DeMarco has 3 shows at the Teragram Ballroom and 1 at the Hollywood Palladium this week
I am a big Shellshag fan but still completely missed their new album, released on Tuesday, Why’d I Have To Get So High. An astounding 15 songs in 36 minutes, the follow up to 2013’s one of the best albums of the year Shellshag Forever, is a rush through the aging process. Grade: B+
Headlining Laura Stevenson, who I missed, the line up included power poppers the Warriors, the modern world jam of Nude Beach, super-groupish Upset and a band that personifies so many things so significant to Don Giovanni…
The album is strong and yet supple, it is a Taoist achievement about how life comes to it, to the couple and its friends, and how that is enough. In the familial, or at least in the communal, in the me and my friends at the center of these wonderful friends is a vision of a musical life as an ongoing community.
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
Any way there is always something and I plan to go on February 7th, the more mainstream of the three nights. Why? because Shellshag are playing and Shellshag are the proud owners of one of the best albums of 2013, the awesome Shellshag Forever.