I am not a Leo fan but I am guessing it is just one of those things, you can’t like every good singer songwriter, sometimes their cap annoys you or the name -six letters in two words, oh please, rubs you wrong. Or something about their melodies never hits your sweet spot.
If you like continuous columns of electronic sounds lasting and stretching for a long time in many directions, if you enjoy unexpected soundscapes and some indescribable musical experiences, Thavius Beck’s music is for yo
The revellers were boogieing hard all night long and the instrumentals never wandered from that syncopated rhythm at the heart of funk, invented by the likes of the Meters and alive and sizzling in the capable hands of the Metermen
Why was such a fine set not a great one? Because it was a professional hit job, it was too occluded, like all charmers, and all relentlessly witty people (I know this because I am one). it is used to hide and not reveal. A fine set, good set, sparkling and wonderfully played.
I wasn’t there, but earlier this year, the police shut down two of her shows in Venice Beach, because the parties got a little out of hand, with too many underage punk kids having too much beer, and doing too much skate boarding in the middle of the street! There were some arrests made by the LAPD, and by now, FIDLAR have received their rowdy-punk-riot-trigger title.
Performing in bare feet and alternating between a sly “did you see what I did there?” grin and a huge Jimmy Carter smile, Snider kept the crowd in the palm of his hand
Sometimes I think I live in a sort of third world country! Last night, the winds were strong, but it wasn’t even close to a hurricane! What happened? The city wasn’t able to restore electricity after an hour and the whole neighborhood was in the dark for I-don’t-know-how-long
She had everyone up and dancing throughout the 2 hours. It was an amazing night with an amazing performer!
The crowd – who only paid 15 Euros for their tickets- went wild as the Stones came back on stage for an encore of ‘Jumping Jack Flash’ and ‘Brown Sugar’…a hot and sweaty night, the Stones back where they belong
I am happy Cat has her life back in shape, I am happy she has a cracker band playing quasi ambient blues and indie workouts and a good one, and Alyson met Cat at a CD signing and wrote her how nice Cat is. So I am happy about that. But even if she was Matahma Ghandi, this would be have been a drear, dark and boring set.
Big Freedia couldn’t stop haranguing her ass-dancers, and she looked like a tireless cheerleader-in chief, even slapping them on the buttock, and I wanted to kill myself as her voice was piercing my brain like a strident jackhammer that would never stop its nervous breakdown.
Peaches is the DJ queen of queer, and what she did last night went way beyond music, she served us a flamboyant, sexually charged, bizarre over-the-top performance incorporating provocative dances, baroque costumes, and should I say a lot of boobs?
The youthful indie band are just a blast, a loud, jangly, addictive and very much fun quartet, pushing their first EP, the uniformly excellent Awkward, filled to brimming with bright sunshiny rock pop filled with choruses that go “oooh ooh ohhh”
Dolenz has a new album out Remember, “Sugar Sugar” and a tremendous “Good Morning Good Morning” are both on it and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Dolenz was wonderful, he stepped out of his own shadow and performed the set the late great Davy Jones owed us in February
Oh I totally see why these kids are all over the lyrics now! ‘Cause we were kissing for hours with her hands in my trousers’, screamed Gareth in the first song they played ‘By Your Hand’,… ‘I will wake, I will bake phallic cake’ in ‘Romance Is Boring’,… ‘Your tongue the tide/your lips the shore/I am the jetsam overboard’ in ‘Hello Sadness’,
Roseland is a straight, long floor, and if you are at the back there is nothing to do but listen to people buy drinks and get hassled, jostled, bumped into and irritated by fatheaded fans.
But that isn’t where Killer Mike is at ALL THE TIME. On RAP Music, he is too hard, on stage he is something else jumping off the stage and spending the last two songs dancing and rhymin’ with us, his arms around a fan, going round and round and round.