Tag: Music

  • Concert Review: Cat Power & Juliette Lewis

    [This was originally published on attrition.org.] I’m back from seeing Cat Power and Juliette Lewis in concert. They were both opening acts for The Pretenders, but I skipped the main act. They performed at the Denver Botanical Gardens Chatfield location, in the open air amphitheater. Stock photo: While a nice picture, it doesn’t fully show the […]

  • Concert Review: Leonard Cohen

    [This was originally published on attrition.org.] Leonard Cohen played at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre tonight, which was his last stop in the US for his 2008/2009 tour before he moves on to Europe in July. During his lengthy show, he and his band performed around 20 songs including almost every popular/hit song. For a rough lineup, it was the same […]

  • Concert Review: Citizen Cope

    [This was originally published on attrition.org.] Tonight I saw Citizen Cope for their first of two shows at the Ogden Theatre here in Denver. I’ve become a fan of theirs over the last two or so years. Something about the songs appeal to me on several levels, leading me to believe that the singer (Clarence Greenwood) is passionate about […]

  • Concert Review: Citizen Cope

    Tonight I saw Citizen Cope for his first of two shows at the Ogden Theatre here in Denver. I’ve become a fan of theirs over the last two or so years. Something about the songs appeal to me on several levels, leading me to believe that the singer (Clarence Greenwood) was passionate about his music. […]

  • Finding New Music

    I’m always looking for new music. I currently have almost two gigs of music to listen to and filter through before potentially adding it to my playlist. on average, for every 30 songs I listen to only one makes it to my “probably good” folder. Weeks or months later I make a pass through that […]

  • Music Review: Free Dominguez (Freedoming)

    [This was originally published on attrition.org.] I’m so slack. In March of 2004, Free Dominguez of Kidney Thieves mailed me thanking me for my review of Trickster. She also informed me that she was branching out on a solo project under her own name and offered to send me a promo copy. Of course I said yes, then […]

  • Music Review: Juliette and the Licks (Speaking My Language)

    [This was originally published on attrition.org.] Hey Juliette, You may be too young to remember Y Kan’t Tori Read, but the album flopped. Why? Because Tori Amos didn’t utilize her real vocal talent, rather she tried to make an album that the masses might accept. It didn’t work and the album was a disaster. A decade […]

  • Music Review: Brigid Boden (Self-titled)

    [This was originally published on attrition.org.] What do you get when you cross a beautiful femme voice, with a twist of Irish influence and an occasional rap or hip hop beat? Brigid Boden. As weird as the combination may sound, she pulls it off quite nicely. Starting out with beats heavily tinted with Irish background, […]

  • Concert Review: Switchblade Symphony

    [This was originally published on attrition.org.] Venue: The Nile in Phoenix, AZ I had anticipated this concert for over three years. After missing Switchblade twice in Denver, I thought it clear I would never get to see them. Fortunately, they played here in Phoenix while I happened to be in town. And I’m damn glad they did. […]

  • Concert Review: Razed in Black

    [This was originally published on attrition.org.] Venue: The Nile in Phoenix, AZOpened: for Switchblade Symphony Based in Hawaii, the four members of Razed in Black blend styles and sounds from several genres including industrial, techno, and a bit of gothic/darkwave. Originally called ‘Rime’, their music has evolved over the past five years into a dark and heavy […]