Sunday, August 23, 2009

White Horse Tears

I liked the Lonely H's new album, Concrete Class, the first time I heard it. Then I discovered they are really young--all but one underage--and that they only recently developed the classic rock sound they do so well. They used to sound like Weezer, according to one Seattle Weekly review. These are interesting facts about the Lonely H.

Ever since I listened to Concrete Class a few times in a row to write a review for the Oregonian that came out Friday, I find myself belting out the line, "White horse tears..." I lament having to miss the Lonely H last night at Dante's, but I will catch them on September 18 at the Ash Street as part of Music Fest Northwest.

Image: by Christopher Nelson from Lonely H Space.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wear White Tonight


Today's Oregonian features a review I wrote of an absolutely amazing experimental album, Eight Bells by SubArachnoid Space. Melynda Jackson is a fierce guitarist and it can be hard to capture that kind of energy on a recording. This album exceeds all expectations I had for the band, and really for heavy instrumental music in general.

The release party for the record is tonight at Berbati's. Wear white. The band always does and so do their fans. Here's a photo of me with some friends at a SubArachnoid show earlier this year.