Are you ready for that great atomic power?

Uncle Tupelo covering the legendary Louvin Brothers (Jeff Tweedy sang this song with Charlie Louvin on Louvin’s 2007 self-titled LP): I once met Charlie Louvin in Nashville. I was watching Cake at some festival on the river downtown, and they brought him out to sing a few songs. I was raised to respect my country … Continue reading

Top 5 Live Music Moments of the Year [2007]

Best Live Moments of the Year Fats Domino — Blueberry Hill (Tipitina’s, May 19) I grew up in Lafayette with a series of mental sensations culled from weekend trips  to New Orleans that defined the city to me.  I remember watching  those miserable Saints teams of the late 80’s running onto the field, Gumbo leading … Continue reading

Albums of the Year: 2007

1.  The National — /Boxer/ In a year that saw face-plants from the Shins, Modest Mouse, Interpol, and the other usual suspects, Brooklyn’s National made what is probably the only clear-cut Great record of the year.  When I reviewed Boxer this summer, I called Matt Berninger’s exploration of 21st-Century American disenfranchisement “perfectly controlled and composed … Continue reading