play around with the different stems
with tracks from Iggy Pop, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten…
Primavera LA would be a good successor to the FYF Fest
The performances oscillated between charming and cozy, and dramatic and emotional
each illustration is carefully picked to fit the mood of the song
Shooting concerts has become a passion
Whether you like her music or not, she is an engaging performer
The Afghan Whigs and Built To Spill are at the Wiltern on Thursday
Kurt sounds like Lou Reed while Courtney sounds like, to be honest she sounds like Lou Reed as well
she transforms the ordinary into extraordinary with a rare humbleness.
I was lucky, beside Ringo Starr’s 75th birthday (above) I have attended a lot of concerts and events.
I have attended at least 140 concerts in 2015, and the large majority were about men, males, guys…
Four by four, the challenge will be to find an artist, who has been significant for this year, for each letter of the alphabet, and I already have an idea for almost each letter, although Z will be a challenge.
When was the last time I was left speechless after a show? When was the last time I said it was mind blowing? I am not sure…
And after much more stage action and ‘Lance Jr’ (a song which certainly has a strong Nirvana vibe), I got this revelation, Courtney Barnett was totally channeling Kurt Cobain! She commanded the scene like a guy, sweeping the room with an impressive force, while being all over the place, unpredictable, creative and destructive
So we are getting many talented Australians lately. Fraser is indeed from Australia, just like his label mate Courtney Barnett, and this explains her cameo in the clip. Apparently, folk-country is well alive in Aussie country, and I can’t wait to sing along this chorus again.
With a handful of early releases, here is some before the early review reviews, two are retreads three are new reviews, all are pretty good without changing the world.
Courtney Barnett is the talk of the blogosphere right now and personally I can’t get enough of her last single ‘Pedestrian at Best’, as this is such a badass piece which aggresses all your senses in the most euphoric way,… Never since Dylan or Nick Cave (well, I had to mention him because she is Australian too) I had absorbed so many words per second.
I am not as big a fan as many, her lyric power is undeniable and her songs are driven exercises in alt folk rock, but she has one of those voices where everything sounds exactly the same… like Snoop Dogg. And already way too many vocal tics. Still… there is a reason people love her so much
Avant Gardener – Courtney Barnett – Quite a year for chick singer songwriter with, how you say, forth right attitudes. This has been around since last summer and she sounds like Violent Femmes meets Lou Reed -(I know, I know) – B+