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Re: “Tonight in Music: Temples, Chvrches, Little Dragon & More

Don't forget MØ! Her voice is like jello to my Thanksgiving
http://smarturl.it/MODWD

Posted by Nate McMullin on 04/13/2014 at 11:46 PM

Re: “Stream All of Souvenir Driver's New Album Living Water

Supah, doopah! SO, SO, chill!

Posted by acediamond on 04/08/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Stream All of Souvenir Driver's New Album Living Water

This is so chill!

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Posted by acediamond on 04/08/2014 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Q&A with Bill Steer of Carcass

Sick interview!

Posted by ROM on 03/28/2014 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Tonight in Music: Toadies, Weekend, The Funs

@Mark Lore, I will be person number two at the Hell Below/Stars Above 20th anniversary. Doll Skin and Pressed Against the Sky are brilliant songs.

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Posted by Emily Reznicek on 03/27/2014 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Win Tickets to St. Vincent!

Would love to go sooooo much!

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Posted by Kimi Boylan on 03/12/2014 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Win Tickets to St. Vincent!

OMG, I want these tix!! I saw her on Colbert Report and it was amazing!!!

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Posted by HayleyFreakinRules on 03/12/2014 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Tonight in Music: The Malt Ball!, Sallie Ford, the Minus 5 & More

Also Sea Wolf (solo acoustic) at the Star Theater!

Posted by Ginny on 03/07/2014 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Win Tickets to Party Boyz Ladiez Night with Sallie Ford's New Band!

Sallie is kickin'! I would love to hear her with her new band!

Posted by Katie Kiely on 03/05/2014 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Watch Peter Gabriel Wear a Foxhead and His Wife's Red Dress

Hmmm...just read the comment before mine. Genesis became your average superpop group with the album Duke. When Steve Hackett left, Genesis as we knew it was no more. And Then There Were Three was still okay, but Duke? I was in junior high and remember opening up the record all excited to hear it and my mouth absolutely dropping open at the horror emanating from my stereo. That was the last Genesis album I bought. Peter Gabriel was fantastic, but both he and Steve Hackett were obviously the foundation, since, with both of them gone we got Follow You Follow Me and There Must be Some Misunderstanding. That's not the same as Musical Box. The band today even distances themselves from their progrock past. They don't perform the songs in public (when they were still touring) and only sometimes perform some off those old songs as a medley. Their more recent fans don't even KNOW the older stuff. It's a shame the three of them even kept the name genesis. That's why the Musical Box has such a following. That's why people are excited for Steve Hackett`s show. Both if those shows are more "real" Genesis than what Phil Collins, Tony Banks (who even admitted finding the old music that Hackett helped write, "challenging") and Mike Rutherford wound up doing.

Posted by kendra on 02/21/2014 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Watch Peter Gabriel Wear a Foxhead and His Wife's Red Dress

I have "The Musical Box" on google alert which is why I saw this article. I am hoping one of these days I get v to see them on the east side of the country...Nashville, specifically. I am,however, going to see Steve Hackett and his Genesis Revisited Extended tour next month in Atlanta. We're driving 4 hours just to.see the show. It looks fantastic...watch the clips on YouTube or on his website, Hackettsongs.

Posted by kendra on 02/21/2014 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Pixies at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Tues Feb 19

I don't blame Kim for quitting after a 10 year reunion tour. I've seen them a few times during that span and they generally just stand around and play, they aren't a showy band and apparently they never were. A good crowd and a good room are the keys to a good Pixies show.

Posted by Tornado on 02/21/2014 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Pixies at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Tues Feb 19

old people lol

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Posted by Graham on 02/21/2014 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Pixies at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Tues Feb 19

TL;DR

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Posted by human in training on 02/20/2014 at 9:29 PM

Re: “Pixies at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Tues Feb 19

Scene(s) of the night: The poor, sixty-something-year-old usher stationed directly in front of Santiago's monitors putting his hands over his ears on several occasions, every once in a while glancing up at the stage to see what in the Sam Hill was being done to those poor guitars to produce such sounds; Gouge Away was being played the first time I noticed.

