Influence is a curious phenomenon that takes form in so many different ways in music. It’s impossible to say that there is even one song in music history that has had no influence whatsoever. And even if a band was pioneering in its genre style or musical sound, the fact is that people, as individuals, […]
Slash. Hamlet. Bowie. Vertigo. Nas. Goodfellas. Tupac. Sometimes, one word is all you need to make a lasting impact. This week’s New Noise looks at new releases by bands of few words — bands who gave their four-minute melodic visions a single term of endearment. Though the names might be short, the tracks are filled […]
The Strokes’ new album fails to offer interesting themes and presents a lack of chemistry.
Movie of the Week: I Saw The Devil — Nuart Theatre — Opens Friday For the past decade, South Korea has remained one of the most consistent exporters of thrilling, intelligent cinema. The latest film from Kim Jee-woon, I Saw The Devil has already shaken up audiences at Sundance, and will play for a limited […]
Concert of the Week: Mountain Man with The Decemberists Those lucky souls who caught Jónsi’s transcendent performance at The Wiltern last October will likely remember the equally chilling opening set from Bennington, Vermont’s Mountain Man. Comprised of Molly Erin Sarle, Amelia Randall Meath and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, the folk trio will open for The Decemberists at […]
Last week the buzz was all about Coachella’s lineup. Much to the dismay of many followers of the Internet rumor mill and Tron fans, Daft Punk was not on the list. That’s fine with me. The world’s favorite costumed knob-twiddler duo headlined Lollapalooza a few years ago. Oh, wait. So did the rest of these […]
Although Coachella has never been a headliner-centric festival, the 2011 bill is surprisingly underwhelming.