Posted onJuly 4, 2011|Comments Off on Local Natives – Sasquatch 2011
I’ve seen the Local Natives in concert twotimes, and I can confidently say that they are one of the best young live acts out there. So, it goes without saying that any live bootleg of theirs that I come into contact with will be shared in this forum of mine. So grab the show here, or stream the tracks below, and enjoy the beautiful noise that is the Local Natives. Continue reading →
In this musical day and age, the single has once again become the most important item to further an artist’s career. It started off as the single, in the 60s when bands were forced by their record companies to put out a new single every few weeks. Then we moved to the golden age of the album, where bands were allowed the creativity and given the time to properly craft entire musical theses, instead of mere thoughts. Then we moved to the music video, and now, in the age of the internet, mixtapes, and iTunes downloads – the single is the most powerful musical item once again.
While I prefer albums, I must admit that as a blogger, singles are my bread and butter. Leaked albums are few and far between these days, so single releases or leaks are what I’m able to hear, share, and write about the most. And so, I present to you my favorite 10 11 singles of 2010: Continue reading →
Last night marked an important point in my concert-going career. Not only did I attend my first concert since moving to Boston, but I went to my first concert alone. I realize that sounds kind of pathetic, but Elana had work to do, I only bought a ticket on Thursday night, and I really wanted to see the band. All of this led me to the conclusion that it was better to go alone than not at all. Continue reading →
Or: Why I’m Going To See The Local Natives This Saturday Night
I was recently watching the Baseball playoffs when a commercial came on that featured fans and their dedication to their teams. One fan boasted that he’d been to at least 1000 games. Now, with season tickets, at 81 home games per season, with a few seasons of playoffs (not many though, he was a Red Sox fan) let’s assume an average of 82 games per year, this would take him about 12 years to accomplish. Chances are, his boast was hyperbole and he has in fact not been to that many games, but that point is moot. What’s important was my initial reaction to his claim. I didn’t question it’s validity, nor did I think about how depressing that must have been for so many years as a Red Sox fan. Continue reading →
We’ve just about reached the halfway point of the year, and with it comes the time for us to take a gander back at all the amazing new albums released this year. We had some great debut albums and myriad later releases, in a year that has so far released few of the albums I was excited about (Radiohead, The Strokes, Arcade Fire) but still has managed to keep me highly entertained.
So here it is: my list of the best, the most interesting, the quirkiest, and the stuff I just love to listen to; all combined into a no-order-necessary and no-nonsense list. Check out the tracks, buy the albums, and as always – enjoy the music. Continue reading →
Posted onMay 7, 2010|Comments Off on Beautiful Noise – The Local Natives at the Bowery Ballroom
‘It’s just… beautiful noise,” Elana turned to me and said, as the show was coming to a close.
Elana’s quip was spot on, as the Local Natives jammed out their second encore and final song “Who Knows Who Cares.” The tiny Bowery Ballroom was, by then, filled with smiling happy people, singing and humming along to the band’s melodies and harmonies, just creating a most beautiful noise.