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Comment Archives: stories: Music: Live

Re: “Live

Mr. Butler and Mr. Nicholls, had I known that being "dedicated," "kind," "doing the things they love," and driving for hours are attributes that entitle an artist to a positive review, I wouldn't have come to see the show and critique the actual music. But if that's the case, then every band is incredible and above criticism. And if everything is amazing, then everyone is lying: Is this what you would have preferred?

Mr. James, while you are understandably unfamiliar with my live reviews in this newspaper in regards to my "favoring" local bands (which is false), I admire and agree with your decision to not let this review affect you and your music; your dedication to your music would be questionable if you did.

21 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Joshua Levine on 12/21/2013 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Live

I don't see anyone from Tucson commenting on this thread so apparently not many even read this trash.

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Posted by MattySean Nicholls on 12/21/2013 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Live

It's okay, Micah. People aren't always on the same wavelength, and it's clear to me that the perceived notion of being above others who aren't locals is very prevalent in this article. We appreciate the chance to play anywhere; it's fun, it's slightly nerve-fraying, and it's experience! But it's people's choices to like us or to not. I'm not going to get upset about this review, it felt like it came from a pretty close minded place that clearly catered to the local acts. All I can say is from our experience with the friendly folks out in Tucson, I'm sure we can opt out of damning their pretentious and close-knit community with our presence. And besides, the venue was closing anyways, if the DIY scene remains this uppity and unfriendly to touring acts, they can keep all their local bands so they don't have to support musicians from all walks of life.

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Posted by Rican James on 12/20/2013 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Live

this is really disheartening. I really loved Tucson and have had some really awesome times there. But talking shit on a touring band (a great one nonetheless) is pretty low. I appreciate the kind words said about me, but I admire these guys, and I assure you if I had written this review there would have been some big differences. It just make me sad to see an extremely talented, kind, and dedicated band drive for hours to play a show just to get bashed in the local newspaper.

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Posted by Micah Butler on 12/20/2013 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Live

You honestly need to get your head checked. Blind Man Deaf Boy are a group of amazing musicians, and great kids doing the things they love.

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Posted by MattySean Nicholls on 12/19/2013 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Live

Yup, that in-store show sounds just about right (smiling with fond memories) TR was a hang out in the early 90s for me & a favorite to purchase unique band apparel. I had no clue they were closing.... sigh...
Thanks TR for being a geat & unique for the open music minded. May your next venture be amazing as well.

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Posted by C Flores on 11/30/2013 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Live

Awesome description of the way the Brian Dean Trio makes me feel! Thank you.

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Posted by Chris Haskell on 10/24/2013 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Wild Belle and Saint Rich

Wild Belle is playing again at The Earl in Atlanta this Thursday. Sure to be a good show!

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Posted by Jordan on 10/15/2013 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Wild Belle and Saint Rich

Um, scotsman, it seems like you are a fan of Polvo. Wanna jam some time? It promises to be real cool.

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Posted by Ruseman on 10/13/2013 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Wild Belle and Saint Rich

Um, Polvo's comeback album came out 4 years ago....

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Posted by scotsman on 10/03/2013 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Live

Well, if everyone like the same thing, there would always be a line. Remember, the town wasn't built for you.

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Posted by Psyd on 09/26/2013 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Live

Texas Trash is the most hideous band I have EVER heard!!!

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Posted by agmtb on 09/26/2013 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Mother Falcon and Sun Bones, Solar Culture Gallery, August 3

i love how accurate this is

Posted by Sally Sarcasm on 08/08/2013 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Mother Falcon and Sun Bones, Solar Culture Gallery, August 3

sun bones 4 lyfe.

Posted by Sean Goff on 08/08/2013 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Live

P.S. Death in Color is Y&H's 2nd EP ;)

Posted by mangoson on 08/02/2013 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Live

Wow! Turns out the author may have been on to something…
..I'm wondering when the comments apologizing to the author for some pretty venomous statements are going to start coming in. However, in this day and age, why would anyone let the facts supersede their sense of outrage?

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by bryce on 05/01/2013 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Live

I guess my opinion is overwritten by this article...

Posted by mcubed on 04/18/2013 at 5:04 AM

Re: “Live

what a terrible review. Jesus, Josh, we must not have been at the same show.

11 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by C Note on 04/06/2013 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Live

"Implicit promise of enlightenment" ??? No wonder you were disappointed. Think maybe you went in with unrealistic expectations? Just a little? It was just a concert, and a fine one at that, and your own issues have no place in your review unless you identifiy them as such. I don't think Jeff Mangum has ever promised enlightenment, implicitly or otherwise, and I think most people would find that statement absurd.

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Posted by mya on 04/06/2013 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Live

Jeff Magnum is a DAMN good name for a porno actor.

I always thought Neutral Milk Hotel made Nick Drake sound like Raffi.

Great review, Josh.

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Posted by Casey Dewey on 04/05/2013 at 5:43 PM

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