Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Poll: What artist/ band do you think will really change the music scene this year?

Poll: What artist/ band do you think will really change the music scene this year? Past years make me think of artists like Santogold, Bat for Lashes, M.I.A, and Justice. I cannot wait to hear your input!

Hey everyone! I apologize for the delayed entry, but the last few weeks have been pretty demanding. Outside of working often, I saw Elvis Costello in concert at the Taste of Minnesota on the 4th of July. He was amazing! His band consisted of bass, drums, keyboards, and Elvis himself. The audience was a wide range of age groups (many middle aged couples, parents introducing their children to Mr. Costello's music, and college students). Despite Elvis' encouragement for viewers to come closer to the stage (in the designated "Gold Circle" area), those that did were escorted out by festival security.

Lastly, I am really loving the single from the Dead Weather, "Treat Me Like Your Mother." The first time I heard it, the musicianship was so noticeable to me that I was surprised that I had never head of the band. Little did I know, The Dead Weather is an intense supergroup (Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Jack Lawrence from The Raconteurs, Dean Fertita from Queens of the Stone Age, and Jack White of The White Stripes).


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

CD Review: It's Frightening by White Rabbits

Released under TBD Records, It's Frightening (White Rabbits' second album) opens with the driven drumming that the first song (Percussion Gun) begins with. This band certainly does not steer clear of memorable riffs and powerful vocals. Based in Brooklyn, New York, White Rabbits worked with Britt Daniel (frontman of Spoon) as the producer for It's Frightening. Stephen Patterson's raw vocals contrast the clean precision of the drums and bass while the guitars enrich the chord progressions. This combination makes for a great balance within White Rabbits.


Welcome to Milano Melisma!

Hey everyone-

This is Milan. Here is my brand spankin' new blog for music reviews, interviews, album and concert information, and everything in between. Whether music consumes most of your time (like me) or you just want a new cd recommendation every now-and-then, expect something different with every Milano Melisma post. I hope that you enjoy!

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