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Kings of Convenience, Brighton Concorde 2, England (March 26)

Written by Everett True on . Posted in Posts

You can’t help losing your heart to these two gentle, wry Norwegian boys with their acoustic guitars held high and hearts worn even higher. There is such humanity here. There are so many trickling arpeggios and subtle melodies. There is such an understanding of the dynamics of appearing as a folky, quietened duo onstage and [&hellip
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No More Shall We Part by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Written by Everett True on . Posted in Posts

I prefer it when the storyteller immerses himself so deeply in the tale he is recounting that fact becomes indistinguishable from fiction, reality and fantasy blur into one. Nick Cave’s songs are inhabited by artifice and surreal creatures–God, "a guy with plastic antlers," the apostles, dead wives–yet they never cease being believable. Cave sings with [&hellip
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Interview: The Church’s Marty Willson-Piper Hates Irony, Digs Beauty and Affection

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The Church Irony was the great curse of the late 20th century. I’m not talking about criticism. There’s nothing wrong with having a switch in your head, an ON/OFF button you can press when encountering such supreme dullards like Smashing Pumpkins, the Cure and whatever other purveyors of mope-rock happen to be passing. I’m talking [&hellip
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