A genius, you say? You mean, like an actual genius and not a pretentious loser who mistakes his own ego-driven bullshit for importance of some kind? No, he's not. He's not even an evil genius like Henry Kissinger - he's not Einstein. He's not Beethoven, Bach, Motzart, Brian Wilson or even John Lennon (who was not a genius but was lightyears ahead of this douchebag. Good work Chris Haire. These guys need a heavy dose of ayahuasca to be worth a good god damn.
Perhaps the Tucson Weekly didn't get the word on this, but Tucson's own Pan-African dance band, the Key Ingredients of African Soul, featuring singers K-Bass (Cote d'Ivoire), Praise Zenenga (Zimbabwe) and director/guitarist Doctor Twang will be performing an opening set for this not to be missed show at the Rialto. They are currently enjoying many successes following the August 2011 release of their album, Abidjan to Bulawayo, including being a big hit in Zimbabwe.
actually, catnjustme, Jesus did go around asking people to follow him right? Extremely overtly he said give up what you are doing and "follow me" in nearly every other story. But generally I agree with what you are thinking. And I don't think following Jesus is easy or simple, like signing on the right label. I think if Mute Math doesn't like the Christian Music movement, they are more than entitled to not be a part of it. It is very honest (and judgmental) to keep acting like "christian music" is all categorically poor musically speaking. But I don't see Jesus walking up to the band members at the end of their lives saying "why didn't you market your product as christian?... DEPART FROM ME!" I don't see that. There are plenty of devoted christian folks who will spend their lives selling orange juice, and I don't think that a Christian selling orange juice needs to be selling "christian orange juice". Now, if the orange juice was laced with crack, I might question the idea that the person selling it was a christian. Likewise, mutemath can sell their music all day, but if suddenly the lyrics promote messaging in their songs that runs against the values of the Bible, then I would simply say "hey, those fine musicians don't seem to be promoting values I want to pump into my brain all day." At best music can simply be compatible with my values... and mutemath may be "Christian-compatible" which is just fine. and being christian-compatible doesn't make it non-christian compatible. Much of what Jesus said was life-compatible. I hope we are all at least that. But more than that I pray the world gets all of that life and christian-compatible stuff and moreover gets sucked into all of the greatness that is Jesus in the most real and challenging Biblical sense.
From your #1 fan, you all deserve the accolades!!!
Go Key Ingredients! You are the most incredible dance band in town. Cant wait for the launch!!
Cults is such a fantastic band. I love their revivalist sense of pop music. Their new video for Go Outside is really cool: http://cultscultscults.com
Later still...I was going to post pretty much the same thing as curiousKat. Karl Marx was about 6 years old when the Decembrist revolution took place.
Club Crawl with a TM symbol in a TW feature? That's overkill, Boegle!
1st Women Folk Jam and Song Circle, in conjunction with TKMA Folk festival. Sunday May 1 from 12-5 pm 240 N Court. slightly NE of OTArtisans. www.pimatucsonwomen.org
Here's a "shout out" to the best folk homies in AZ, BAR NONE!
"Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollah . . .
All for KP & Lee stand up and hollah!"
Alright already, I'll stick to my day job.
Love your music guys and I know all of us in Tucson can't wait to see you on Sunday (53 hours and counting).
KP & Larry Lee, forever may ye rule!
Shaun & Shari
One of the main points of the bible is to lead a good life. Lead by example. Reach out to the ones that mainstream Christians forget about..Jesus didnt hang out in the temple with all the self righteous, he hung out with the thieves, prostitutes, and tax collectors. He didnt go around telling everyone he was Jesus and demanding we follow..he led by example. Mute Math is doing a great job of reaching people that would just turn a deaf ear to most "church going Christians".
Don't miss this guy! Seeing him is like seeing Jeff Beck, Eric, Jimi Hendrix, Page, SRV, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Gary Moore, and on and on. Awesome!
I know this is a really late comment...but the Decembrists weren't Communists (there was no such thing as Communism, or even Socialism at the time). They were a group of disaffected Russian officers who wanted to overthrow the Czar and establish a more democratic form of government. The revolt was brutally suppressed and the Decembrists were exiled to Siberia. They were influenced by the ideas of the French Revolution (so were the Bolsheviks almost 100 years later, not the ideas of course, but the revolution itself).
Tickets in hand....we'll be there Saturday!
Thanks for writing a proper article and not just blindly quoting from her Wikipedia page; I wanted to learn more about Frazer's weaving and new projects, but the first five Google "articles" are just wiki copies!
No one should miss What We Lose in the Fire, We Gain in the Flood, debut of The Mynabirds.
This is going to be an electrifying concert with this legendary guitarist/composer leading a group of world class musicians tonight at the historic (acoustically perfect) Fox Tucson Theatre.
You must see this band. the players are on fire this time out. John McLaughlin's album, To The One, was nominated for a Grammy last night. McLaughlin has been nominated three straight years, winning last year. This next sentence is a shameless plug. My book about John McLaughlin's music, Follow Your Heart" has just been released. Enjoy the show!
Fame doesn't come to those who don't do nothing and don't develop themselves.
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