Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Basically, I like Arcade Fire

As you probably know, Arcade Fire's new album Reflektor was officially released today. With its lyrical references to the Orpheus myth, its influences from Haitian music, and producution help from LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, Reflektor is a grand addition to the band's discography. Always thematic but never totally conceptual, Arcade Fire's albums are best when listened to in full but most tracks are still great out of context. This time around, their title track is a definite hit single.

It's too soon for me to rank Reflektor among the rest but then again I'm not sure I'll ever have a favorite Arcade Fire album; each one is a unique and solid record that moves and charms me with every listen. See full post

Friday, October 18, 2013

Byuioo: Pipeline's New Musical

Byuioo is the new musical production from the incredibly innovative Pipeline Theatre Company. Described as a folk gospel musical, Byuioo is set in a post-apocalyptic New York where survivors live in nomadic packs, each with its own language and customs.

Always entertaining and imaginative, Pipeline produces must-see shows. I expect no less with Byuioo. Previews start next weekend and the show runs until mid-November at The Gym at Judson. For tickets and more info, visit the website. See full post