this second lineup seems curated for me.
the focus has been on Black artists
a band that never played background music
if a woman is over 35-40, the deal is very different than for a man
Cat Power plays the intimate Echo on Wednesday
Youth Of Today is visiting Zebulon on November 14th
couldn’t pull greatness out of good songs
Major Concerts By Sleater Kinney And The Milk Carton Kids Arriving Soon: Let’s Take A Look At The Setlists
they would rather be your St. Vincent than your Joey Ramone
this new edition of Girlschool was packed with stars
an even stronger lineup this year
I have attended at least 140 concerts in 2015, and the large majority were about men, males, guys…
I have decided to look back at this past year in alphabetic order,…
For better or worse and even if you are going there for the primary purpose of reviewing the show, you are hoping for a pleasant experience. And last month the weather made sure you didn’t get one, nothing felt worth the effort of going to a show.
There is something a little icy about them, as live bands go SK play it a little too cool, a little too close to their chest, if the music is releasing something it is hard to see quite what it is.They don’t talk to us much, the set is ridiculously short, and the band aren’t that forthcoming
The second most anticipated concert of the year, right after D’Angelo, is this killer reunion: the all girl masters Sleater Kinney. I followed em through much of their career (I got bored circa The Woods), and saw both Wild flag and the Corin Tucker Backer (the latter at Mercury Lounge where Tucker sold her own tee shirts) and I love the new album and always loved them live. So I am more than excited to catch em on Thursday (they are also playing Friday). Yes, even at Terminal Five.
There is always something magical about seeing musicians in cartoon, it’s funny and cute and Carrie, Corin and Janet have never looked so powerful at what they are doing. They make the Burgers crew bounce, kick and jump to the riotous tune, ‘A New Wave’, which is of course one song off Sleater Kinney’s latest release ‘No Cities to Love’
Well, I know we are both salivating at that three song mini set i the middle of the encore. The only song from Call The Doctor is one of the best they’ve got and it is surrounded by their two other best songs ever. Otherwise, I am less of a fan of their other stuff though they scatter the wealth pretty well and altogether, scuse me if I get very very excited now
Hearing all these voices sing the hook hooked me, it taught me to hear it and as videos go it was a real blast. The song, about what we love in environments is not the environments offers a joke before a as a rebuke to David Byrne’s “Cities” -“it’s the loving we love” the band concludes.
There may be worse ways to review albums than on your work PC, with the sound low, while you do other things. If you know what they are, please send me a little message because I can’t imagine what it is. So consider this the before the first review review, a true sneak peak, a listen and learn a little experience…
We are almost at the end of 2014, and do you wonder what 2015 has in store for us? We already know about some upcoming releases and these are the ones that excite me the most:
This is a great come back as the fury contained in this second song, ‘Surface Envy’, truly demonstrates it. The descending crescendo of the guitar starting the song with the pounding drums combined with Tucker’s famous yell are a total thrill, it’s an empowering full-force ride that culminates into some serious damage
Sleater-Kinney is growing on me with every spin, it is exactly what you think, angular, atonal, guitar shards and it works like a memory reflexive. Meanwhile Taylor Swift’s least song off the upcoming album ain’t bad at all, I mean not at all, and the Game reminds us why he is the best rapper this side of Cam’ron.
After nine years of offshoots, most of them good and two of them, Wild Flag and Corin Tucker Band, better than that the Clash of riot grrrls, and circa Dig Me Out, the greatest rock and roll band in the world, have played everything out till they are back together.
Off their final (or is that last?) album The Woods, this acoustic pop song makes you wonder why they weren’t more popular with the album reaching # 80 on the Billboard 200, their best placing ever. So, of course, they broke up. This is a really quite wonderful singalong acoustic folk good feel – A