Dua Lipa and Caroline Polachek have two nights at The Forum
Angel Olsen is at the El Rey on Tuesday, at Pappy & Harriet’s on Wednesday and at Coachella this weekend
certainly represents what kids listen to these days
The Birth Defects are playing at the Hi Hat on Friday
They just want to love me in their own language
alt-j: because they were so good when I saw em at MSG
‘Relaxer’ will be released on June 2nd
A lovely light show helped and so did the whistling, though it was through the beauty of their music, whether an a cappella opening or bass guitar electrifying, heartfelt soulful and very emotional-secret weaponish singing by guitarist Joe Newman, or distracted keyboard doodlings, the set seldom slackened too much.
The one time I saw alt j I thought the UK Radioheads brother in arms were the worst live band I’d ever seen BUT it was crowded, it was a festival, and their pretty good second album hadn’t seen the light of day yet. This is MSG and the new album, with great songs like “Every Other Freckle” waiting to be nailed on stage, well, maybe time for another look. PS: A Monday but at least it’s not T5.
So, yeah, Alt-J, March 30th, 2015, they play MSG and I will, in fact, be there. What do I expect. Actually, I’m not sure if these guys will have gotten their stadium performance on by then.
More power to young alt-J but do you think Thom Yorke is gonna topple them next week? I can’t wait to check out the numbers behind Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes although I am not expecting much because just as Thom and Nigel thought, I think the Bittorrant will spook em and the album itself is difficult in ways alt-j certainly aren’t.
Nara – alt-j – Aha, here is the Atl-J I can’t take, I knew there were out there somewhere: a dreary Radiohead-y track saved by a cranky piano though hardly saved enough – C+
The sophomore album by the Radiohead via Coldplay Public School boys and is better than the first because it has a few more songs where they let go and a few more where their better living by science hits you deeper, show me an album with a song as great as “every Other Freckle” and I won’t sure you “Magic” – ALBUM OF THE WEEK -A-
After kicking it in the head a coupla weeks ago, Direct Current decided hey, maybe retirement isn’t all its cut out to be. It isn’t easy to walk away, it digs too deep. So their gain and ours, so here is their list of upcomign releases and obviously 1989 is the one we are moost excited for but also: both alt j tracks are really good. Jerry Lee, Haerts, Annie Lennox, Jackson Browne, Prince, Gerard Way and Abba at Wembley in 1974!!