Rufus Wainwright – Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets

April 24th, 2016 by

The soundtrack to Dreamworks’ cinematic genius, Shrek was my gateway to Wainwright. His cover of Leonard Cohen’s seminal, ‘Hallelujah,’ was an emotional rendition, dramatic to the core. It was the perfect preface to Wainwright’s 2003 release, Want One – an album bursting with theatrical lyrics and musical variety unlike anything else released at that time. It […]

Kimya Dawson – The Workman’s, Dublin

April 21st, 2016 by

Assembling in the Workman’s after a gloriously sunny afternoon, the first promise of imminent summer, was a beaming crowd awaiting to see the equally resplendent Kimya Dawson. As the venue fills to a nearly full capacity, a youthfulness throughout the crowd is surprisingly notable. Alarming due to the fact that Dawson has been making music longer […]

Record Store Day 2016

April 14th, 2016 by

Independent businesses are imperative because they are run by people that are incredibly passionate. These entrepreneurs are a special breed of people, given the chance they could talk for hours about the lesser known obscurities that further their excitement for their interest-turned-career. Their passion is their business, it is their lifeblood. This is, invariably, how […]

Parquet Courts – Human Performance

April 8th, 2016 by

Parquet Courts are renowned for creating albums quickly, they have just unleashed their fifth in three years. Their latest offering, Human Performance, follows a mere five months after Monastic Living, an overtly experimental and challenging collection of predominately instrumental compositions. The latter was undeniably hard to listen to in its entirety, and was a little […]