EvenE 27 is the sadly the young age that ties together so many legendary musicians we have lost, from Jimi Hendrix to Janis Joplin to Jim Morrison. In the last year, two documentaries were done about dead-at-27 musicians, HBO’s Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck and the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy. Both focus on the coming up/growing up of these two incredible talents, and sadly follow the same pattern.
Category Archives: Reviews
Keith Richards: Under the Influence Possibly more than any other musician, Keith Richards is considered the embodiment of rock ‘n’ roll. He’s an infamous wild man consuming more drugs and wild times than probably anyone in his 50 years, he’s the lead guitarist of one of if not the greatest rock bands in history playing as many shows as anyone, and somehow through it all, he’s still in one piece. Even if he appears like an old drunk Jack
Grimes Art Angels Claire Boucher aka Grimes has a lot in common with pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen. Beyond both being Canadian, each know how to write a dance pop song (for Carly Rae: see “Call Me Maybe”, for Grimes: see “Oblivion”) and have just an incredible knack for melody. Their voices are sweet but small, and both write their own music (something a little uncommon for pop singers). But that’s where the comparisons end. Carly Rae looks the part
El Vy Return to the Moon When people think of Ohio indie rockers the National, they probably think of sort of sad, existential music. With all the theatrics the Dessner brothers are able to drum up and lead singer Matt Berninger’s deep baritone voice, the National’s sound is wholly distinct but also full of melancholy. But sometimes with all that heaviness you just need a spritzer. Matt Berninger’s latest project with Brent Knopf of the playful, dynamic Texas band Menomena
The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in Ten Songs Greil Marcus Rock ‘n’ roll music as its evolved has become harder and harder to define. You often hear a couple different approaches to define rock ‘n’ roll: either talking about the music itself (any type of music coming out of a combination of blues, country, New Orleans jazz, and gospel) or the spirit of the music (youthful and rebellious). When defining the history of rock ‘n’ roll, legendary rock critic