Sunday, April 3 2011
Ray Davies' latest album is part tribute compilation, part vanity project. Mark my words, no one will be discussing this a year from now.
Wednesday, December 22 2010
Friday, June 25 2010
Primavera never stops growing. There are now more stages than ever before, a whole week of live music before the festival even begins, ad-hoc stages set-up in parks all over the city, as well as the obligatory closing party.
Thursday, April 15 2010
Somehow, a show by one of my favorite bands, playing a bunch of my favorite songs, was more enervating than engaging.
Wednesday, March 24 2010
How do you improve on perfection? In the case of Spoon, you pair one of indie rock's most reliable live acts with two up-and-coming bands that can more than hold their own.
Sunday, January 17 2010
When you break it down, Transference is really just another Spoon album... and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Monday, November 30 2009
Thursday, September 10 2009
Despite some generous editorializing, Our Noise is as engaging (and human) a music industry tale as you're ever going to read.
Thursday, May 21 2009
While several new songs were welcomed with polite applause, tunes from Spoon’s back catalogue elicited a more raucous response.
Sunday, November 18 2007
I’d never thought of Spoon as bourgie, but, suddenly, it seems obvious. After all, they play tight, melodic rock that’s just a little bit uppercrust. These guys are, dare I say it, adults...