Author Archive | Andrew Boe

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Valentina

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For an artist as prolific as David Gedge is, with nearly thirty years' recording history under his belt, it is a bit strange to think that the new Wedding Present album, Valentina, is only the band's eighth studio record. Of course, there are numerous singles, EPs, and live albums as well, not to mention the […]

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Tom Waits: Bad As Me

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Tom Waits has had an incredible career in that he has managed to somehow careen in the opposite direction of most artists: his first records are his lightest, most palatable ones — for example, Closing Time almost sounding like The Eagles at moments — and his later albums just get stranger and more uncompromising with […]

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Brendan Perry and Robin Guthrie Live at Neumos

Show Date: June 8, 2011

The classic 4AD Records sound has been influential to a million bands in addition to remaining timeless in its unique place in history. The label is perhaps the greatest independent one in existence. Although the record company is still around today, it remains a mere shadow of its former self, a collective that released brilliant […]

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Wasted Youth Blues EP

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The Morning Clouds is sole product of Josh Wambeke, a Denver resident who has been involved in numerous projects, but is perhaps best known for his work with a band called¬†Fell, who was apparently lauded by none other than Thurston Moore. As if that is not impressive enough, Wambeke has recently recorded and released Wasted […]

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Spectrum (Peter Kember) Continues to Hypnotize

Show Date: April 21, 2011

It never fails to sadden me when I attend the concert of a well-established artist and the venue is nearly empty. Peter Kember, aka Sonic Boom/Spectrum/Experimental Audio Research (EAR) stepped onto the stage at Chop Suey on Thursday night, and if my estimate was high, there were maybe one hundred people in attendance. Kember was […]

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Live Recordings You Cannot Live Without

It seems that a lot of people I speak with are not fans of live albums. Contrarily, I have always been a collector of both official and bootleg live releases by groups that I follow. In many instances, bands sound so much better live, especially when considering dated production periods such as the mid to […]

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