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Fort Adams State Park
Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls
tickets are pretty much sold-out.
there are tons of other acts for the three-day festival.
find out more information at the Newport Folk Festival website
you tell me they say you have magic ears.
all you do is talk about how wonderful you are.
ego ego ego.
you played it first.
“Let’s play 20 questions.”
kiss me and flatter me.
touch my boobs.
promise me there’ll be writing for me to do.
changes to come.
harassing or confusing or harmless fun?
making out in my car because your woman’s asleep at home.
what is this high school?
late night texts.
“In a year I want to work A&R in New York but I don’t want to abandon my friends.”
thanksgiving drinks your place.
my lips. my tits. wandering hands.
my sexual prowess.
you don’t always get what you want.
or did you?
take away your job, the radio station. you’re nobody special.
fuzzy, swirling, psychedelic garage rock. one of my favorite bands!
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04/01/13 St Louis MO – Old Rock House *
04/02/13 Louisville KY – Zanzabar *
04/03/13 Columbus OH – The Basement *
04/04/13 Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brendas *
04/06/13 Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
04/07/13 Boston MA – Brighton Music Hall *
04/09/13 Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *
04/10/13 Chapel Hill NC – Local 506 *
04/11/13 Asheville NC – Emerald Lounge *
04/12/13 Atlanta GA – The EARL *
04/13/13 St. Augustine FL – Cafe Eleven *
04/14/13 Tampa FL- Crowbar *
04/15/13 Orlando FL – Will’s Pub *
04/17/13 Baton Rouge LA – Spanish Moon *
04/18/13 Dallas TX – Club Dada *
04/19/13 Houston TX – Fitzgeralds *
04/20/13 Austin TX – Red 7 *
04/22/13 Phoenix AZ – Rhythm Room *
04/23/13 Tucson AZ – Solar Culture *
04/24/13 San Diego CA – Casbah *
04/26/13 Los Angeles CA – Bootleg Theatre *
04/27/13 Santa Cruz CA – Crepe Place *
04/28/13 San Francisco CA – Great American Music Hall *
04/29/13 Eugene OR – Cozmic Pizza *
05/02/13 Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom *
05/03/13 Portland OR – Wonder Ballroom *
05/04/13 Seattle WA – The Showbox *
05/06/13 Boisey, ID – Neurolux
05/07/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
05/08/13 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
05/10/13 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
* – w/ Cave Singers
a bunch of fast-paced songs about booze, drugs and sex. the kind of music you listen to loud or live. after hearing the new album a few times, I texted my Charlotte, NC friend as it reminded me of him– infusing a love of music and partying. Songs include: “Cheap Beer,” “Stoked,” “Cocaine,” “Blackout Stout,” and “Cheap Cocaine.” Oh, and FIDLAR stands for “fuck it dog, life’s a risk.” Cool huh? Not really. I’m not a fan of acronyms especially ludicrous ones like that. However, this LA punk band probably puts on a frenzied fun live set. Just don’t try to read too deeply into the lyrics.
Oh and for extra fun check out the scary, homemade-looking FIDLAR tattoos on the band’s Facebook.
3/27 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO *
3/28 – Waiting Room – Omaha, NE *
3/29 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN *
3/30 – Rave Bar – Milwaukee, WI *
4/01 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL *
4/02 – Basement – Columbus, OH *
4/03 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH*
4/04 – Magic Stick (Lounge) – Detroit, MI *
4/05 – Horshoe – Toronto, ON *
4/06 – Salla Rosa – Montreal, QC *
4/08 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA *
4/09 – Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA *
4/11 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY *
4/12 – Shea Stadium – Brooklyn, NY *
4/13 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *
4/15 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA *
4/16 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN *
4/18 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX *
4/20 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ *
4/21 – The Smell – Los Angeles, CA*
* – with Wavves
following a European tour, The Dream Syndicate will make its first U.S. appearance in 25 years.
