Sometimes we book so many great shows in one night that we kick ourselves later. This Saturday for example. How are we supposed to choose between Ira Glass at the Calvin, Iron and Wine at
But here we are. At this point if you’re coming to
Sunday night at the Horse, the never-less than, and usually greater than or equal to amazing, Richard Shindell plays the Horse with Caroline Herring, one of Jim Olsen’s latest finds on Signature Sounds. When songwriting becomes a craft and words are used solely to manipulate or influence the emotions of others, an artist can become nothing more than a technician. Mississippi-born Caroline Herring is in no danger of falling into that trap on her third album. A musical tapestry woven from stories of Southern women, Lantana is reflective without being self-conscious.
Sunday night also holds good news for fans of passionate ‘80s bands like (Flock of Seagulls, Ultravox, New Order, Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Sugarcubes, etc) with M83 at
Monday, I’m personally excited about the Sondre Lerche/Sylvie Lewis gig at the Horse. I’ve never seen Sondre live and whenever I happen upon his music I say, “who the heck is this?” and people reply, “Jim, that’s Sondre Lerche. We thought you knew all about everything!” And I say, "well, I know you’re not pronouncing his name correctly,” and they say, “shut up we are too.” Then I say, “Okay, then, but who cares anyway, GOSH!”
Man, you’re killing me, us! The Blasters on Tuesday? Those guys are still around? Heck yes is the answer, and they still have full blast power. Did you see X at
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