Snapshot fromdogtownskate’s Instagram [Open article]
The Blues is inherently a basic format, built on simple, repetitive progressions, so it’s practicants must bring something extra to the genre if they want to distinguish themselves.
Nigel Godrich’s Ultraísta[Open article]–referring to them as such not to diminish in the least the roles of other members (Laura Bettinson [vocals/controllers]; Joey Waronker [drums/laptop]) but only as a quick broad description of a new band–made their U.S.
On paper, it sounds a bit dubious and random–a Mayer Hawthorne-designed speciality Umami burger, “The Hawthorne.” (Not to mention a party for the express purpose of unveiling a burger in itself might seem a tad silly.) But any snickering or hesitation go out the window once you tuck in and get one of these things in your piehole. [Open article]
For whatever reason, Wilco has been saddled with a long running cultural joke pigeonholing their fans–male, white, nerdy, liberal, hipster, yuppie, or some combination thereof, often clad in dark rimmed eyeglasses and plaid cowboy shirts. [Open article]