He came up with one of those transcendent Richard Thompson moments, one to match anything I’ve seen onstage this year.
With most of his contemporaries doing reunion tours or playing decades-old albums, Paul Weller is one of the few claiming his right to be a still-evolving artist.
The sound was often so inviting that it seemed Wire were easing comfortably into middle age.
Though they took enough acid to qualify as a psychedelic band, the Blues Magoos always had a foot in the garage.
Courtney Barnett is a scrappy rocker with a hot band, a convincing stage presence, and a bunch of first-class songs. .
“The kids in Boston accepted us unconditionally, and we hung out with everyone out there—Barrence Whitfield, the Bristols, the Del Fuegos.”
For the diehards who crowded the Sinclair, the Church aren’t about hit singles and nostalgia; they’re about double-guitar dreamscapes and psychedelic visions.
Over a 90-minute set Mike & the Mechanics touched a number of bases, all of them comfortable and familiar: Rousing AOR rock, soft rock ballads, retro-soul, and just a slight touch of Genesis prog.
Ok, this isn’t the Gang of Four of yore — but There’s still something to be said for getting drunk on cheap wine.
“It’s important not to get into the ‘They don’t write songs like that anymore’ school of thought.”