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Outside Lands 2012 photos: Stevie Wonder, Skrillex, Sigur Ros, Norah Jones, Dispatch, Fun., Die Antwoord, moreBy Reverb Staff | August 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
Has Franz Ferdinand changed or simply focused on a new side of its musical personality? Photos by Soren McCarty. Stylish synthesizers and nocturnal ambiences might be the big news about Franz Ferdinand’s latest album, but when the Scottish art-punk band brought its show to the Mile High City, it was focused on rock. Sure, the keyboards and synths so integral to “Tonight” perched onstage and were called upon, but with the exception of the lengthy freeform breakdown in “Lucid Dreams,” Franz Ferdinand was more focused [...]
For its third album, Franz Ferdinand returned to the dance-oriented style of the band’s 2004 debut. (The Denver Post) There are a few commonalities all bands share — certain things rock journalists come across all the time. An example: “We were trying to do something different than our last record.” Yes, they wrote in a different method, recorded in a different style, changed the tone of their music. We get it.
[photopress:the_whigs2.jpg,full,pp_image] The Whigs underwhelmed at the Larimer Lounge on Thursday. Photo from My Old Kenutcky Blog. Sometimes I feel bad for bands, because there are so many factors at a live show that can ruin it for a reviewer. It’s just not fair. Like, let’s say you’re me and you’re up front taking notes on your bf’s blackberry device and your friend Jim turns to you and says, “This is too frat-boy for me. I’m going to the bar.” And in his wake you sense [...]
[photopress:bang0.jpg,full,pp_image] Bang Camaro brought their gigantic stage show to the Bluebird Theater on Saturday night, and it was easy to feel the Boston metal band’s energy. Photos by Reverb contributor Doug Beam. Twenty lead singers and a plethora of guitarists railing old-school metal with the assistance of a bass player and drummer. That’s all we knew about Bang Camaro going into the Boston band’s Saturday gig at the Bluebird Theater. Of course, only one stat sticks out in that equation: 20 lead singers. That’s right. [...]