For a certain type of music fan, the best kind of holiday music is bad holiday music. I know, because I happen to be one of them.* Don’t get me wrong, I love the old standards as much as the … Continue reading
For those of you who couldn’t make With Your Friends this weekend, here’s a little of what you missed. Your browser does not support the video tag Bass was dropped. Beats were filthy. Fun was had by all.
The first time I saw Deerhoof was at Nashville’s infamous stink-hole dive bar, the Springwater Supper Club and Lounge in 2000. They tore through seven songs in under twenty minutes, putting then-new guitarist John Dieterich through his paces. Drummer Greg … Continue reading
It starts up around Thanksgiving, and doesn’t let up until New Years Eve, and regardless of what you celebrate, or how you celebrate it, there’s no escaping it: Christmas music. Flowing forth from unseen speakers, everywhere you go, the same … Continue reading
The problem with many collaborations is that they often end up sounding like thrown-together vanity projects; and don’t really do a lot to expand the musical vocabulary of either of the participants. However, David Byrne has made a second career … Continue reading