Wire

Wire

Wire were definitely one of the most interesting British bands to emerge from the late 70’s punk/post-punk era. While they had much of the energy and anger of punk, their songs were also often very cerebral and abstract, with structures leaning in the direction of prog or art rock without the pretension. The songs were…

Stereolab!

Stereolab!

Definitely one of the more unique groups to emerge from the 1990’s, London’s Stereolab were made up of members from both England and France, and these cultural origins informed the music in a major way. Beautiful harmonies, often sung in French, cascade over swirling keyboards, guitars and horns, creating a timeless feeling of safety, fun…

Give it to the Soft Boys!

Give it to the Soft Boys!

Robyn Hitchcock’s original band, The Soft Boys were definitely in a class of their own in the late seventies/early eighties. Highly reminiscent of ¬†Syd Barrett’s absurd psychedelic style yet also infused with punk’s manic new energy, their sound was very distinctive and instantly likeable.       The Soft Boys released a pile of singles…

moving sucks, i’m druunk.

moving sucks, i’m druunk.

went out to see the sadies with local heroes the true love rules tonight at the marquee; both great bands. drank a lot of overpriced beer while surrounded by writhing pale hipsters, tried to deal with the marquee’s famously shitty acoustics. suppose i’m a pale hipster too (though seldom writhing). but it was fun…… the…