Written by Joe O'Fallon Monday, 30 October 2006 02:51
The democratic sharing of songs between Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley, and Jason Isbell carried the crowd through an amazing, two-hour and ten-minute set with 24 passion-filled songs.
Written by Leslie Wilson Saturday, 28 October 2006 08:57
If you say "Nazi Party" in a B-52's "Love Shack" kind of way and say "Yay!" afterwards, it's less bad?
Written by Lauren Beckerle Saturday, 28 October 2006 08:51
I believe sing-alongs can be fun—in Disney bouncing-ball or drunken karaoke situations. Otherwise, listen to a band you pay to see perform.
Written by Leslie Wilson Saturday, 28 October 2006 08:18
With his arms outstretched, his hands clapping, his body bouncing from side to side, Tunde Adebimpe had congregation-like attention from the audience.
Written by Gavin Pirnia Saturday, 28 October 2006 04:47
Spektor equally balanced choice cuts from Kitsch and Hope, the former showcasing her punk roots and the latter her songstress capabilities.
Written by Gavin Pirnia Saturday, 28 October 2006 04:45
The puppets continued to compel and evolve into a life of their own, especially during a "puppet cam" segment, when the camera inside the puppets turned on the band. At one point, Beck sang to his puppet (really to himself), generating a touching duet.
Written by Chris Schott Friday, 27 October 2006 11:00
At this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, there were easily 3,000 people watching, singing, and loving everything about the band, just like me.
Written by Dean Ramos Friday, 27 October 2006 10:54
It's ironic that a girl so unabashedly abrasive also giggles in between songs while wearing pretty little sundresses at her shows.
Written by Randy Haecker Wednesday, 18 October 2006 03:25
As long as there is a performance space, and people with enthusiasm for rock ‘n' roll, CBGB could live on anywhere on the planet.
Written by Laura Hamlett Tuesday, 17 October 2006 08:26
Despite the fact that our cities' teams were at war, the audience welcomed the Brooklyn quintet and seemed to appreciate its set.
Written by Aaron Brummet Friday, 13 October 2006 03:31
Mixing approximately 92 percent of known musical styles (rock, jazz, reggae, electronica, alternative, new wave, ambient, indie, experimental...take your pick) into one uncannily cohesive sound, Mute Math's live show is truly worth the hype.
Written by Kaylen Hoffman Friday, 13 October 2006 03:27
The first few songs are typical Calexico—a mix of flamenco, salsa, and rock 'n' roll—with various instruments thrown into the mix, such as a melodica and an accordion.
Written by Aaron Brummet Wednesday, 11 October 2006 02:31
"I grew up around hymns and the titles taught me that words could be beautiful," he says. "Sometimes I wonder, ‘What exactly is on God's iPod?"
Written by Leslie Wilson Wednesday, 11 October 2006 02:29
The Mates' songs revel in the unexpected—the beats change, the harmonies shift, and they end up somewhere that sounds very different from where they started.
Written by Kaylen Hoffman Friday, 29 September 2006 07:36
And every song had such a long jam time—making every song sound like it was the final song of the evening. Built to Spill just likes to rave out.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 29 September 2006 07:30
The dynamic arrangements and tempo shifts in Smith's highly original compositions command your attention, while the soft female background vocals, often in a call-and-response manner, add a delightful contrast to Smith's rather theatrical, formula-shattering lead vocals.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 29 September 2006 07:23
Clearly Hem had come a long way since 2001's Rabbit Songs established them as purveyors of a refreshingly bright and evocative new strain of folksy Americana.
Written by Cindy Gao Friday, 29 September 2006 07:20
The brass section hits all the right notes. The song swells to a considerable climax with about 12 different instruments playing at once. It's "Detroit" and "Chicago" all rolled up into one.
Written by Aaron Brummet Friday, 29 September 2006 07:13
The highlight of the show was the encore, which included a bold a cappella rendition of "One Last Time," prefaced by request to the crowd to join Post in singing happy birthday to her mother, who was in attendance.
Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 24 September 2006 06:32
Devine's an endearing front man, and one hell of a lyricist.
Written by Leslie Wilson Friday, 22 September 2006 02:31
Where the songs on their latest release, this year's So This Is Goodbye, feel remote in their crispness and austere beauty on the album, the Junior Boys' live show reveals their essential soulfulness.
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