Tag Archive for experimental

Shabazz Palaces + THEESatisfaction. 07.21.12

It was 997°F in the Baker neighborhood of Denver yesterday, which coincidentally made it just a few degrees cooler than it was in the Golden Triangle for the Westword Music Showcase a few weeks ago.  You would have thought we’d have missed the worst of the heat by waiting until 5:00pm to show up, but as we made our way… Read more →

Grimes’ Visions on 4AD: 02.21.12

Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) first sparked my interest with 2010’s Halfaxa, became one of my favorite new artists with her daytime performance at FFF6 and left me wanting more with this year’s Darkbloom.  According to GvB the wait will not be long for the next full length LP, Visions.  What was originally slated for a January 31st release on Arbutus… Read more →

FFF6 Post Mortem

I was kidding myself thinking I could come home from a week in Austin and find the time to write a detailed review of Fun Fun Fun this year.  I am buried in lists, work, e-mails and filthy laundry.  But somehow I keep finding myself on youtube, reliving my favorite moments of the weekend.  That Lykke Li set really was… Read more →

Fun Fun Fun fest: 11.06.11

Oh Sunday, Fun Fun Fun Day, I gotta admit it was a little hard to get started.  After enduring some 20 hours of festival living (aka eating and drinking dust and watching live music), and endless nites of violent, half-naked emcees (B L A C K I E), blackgaze chaos (Deafheaven) and horsecore (Dead Horse), I just needed a little… Read more →

Tom Waits’ Bad as Me: notes from the first listen

Anyone who knows me, knows Tom Waits.  Like it or not, they have all been subject to (too?) many late night (one-sided?) conversations about the man, the myth and his music.  Closing the bar with Martha and San Diego Serenade, continuously rotating Mule Variations on the turntable in my little apartment in San Francisco, following the Glitter and Doom tour… Read more →