You may recall that we enjoyed David Byrne's 2008-2009 concert tour in support of Everything That Happens Will Happen Today that we saw both of its iterations in San Francisco. Given that it's been a couple of years since we've seen Byrne live, we were stoked to hear the news that Rise, Ride, Roar will be coming to DVD in the very near future.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
When the Talking Heads reissued their entire catalog a few years back, there was a lot to take in. Not only were all the records released in 5.1 surround sound, but they were remastered and included a whole slew of bonus tracks. We were so enamored with the 5.1 remasters (which didn't include the bonus tracks), that we only just started digesting all the awesome bonus material that's on the stereo sides of these discs.
Monday, May 9, 2011
One of the nice things about being in New York is that you're a short train ride from some of the best muesums in the country, and when they have weirdo rock and roll exhibits, you don't have to contemplate a plane ride to check them out. Case in point: The Museum of Arts And Design will be hosting a show called David Bowie, Artist. In their words:
We can't make any guarantees as to how insightful it will be, especially for super fans. That being said, you can be damned sure we're going to check it out.
These two videos were filmed 7 years apart, but that doesn't keep either one from being intensely representative of the live powerhouse that Ryan Adams can be when he puts his mind to it. His upcoming European shows may be solo, but that doesn't change anything. If you're on the east side of the Atlantic, get out there and see the man in his environment.
Friday, May 6, 2011
We don't know a ton about Sam Roberts Band, but apparently they're quite the to-do in Quebec, and we really should be better educated. That being said, we do know that we love us some Land Of Talk. So, when it came to our attention that Lizzie Powell had decided to lend vocals to a track from the band's new record Collider, we decided to check it out.
May 16th Rock N Roll Hotel Washington DC
May 18th Bowery Ballroom New York City, NY
May 20th Brighton Hall Boston, MA
May 24th The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
May 25th The Independent San Francisco, CA
May 26th Mississippi Studios Portland OR
May 28th Malkin Bowl Vancouver BC
May 29th Sasquatch! Festival The Gorge OR
June 3rd Massey Hall Toronto ON
June 4th Massey Hall Toronto ON
June 6th First Ave Minneapolis MN
June 7th Lincoln Hall Chicago IL
June 8th St. Andrew's Hall Detroit, MI
Monday, May 2, 2011
As Beatles fans, we had always been more "Paul" people than "John" people. Reason aside, it took us a lot longer to get into Lennon's solo catalog, despite its massive street cred. Case in point "Isolation". In fact, the track didn't even come to us from Lennon. We first heard the tune when we caught Spoon opening for Crooked Fingers at Boston's Middle East.