Saturday, December 9, 2017

Video Day #tzaupbeat

First up is MØ’s visually stunning video for When I Was Young.  Next, I’m embarrassed to say that A Tribe Called Red caught my attention because of the obvious reference, but I still ended up really enjoying their video for The Light II ft. Lido Pimienta.  SSION is finally back with a video for Comeback that only SSION could make, with a new album coming next year!

BONUS:  SOPHIE just dropped a banger of a new video.

Article: Your Data Is Shaping the Future of Music

Something to keep an eye on.  The industry is changing. 

"With the industry’s responsiveness to data at an all-time high, it’s becoming possible to use our voices to adjust its course. In theory, how we determine popular taste is democratic—which should be great for diversity and inclusion, in an idealistic, utopian sense. But the tyranny of the majority is real, and online buzz will grab the attention of record labels regardless of what the music sounds like or how the artist acts. Your listening habits have literally become a vote—maybe it's time we start using it."

(Via Your Data Is Shaping the Future of Music | PigeonsandPlanes.)

Shagg (11/30/17)

A last minute decision brought me to Maple Lanes - finally.  I’ve never seen a show here!  The music was fine.  Shagg did a good job.  Looking forward to the next show here. 

Shagg (11/30/17)

Shagg (11/30/17)
Shagg (11/30/17)

Shagg (11/30/17)

Shagg (11/30/17)

Sound of Ceres (11/9/17)

There are nights that I’m just looking for a concert in town.  Somewhere.  I ran across this band, Sound of Ceres performing at the Winchester Tavern.  Pop sound, liked I heard recorded - and it was a great chance to see a good show at the Winchester.  Their live show took on a whole additional perspective with the light, movement and position of their stage show.  Very exciting and what a great surprise.

Sound of Ceres (11/9/17)

Sound of Ceres (11/9/17)
Sound of Ceres (11/9/17)

Mourning A BLKstar (11/9/17)

Mourning A BLKstar performing at the Bop Stop in Cleveland, OH

Mourning A BLKstar (11/9/17)Mourning A BLKstar (11/9/17)

The Accidentals (11/8/17)

A last minute decision put this show on my agenda.  At first glance I was pretty excited about their sound, and I like what I’ve recorded.  But I’ll say that for the most part, I was not a fan of this show.  They just spread it on a little too heavy.  But an A for effort.

The Accidentals (11/8/17)
The Accidentals (11/8/17)

November Noise Lunch: Voice as Instrument (11/5/17)

November Noise Lunch: Voice as Instrument happening at Now That’s Class in Cleveland, OH.

November Noise Lunch: Voice as Instrument (11/5/17)

November Noise Lunch: Voice as Instrument (11/5/17)

November Noise Lunch: Voice as Instrument (11/5/17)

CONDITIONS OF LIVING (2012, Rev 2016) by Buck McDaniel with Kyle Kidd, vocals; Maria Viñas, violin; Buck McDaniel, electronics/keyboards.

November Noise Lunch: Voice as Instrument (11/5/17)

November Noise Lunch: Voice as Instrument (11/5/17)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sinkane (11/2/17)

After several albums, I was able to catch Sinkane in Cleveland!  He’s always had this great pop, funk, soul, rock sound that really translated well live.  What a fun show!

Sinkane (11/2/17)
Sinkane (11/2/17)

Opening was Red Rose Panic and Uptowne Buddah.  Both enjoyable in their own right.

Red Rose Panic (11/2/17)

Uptowne Buddha (11/2/17)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Video Day #tzachill

Jon and Roy release another video, this one stunningly beautiful, for Nothing But Everything.  SZA has a sexy (and vengeful) new video for Supermodel.  Alex Ebert (from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros) has a new solo single and (trippy!) new video for Broken Record.

Bonus:  Blitzen Trapper hasn’t been known for the best videos, but have redeemed themselves with their video for Joanna

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Hercules & Love Affair show you how to Rejoice in this new video feat. Rouge Mary.  The Go! Team has been a long time favorite of mine, and it’s easy to see why with their new video for Semicircle Song.  N.E.R.D. seemed to pop out of nowhere with this awesome new video for Lemon feat. Rhianna.

Bonus:  A Tribe Called Red just put out this great new video (the beginning!) for The Light II feat. Lido Pimienta.