“I hope we keep making records that are great in and of itself, not ‘They’re doing this, and they’re so young.’ We just want people to say, ‘They’re doing this, and it’s great.’”
FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR | Stephen Schenkenberg 10. Peter Stamm: Unformed Landscape (Translated by Michael Hofmann; Other Press) This brief Swiss-authored novel is one of quiet power and understated tension. In a small Norwegian […]
Aside from having two too many good films this year (as if that were possible), I was surprised to find half of the films on my list from Eastern Asia.
1. Motley Crue, UMB Bank Pavilion, St. Louis, August 9 2. Alicia Keys/John Legend, The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, March 23 3. Kelly Clarkson, The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, August 20 4. Berlin, […]
1. Augustana: All the Stars and Boulevards (Epic) 2. Madonna: Confessions on a Dance Floor (Warner) 3. Depeche Mode: Playing the Angel (Sire) 4. Sinéad O’Connor: Throw Down Your Arms (Rocket Science) 5. Eurythmics: Ultimate […]
1. Gorillaz: “Feel Good Inc.” 2. The Cribs: “Hey Scenesters!” 3. Bloc Party: “Banquet” 4. Doves: “Snowden” 5. Longwave: “There’s a Fire” 6. Sufjan Stevens”: “Chicago” 7. Foo Fighters: “Best of You” 8. Echo and […]
I think we wear our influences a little more on our sleeve with this record.
My day had started just south of the Montana-Alberta border where I woke up way too early and severely sleep deprived. After hightailing to Edmonton, checking into a hotel, and heading for the festival, my […]