The band’s current lineup features singer/guitarist Steve Wynn and drummer Dennis Duck, the two members who spanned the group’s entire seven-year career as well as bassist Mark Walton, who was in the band for its final two records and nearly all of their US and world tours. Guitarist Jason Victor who has played with Wynn in the Miracle 3 since 2001 rounds out the lineup.
MAY 23 HET DEPOT / LEUVEN, BELGIUM
MAY 24 DINGWALL’S / LONDON, ENGLAND
MAY 25 ROCKEFELLER’S / OSLO, NORWAY
MAY 26 STADTGARDEN / COLOGNE, GERMANY
MAY 28 BEACHES BREW FEST / RAVENNA, ITALY
MAY 29 BLOOM / MEZZAGO (MILAN), ITALY
MAY 30 MYLOS / THESSALONIKI, GREECE
MAY 31 STAGE / LARISSA, GREECE
JUNE 1 GAGARIN / ATHENS, GREECE
JUNE 22 SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL / NORTH ADAMS, MA
The third album from Montreal musician Patrick Krief — Hundred Thousand Pieces—is out today on Rock Ridge. It’s a beautifully crafted alt-folk collection filled with hopeful, poignant, lush arrangements. Krief, guitar player for The Dears, played all the instruments, layering them for the self-produced album. At 10 years old, he got a guitar, playing what he’d hear on the radio. His musical family encouraged his artistic pursuits.
While on his current tour, Patrick and I spoke by cell [Rather unreliable coverage. We rescheduled by a week and then unfortunately I couldn't hear the last few questions I asked. I'm blaming Texas.] as he drove through Texas en route to Austin and the South by Southwest Music Festival. The tour finishes up at O’Brien’s in Allston this Saturday March 23.
Amy Steele: Do you think you have a different approach and perspective being a self-taught musician?
Patrick Krief: I’ve always only been interested in writing my own music and I’ve never felt the need to actually be able to score it. With the technology these days I just bang out on a keyboard/ piano and the music sheet comes up. Whatever I’ve needed to communicated with musicians that do read I either sing what I want for them to play and they dictate it or I use software to translate what I’m playing on the keyboard onto manuscript paper.
Amy Steele: How has technology changed the writing process?
Patrick Krief: Sometimes you rely on your eyes more than your ears. When I write I try to get all my ideas out in my head on a guitar and arrange it there before I go to the computer to lay it down to execute it.
Amy Steele: What comes first music or lyrics?
Patrick Krief: I just wait. Songwriting hits me at random times. Whatever I happen to have around me, I’ll grab the voice recorder on my iPhone and a guitar or lyrics that come to me I’ll write down in a note pad. But I’ve never succeeded at sitting down and trying to write something. I’ll never be happy with that type of song. Usually a good one hits me like a lightning bolt and I’m rushing to find something to document the idea.
Amy Steele: It’s a beautiful album. Lovely songs. Really gorgeous. Some of the songs linger in my head after I’ve heard them.
Patrick Krief: I appreciate that.
Amy Steele: Why’d you want to do solo projects?
Patrick Krief: The idea of being a guitar for a band was more the why did you want to do that because I’ve always been doing this. The keyboardist and I have been playing music together for 10 years. Before joining The Dears I’d been reluctant to be a guitar player. I got something out of it that I didn’t think I would. It’s a focused, no-stress kind of vibe. I enjoy it. This is always something I’ve wanted to do and what I’ve been working towards. It’s a lot more stress and it’s a lot more rewarding.
Amy Steele: Who are you as a solo artist?
Patrick Krief: I’m just a fucked up guy like everyone else. I just want to be as real as possible and give people something they can relate to.
Amy Steele: What are the greatest challenges as a solo artist?
Patrick Krief: Being as strong as being able to be selfish and not caring what people like. Making art for yourself and it’s self-indulgent. Once it’s done you hope that it connect with people so that you can have a career. In the process you have to divide those worlds of career and artist.
Amy Steele: What’s the best part about being a solo artist?
Patrick Krief: When you feel like you’ve actually connected with anybody. When somebody talks to you and says “I love this song” or they get it, there’s no single greater reward than that.
