Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Review: Jake Mann + the Upper Hand- Parallel South

Jake Mann + the Upper Hand's "Days Are Long" video stream.

It's not a cool thing to confess, but I prefer Pavement's Terror Twilight to the band's earlier "classic" albums. That predilection allowed me instant affinity with Parallel South, the new album by Jake Mann + the Upper Hand. It's far more polite than the music I generally prefer, but the refined jangle and semi-ironic blue-eyed soul of Parallel South is highly recommended to music fans who like to debate the relative merits of Bon Iver and Iron & Wine.

Milton Babbitt has died.

I just discovered the trailer for a documentary about The Fleshtones. Love that stuff.

Bill Frisell and Vinicius Cantuaria together? Bliss!

John Barry has died.

Kansas City Click: Anthony B is at Crosstown Station on Tuesday.

The Sacred Have Fallen are one of several metal bands performing Wednesday at the Riot Room.

Ana Popovic returns to Knuckleheads on Thursday.

(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)

1 comment:

Gary said...

Are you going to the Fleshtones show at Knuckleheads? I think it sounds tasty.