Perfume Genius | Way Out West – August 11, 2017

It was with great enthusiasm that my fellow audience members and I welcomed Perfume Genius – dressed in a white tank top, tailored beige plaid pants with elaborate details on the knees connoting musketeer boots, shiny black semi high-heeled shoes and a thick fake gold chain around his neck – on stage in Slottsskogen on…

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Music Review: Mund – Hunting

It’s becoming increasingly harder to figure out the genres of specific artists with each passing year. Since artists are always looking for ways better express themselves, and the genres, tools, and even instruments are all getting mixed up and transformed in the process, the overall music world begins to ‘rotate’ at a faster pace. It seems as…

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Rufus Wainwright |Stockholm Music & Arts – July 29, 2016

A few things can be expected of a Rufus Wainwright concert: a diverse audience, songs getting messed up and started over, witty chatting between songs (and sometimes, due to the mess ups and restarts, during songs), a singing voice that is truly impressive and, last but not least, darn good music. The concert Rufus gave…

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Patrick Wolf |Stockholm Music & Arts – July 30, 2016

The announcement that Patrick Wolf was to play at Stockholm Music & Arts, an annual festival at the island Skeppsholmen in the Swedish capital, came as late in the day as it was pleasantly surprising. Patrick’s recent European Wildsound Tour had missed out on Sweden, as well as on the rest of the Nordic countries,…

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Review: Billy Lloyd – Who ( /// )

The third and final installment of Billy Lloyd’s Who trilogy begins with its defining track. Billy’s distinctive, clear voice pulls us into the EP and then guides the beats that follow. With this song, Billy explains, “I really wanted to give a sense of closure to the over-arching themes of identity that I’ve been exploring…

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Paul McCartney | KeyArena, Seattle, WA, USA – April 17, 2016

Fun fact: my first concert, at age 12, was Paul McCartney. Rough, eh? I had spent weeks begging my parents and we negotiated an extra chores regime to pay back the cost of the ticket. Not sure if I ever got there (sorry, parents!)… Anyway, after first seeing him in Atlanta in 2002, I saw…

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Patrick Wolf ft. Calpernia Addams | WildSound Tour, European Dates Pt. 1 – April 2016

From the mountains of Appalachia, then the hills of Hollywood, and onto Munich, Germany and Prague where I was lucky to see her perform –  Calpernia Addams has lived an amazing life, with plenty of stories to tell. As an entertainer and activist, we’ve seen Calpernia openly share in her work both off and online,…

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Amanda F@#%ING Palmer: The Art of Asking

What I like most about Amanda Palmer is that she makes me uncomfortable. She shouldn’t. I’m not going to lie, I’ve followed and unfollowed her multiple times on Twitter because, well, I want to read something else on my Twitter Feed and it tends to turn into an Amanda Palmer fest. However, she shouldn’t make…

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Book Review: Duff McKagan – How To Be a Man (and other illusions)

You’d hardly expect Duff McKagan from the ’80s hard rock band Guns N’ Roses to have become such an inspiration, but every time I finish one of his books I feel energized. His last book It’s So Easy (And Other Lies) was the first rock bio that made me both laugh, cry, then want to…

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Review of Oscar Hocks (2016) Bianca Casady & the C.i.A.

Seems like Bianca “Coco” Casady has already tried everything in her life. Bianca started as a fashion model and was photographed by Terry Richardson for Yves Saint Laurent, but she became bored of this pretty quickly. She found her sister Sierra (life had them living pretty far apart) and they started a band called CocoRosie….

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