Dirty Three September 26th, 2012 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL The Dirty Three are not your traditional power trio. The Melbourne, Australia trio consisting of Warren Ellis (violin), Mick Turner (guitar), and Jim White (drums) have made distinct instrumental post-rock that contains elements of jazz, classical, and indie rock. Two/Thirds of the Dirty Three are from Nick Cave’s band, the Bad Seeds, and much of the same spirit you get with Nick Cave: manic, primal, and deeply sorrowful music. While the
Monthly Archives: September 2012
G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer Arguably the most anticipated release of the summer releases with one of the most unfitting times – who releases an album called Cruel Summer with four days left in summer? Kanye does, a man with clearly no regard for the seasons, and an ever-increasing ego to boot. People often get driven wild by Kanye’s egomaniacal antics and proclamations about being the greatest thing since Jesus Christ or sliced bread, but what goes wrong with Kanye’s G.O.O.D.
Tame Impala Lonerism Tame Impala’s debut album Innerspeaker was easily one of the most underrated albums of 2010. Not that it didn’t receive high praise, because it did, it just didn’t receive enough of it. Two years after its release, and week before its sophomore follow up, it is still being discovered by many and loved by all that hear it. The follow-up Lonerism hits the physical shelves next week, and I’ll be damned if the band didn’t pick up
To be honest, I was thinking about writing about the new Mumford & Sons album, Babel, for today. After the first few songs, I wasn’t in the mood to listen to any more manufactured build-and-release folk music anymore. They are not all bad, but I’m not sure if I fairly review it in my current mood. So instead, I’m gonna go ahead and talk about the 2012 Emmy Awards a little bit. I really feel right now is the golden
David Byrne & St. Vincent September 18th, 2012 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion: supergroups and high-profile collaborations rarely live up to their billing…on record. On stage, there is nothing more electrifying than seeing your favorite artists join forces on stage for an overwhelming level of talent. Whether it was Oysterhead, Monsters of Folk, or Kanye and Jay-Z, every high-profile collaboration I have seen has left me knocked out on the floor wanting more.