Thursday, October 19, 2017

Video Day #tzachill

After a charming first album, Wild Ones are back with a new album and video for Standing In the Back at Your Show.  Little Dragon teamed up with Faith Evans for this non-album track, Peace of Mind.  Estelle is coming back, and hopefully with an album soon - until then we’ll have to be satisfied for a Love Like Ours (feat. Tarrus Riley). 

Bonus:  No word on a new album yet, but this split-screen video for First Aid Kit shows us how It’s a Shame sometimes.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wolf Parade (10/16/17)

I can’t believe it’s been nearly 10 years since last seeing Wolf Parade at the Beachland, and nearly 13 years since seeing them the first time with Modest Mouse.  I dove back into their limited catalog and was reminded of how much I love these guys - and also discovered how good their new album is!  I was a little surprised to see them at the House of Blues this time around, as I’m guessing was the audience (which was lacking at HOB).  Still, the energy of the band, the light show, and their sound being in top form made for an excellent night.  Keep the albums coming guys (and the side projects too!).

Wolf Parade (1016/17)
Wolf Parade (1016/17)
Wolf Parade (1016/17)

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Generationals have a new single and video out for Catahoula Man, with no apparent full album release on the horizon. I’m not sure what’s going on in this new Ezra Furman video for Driving Down to L.A., but I’ll take it.  St. Vincent releases a burner, with this new Los Ageless video.

Bonus:  I can resist Big Freedia and I'm glad to see she’s still Queen.

A R I Z O N A (10/14/17)

This past Saturday I was at the Cinematheque to watch this amazing documentary on the New York Public Library, called Ex Libris.  It was over 3 hours long, but very much worth it.  Rather than going straight home, the University Programming Board of Case Western Reserve University was hosting a band at the bar on campus - the Jolly Scholar.  I’ve been to some of these shows before and they’re never great.  Same thing this time.  The band, the space, the audience… none of which appealed to me, other than it being right next to my Library and on my way home.  Still, I post.

A R I Z O N A (10/14/17)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Video Day #tzachill

Perfume Genius knocks it out of the park with another great video, this time for Wreath. Jon & Roy are back again (!) with an animated video for How The Story Goes, which is great because I just can’t get enough of these guys.  ibeyi has been everywhere lately, most recently putting out this video for Me Voy feat. Mala Rodriguez.

 

Bonus:  Sam Smith is Way Too Good at Goodbyes in this gorgeously shot video.

Disco Paradiso Presents: Gialloween Pt II (10/13/17)

It was Friday the 13th, so of course Disco Paradiso would bring out some of their best for Gialloween Pt. II.  The basement of Now That’s Class has it’s own kinda charm, but totally fit this aesthetic.  LOVE.

Disco Paradiso Presents: Gialloween Pt II (10/13/17)

Istvan Medgyesi (10/12/17)

So I’m embarrassed to say that I never put together than Istvan Medgyesi was someone I would recognize from working at the Beachland!  I knew they had some cool people working there, but this just confirms it again.  His set was atmospheric and weird, and a little outside my comfort zone.  I loved it. 

Istvan Medgyesi (10/12/17)

I would even say the same for Aerial Ruin, who I also enjoyed.
Aerial Ruin (10/12/17)

Oh, and credit to the guy who was running all the visuals!  Bravo.

Aerial Ruin (10/12/17)

Tristen (10/7/17)

This post should really be titled The Modern Electric (10/7/17) since they were the official headliners.  I was kinda surprised they were!  No shade, but I’d seen them enough and was thrilled to swing in and just catch Tristen.  I’ve really been enjoying her new album.  She was a delight as always.

Tristen (10/7/17)

In Training (10/6/17)

I wasn’t about to miss In Training’s 3 year anniversary.

In Training (10/6/17)

In Training (10/6/17)

Vanessa Rubin / Don Braden Organ Quintet (10/5/17)

It was such a pleasure to see the venerable Vanessa Rubin back at Nighttown, this time with proper seats!  She and Don Braden played an excellent night of jazz, with some of my highlights being her covering of Besame Mucho (in the video!).

Vanessa Rubin / Don Braden Organ Quintet (10/5/17)
Vanessa Rubin / Don Braden Organ Quintet (10/5/17)