Monthly Archives: April 2012

Spiritualized Review: Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized Sweet Heart Sweet Light Often the greatest work comes out of the toughest circumstances. That broken relationship, lost job, or life-and-death situation repeatedly fuels art more than anything else because of the insight and stories gained from such traumatizing experiences. Much is the case for Jason Pierce, front man of British psych-rock band Spiritualized, who underwent treatment for a degenerative liver disease since his last album, 2008’s brilliant Songs in A&E. The result of such a life-and-death experience is

LxListening: Coachella Aftermath

It has now been a full week since I walked onto the Polo Fields of Indio, where Mitchell, Sean, and I arrived at our tent at 4 AM, demanding that the rest of the crew awaken to join us in celebrating our arrival and the weekend of fun, music, and debauchery ahead of us with some cold brews. Typically after substantially memorable weekends like last, I usually like to wallow the following week, doing and listening to things that remind

Jack White Review Royale: Total Blunderbliss

Jack White Blunderbuss As a head of three major rock outfits (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather) and a long-time favorite all three of LxL’s constituents, Jack White (and his debut solo album Blunderbuss) is a natural to get our three-way review royale treatment. As arguably the most hyped release of 2012, the amount of discussion and hype surrounding an album such as this often gets so bloated that the album itself turns out to be a bit

Coachella 2012 Review

^^Incredible Lineup, Meh Festival How does one review a Coachella? It is hard because you are taking a weekend that is very much a personal experience that involves close friends, music, and the good times you create (or don’t). Some people go to try and catch as many concerts as possible in three days. Some merely use it as an opportunity to explore how many drugs they can fill their body with in three days. Sometimes it’s a combination of

Just a Couple of Dudes Going to the Elton John Show.

Elton John Show Review Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, IN April 21, 2012 For some unknown reason there has been a paucity of Elton John love on LxL, and after seeing him live and rediscovering just a small part of his immense catalogue, I aim to correct that.  Not only is Sir Elton one of the greatest songwriters and performers of all time, he is also exceptionally versatile as a musician.  This versatility shone through in his live

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