We take a short brea from our all-Christmas program to report on another concert: Bloc Party at the Marquee. It was pretty awesome. I was unimpressed with the openers, the Dum Dum Girls. Musically, they were decent, but they were just too caught up in being Girl Rockers. The truly great female musicians are great … Continue reading Get Well, Kele
That the Crescent Ballroom has hosted yet another terrific show. Las hermanas invited me to see the Mynabirds (with Deep Time opening), and we had a night of it. I had never heard their music, but I've long since learned that if las hermanas think a band is worth seeing, then it is. They were … Continue reading Let the Record Show…
I have been rawther obsessed with this song of late.
Thank you one and all for your enthusiastic response to my last post! In my haste to get it out to you, I neglected to say that we stayed in the Adobe Rose Inn, a truly delightful bed and breakfast just west of UA campus. The proprietors are wonderful people, and they make a darn … Continue reading I Hear A Symphony
A week late, but a great show can’t go by without mention. Feist and Timber Timbre at the Orpheum I know and adore Fiest’s music, but had never heard of Timber Timbre, and it was years since I’d been to the Orpheum. Querido and I arrived to find three musicians in a corner of the … Continue reading Feist + Timber Timbre
This is no ordinary Saturday. This is National Record Store Day! If you don't know where your nearest record store is, go find it.. There will be cool people there, and they will help you find good music. And now, I've got some Hoodlums to hang with.
The way to get to know Milk Famous was to hear it live. The White Rabbits were terrific performers, and now I'm not sure how I'll be able to go back to listening to the recorded versions of their songs.
(Given up on Monday's reference? Mr. Barkis from David Copperfield) The White Rabbits are coming to Phoenix this Friday! I was thrilled when I found out: The White Rabbits' second album, It's Frightening is an absolute favorite of mine. "Percussion Gun" -- "Lionesse" -- "The Lady Vanishes" -- the whole album is banging drums, thrumming … Continue reading Transmogrified
Today's headlines-- Live Performance of "Bulldozer" Discovered! "Bulldozer" is perhaps my favorite song on Cold War Kids' latest album. Piano that tears your heart in two, vocals that make you want to bawl your eyes out--what is not to love? Sadly, I first heard this song live, which made the cotton-bandaged version on the album … Continue reading Monday News