Primavera LA would be a good successor to the FYF Fest
Several festivals into one
Cat Power plays the intimate Echo on Wednesday
Beyond the music, Intersect attendees can explore a million square feet of games and activities
Helado Negro, Ladies of LCD Soundsystem, ‘The Last Stream on the Left’ and Leikeli47
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are at the Greek Theatre on Wednesday
all-star music extravaganza of what is cool and current in hip-hop, R&B and dance music right now
I read somewhere that with Letterman gone and Jon Stewart going, and the Two Jimmys and a James full of fluff and stuff, Seth Meyers has a small window before Stephen Colbert tries to swallow up the political late night arena. I went to a taping a while back and Seth was awful BUT, he had hardly been on stage two weeks at the time. Perhaps now is the time to give him another chance, especially with Jamie xx appearing on Monday.
I don’t think we are ready to colonize the red planet anytime soon, it will take a while until we solve all the technical problems, but this is the ultimate dream of humanity. In the video, like in reality, the journey is slow and long but you have to be patient, and once we are flying over the red planet’s surface, it’s breathtaking
Loud Places – Jamie xx and Rony – I prefer this to “All Under One Roof Raving” not because it is better but because I am old fashioned and it is a clearer delineated song… a soulful song as well, with a great vocal and a memorable melody, where “Rave” is a weird contraption that works despite itself – B+
One of Costello’s lowest moments, was his destructive comments about the former Transvision Vamp’s lead singer. She asked him to write a song for her and instead, with his wife, he wrote an album. Wendy gave pretty steady readings of them. Elvis hated them and recorded them himself, not half as well. Here is the best of them, a class structured Lady Chatterley’s lover of a song – A-
Fancy – Iggy Azalea – Addictive edm rap mash up with a strong rap and the always charming Charli XCX, when you’re hot your hot – A-
I haven’t seen Iggy on stage but I have seen Ariane and she was the pits. It’s the Lana Del
Rey syndrome, a production creation that can not translate on to stage. But so what?