Wednesday, October 01, 2008
A Long, Lovely List of Repairs, the title of Amelia's third full-length album, may or may not deliberately allude to Shawn Colvin's A Few Small Repairs. The Portland-based band has a lot to offer the Triple-A folk-rock crowd. But where Colvin's hit songs are based on catchy choruses, Amelia veers left into European cabaret, jazz-inflected lullabies and Ennio Morricone-style atmospherics. "Tragedy" only hints at Repairs' truly "lovely" moments.
There Stands the Glass is the co-winner of the Pitch's "Best Music Blog" of 2008 award. Who's the interloper who tied me? Well, that'd be my alter ego Plastic Sax. Thanks one and all!
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic's albums are being reissued by Cuneiform Records. The original releases came at a time when I was trying to make sense of my passion for both punk rock and straight-ahead jazz.
I'd already been asleep for an hour and a half when Dr. Dog was scheduled to begin performing at 11:45 last night at the Record Bar. Weak, I know...
Kansas City Click: Tina Turner kicks off her tour tonight at the Sprint Center.
(Amelia publicity photo by Brian Lee.)