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Posts Tagged: St Vincent
On Saturday October 7th, it’s time for Cal Jam 17
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This story is so bizarre that I am not sure what to think, but more than the story, the lack of coverage of it is weird. Usually a story like this should have gone viral, whereas only MTV and Stereogum are reporting about it…. But may be I should start reading Spanish!
Bill de Blasio has started closing down Charter Schools and while my sympathies are with the schools in question, still I can see the Mayor’s point which boils down to giving public property to private enterprises. he might be doing it for the wrong reasons but it isn’t entirely irrational.
The return of Bowling Green’s greatest exports an addictive indie pop slice of heaven, starting with California washed away in waves and ending in a built to singalong “Do it? I think I would, know it? Won’t but I think I should”. This is a really good song – A
Country boy Dierk is good where nearly everybody else isn’t because he has a great voice for this but also because he plays country rock with backbone and intricate clicked in arrangement, maybe because he isn’t a boy any more If he was better lyrically he’d be blowing Brad Paisley away, just the way he did when he opened for Brad at MSG – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+
Everything we’ve heard from Beck’s Morning Phase (his self professed follow up to Sea Change) have been excellent; there is nothing to choose between “Wave”, “Waking Light” and “Blue Moon”, they are first rate return to forms. Otherwise, Schoolboy Q, St. Vincent, Neneh Cherry, maybe Wild Beasts.
Why did George Strait not play Madison Square Garden on his farewell tour? I realize the Empire State ain’t THAT big on country, but when the biggest name (if not the single best name) in country decides to hang up his spur shouldn’t he follow LCD Soundsystems lead and do it here? Nope, the crappola Prudential Center is what we get and trust me, we will take it this Saturday.