Cate Le Bon
Prophets of Rage have two dates this week
Chrissie Hynde is at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday
any number of beautifully arranged but relentlessly morosely mood songs
Cherry Glazerr is playing at FIGat7th on June 7th
Her music was pleasantly surprising, bringing some novelty at each song, exactly like her vocals, going from the detached morose tone of her singing during certain songs to a more plaintive ambiance, from angelic dreamy vocals to long high-pitch howls screaming crazy,… she had quite a range
Any time Aretha Franklin is in town is a must see date for all concerned, and when she is playing Radio City Music Hall as she is on this Friday, there is no reason at all not to go and spent some time for this greatest of singers and excellent on stage performer.
Lady Gaga’s week, the new album is very very good, her best since The Fame Monster, even if I got “Dope” wrong in my review! We will see how the charts work themselves out but whether it is a smash or just a hit, it does not herald the end to anything.
Her best song in years and the jewel in the ARTPOP crown, and the penultimate number on the album , just before “Applause” and ending the album on the highest of highs, this is a pop ballad of both beauty and seriousness. Major stuff for Gaga fans – A
Obviously Gaga is the biggie but since I’ve already reviewed it, I’m gonna namecheck Welsh Singer Cate Le Bon, whose Cyrk was excellent and blew me away at Mercury Lounge last year
Are You With Me Now – Cate Le Bon – Terrific pop song with a 1960s Marianne Faithful flavor and a Florence Welch method but with a sense of restraint. One of the best songs of the year – A