Starring in a biographic jukebox musical requires a lot from actors. They have to embody a well-known person without resorting to caricature, and they have to sing well enough to keep the crowd from wishing they were hearing the real deal. Sometimes (Jennifer Holliday in Dreamgirls) this works; other times (anyone who’s ever tried to play [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Los Campesinos!’
Your sacred cows mean nothing.
That, at least briefly, was the message of Los Campesinos! last night at a packed 9:30 Club. "I never cared about Ian MacKaye," sputtered Gareth Campesinos!, the Cardiff, Wales-based group's frontman, in "The International Tweexcore Underground," surely aware of the lyric's particular application. Not that the audience — whose average age [...]
Amazon posted another round of free label samplers this week, which range from jazz, dub, rockabilly, metal, and hip-hop, to indie rock and pop.
Click on the label name to go straight to the free download page.*