You may be wondering what happened to the “top five shows of the weekend” column but fear not, it has just been a slow start to the year. Things pick up massively next week thanks to The Posies, celebrating their 30th anniversary with Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer performing as an acoustic duo at City Winery […]
Dan Bejar’s latest Destroyer album, Ken, sailed into 9th place in our top 25 albums of 2017 list, and deservedly so, we said: Following the bombastic and dreary Poison Season we’re happy to report that Destroyer’s Ken is a fantastic rebound. Most reminiscent of 2011’s Kaputt, Ken is yet another strange, sax-filled (and-sex-filled) journey through 80s synth-pop. Where a lesser artist would simply rehash a […]
Greetings! Apologies for the post-thanksgiving-lull in this series, you may also be trying to get over. Before we get to all the end-of-year lists we’ve still got some time to enjoy the present moment and get to some shows (we can still do that all the time anyway, but our list is excellent, I promise).
I hope you all got out there and voted this week, and now that you’ve fulfilled your civic responsibilities it’s time to have some fun. If fun means singer-songwriter, shoegaze, chillwave or some folky-indie, anyway…
Greetings! While certain events this week have painted a rather sombre reality on a time that usually brings the city together with so much fun and creativity, we have to press on and do our best with our time here. Concentrating on better news, the city finally repealed the 91-year-old cabaret law so not only […]
I really don’t have anything useful to say for an intro, but fortunately I do have five very useful recommendations for you all this weekend.
Some of you might be nerding out at Comic Con this weekend, but music nerds of all kinds have a veritable feast of options to rival those reaching a once-a-year climax. It was tough to narrow it down to only five options, so don your most obscure band shirt and take in the nods of […]
If you’ve followed this site for the last few years you’ll know that we can’t sing the praises of Curtis Harding highly enough. I constantly describe him as the only contemporary soul artist who doesn’t sound derivative. After three years, he has a new album, Face Your Fear, coming out on the 27th of October via […]
This weekend is mostly about established greats and not having regrets for missing out (having seen a Beatle already this week that sentiment is certainly apt). We’ve got you covered for various decades and genres this time out so hopefully there is a little for everyone.
Spoon released their ninth album, Hot Thoughts, back in March via Matador Records; a return to the label that released their debut album back in 1996. Produced by Dave Friedman, it’s the first Spoon album to not feature any acoustic guitar, the signature hooks remain but there’s an extra bounce in their step. The band have been touring pretty solidly […]