Keeping Folks Waiting Since 1989.
I have been waiting for a looooooong time for a new Wrens album. The band has been discussing their anticipated follow-up to 2003’s The Meadowlands for so long, it’s become a running joke. That album is on my all time best and I consider it a masterpiece, so anything, ANYTHING that they release will be welcomed. Charles posted that he would be playing at an unlikely location, Kate Werble’s Gallery to support Beth Campbell’s show. Needless to say I sprinted there to listen to anything new. He played about 4.5 new songs that are supposedly off the new album. It wasn’t polished and assisted with looping petals, but I liked where it was going. However, I won’t get excited until I get the physical vinyl in my hands. 2019 was their 30th anniversary and last time I saw them was multiple times in one day 10 years ago, as I didn’t know when they would play again.
It’s been 13 years. Finally a new album and although it is a quintessential Tool release, Fear Inoculum could have been a so much more. I’ll never say no to a Tool album as their releases have been pillars of music but the band could have pushed in a new direction. Very underwhelming…
End of the year is always a bit slow
but to round out 2018, some highlights are:
Snail Mail @ White Eagle Hall
caught a bit of her opening up for Alvvays and I want more
Although their new album is quite a dud, Stars is always a good time.
and Handsome Furs are back. Not a typo.
2019 starts off with a few choice shows.
Very very excited to see the dream pop duo Azure Ray making an appearance with a new album and just a 3 city tour including the Bell House. In my opinion, an overlooked band from the early aughts. If the new single is any indication, the new album will be wonderful. Not to be missed.
I have been completely addicted to HEALTH’s collaboration singles slowly released these past few months. They played one of the best shows in 2016 and no doubt this one will be killer.
Excited to finally catch one half of Fuck Buttons, Blanck Mass play live.
Daughters headline this show at Warsaw and their new album is one of the most intense and amazing things I’ve heard all year.
Speaking of…coming up
Best of 2018.
Major storms are brewing outside
Tropical, geological, political and musical
Summer ended with a flurry of great concerts
and now comes another front of new releases and shows
Super excited for these releases
Aphex Twin, Low, Noname, Metric, Marissa Nadler, Julia Hotler, Yumi Zouma, Dead Can Dance
I remember when Resuscitation came out in 2001 messing up my view electronic punk. After seeing Adult. live made me a fan forever. They are back supporting a new release.
Recently got into Author & Punisher. Full album out in October and the single Nihil Strength is killer. Very intrigued to see how this one man band pulls off his incredible sound live.
Dear Science is an album that really shifted the oversaturated NY indie rock scene when it came out. It celebrates a decade and although I was never that crazy with TV on the Radio’s live set, hearing this album again would be a treat.
LVL UP sadly calls it quits and I hope they go out with a major bang.
Balancing that show with Alvvays and Snail Mail.
Killer label showcase show with Cascine bands Yumi Zouma, Half Waif & Maria Usbeck. Still spinning Lavender and do yourself a favor and listen to Yumi Zouma’s new track In Camera to keep the summer alive just a tad bit longer.
full concert list
Spotify Sept – Nov 2018 Playlist