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Posts made in April, 2009

Asobi Seksu, Bowery Ballroom, New York City, April 2

Posted by on Apr 20, 2009 in Asian American, Music | 0 comments

Asobi Seksu, Bowery Ballroom, New York City, April 2

Crocodiles, not bad, but definitely an off-night! This was Asobi Seksu‘s big homecoming gig, the last in a long international tour.  Somehow, though, something was missing.  I dunno, it just felt kinda joyless, if I may say so, though the music sounded great and Asobi Seksu (a duo of singer and keyboard player Yuki Chikudate and guitarist and vocalist James Hanna), rounded out with a touring bassist and drummer, were tight.  Or maybe it was just me who felt empty at the end of the...

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Primal Scream, Webster Hall, New York City, March 28

Posted by on Apr 4, 2009 in Music | 1 comment

Primal Scream, Webster Hall, New York City, March 28

Kuroma, I wasn’t really into you, to be honest. I don’t know about you, but I was psyched as hell to see that Scotland’s Primal Scream was coming to play.  I got on the bandwagon late, having been turned off by 1991’s Screamadelica, which I considered trippy hippy crap back in the day.  But I checked back on them for 2000’s XTRMNTR for two huge reasons: awesome bass player Mani (late of the Stone Roses) was now a full-fledged member; and I found a copy on double...

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