Paul Cantin's Blog – March 2010 Archive (5)

Peter Wolf: Don't call it a comeback

Some records define the times, and some records define what's wrong with the times. When it hits record stores on April 6, Peter Wolf's new album Midnight Souvenirs -- his first release in about eight years -- has a lot to tell us about what's missing from so much of contemporary music.

To listen to these 14 tracks is to spend time with an artist who has very big ears, whose work is marked by an abundantly evident love of an array of music: R&B, soul, early rock… Continue

Added by Paul Cantin on March 27, 2010 at 1:30pm — 13 Comments

Neil Young hits the Twisted Road

read all about it.

and look at the tour page (lots of blank dates so far)

Opening act is Brit folk legend Bert Jansch. True fact -- Young has said Jansch's "Needle of Death" was an influence on his own "Ambulance Blues," so the mutual admiration society goes… Continue

Added by Paul Cantin on March 24, 2010 at 9:45am — 9 Comments

Review: The White Stripes: "Under Great White Northern Lights" (Blu-Ray)

The greatest liability facing The White Stripes is that the thematic envelope they've designed for themselves -- red, white and black color scheme, faux brother-and-sister back story, primal guitar and drums austerity -- risks making everything about the band seem careful and considered. Their greatest asset is Jack and Meg White's acknowledgment of that risk and creating their art while perched on that tightrope between knowing post-modernism and deeply felt… Continue

Added by Paul Cantin on March 20, 2010 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Never go too far without some Big Star: RIP Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton has died. The passing of Chilton, 59, comes just as Big Star was to be feted at SXSW; it seems a kind of absurd extension of the singer's ambivalence about celebrity, evident over the course of his career.

As a Box Top, he was a teen idol while still a teen himself. As a young man, he was criminally undervalued in Big Star. And as a cult figure,… Continue

Added by Paul Cantin on March 17, 2010 at 8:16pm — 12 Comments

Until the darkness sheds its veil ...

I've been absent for a couple of weeks, mostly because I've been working on a project that I hope will be of interest to the community.

Until then, enjoy this (which contains a hint about what I've been up to). More news coming… Continue

Added by Paul Cantin on March 14, 2010 at 11:32am — 2 Comments

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