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D’Angelo and The Vanguard. Ogden Theatre. 06.10.15

D’Angelo and The Vanguard. Ogden Theatre. 06.10.15 Late night conversations about music were not uncommon when I lived in San Francisco. Sometimes these conversations would turn into arguments. Take a love of music, add a bottle of Jameson whiskey, a double shot of ego and ice. Shake well. Scrape all pragmatism off the top and overserve. Words were wasted as… Read more →

Future Islands. Gothic Theatre. 08.27.14

When Sam Herring spoke of breaking the artifice last night, before closing the set out with “Little Dreamer”, I couldn’t help but wonder what he meant. Everything about Future Islands is honest. Their songs and stage presence are pure life. There is something primal about what they do – something essential. Everything about the band, and the face that represents… Read more →

Future Islands – In Evening Air

Future Islands – In Evening Air Baltimore-based Future Islands have been labeled post-wave, future shock, synthpop, etc.  I would just call them experimental.  But whatever you want to call them, they put on a great live show opening for Dan Deacon last year and have put out one of the most interesting albums I’ve heard in awhile. Future Islands –… Read more →

Derailed: Nneka – Concrete Jungle

Every so often I will be posting under the ‘Derailed’ heading. This is for posts that are outside my normal comfort area…indie rock/pop. Concrete Jungle, the first U.S. release from Nigeria-born, German resident Nneka, is not really a new album.  It’s a greatest hits collection from her 3 albums that have been released internationally over the past 4 years.  That… Read more →