a stage presentation luminous in its beauty
21st Century Despair
a real independent
extreme emotional reductionism
A masterpiece of 21st century despair
If they call it Americana and it doesn’t suck, then it isn’t Americana
Both of these bands reached their height in the 00s, both are quite good, both sets were more than fine. And both are not near the true nostalgia circuit. There is still life in the 20 somethings as they flip to their thirties and now it is time for new material.
Consensus opinion is Spoon delivered the goods and for sure this is their best song to date, so good their Summerstage gig on September 10th is looking better and better except, given the type of venue and the type of band, I am not sure I can take the audience again. The new Al Jarreau is terrific.
Right As Rain – Adele – Who was it who called Adelle a psychotic moldy old cow? well, yes, I admit it but I was discussing 21 not 19, and I even liked “Someone Like You” and I really love this gorgeously sung MOR soul song, from 19, which I didn’t hate – A
Inside Out – Spoon – This is about as different as indie rock can get, the 4 on the floor beat is used for a strange deconstruction of an indie song which hums along like an wall of sound power point presentation – B+
Sure, we’re hoping he returns to the Allman’s brothers for their last concerts ever in October, but even if he is, Dickey Betts, the country blues founding member of the Southern Boogie Kings, is unmissable at the Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture this Friday. A fabulous venue (though the seats suck) for what should be a stand out performance.
The music was simple to get into, and it wasn’t flashy or smoke and mirrors, it was a basic blending of instruments that just worked and was heavily appreciated by the masses. Generic is too harsh a word but it served as fine background music.
I froze my ass off last year at Boston Calling. I gotta say though despite the temperature it was one of the best outdoor events I have ever attended with a great set up and some fabulous staff. Even Boston’s finest (aside from one donut eating wanker) were amazing
Bringing minimalism to rock writing for the people, this was an attempt to cut down the criticism to two words (except for Bottle Rockets though I only did 8 letters so it might as well be two words!). Call it the anti-Pitchfork Review
“Straight female is ready to bj a guy/possibly sex a guy up for Brand New tickets.” Funnily enough, this is hardly new, last year women were offering sex for Stone tickets, but cmon Brand New ain’t the Stones, and the entire tone of the ad is pretty wild. I mean, what is “Sex a guy up” exactly?
Our request for press credentials was answered with an extremely kind note that the band would not be offering press opportunities this go round (nor last go round) but then again who needs press when social media has made you untouchable?