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Review: Simple Things 2014.

…m of your average, humble young adult. To compound the misery induced by this daylight saving malarkey, the live music scene takes a considerable, discernible turn, as our saturated summer of festivals slows to a drip, before seemingly drying out altogether. You can imagine our delight, then, when seemingly out of nowhere, we were presented with Simple Things – a two-day music, and visual arts festival, now in its fourth year. Situated across mul…So on & so forth…

Review: M O T H X R, Boston Music Room.

…r again – albeit in a live environment. Of course, Badgley is not the first actor to quietly embark upon a queer music career, with Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields garnering a not insubstantial amount of acclaim for their quirky works as Dead Man’s Bones. But live shows, in that particular instance, came at something of a premium and as becomes quite apparent quite instantly, tonight isn’t necessarily all about the music, man. This is thus less M O…So on & so forth…

Interview: They’re Talking About You Again, Erland & The Carnival.

…ounterpart’s Orcadian past, prior to teaming up with Erland, and delineates: “They don’t really have any kind of musical heritage, but more a literal, or poetic one.” More a source of inspiration lyrically, rather than musically therefore, he continues to cite the feel of “slightly magical, or ethereal worlds” they are then able to relay in song form. It was thus away from the Orkney Islands that he and Cooper first came into contact with one a…So on & so forth…

Review: Field Day 2014.

…m the instant standout from last year’s The Inheritors into an ineffably brilliant, mantric jam. Live electronic music at its very best, both exigent and indeed excellent as Moore before it, this – or so it would seem – is what The Acid are reaching for. Similarly insistent, if not incessant, is the Hi-NRG dabke of Syria’s Omar Souleyman. Having produced his most recent collection and Ribbon Music début, Wenu Wenu, Kieran Hebden dutifully watche…So on & so forth…

Interview: Changing Faces, Craft Spells.

…ntally.] I had my friends and my family; I just didn’t really wanna do what we’re doing now, [nor] talk about my music. I really wanted to keep myself away from that world and be in my own music world, without the pressure of feeling like I needed to be ‘this guy’ or ‘that guy’ all the time, instead. I’m just a very normal dude – sadly, I’m not ‘marketable’ sometimes – and I’m OK with that! Longevity – it’s all about longevity.” Vallesteros thus…So on & so forth…

artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball. Lady Gaga, The O2.

…num, is somewhat mystifying. But ultimately, and above all bemusingly, there is a chasmic disconnect between the music she produces, and the verbal missives she so brazenly preaches. Tonight is, as she reckons, a “celebration of diversity”; from where I’m sat, it looks as though River Island were having a clear-out of their Spring/Summer ’08 stock earlier this evening on the Greenwich peninsula. “I fuckin’ love music!” she then caterwauls midway…So on & so forth…

Interview: Alexis Has Entered the Building, Alexis Taylor.

…s Am I Not A Weaker Soldier? and About Group before it. Of his solo pursuits, he’s keen to clarify: “I made solo music, and played solo gigs before Hot Chip [began playing live], so from my own perspective, it wasn’t as though I was leaving behind something electronic to then try out something different from that. I kind of started the other way around, and went toward dance music with Hot Chip. For instance, the first Hot Chip EP [Mexico, ’00] i…So on & so forth…

Interview: Heaven, How Long? East India Youth.

…se it could relate back to how you believe the album to be schizophrenic, but I’ve grown up without a prevailing music scene because of the internet – everything’s been fragmented, and that has affected the way [in which] I’ve made my music. Another reason it spans all these different things is because I haven’t grown up with Britpop being my primary influence; I’ve grown up with all of this stuff going on around me which I absorb, and then commu…So on & so forth…

Dots & Dashes’ Records of 2014: 6–25.

…hodgepodge; a well-oiled, if essentially incongruous collection: neither hit machine nor Britpop mechanism, it’s music for music’s sake, with its author satiating his (at times, loyalist) thirst in song form.’ Who: Angel Olsen. What: Burn Your Fire For No Witness. What we said: ‘From the fuzzy, quietly furious Unfucktheworld right through to the shiny, if still lightly scratched Windows, Burn Your Fire For No Witness is a record that needs to b…So on & so forth…

Flake Music, The Shins.

Obviously, what with Dots & Dashes representing one of a genuinely innumerable number of so-called ‘New Music Blog[s]’ first and foremost, The Shins are far from our most pressing concern. And, considering James Mercer’s Flake Music’s song of the same name came about long before the New Mexicans became the household name they are today (or at least the sort known to those households possessing, and prizing, Garden State, Wincing the Night Aw…So on & so forth…