Archive: October 4, 2009 - October 10, 2009

Dinosaur Jr.: Live Last Night

By Patrick Foster At a Dinosaur Jr. show, there's only one thing to shout that's more obvious than "Free Bird": "Turn it up!" Not that guitarist J. Mascis could hear that wisecrack at the 9:30 Club last night, since he was standing in front of approximately 37 Marshall stacks...

By David Malitz | October 9, 2009; 2:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Gossip: Live Last Night

By David Malitz Gossip is a party band. No more, no less. And there are few better party starters than Beth Ditto. It's hard to take your eyes off the 28-year-old frontwomman, and not just because she looks like she's infiltrated both the closet and makeup kit of a...

By David Malitz | October 9, 2009; 2:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Here's Your Future: Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard's band quit on him this week. (He broke the news on Twitter, of course.) Over the last three years I've seen Jay Reatard seven times. The most recent was Saturday at the Ottobar in Baltimore, and it was a whole lot like the previous six shows --...

By David Malitz | October 8, 2009; 2:28 PM ET | Comments (8)

Os Mutantes: Live Last Night

By Sarah Godfrey The only thing music nerds like more than an emerging experimental group is the resurrection of an old experimental group. So, the appearance of Tropicália pioneers Os Mutantes the State Theatre on Wednesday night (along with De Leon, who perform 15th Century Spanish indie rock), proved...

By David Malitz | October 8, 2009; 2:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Los Lonely Boys: Live Last Night

By Chis Klimek There's no foolproof test for diagnosing musical overconfidence, but hiring Alejandro Escovedo as your opener is a definite risk factor. Ecovedo is a songwriter's songwriter, an alt-punk-country-etc. warrior who nearly had to die of Hepatitis C six years ago to begin to get his due. Among...

By David Malitz | October 6, 2009; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Tom Russell: Live Last Night

By Juli Thanki Tom Russell played Jammin' Java Saturday night, fresh off his appearance on "Letterman." He taped the same day Dave made his big announcement, which led to an astronomical ratings boost, a fact Russell noted with delight. The singer-songwriter-author-criminologist is on tour celebrating the release of his...

By David Malitz | October 5, 2009; 3:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Christian Scott: Live Last Night

By Mike Joyce Christian Scott, the young but seasoned New Orleans trumpeter who performed at the Kennedy Center's KC Jazz Club on Saturday night, invites comparisons with Miles Davis, especially when playing a muted horn in a minor blues or modal setting. But no one ever accused Davis of...

By David Malitz | October 5, 2009; 9:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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