Literary food blogger Nicole Gulotta celebrates her new book ‘Eat This Poem’ at Vroman’s Bookstore ThursdayRead More
Author: Bliss Bowen
Wild Honey Orchestra, The Band organist Garth Hudson, Jackson Browne, Carlene Carter, Peter Case and more perform material from The Band’s iconic catalogue for Autism Think Tank benefit at Alex Theatre Saturday nightRead More
JESCA HOOP, Memories Are Now (Sub Pop): 3½ STARS Sounds are at least as striking as songs on Hoop’s latest album. The brightly fingerpicked “Pegasi” approaches the rootsy comfort of her “Love Letter for Fire” collaboration with Sam Beam, but Hoop shares onetime boss Tom Waits’ bent for idiosycratic music-making. Stacked harmonies soar bird-like over minimal instrumentation (“The Lost Sky”); liquid guitar lines ripple with the cadence of African thumb piano over typewriter-provided percussion (“Animal Kingdom Chaotic”); metallic guitar notes generate apocalyptic frisson through “The Coming.” Hoop and producer Blake Mills respect her intriguing compositions best by giving them...Read More
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