I found remarkable the fact (I'm pretty damn sure it's a fact, anyway) that no one in the band said a single word to the audience the entire show. No "Hello", no "Thanks", no ANYTHING. Not that I'm mad. I just thought that was remarkable.

Unlike Courtney, I was in the front row of the dress circle/lowest balcony (which is closer to the stage than it looks), so my tired, 35-year-old bones and muscles were spared from ever being forced into standing in order to see -- a huge luxury.

Speaking of senior issues, I have to admit that it was a bit too loud in there at times -- they could've turned things down a tad -- it ain't the friggin' Moda Garden, sound dudes. And the lights were sometimes a little too bright and inconsiderately aimed, at least at my level. And then the fact that I was surrounded by too many damn kids (in their early thirties), with their new-fangled pocket computers and general lack of respect for everything. Not that they gave me any problems, but still.

I seem to be in the minority in that I like most of their new tunes -- they sound as Pixies-ish to me as any of their older stuff does -- I think Bagboy, for example, is a fantastic tune that stands up to their very best stuff, and their performance of it was better than I thought possible in a live setting. Same goes for Andro Queen. But yes, it was pretty obvious that most of the crowd was unfamiliar and/or unimpressed with the six or seven new tunes they played.

Kim was conspicuously absent, but I think Paz proved to be quite worthy; I'm not so sure I would've noticed much of a difference if I were blind and unaware of the change in lineup.

Great show. I don't think they phoned it in at all.

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Posted by human in training on 02/20/2014 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Watch Peter Gabriel Wear a Foxhead and His Wife's Red Dress

Peter Gabriel was a fantastic lead for Genesis. Phil was an amazing drummer and backup singer. This video is great. However, when Phil did emerge from behind the drums he was fantastic in his own way. Even when he performed songs first sung by Peter, Phil was pretty amazing. Like "In the Cage." A lot of the songs on "Seconds Out" (beautiful performance of "Carpet Crawlers" on this album for example).

And then Phil was pretty amazing when he was the original lead singer -- the entire album of "Trick of the Tail," "Genesis" album (the album with the Tupperware shape toy) and the masterpiece album of prog and traditional rock, "Duke." Even the mostly forgotten non-live side four of "Three Sides Live." Here is an amazing performance, for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_12_-jzqOlE

Phil deserves major props. Probably his talent was part of why Peter asked Phil to perform on his solo work and why they're still friends to this day.

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Posted by aj1880 on 02/20/2014 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Pixies at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Tues Feb 19

Their "In Heaven" cover goes all the way back to the Purple Tape (the demo that Come On Pilgrim was pulled from), but since the reunion at least, Kim was the one who always sang it live. So, another bummer about her not being around anymore.

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Posted by sgtgrumbles on 02/20/2014 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Pixies at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Tues Feb 19

Through my KBVR work I got backstage for their show at the EMU Ballroom on October 31, 1989. Hung out for a couple of minutes until their manager (who was dressed like a zombie) kicked us out. Someplace there is a photo of the band and a me and a couple of friends, with Kim Deal sitting behind me, resting her chin on my head. I enjoyed their show at Sasquatch in 2005, but now that Kim's gone, I must say Pixies Is Dead.

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Posted by Paul Cone on 02/20/2014 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Fred Armisen is Going to be Late Night's New Bandleader? OKAY.

Fred Armisen, invasive species.

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Posted by Chunty McHutchence on 02/10/2014 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Tonight in Music: Eyelids, Towers, Brite Lines & More

The video used by Eyelids is from Gumbasia, a short film by Art Clokey. It's his very first clay animation and, based on this film, Clokey was given the funding to create the first episode of the classic series Gumby. In its original form, the film has lumps of clay pulsating to jazz music and was said to be a parody of Walt Disney's Fantasia. Watch the original film, with the original music, here: http://youtu.be/VaZzRUc2C0A.

Give a listen to "Where We Go," (2011) to see how I used this film in my music. The song includes the sound of eastern bells, tympani, a music box, Chinese cymbal, koto harmonics in a low register (sounding a tad like Tibetan throat singing), and the authentic sound of the Rkang Dung, a horn made out of a human thighbone and used in Himalayan Buddhist rituals: http://goo.gl/gekmI7

Posted by Syntropia on 02/08/2014 at 11:03 AM

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