Thursday, October 11, 2007

Raveonettes Return to Southpaw

The Raveonettes; Nicole Atkins; Gliss
@ Southpaw
Brooklyn, NY - October 10, 2007

Denmark's Raveonettes, relocated to the USA, have returned to the stripped down (B minor?) sound that they introduced themselves to the world with some four or five years ago. A hard working band, they do lo-fi distortion right but there was still something lamentable about the lack of a second guitarist and the whimsy of Chain Gang of Love and Pretty in Black.
"Attack of the Ghost Riders":

A new one
Nicole Atkins is a singer-songwriter type who does some great ballads and some hit or miss peppy ones. The ballads work because she borrows a little bit of soul, a little bit of country, and a little bit of Spector - both of them.
Gliss are a trio from California that merge the neo-Jesus and Mary Chain thing with the cluddered neo-Joy Division thing. It mostly works. They also make a habit of changing positions all show long.

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At October 11, 2007 at 8:51:00 AM EDT, Blogger Jersey Girl said...

And if you liked Nicole, please see my cover story about her in this month's Upstage Magazine:


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