The AV Club always does a great job with their interviews, getting people to talk about what inspires them in a way never comes off as pretentious. Good things (in fact, sometimes great things) have come from these interviews. Their recent interview with Kurt Vile, who’s becoming one of my favorite artists of late, turned me on to an awesome song by Bert Jansch called ‘Poison’. Read the rest of this entry »
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If you’re looking for a way to chill out before Vinyl this evening, consider Acoustic Africa at Club Soda. Oliver Mtukudzi, Habib Koite, and Afel Bokoum will (jointly) take to the stage and run through some absolute classics.
Just a little quickie to get your Tuesday going right.
Its Edan’s Echo Party Mix and its Psych-Dance awesomeness has been spinning in my head for a while now.
I love you guys.
Come to Montreal?
And it’s good.
[WE CANNOT CONFIRM THE LEGITIMACY OF THIS SO WE ADVISE CAUTION…VERY VERY EXCITED CAUTION.]
I’ve been snowed-under (get it?) in work lately. Or at the very least, buried in what I should be doing. So with that being said my show-going/midday-procrastinating has been and will continue to be minimal for the rest of this week. However, don’t let this trick you into thinking there’s nothing good going on in Montreal these days.
It was 5 years ago (well plus two days now I guess) that J-Dilla died. To be fair I had completely forgotten about him. Never being really into hip-hop at the time, he didn’t make much of an impression on me at first. I just got his last album Donuts (courtesy of engineofruin on tumblr), and apparently the fact that everyone was so impressed by it actually meant a lot.
For whatever reason, the (music) world seems to have forgotten that TV on the Radio were on top of the world just a couple years ago. After the releases of their albums Return to Cookie Mountain and Dear Science, they were generally placed on the same level of admiration and adoration as artists like the Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, and all those other ever present critical darlings. And then, just like that, it seems, they were gone. Well, they’re back. Read the rest of this entry »