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by PopMatters Staff

5 Oct 2010


Buenos Aires’ Tremor fuse the indigenous sounds of the Andes with electronic grooves and rock-like riffs and attitude into a potent combination. Composer Leonardo Martinelli is the heart of the group and his background in creating musical scores for film and theatre plays out in the group’s theatrical presentation and ambitious musical scope. Tremor had the honor of being selected to appear at this year’s WOMEX in Copenhagen in October and they have a new record planned for the future, of which this video “Tarkas” will give you a preview of coming attractions. The video was filmed back in June in Brooklyn during a tour to the US and is named after the type of flutes played in the song.

Help Tremor realize their goal of playing WOMEX by pledging your support here.

TOUR DATES
Oct 21 @ Glazart, Paris France
Oct 22 @ RASA Centre for World Cultures, Utrecht Netherlands
Oct 23 @ Sodra Teatern, Stockholm Sweden
Oct 28 @ WOMEX, Copenhagen Denmark

by John Bergstrom

5 Oct 2010


Here’s a link to the rather charming video for Crowded House’s “Either Side of the World”, from this year’s Intriguer album. Hope all that footage was cleared, guys!

[Watch video]

by Joseph Fisher

4 Oct 2010


Somewhere in my fingers is a longer post about how Glee has gone completely off the rails, but I need a few days to compose it properly. For now, I just want to open with a question. It goes a little something like this:

If we follow the logic of this season’s “Britney/Brittany” episode (episode 2), Ms. Spears is threatening because her unbridled sexuality can cause students to break out into a massive “sex riot”. However, Madonna, from the first season’s “The Power of Madonna” show (episode 15), still stands as an icon of empowerment and self-expression. How, then, do the writers explain the live song and dance performance in the clip below?

Do we really need to tell the writers of this show that quite clearly takes place in an American high school that they need to do their homework? 

Okay, that’s two questions. Maybe I should work on my math. Discuss below.

by Matt Mazur

4 Oct 2010


Oscar Nominees:

Jeanne Crain ... Pinky
Olivia De Havilland ... The Heiress
Susan Hayward ... My Foolish Heart
Deborah Kerr ... Edward My Son
Loretta Young ... Come to the Stable

Mazur Nominees:

Jeanne Crain … Pinky

by Jane Jansen Seymour

4 Oct 2010


Avi Buffalo is a young buzz band making waves from Long Beach, California, which has caught the attention of many: I wrote about them earlier for this blog here. They played to critical acclaim at SXSW, opened for Modest Mouse this summer and are now heading out on their own headline tour across North America. They visited the studios of KCRW on September 21st, clearly thrilled to be among the bands performing for live there as they quickly admitted to listening and watching to many of the sessions themselves. They started with a laid back version their hit, “What’s It in For?” This was the fist song I heard from the group when it was back in heavy rotation on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” early this year. Things ended in a soft funky jam, which flowed right into the next song with a seasoned approach of a band clearly aware of its abilities.

The interview brought out some of the teenage awkwardness under the spotlight, as they explained the band sometimes has to escorted into a club just to play because they’re underaged. Avi has been playing guitar for seven years and was apparently doodling with his instrument the whole time. He’s the one who writes the music and lyrics before the band jams to “hash things out”. During the session, played by three out of four members of the band, the lyrics stand out a bit more than the layered recordings on their self-titled album, which was certainly nice to experience. They also ran out of time during the live broadcast for my favorite song, “Remember Last Time”, but it’s here in its entirety for eternity.

[Listen to show]

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