CD Review: Birdy — Birdy

Birdy Birdy Warner Brothers/14th Floor By Al Kaufman America is not the only country that makes huge stars out of televised music competitions. Birdy (whose real name, Jasmine van dem Bogaerde is a little more difficult to articulate) is a 15-year-old phenom from the UK who took the grand prize on Open Mike UK at […]

Live Review & Picture Book: Fleet Foxes at The Tabernacle, May 14

By Scott Roberts; photos by Matthew Smith (www.shadowboxerphoto.com). Full gallery after the jump. Portland-based Fleet Foxes opened their show at the Tabernacle Saturday night with the wistful and melancholy instrumental “The Cascades” from their stunning new album Helplessness Blues, and set the tone for an evening of blissful and timeless songs that perfectly showcased the […]

CD Review: Fleet Foxes — Helplessness Blues; Play The Tabernacle, May 14

Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Sub Pop By Al Kaufman Like Low Anthem, or their Rainy City compatriots, Cave Singers, Fleet Foxes create tiny bits of baroque, indie magic. Their songs shimmer, shine, and dance in the light. As on their 2008, self-titled, debut CD, the sextet harmonizes like the best Crosby, Stills and Nash songs, […]

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