Tennis – Ritual in Repeat & Twist and Shout Performance

“This song is about the last time I read a review of anything we’ve done,” said Alaina Moore, vocalist and keys player for Denver based band Tennis, before playing the sixth track Timothy from their new album Ritual in Repeat at Twist and Shout in Denver on Monday. “Jot some things down on a list/Under the header, ‘Things to Fix’/It’s wrong, I know/But I can’t let go.” Which may explain why Te...

18 Sep 4:37 PM 0 Read More...

Album Review: Hiss Golden Messenger

Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness of Dancers James Calvet 9/10/14 MC Taylor is an honest man. He does not try to add mystery to his lyricism nor cover up the nasal tone of his voice. If you've ever dove into the back catalogue of Hiss Golden Messenger, you full well know that Taylor is just a simple man with his heart on his sleeve. Earlier this year Paradise of Bachelors records released a reissue of Bad ...

11 Sep 4:29 PM 0 Read More...

Album Review: TOPS – Picture You Staring

The best part about music is that it leads you to more music.  The great part about musicians is that they lead you to other musicians. Whether it is you who finds the music or the music finds you--does it really matter? Enter Mac DeMarco, whose infectious album from earlier this year, Salad Days, became the soundtrack for many this summer.   Several days ago DeMarco popped up in a music video from TOPS’ new ...

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Jack White Performs in a French Chapel for La Blogothèque's "Take Away Show"

Jack White has filmed a "Take Away Show" for the French website La Blogothèque. The series captures performances in unusual spaces, and accordingly, this one was filmed  outside Paris at the Château de Fontainebleau's Saint-Saturnin Chapel. It was directed by Colin Solal Cardo. White performs "Entitlement" from the recently released Lazaretto and the White Stripes' "The Same Boy You've Always Known". Ch...

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Album Review: They Want My Soul

     The new Spoon album sounds like old Spoon, which, depending on the person, is a good thing or a bad thing. They Want My Soul starts off with catchy guitar riffs that make you nod your head and dance, like old Spoon, but doesn’t go much further from there. The first song Rent I Pay, also the first single released and by far the best song on the album, is classic Spoon, heavy pop guitar licks with a s...

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