Journal

  • ~~~2010 in Music~~~

    28 Dec 2010, 15:06 by Rifugium

    Ok, so here's what it's looking like. This is a deviation from past years, and I won't be ranking in numeric order, as this year was pretty weak overall. There were a lot of good albums, but very few that really wowed me and struck me as extremely repeatable listens.

    Album of the Year (and only album to garner a 4.5/5 rating)
    Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit

    Very good albums (4/5 rating)
    Alcest - Ecailles De Lune
    The American Dollar - Atlas
    Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here
    Demians - Mute
    Hiromi - Place to Be (international release)
    Paul Gilbert - Fuzz Universe
    Kayo Dot - Coyote
    James LaBrie - Static Impulse
    A Weather - Everyday Balloons

    Solid and enjoyable (3.5/5 rating)
    Angelfire - Angelfire
    Birds of Maya - Ready to Howl (12")
    California Guitar Trio - Andromeda
    Canvas Solaris - Irradiance
    Castevet - Mounds of Ash
    Lewis Black - Stark Raving Black
    Isobel & Mark Lanegan - Hawk
    Gholas - Загадка
    Jaga Jazzist - One-armed Bandit
    John Zorn - The Goddess: Music for the Ancient of Days
  • Lewis Black and a night of angry comedy.

    26 Aug 2008, 00:20 by Kerensky97

    I just happened to catch that Lewis Black was going to be performing here Sat 23 Aug but as soon as I found out I made sure I had tickets reserved for the show.

    The show was a Kingsbury Hall, a good larger venue perfect sized for a show like this. I guess it could also be good for music style performances but I’m not sure how good the acoustics would be for a show like that. It’s usually for plays and other things that don’t have the intensity of pop music performances.

    At the door into the show Lewis Black goods were being sold; T-shirts, CDs, a vinyl, and a bobblehead?! Much to my appreciation was all of Lewis’s previous albums! I love artists like this, so I grabbed a couple CDs, but they didn’t have the newest CD! How messed up is that? Although in their defense it’s a VERY new CD and they have probably been on tour the since before it released.

    First up was John Bowman to warm up the crowd, and he did a good job, very funny. …