Celebrate Celebration!

Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 22:33 | Category : Uncategorized
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It’s time to return to Celebration. I didn’t talk about them much when I wrote about the TV on the Radio gig a couple of weeks ago. That’s because I figured that they deserve their own post. So here it is.
When I saw Celebration supporting TVOTR, I hadn’t heard any of their music before. [...]

The class of ‘91

Tuesday, 30 May 2006, 22:59 | Category : Uncategorized
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Yesterday, to accompany me getting round to the last hurdle in my kitchen refit (for those of you who care, this was the first hurdle), I had BBC 6 Music’s nostalgia-fest that was The Class of ’91 (unsurprisingly featuring loads if music from that year). Now I don’t always go for nostalgia-fests, but this one [...]

Sunday service

Sunday, 28 May 2006, 15:28 | Category : Uncategorized
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I don’t usually post on Sundays. It’s not a rule, I’m just usually doing something else. So since it’s a Sunday, here are a couple of old hymns. Both Sufjan-related. The first is from one of Stevens’ legendary Christmas albums, though it’s not a Christmas song, it’s just a regular hymn. The second is [...]

You are the Music

Friday, 26 May 2006, 17:10 | Category : Uncategorized
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After heralding the arrival back on the music scene of M Craft back in March, it’s great to finally have his album come out. And it’s been worth the wait. Mind you, there’s a good few familiar tracks there. The three songs from 2004 that I had on my last post are all on the [...]

Micah P. Hinson

Thursday, 25 May 2006, 12:49 | Category : Uncategorized
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I love Micah P Hinson. But lately my love had grown cold.
I remember when I heard my first Micah song – the gorgeous, downbeat country gospel of The Day Texas Sank Into The Sea, a couple of years ago on Sean Rowley’s old late night show on BBC London. It made me want to [...]

Disco Pogo For Punks in Pumps - Vol 3.

Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 13:05 | Category : Uncategorized
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Time, I think, to return to the next instalment of the Jockey Slut CD series. This week, it’s volume 3, from February 2003.
In the magazine, there was a big feature on Massive Attack, and their fourth album 100th Window was album of the month. Elsewhere, we found out that Nas and Kelis were an [...]

Tilly and the Wall / Semifinalists / Emmy the Great @ The Luminaire

Monday, 22 May 2006, 17:05 | Category : Uncategorized
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Last Friday at the Luminaire…
Ever have a gig ruined by bad sound? I often complain about sound being not quite right, but rarely does it really spoil a gig. However, on Friday, the excitement that I had about seeing Tilly and the Wall at the Luminaire was almost dissipated by a complete failure to get [...]

Richard Hawley @ Shepherds Bush Empire

Sunday, 21 May 2006, 23:11 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’m still struggling to keep up with my week of gigs. So on Sunday, I’m casting my mind back to Thursday night at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and the Richard Hawley gig. Support was from Micah P Hinson, who’ll have to wait for another time…
I’m surprised it’s taken so long for Richard Hawley to step [...]

More TV on the Radio

Friday, 19 May 2006, 12:26 | Category : Uncategorized
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Blogger is playing silly buggers with me. Wouldn’t let me upload any more pics to the gig post below, so here’s one more. Dig that megaphone! I can’t be arsed doing a new post for every photo, so check them all out on my Flickr page.

TV on the Radio @ ULU

Thursday, 18 May 2006, 17:04 | Category : Uncategorized
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David Sitek’s guitar has wind chimes hanging from the end. In a way, it’s an apt metaphor for TV on the Radio’s music. Rock, but with bells on. Sometimes it’s even real bells (of the small and hand-held variety) that they shake during some numbers.
TVOTR have just popped in to the UK for a [...]