Author Archives: Dan Digs

Live Review: Victor Shade @ Bumbershoot 9/6

Monday 12.30pm Fisher Green Stage The first thing you notice about Victor Shade is that he is clearly all about the performance.

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Live Review: Weezer @ Bumbershoot 9/5

Sure, Weezer may have had their fair share of detractors in recent years, citing the band’s output of late as being chart-chasing, unimaginative, no-brainer rock, but let’s be honest, Weezer songs were never exactly Shakespeare in the first place. There’s not a whole lot of difference between singing about hash pipes or living in BeverlyRead more...

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Live Review: Delorean @ Bumbershoot 9/5

Sunday 7.30pm Broad Street Stage Delorean have been peddling their time-traveling (hey!) brand of live dancey synthy handclappy breakbeat since 2001. There was absolutely no reason to use the adjective ‘time-traveling’ in the previous sentence, I just wanted to get at least one Back To The Future reference out of the way early.

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Live Review: Slender Means @ Bumbershoot 9/5

Sunday 5pm EMP Sky Church If free-roaming cattle under all the stars in the universe ever is your thing you could do worse than head over to http://slendermeans.com right now and check out the local lads’ contribution to your imminent joy. But read this first. Frontman Josh Dawson heads up this Seattle five-piece committed toRead more...

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Live Review: Georgia Anne Muldrow @ Bumbershoot 9/5

Sunday 4pm Fisher Green Stage Possibly the coolest husband and wife team in hip hop since Abba, Georgia Anne Muldrow and partner MC/husband/producer Declaime aka Dudley Perkins deal in spiritually charged, experimental neo-soul-blip-hop that pairs the beat patterns of J Dilla and Flying Lotus with avant-garde raps and soaring, free-form vocals. From the moment theyRead more...

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Live Review: Chromeo, Holy Ghost!, Telephoned @ Showbox at the Market 8/12

All photographs by Matthew Roddy One of the smartest things they teach you at the Institute for International Rockstar Studies is that the easiest and best way to ensure that your fans repeatedly sing your name in unison while waiting for you to come on stage is to actually write a ridiculously catchy looped vocalRead more...

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Live Review: Seu Jorge and Almaz @ King Cat Theater 8/7

From being homeless in a Rio favela to playing concert halls worldwide via acting in movies such as City of God and Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic, Seu Jorge’s ascent to success makes the mind boggle like your cranium housed a particularly popular late 80s lettered dice game. Correctly pronounced “Say-Ooo Zhor-Zhee” in a voiceRead more...

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Live Video: Onstage Banter from We Are Scientists @ Neumos 7/28

Part of the We Are Scientists live concert experience (as if their upbeat and joyfully caffeinated songs weren’t enough) is the hilariously witty onstage repartee between lead singer/guitarist Keith Murray and bassist Chris Cain. So good in fact that there have been widespread calls for them to lend their conversational talents to everything from talkRead more...

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Live Review: We Are Scientists, Black Whales, Rewards @ Neumos 7/28

“Let’s explore our feelings,” bassist Chris Cain sagely and deliberately intones into the mic as the three-piece high energy rock ‘n’ roll funsters We Are Scientists take to the stage and launch into ‘Nice Guys’ -- the second single from their recently released fourth studio album, Barbara. Taking their name from the song “We AreRead more...

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