Archive for February, 2009

I recently saw a segment on 60 Minutes featuring Coldplay, and in particular, Chris Martin. It was a well-produced band profile, but it seemed slightly odd because they’re not exactly a new band. But one thing did stand out about it, and that was when Chris Martin talked about his songwriting process. Since I still […]


Some bands make sounds, others make noise, M. Ward makes music.  This is really all I have to say on the matter.  When I got up from my seat at the end of his set last night I already wanted to see him play again. I even looked at his tour schedule to see if […]


This year’s Sounds Like Brooklyn festival took place in a bunch of venues all over the borough. Two of the main performances took place at the Howard Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and featured performances by Beirut, Kaki King, Chairlift and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. It’s always fun to see […]


So I was wondering what The Strokes were up to these days (or not up to, as the case may be), and I discovered that they are planning to reconvene in the studio this month, so perhaps there will be a new album by the end of the year. After announcing a “hiatus” in late […]


Ice Ice Baby

05Feb09

All right stop, collaborate and listen, Seaport Ice is back with a brand new invention… It’s called Seaport Music Winter Fest and it’s happening on a bunch of Fridays this winter. The kickoff show was last Friday, January 30. Now, I like ice skating, and I like concerts, so you would think that combining the […]


Frightened Rabbit wrapped up their ten month tour last night with an informal “all-request” show at Le Poisson Rouge. At first I wasn’t sure if the songs requested would be Frightened Rabbit’s own songs, or songs by other groups. As it turned out, most people shouted out Frightened Rabbit songs, but lead singer Scott Hutchison […]