Thursday, February 6 2014
The Day Before Wine and Roses is an impressive testament to the band’s intensity as a live unit, even though their debut album hadn't been recorded yet at this point in time, reissued just in time for their recent tour.
Wednesday, February 5 2014
Road tunes and leavetakings are a fitting metaphorical trope for this album, because Millsap is clearly going places.
Tuesday, February 4 2014
Science fiction was never really about predicting the future so much as it was extrapolating and speculating on possible futures.
Eraserhead is very much of the same ilk as The Metamorphosis, and could be described to be a dark(er) twin of that novella.
Avant-garde even by Andrew Bird's standards, the meandering, mostly instrumental I Want to See Pulsaski at Night is gorgeous but empty.
Monday, February 3 2014
The first two tracks off of Weather Systems serve as the first of many emotional rollercoasters, bursting with touching lyrics and gripping arrangements.
The second Citi Presents Evenings with Legends show saw Band of Horses perform acoustic in the intimate McKittrick Hotel. You were basically standing next to the band as they performed.
Via the billion-dollar Cool Japan Fund Inc, Japan is aiming to become one of the world's dominant culture forces. But can a national culture be commodified so easily?
After the Disco rides that morning after wave, holding up a mirror to cast a dark reflection on the fun that's come and gone.
Along the Way is always pretty, but rarely beautiful.