Music of 2010, part three

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

A rip-roaring start to my third collection of 2010 music is the debut album from Sleigh Bells. I saw the band getting a fair amount of attention but, as with most new bands, never get around to listening to anything by them, despite finding a free track to download. I ...

Blitzen Trapper at The Borderline

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

The Borderline is smaller than I remember it to be. I imagine it has been remodelled, or maybe my failing memory really is because I haven't been here for ten years, but the venue looks different. I am impressed that all the members of Blitzen Trapper are able ...

Music of 2008: the established

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

In looking back at the music I bought in 2008 I consider established bands to be those with at least a couple of previous albums both released and in my library. Modey Lemon have been gradually moving away from their loud and vigorous blues-backed rock to a more subdued and musical ...

Blitzen Trapper at 93 Feet East

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

When Blitzen Tapper played the Water Rats back in May they promised that a new album would be out in the autumn and they'd be back to play some gigs. Furr has been released and Blitzen Trapper turned up at 93 Feet East to promote it, as well as ...

Blitzen Trapper at the Water Rats

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

'We've lost Mike, our bass player', announces the frontman for experimental folk band Blitzen Trapper. 'Maybe you can help us find him?' he asks, immediately comfortable on stage and ready to perform. On a count of three most of the limited audience call out for 'Miiiiiiiiike!' but it ...

Old gig tickets

Friday, April 25th, 2008

As I go to most gigs by myself I wondered how long it had been since I last went with someone, so I got my pile of gig tickets and started flicking through them. The pile isn't a complete record of all the gigs I've been to, as I've ...

The live experience

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

I saw an advertisement for Blitzen Trapper playing live soon, so I am off to get myself a ticket. I picked up their second album some time back, although I can't remember how I found out it had been released. The advertisement for their gig states that the ...