Seu Jorge paid beautiful tribute to David Bowie at Liberty Hall last night

Seu Jorge paid beautiful tribute to David Bowie at Liberty Hall last night

Seu Jorge Liberty Hall, Lawrence Monday, September 11 In the nearly 13 years since Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou was released, its Seu...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/concert-reviews/blog/20975233/seu-jorge-paid-beautiful-tribute-to-david-bowie-at-liberty-hall-last-night

Vinyl Review: Fourth of July – On the Plains

Vinyl Review: Fourth of July - On the Plains

Breezy and seemingly effortless, the 10th anniversary vinyl edition of Fourth of July’s On the Plains comes just at that point in the summer where the heat’s left everything baked dry, while all you really feel like doing is sitting around and listening to music while you cool off. Maybe you’re dancing to the opening cut, “Be Careful,” while trying not to knock things off your coffee table. Or maybe you’re leading group singalongs to “Surfer Dude,” but you’re definitely drinking a tasty beverage and probably bumming cigarettes off your friends, even though you totally plan on quitting when school starts back up in a couple of weeks.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/28/vinyl-review-fourth-of-july-on-the-plains/

Vinyl Review: Sia – Some People Have All the Problems

Vinyl Review: Sia - Some People Have All the Problems

Just in time for its 10th anniversary this coming January is the vinyl debut of Sia’s fourth album, Some People Have Real Problems. The album, which started to cement the Australian singer in the mind of listeners the world over, is quite interesting, because while it did quite well in Australia, and nearly cracked the Billboard Top 25 albums in the United States, the artist would soon after go on hiatus following the release of her next LP, We Are Born.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/28/vinyl-review-sia-some-people-have-all-the-problems/

The New Pornographers stunned at Liberty Hall Saturday night, even without its heavy hitters

The New Pornographers stunned at Liberty Hall Saturday night, even without its heavy hitters

The New Pornographers Liberty Hall, Lawrence Saturday, August 12 The ticket buyers baffled and/or confused by the absence of both Neko Case and Dan Bejar...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/concert-reviews/blog/20972388/the-new-pornographers-stunned-at-liberty-hall-saturday-night-even-without-its-heavy-hitters

Vinyl Review: Echo and the Bunnymen — It’s All Live Now

Vinyl Review: Echo and the Bunnymen -- It’s All Live Now

From fan-vote reissue label Run Out Groove comes It’s All Live Now, a compilation of Echo and the Bunnymen live tracks recorded in the mid-’80s. Beating out a Solomon Burke best-of and a repress of Secret Machines’ Now Here is Nowhere, we get eight covers and two early originals from the Liverpool post-punk act.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/07/vinyl-review-echo-and-the-bunnymen-its-all-live-now/

Review of The Grisly Hand’s self-titled at Modern Vinyl

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A double album can be an odd duck, but Kansas City’s The Grisly Hand may have unlocked its secrets. On the surface, the idea of recording 19 songs, putting them out as two separate compact discs (a year apart), and then re-sequencing them as a double vinyl release (now self-titled) sounds overly-complicated, and maybe it is. However, while the two albums which comprise The Grisly Hand’s double LP — last year’s Flesh & Gold, and this year’s Hearts & Stars — are both excellent records on their own, it’s when the two are combined that this music really takes shape.
Read the full review at Modern Vinyl. Published 1/23/17

Interview with The Naked & Famous’ David Beadle in the Pitch

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You’ve heard New Zealand indie dance-pop quintet the Naked and Famous, even if you don’t know the group by name. Its first single, “Young Blood,” has turned up in absolutely everything since its arrival in 2010 — movies, TV shows, video games, commercials. And even after all this time, it generates not weariness but an “Oh, it’s that song!” kind of reaction.
Read the full interview at the Pitch. Published 11/2/16

Interview with Longriver’s David Longoria in the Pitch

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Austin musician David Longoria’s recordings under the name Longriver are more than just standard singer-songwriter fare. The Longriver album features instrumentals, found sounds and poetry, all flowing together like its aqueous namesake. Longoria’s voice and guitar playing are clear and clean, yet the record is by no means antiseptic. The music is instead warm and inviting. I spoke with Longoria by phone about recording the album, and about his love of nature.
Read the full interview at the Pitch. Published 11/23/16

Black Friday Record Store Day roundups

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KC's record shops were a busy delight Friday morning and afternoon. The Black Friday installment of Record Store Day might not inspire the sort of fervent capitalistic enthusiasm of its better-known April counterpart, but this particular cold gray morning seemed to keep people at home drinking coffee a little longer than usual.
Read a round-up of the goings-on at various KC record shops at the Pitch. Published 11/28/16 Music_GrislyHandCREDITPaulAndrews2016.583481b20a62e
With Black Friday just around the corner, we know you’ll find yourself beginning to seek out cool and interesting gifts for friends and family. Rather than buying another iTunes gift card for that stocking stuffer, we suggest you head out to one of the many excellent local record shops to buy an actual physical release from a local act. Whether it’s a benefit album, pop, metal, or lo-fi punk, there should be something for all tastes in this roundup of the latest local releases.
Read a round-up of the best local releases to snag on Black Friday, also at the Pitch. Published 11/22/16

The Ovaries-Eez feature in the Pitch

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On its new album, Moon Birth — released this week on the Whatever Forever label — Lawrence folk trio the Ovaries-Eez reaches for ethereal sounds. Granted, the group's gorgeous three-part harmonies are still the focus and the joy, but the new CD also finds room for Cloud Dog’s Brett Grady and Jim Martin, who add further texture to the lush singing with, respectively, viola and percussion (among other things).
Read the full feature at the Pitch. Published 1/6/17