Wednesday Jul 23
Colorado Springs Independent
Morrissey, The Vacant Lots, and Street Eaters
Since some vocalists, like Leonard Cohen and Mark E. Smith, are expected to be morose, why does Morrissey take such flak for being lonely and bitter? Maybe it's because of his pointless tantrums that dissolve tours.
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem to play Grand View Inn in Jaffrey
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem mix traditional, original and contemporary sounds on fiddle, guitar, bass and recycled percussion, leading to a repertoire that in one moment has the group giving a Leonard Cohen cover a layer of clawhammer banjo and the next giving a Springsteen tune some bluegrass-style harmonies.
The New Zealand Herald
Wonder which Stevie I'd choose ...
I naively assumed compiling a list of my top 10 classic American albums would be a 20-minute doddle.
Essential Albums: Lower discuss van music and the humour of Leonard Cohen
Assumed he's being honest about that honesty, what are Lower presenting us with on their debut album Seek Warmer Climes ? A blood-stirring committal to the call-to-arms echoed on their Walk on Heads EP and "Someone's Got It In For Me" single, the low slung and forward march that enlisted contemporary punk revisionist Elias Bender Ronnenfelt of ... (more)
Heads-up to Toni Price and Bonnie Raitt fans: There's a touch of both those earthy stylists as well as Janis Joplin in this Canadian singer's gutsy vocal style throughout a winningly arranged set of soulful covers drawn mostly from the 1970s songbooks of The Band, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Townes Van Zandt and Neil Young.