The Stone Age is only about the gossip, to the point where even when something (potentially) true comes along, it still reads like trash.
May Short Fuses – Materia Critica
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Book Review: “What’s Good: Notes on Rap and Language” — Finding Multitudes of Meaning
To always be listening more and to therefore always be listening differently is of course the very nature of fandom, and to call What’s Good the work of a fan is not a putdown.
January Short Fuses – Materia Critica
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Arts Reconsideration: The 1971 Project – Celebrating a Great Year in Music (December Entry)
Arts Fuse writers continue their countdown of great music celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. This month’s diverse list includes Elton John, Paul and Linda McCartney, Humble Pie, Miles Davis, and Nick Drake.
Arts Reconsideration: The 1971 Project — Celebrating a Great Year in Music (March Entry)
Here’s yet one more fantastic thing about it no longer being 2020: it’s now the 50th anniversary of the excellent music that premiered in 1971.
Book Review: “Rocking the Closet” — Queering the Mainstream
Audiences knew (or at least thought they knew) something was up, and that something was what made these performers unique.
Rock Concert Review: The National in Boston — Highly Engaged
No one would classify the National as “arena rock,” but Matt Berninger and the group proved at Agganis that they’re quite capable of filling an arena and then putting on a show worthy of the space.
Rock Concert Review: Fontaines D.C. — From Dublin With Love
Fontaines D.C. are gonna be big, or at least as big as a real rock band can be these days. And they’re making it all look effortless.
Rock Concert Review: The Australian Pink Floyd Show — A Very Worthy Tribute
I’m able to pull the stick out of my ass long enough to enjoy a tribute performance when it is worthy, and the Australian Pink Floyd Show is more than that.