Matthew Van Deventer
Last summer, 2013, Mumford & Sons played after 20 years of silence. Renovations had been done, but the logistics of entertaining 17,000 fans in a usually quiet neighborhood in Forest Hills Queens was still unclear. That show was first come first serve, so people were showing up at six in the morning running amuck until the show started that night.
Make Music New York (MMNY) is a non-profit organization that celebrates music with 761 other cities on the same day. This year will be its 8th annual. It’s based off of France’s national music holiday “Fete dela Musique” which was created in 1982. It was first seen in New York in 1989 and done regularly since 2007.
In a music world of trending trans, Dubstep, pop I am always on the search for a modern band with that old school rock feel. I’m looking for a little jam, some sliding guitar solos, a good dose of blues, and a touch of psychedelic.
I listened to the album a few times over time, a track here and there, and I thought that it was decent. Once I got the chance to sit down and listen to it in its entirety, without any distractions, in the quiet with some headphones, I didn’t want to stop listening, It’s epic. It’s cerebral, a little introspective and full of brilliant lyrics
raspy and melodic
It took me a while to get into them in concert, to see their layers, to uncover that bit of spark
Young professionals, fellow artists and musicians, friends, family, some crusty punks, and those just looking for a new Friday night jive all mingled to the tunes and words professed form the stage.
writers playing their original brilliance
they clean up nice
they were getting the crowd riled up
Geoffrey Wilson, Thursday, April 14th, 2011, Muse & Music Series, General Society of Tradesmen And Mechanics
soulful yet bright-tinted blues
soon staff were screaming at death for patrons to leave
Brooklyn music warehouse gathering will suffice unless there is at least a trapeze and $5 liquor buckets
He sings softly with an upbeat energy in between sips of whiskey and peculiar comments to his crowd.
poetic lines about the soul meeting with the earth