the Avett Brothers
This is Iggy Pop’s week with two more shows
“I can’t think of a better way to spend my 90th birthday”
they do their little ol’ Americana best to join with the people in roots, pop, folk, and they fail.
The Birth Defects are playing at the Hi Hat on Friday
“I and Love and You” haunted me for weeks, as I listened to it over and over again. Some of the plaintive beauty of that song, as well as the high-energy kick of their up-tempo songs from the album of the same name, are on display in Magpie and the Dandelion.
Folk isn’t the most exciting of visual life forms and though Willie Watson was a revelation, I still didn’t learn much from the proceedings. Except that the Folk music revival has stalled and that Tom Paxton wasn’t there, is awesome, and I plan to catch him next time he plays.