Tag Archive for leonard cohen

Class of 2016: The Overachievers

2016 was a shit year. Seriously. We experienced one of the ugliest elections in recent history. Social progress not only came to a halt, but there are elements within our country that would be happy to see us rewind the past half century. And everybody died. Well, not everybody, but you know what I mean. We lost Prince, David Bowie, and Leonard… Read more →

Goodbye to the legendary Leonard Cohen

It was 1988 when my dad brought home the I’m Your Man CD. I was used to him listening to classic rock, contemporary country, and (don’t judge him) Michael Bolton, so my 11-year-old ears were not prepared for the sounds of L. Cohen. That booming voice, the angelic backup singers, the horns and the poetry. My friends and I would play… Read more →

Nathaniel Rateliff. Lost Lake Lounge. 10.21.10

I witnessed something pretty special last night. Local indie-folkster Nathaniel Rateliff, straight off his tour of Europe, played the second night of his month-long residency at Lost Lake Lounge. Every Thursday night for the month of October, Nathaniel will be performing selections from Leonard Cohen’s songbook. Evidently he performed Songs of Leonard Cohen and Songs From a Room in their… Read more →

New Leonard Cohen Album! (but not until Spring)

Still the ladies man, Leonard Cohen was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York on Friday night along with Taylor Swift and others.  But the big news is that his new album will be finished in Spring…“God willing” This will be his first release of new materiall since 2004’s Dear Heather.  Leonard is now 75 years old… Read more →

Rewind: The Last Week or So

No Age recorded a Daytrotter Session that was posted last week. Fucked Up is releasing material for Record Store Day. Sasquatch Festival has announced 2010 line-up. Beach House will also release an EP, Zebra, for Record Store Day. Dr. Dre is suing Death Row Records. 3-day passes for the Pitchfork Music Festival have sold-out. But single-day are still available. Phoenix… Read more →