You can never have enough concert series. For other cities, that would just be a bon mot, but in San Diego’s case, it’s more of a recrimination. Continue reading…
Video: Cut Copy – “Need You Now”
With their new album Zonoscope, Cut Copy have created one of 2011’s first genuinely exciting albums.
While unabashedly continuing down the same path of epic dance rock for which they’ve been known since 2001â€™s I Thought of Numbers, Cut Copy have also taken a step forward in terms of production and overall sound — thanks in part to producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter).
As a music fan, Iâ€™m waiting for the release that defines the new decade. You know what I’m talking about; every 10 years or so, a band comes out of nowhere with the perfect storm of style, lyrics, and — oh yeah — music.
The 80s had Guns ‘N Roses, the 90s Nirvana, and the 2000s gave us The Strokes. Granted, none of those bands dominated for a full 10 years, but they spawned countless imitators, some enjoyable and some terrible. That feeling of uncharted territory and danger rolled up into one is what I miss and am still waiting for. Remember when you first heard â€œWelcome to the Jungle,â€ â€œSmells Like Teen Spirit,â€ or â€œLast Nightâ€? Iâ€™m guessing you were instantly on board, just like I was. Continue reading…
Owl and Bear writers’ favorite albums of 2008. Continue reading