If one word could encapsulate the sold-out OK Go gig at the Belly Up this past Thursday night, it would be â€œconfetti.â€ Continue reading…
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Live Review: Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Florence and the Machine, Beirut, Justice at Coachella, April 22, 2012
As the last rays of sunlight faded from the valley at Coachella on Sunday, electronic duo Justice appeared on the main stage, backed by their signature light-up cross. Continue reading…
Poetic Memory: Infantree (List)
MP3: Infantree – “No One’s Home”
Like L.A.’s Dawes, Infantree are another rootsy California band whose members still aren’t old enough to drink. Also like Dawes, despite their youth, Infantree sound like they’ve been recording and playing music for years — with no shortage of expert musicianship in any corner of the stage.
Basically endorsed by Neil Young — they’re signed to his Vapor Records imprint and have played Young’s Bridge School Benefit festival — Infantree are currently touring to support their 2010 full-length, Would Work. They also released an EP last year, called Food For Thought, and Would Work is scheduled for deluxified re-release this March.
Infantree will play the Casbah on February 15; in anticipation of their show, the band provided us with lists of their influences. Since the band prides itself on collaboration, we weren’t surprised a bit when all four members sent us individual lists. Check out Infantree’s Poetic Memory below.
Owl and Bearâ€™s Most Anticipated Albums of 2011
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…
Poetic Memory: Bazile (List)
Bazile is a solo artist from Austin, TX who writes music that he calls “Space Folk.”
Originally from Mississippi, Bazile grew up listening to film scores, and that appreciation has greatly contributed to his style of songwriting. And although his songs are often cinematic, Bazile truly shines when it’s just his voice and guitar.
Bazile took two years to record his debut album, The Sojourn of Professor Narducci, and it was a long, deliberative process. The end result, however, is a captivating work that succeeds in balancing the music with his often melancholy lyrics. For a sample of the album, check out “Solder City” and the Sufjan Stevens-esque “Life of Particles” (MP3s). Bazile’s Poetic Memory is below.