Archive: Annoyances

The Glasvegas Dilemma: To Be Bad or Bland?

Are middle-of-the-road bands such as Glasvegas actually worse than bands that are truly incompetent? It's been a while since I wrote a review as negative as the one I gave Glasvegas for the Scottish band's show at the Black Cat last Thursday. Some people think that for a show to...

By David Malitz | April 1, 2009; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (1)

Blowin' Lamely In The Wind

The musical low point during Tina Turner's mostly superlative Verizon Center concert last Sunday came during one of her greatest hits: "What's Love Got to Do With It," which sounded like a laughable period piece, thanks to all those cheesy '80s synths. And none of the synth sounds was...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 1, 2008; 08:25 AM ET | Comments (2)

Who's Ripping Me Off Now?

It started off innocently enough. Back in July, Idolator ran an item titled "Please Explain The Appeal of Ray LaMontagne To Me." Of course, "Please Explain to Me ..." is a regular Post Rock feature, first appearing back in April. But that's a relatively minor transgression. And sorry, Idolator, we...

By David Malitz | October 17, 2008; 08:50 AM ET | Comments (11)

The Return Of 'No Rain'

David Segal has a story in today's Post about Blind Melon's return from the grave. Lead singer Shannon Hoon died 13 years ago, but the band has revived itself by replacing Hoon with ... a guy who has a Shannon Hoon tattoo. Huh. Blind Melon 2.0 plays tonight at the...

By J. Freedom du Lac | March 3, 2008; 09:52 AM ET | Comments (0)


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