Category: Live


Young the Giant: Island/My Body (Live)

Drawn in by the infectious radio hit “My Body,” we decided to give Young the Giant a go, lining up at Chelsea’s with Baton Rouge’s hipster community late this past month. We were surprised by the band’s knowledgeable instrumentation, the clever use of vocal trickery, and the “haunting falsetto” of the singer, Sameer Gadhia (more...)

The Monday Set: Raphael Saadiq – Los Angeles – 3/23/11

I heard about a special Raphael Saadiq “American Express Card Holders Only” BS show that was going on at the Grammy Museum the day tickets were going on sale. Trying my luck, I busted out my corporate card (the only AmEx I have) and prayed to the Ticketmaster gods I would be one of the chose ones. As luck, and a $19 service fee would have it, I got through (More...)

OMD: History of Modern-Part 1, Talking Lound and Clear (Live)

OMD, the UK based new-wave pioneers and all around synth pop greats, debuted their first release way back in 1978 on Manchester’s renowned Factory Records. Their new album, The History of Modern – a slab of amped-up blood-rushing synth washes – is so good that it makes their storied back catalog obsolete (More...)