more by Christopher John Treacy
Several of the most exciting albums for fall are actually late summer releases, including Native Invader by Tori Amos (Decca, September 8), a high-concept set that dwells on the fate of mankind through a pagan lens, the latest from Hercules and Love Affair, Omnion, featuring a...
[FREAK] Freak-funk outfit Lettuce returns to Buffalo for a show at the Tralf on Sunday, September 17. The band, formed in 1992 in Boston, is lead by guitarist Eric Kranso, keyboard player Neal Evans, and drummer Adam Deitch.
[PUNK] It’s a big week in Buffalo for fans of the L.A. underground circa 1980.
[PUNK] From the opening violin-and-accordion gallop of “Did it All,” the first track on Gogol Brodello’s new Seekers and Finders (Cooking Vinyl), it’s clear that NYC’s self-proclaimed gypsy punk army hasn’t lost its moxie.
[PUNK] Remember when Donny and Marie Osmond used to sing about being, “A little bit country and a little bit rock and roll” on their variety show? It was a little bit cheesy, and a little bit sexist and patronizing (she was country, he was rock and roll).
[TRIBUTE] Talk about an enthusiastic fan base—Turbojugend, which spans a two evening celebration at Mohawk Place on Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2, is a tribute to the Norwegian band Turbonegro, a...
[INDIE] Continuing New York City’s fine tradition of bands that merge power pop with punk sensibilities, Big Huge is the cure for your late summer blahs.
[ELECTRONIC/DANCE] British DJ/Producer Joshua Mellody a.k.a Zomboy comes to us from the dubstep/EDM hybrid school that brought us Skrillex and Rusko, among others. Hailing from a small town near Cornwall, Mellody cut his teeth working as a sound engineer here in the states...
I don’t pretend to know much about Idaho. There is, of course, the potato connection. Carole King moved there to escape the trappings of Los Angeles in the mid-1970’s.