Dic 31 2012, 17:45 di Nevid
Dic 30 2012, 22:18 di DJH30Another year where I've attended fewer gigs than the previous twelve months. I think there were about four things I had tickets to but couldn't make it. However there were some really great gigs - below is the full list of the ones I attended with the rankings (1 to 20) in bold alongside them. As usual if I've seen an artist twice I've only ranked their best gig.
21 Jan Butcher Boy/Darren Hayman Cecil Sharp House 9
28 Jan Darren Hayman Light Vessel 21, Gillingham
16 Feb Milky Wimpshake The Lexington
17 Feb Cult With No Name Luna Lounge, Leytonstone 18
27 Feb St Vincent Shepherds Bush Empire 15
3 Mar My Life Story Shepherds Bush Empire 1
16 Mar Nico Muhly/Owen Pallet The Barbican 12
5 Apr Jonny Cola and the A grades/David Devant And His Spirit Wife The Lexington 14
25 Apr The Magnetic Fields Royal Festival Hall 17
30 Apr Rufus Wainwright Lyceum Theatre
Ott 14 2012, 9:41 di unrelentingminxI seem to listen mostly to male artists/bands (for whatever reason). And I love it when I come across an artist/band that not only produces fine music but has stunning vocals up front too. I think that a good vocalist needs to be a good actor to a certain extent if they are going to make you really believe what their lyrics are saying, whether that is heartbreak, hope, rage, excitement, happiness or anything in between.
The following vocalists are standouts in my music collection because not only do they have amazing singing voices, but working together with the musical accompaniment they really can make you believe that array of emotions:
Marko Saaresto (Poets of the Fall)
I came across POTF last year and they swiftly became one of my favourite artists. In a number of tracks you can hear how much fun they are having, and that is great.
Some nice examples:
'Diamonds for Tears' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLxEbbsPbOs
Set 18 2012, 21:35 di saltyruru
Lug 2 2012, 1:23 di peadophileBest year of the decade.
1. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain http://cdn.zmemusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/crooked-rain-crooked-rain-by-pavement_mll1cgkoq7sx_full.jpg
Pavement may still be messy, but it's a meaningful, musical messiness from the performance to the production: listen to how "Silence Kit" begins by falling into place with its layers of fuzz guitars, wah wahs, cowbells, thumping bass, and drum fills, how what initially seems random gives way into a lush Californian pop song. That's Crooked Rain a nutshell -- what initially seems chaotic has purpose, leading listeners into the bittersweet heart and impish humor at the core of the album. Many bands attempted to replicate the sound or the vibe of Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, but they never came close to the quicksilver shifts in music and emotion that give this album such lasting appeal. Here, Pavement follow the heartbroken ballad "Stop Breathin'" with the wry, hooky alt-rock hit "Cut Your Hair" without missing a beat. …
Mag 18 2012, 16:01 di Wormwood37Hey folks!
Last night was another lovely evening of radio, had an intern who brought plenty of good stuff, there was free pizza at the station, I found and wore the worst/best airbrushed reggae t-shirt in the world, and we all had a real good time. Get in on this action. We listen to songs like these:
Things that Are Square 5-17-12
(*) = New release
The Divine Comedy - Mother Dear - Victory for the Comic Muse
(*) Spiritualized - Life Is a Problem - Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
(*) Zammuto - F U C-3PO - Zammuto
Arthur Russell - Calling Out of Context - Calling Out of Context
Peaking Lights - All the Sun that Shines - 936
(*) Black Tambourine - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - OneTwoThreeFour
(*) Grass Widow - Milo Minute - Internal Logic
Ghost Mice - Critical Hit - Andrew Jackson Jihad/Ghost Mice Split
(*) King Tuff - Bad Thing - King Tuff
(*) Violens - Totally True - True
The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2 - The Glow Pt. 2
Gen 1 2012, 11:54 di urulus1. Maga - A la Hora del Sol
2. Nacho Vegas - La Zona Sucia
3.Fernando Alfaro - La Vida es Extraña y Rara
4. Sr. Chinarro - Presidente
5. Antònia Font - Lamparetes
6. Mishima - Ordre i Aventura
7. Los Directivos - Por amor y jerarquía
8. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
9. Manel - 10 milles per veure una bona armadura
10. The Divine Comedy - Bang Goes The Knighthood
Dic 23 2011, 19:15 di DJH30Much shorter gig list this year than previous years and nothing to do with lack of gigs I’ve fancied going to – all to do with other commitments –mostly work. There are even 3 gig tickets on my fridge for things I’d bought tickets to but couldn’t make on the day. Amazed I’ve not seen Jonny Cola & The A-Grades this year. Here’s the list with the top 20 ranked in bold on the right and, as before, if I’ve seen an artist more than once I’ve only flagged up my favourite performance of the year.Also excluded festivals from the rankings although this year I only managed to get to Apple Cart which had a good little line up.
19 Jan Luke Haines Hoxton Pony
8 Feb David McAlmont Leicester Square Theatre 11
10 Feb White Lies Shepherds Bush Empire 19
15 Feb The Blow Monkeys 93 Feet East 9
12 March Marc Almond Wiltons Music Hall 12
29 March Patrick Wolf Koko
19 April The Dears Borderline 10
26 April Tindersticks QEH 20
Nov 9 2011, 23:54 di rtms1988
Ott 20 2011, 6:43 di Under_Radar_MagUnder the Radar new issue: 10th Anniversary
Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview. Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here.
The Anniversary Issue also features new interviews with many of the artists Under the Radar has covered over the years, including new articles with the first six cover stars: Grandaddy, The Divine Comedy, The Flaming Lips, Elliott Smith, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Rilo Kiley. The jam-packed issue also has pages of previously unpublished photos of Air, Beck, Beirut, Cat Power, The Decemberists, Florence and The Machine, Metric’s Emily Haines, She & Him, Tegan and Sara, and Sufjan Stevens.