Is it country? Is it rock? When it’s good, is there really a difference?
Employing every trick of digital capability to astound and amaze eventually becomes little more than hocus-pocus.
The music has no soul. Alt-J isn’t “the new Radiohead.” They’re “the new Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.”
It’s March in Boston and that means lots of tourists and college kids wearing green things and claiming to be Irish. Take them by the hand and lead them to one of the following musical offerings around the city this month.
Peter Hook’s memoir contains no earthshattering revelations, but it does offer a new way (or at least another way) of thinking about the four young men who made up Joy Division.
While The Vaccines Come of Age is a very good album, I can’t listen to it without thinking that maybe the band grew up a little too fast.
Forget the Superbowl and screw Valentine’s Day. There is too much great music happening in our corner of the country to waste time on such frivolous occasions. Will you need snow boots or sunscreen this month? Only time will tell! Just make sure you have some cash and your ID and you’ll be good to go.
Legendary music journalist Jules Siegel died of a heart attack on November 17, 2012 at the age of 77. There was no “New York Times” obituary, no mention in “Rolling Stone.” But to me, he was a rock star.
As we leave the holidays behind us and begin the New Year, it’s time to get out of Mom’s house and back into the clubs!
As 2012 comes to a close and we panic to complete last minute holiday shopping, party planning and mental preparation for enduring the inevitable familial snafu, let us remember that no matter how broke, stuffed, hung-over or disowned we may be, the first of January is just around the corner and with it a chance to start anew in 2013.