it already gets a new look and a fresh new take
AXS Reselling Blood Orange Tickets Almost Four Times The Original Price, Just A Few Minutes After The Show Is ‘Sold Out’?
this is the same AXS page which is saying the show is sold out
On a side note, Kanye West was rumored to perform but he passed
Jack White: Kneeling at the Anthem D.C. at the Theatre at Ace Hotel on Tuesday
Genre-spanning musical performance
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers play a series of gigs at the Hollywood Bowl
Who needs Coachella when the FYF fest is happening downtown LA?
Life may well be a serious thing, but it ain’t this serious
Without any sense of complete awe
I saw Blood Orange a coupla years ago, opening for Florence And The Machine at Radio City Music Hall, and man was he terrible. Coming off two great albums as well and the super duer arty cool fuck r&b guy indieish hero blew it big time. He was so bad it was actually shocking…. but I am ready to forgive and forget.
It Is What It Is – Blood Orange – I saw him perform this on Jimmy Kimmel with Samatha Urbani, his Friend girlfriend, and they kicked it hard but it is a terrific fuzz sound wall of soul – B+
“In every critique of Twin Shadow, there is a dropping of Morrissey’s name, which I always thought was funny because I have never really been a huge fan of Morrissey or the Smiths. [Laughs] So it’s a nod to people calling me “the Dominican Morrissey”
Sweet Home Chicago – Freddie King – This guitar sound is so heavy it sounds like a supple bass or a rhythm guitar turned to 11, and the notes bend around the melody in a sledgehammer precursor to metal – A
Blood Orange recently released the excellent, like top ten maybe of 2013, Cupid Deluxe and on a purely subjective basis, I am hoping the guy has improved on stage. Indeed, I am betting on it. A definite must see.
The Book Of Love – The Magnetic Fields – From their greatest album 69 Love Songs, this is a flat out masterpiece but the singing is a little iffy – A
This was Kanye West’s week, he played four nights, I saw him twice and he was the epitome of artistic integrity and musical mayhem; an astounding statement defining musical and racial freedom in 2013.
Hush – Eliza Doolittle – Not the keeper on the new album but still pretty damn good, a lovely, frustrated ballad – B+
Jake Bugg’s “Shangri La”, produced by Rick Rubin, has a lot of buzz and with Chris Brown delaying the release of X not much else worth bothering about (or do you like Daughtry?) gets the nod
Sutphin Boulevard – Blood Orange – Devonté Hynes poppiest moment from two years ago sounds as fresh today as we eagerly await Cupid Deluxe which maybe I should have made my sneak peak of the week elsewhere – A-