Is it almost October already? Hard to believe that yet again, we find ourselves at the end of another season at the Hollywood Bowl. Like each year before, this year was filled with impressive highlights. M83, Vampire Weekend, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Rodrigo y Gabriela all powerfully delivered stellar headlining sets, and for the final night in this year’s season, the minimalist trio The xx were the final act. Like M83 last week, this was easily the single biggest show of the band’s career. Both vocalists Romy Madley-Croft and Oliver Sim said as much numerous times throughout the show, indicating the enormity of the experience was not lost on them. Seventeen thousand strong cheered and shouted for the world’s most exciting quiet band, and it was a well deserved fanfare for a band that took everyone—including this publication—a few year’s back by surprise and became a breakout star.
Hollywood Bowl’s 2013 Summer Season to Include She & Him, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Vampire Weekend, and More
Hart and Soul
Beth Hart is the musical equivalent of that actor…you know, that guy…he was in…oh gosh…what was the thing? Her voice is a lot like several other voices – great voices, too. Her bluesy style is as familiar as the street you grew up on. In this sense, Hart’s new record Bang Bang Boom Boom will sound like something you know you’ve heard before – even though you probably haven’t. Nothing mind-boggling, but a solid effort, and great soundtrack material.
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In the Swing of Things
It’s definitely a great time to be a pop starlet, especially with slightly edgier stylings á la Adele, Lana Del Ray, Lady Gaga, etc. Fairly new to the scene is Madison, a blonde bombshell with the same sensibility and candy-sweet voice as Gwen Stefani, with the hip appearance of any young Brooklynite. Her latest four-track EP, We’ve Been Nothing, is a reasonable preview of what’s in store for America’s new indie-ish pop singer.
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Adele’s Original Track “Skyfall” For Recent James Bond Film Nominated For Best Original Song At 2013 Academy Awards
Nominees for 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 Announced, Album of the Year Candidates Actually Relevant Including The Black Keys’ El Camino, Mumford & Sons’ Babel, and Jack White’s Blunderbuss
It is about that time of the year again where people gather together to celebrate one of the gifts of life: music. The 2013 Grammy Awards are hosting the 55th annual ceremony on February 10, 2013. The red carpet will be laid out perfectly in front of Los Angeles’ own Staples Center, with paparazzi lining the fences. Camera crews from CBS will be present streaming the event live.
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