Paola Capó García
“Beautiful, stupid, dangerous, life-saving, corrupting, and perhaps all there is.”
Language barriers, meaningless titles, and what it takes to “bake a cake.”
Set against the backdrop of a blue-grey tinged Europe circa 2024, Tarik Saleh’s Metropia is an exploration of how unattractive the world can be. In his first solo, non-doc outing, the Turkish-Swedish director concocts a dystopic future in which surveillance and depravity rule its sluggish population.
If there is any question as to what Mat Whitecross’s Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll is all about, look no further than its title. The rockin’ biopic, in theaters now, chronicles Ian Dury’s precarious road to success as The Blockheads frontman.
Buzzy Plants and Animals and surprise guests Ra Ra Riot played a sold out show at Union Hall on the 13th. Paola Capó-García reports, noting the discrepancies between the live and studio sounds of both bands.
It started with a concept. Then the concept bore a story. That story grew out of a Brooklyn apartment, from the reported self-imposed isolation of a twenty-something. Words were written, sounds were paired, an album was produced: Hospice by The Antlers.
Paola Capó Garcia interviews Tom Fleming, of the UK band Wild Beasts.
There were triangles, banjos, man-made sound makers, didgeridoo noises, bongos, bass, and claps and whistles and howls. There seemed to be every instrument, familiar and foreign, on stage during Tall Tall Trees’ performance at Union Pool.
tUnE-YaRdS released her BiRd-BrAiNs album in 2009 and has just released a new album titled whokill, a mix of freak folk, R&B and African that forms initially jarring, but ultimately beautiful, experimental collections.
I can safely say that L.A.-based Fool’s Gold played an inventive, joyous set last week at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
New York band Aunt Martha seemed to check off all the aforementioned from its “how-to-folk-rock” list, which didn’t make the end product prosaic, rather it made it dependable.