shelves tomorrow. Just a handful reviews are out, but the usual “sounds-like” name dropping has alrady begun: Arcade Fire, Conor Oberst, Decembrists, Wilco, blah, blah, […]
The year in music has been going pretty smoothly. In fact, another look at my first quarter check up shows it may be going just alright. The only full-length album I’m still listening to from the first […]
I spent the last weekend with my gay brothers and sisters celebrating Gay Pride here in Seattle. I don’t usually celebrate with the crowds – it’s always too sunny and/or crowded and way expensive. This year […]
I love watching Jens Lekman perform, but sometimes I need a little motivation to get going. Warning: I might use the work quirky a lot in this review.
Over the course of his meteoric career, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) used the medium of music to transform himself from fan, to record album designer, to producer, to celebrity night-clubber, to rock star. Warhol Live presents […]
Laurie Anderson was the final guest in this year’s City Arts and Lectures “Talking Music” series. Last Fall, I bought season tickets to “Talking Music” in a valiant attempt to get myself and friends up […]