3/19 – Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
3/21 – Rock Shop, Brooklyn, NY
3/22 – M Room, Philadelphia, PA
3/23 – O’Brien’s Pub, Allston, MA
What’s on my radar this month
books I’ve read or am currently reading:
Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall
Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Oz The Great and Powerful
It’s imaginative. Excellent acting by Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, James Franco and Zach Braff. Three strong, talented feminist women waiting for a man to save them is a weak message to send our youth. But in the end it’s as much about powerful women as it is about the wizard.
plan to see:
The Place Beyond the Pines
I highly recommend:
–smart, intense thriller based on actual events. completely unsettling.
The Sound of My Voice
–Brit Marling stars in this creepy indie about a Cult
In heavy rotation on iTunes:
Hundred Thousand Pieces
[I'll have an interview up soon]
Super Water Sympathy
new Suede– Bloodsports– listen at NPR
on my DVR:
Body of Proof
This cool Venezuelan girl group mixes hypnotic beats, dreamy shoe-gazing melodies and stylish 60s-era vocal harmonizing. Funky ebbs and flows like riptides, waves and tide pools. The title track translates to “Headstones and Coconuts” and swirls and churns strikingly with soft, whispery lyrics. Twangy psychedelic guitar propels “Aguamarina.” The broody “Amish” puts you into a trance. “Pericona” makes you feel like you’re floating with its shimmery vibe and its island drum beats. “Toronjil” blends punching guitar, tambourine and island percussion making it sound like the soundtrack to a drug circle for The Beatles circa 1965. While only eight songs and in Spanish, it’s a splendid, eclectic and fun musical trip.
Lapidas y Cocoteros
release date: March 12, 2013
Wednesday, March 20–Common Grounds–Waco TX
Thursday, March 21– Grand Stafford Theater– Bryan TX
Friday, March 22– The Belmont –Austin TX
Saturday, March 23 –House of Blues- – Dallas TX
Sunday, March 24 –Spring Jam Music Fest– Charleston SC
Tuesday, March 26– Granada Theatre– Lawrence KS
Wednesday, March 27 — Thursday, March 28 George’s Majestic Lounge– Fayetteville AR
Friday, March 29– University of Oklahoma Norman
Wednesday, April 3– The Lyric Theatre –Oxford MS
Thursday, April 4 –Bourbon Street Bar –Auburn AL
Saturday, April 6– Amos’ Southend– Charlotte NC
Sunday, April 7– WorkPlay Soundstage –Birmingham AL
Friday, April 12– Cannery Ballroom– Nashville TN
Wednesday, April 17– Bijou Theater– Knoxville TN
Thursday, April 18– The Handlebar– Greenville SC
Friday, April 19– Center Stage –Atlanta GA
Saturday, April 20 –Lincoln Theatre –Raleigh NC
Tuesday, April 23 –Jefferson Theater– Charlottesville VA
Wednesday, April 24– 9:30 Club –Washington D.C.
Thursday, April 25– Bowery Ballroom– New York NY
Friday, April 26 –The Sinclair– Cambridge MA
Saturday, April 27– Monnalisa Bar @ Hotel Sorella– Houston TX
Monday, April 29– Mod Club– Toronto ON
Wednesday, May 1 –The Intersection –Grand Rapids MI
Thursday, May 2– Majestic Live– Madison WI
Friday, May 3 –Varsity Theatre –Minneapolis MN
Saturday, May 4– Park West– Chicago IL
Tuesday, May 7 –Bluebird Theater– Denver
Thursday, May 9 –Cain’s Ballroom– Tulsa OK
Friday, May 10 –Old Rock House –St. Louis
Saturday, May 11– Blue Note– Columbia MO
Boston’s first music festival will be held May 25 and 26 at City Hall Plaza.
A few of my favorite bands will be performing:
Of Monsters and Men
Marina and The Diamonds
Matt and Kim
Portugal. The Man
Of Monsters and Men
Young the Giant
Ra Ra Riot
Tickets on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Info at Boston Calling website.