Bob Dylan visits Andy Warhol’s studio in December 1965.
Their last words
Rocking good time at @newvintagevenue with our good friend @josephfletcher last night.
He will be in Cleveland tonight, so Ohio friends go see him! (at The New Vintage)
@shovelsnrope on-stage now! #louisville #kentucky #shovelsandrope (at WFPK Waterfront Wednesday)
Music is finally underway and the sun is out folks! Get on down here for @shovelsnrope later this evening. (at WFPK Waterfront Wednesday)
Going to be an amazing @919wfpk Waterfrot Wednesday! One of my favs @shovelsnrope will be rocking on the banks of the Ohio River tonight and the best part is it’s FREE! #louisville #shovelsandrope #wfpk
whoa! i totally did a double-takeHoly.
We are stardust
Holy shit, I’ve been seeing these long image posts lately and I love it
3 out of 5 stars
Infusing blues basics with punky, garage guitar rock wasn’t even new when the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the White Stripes or the Black Keys started making the genre cool for the Y generation. And Florida’s Benjamin Booker isn’t taking it anywhere it hasn’t already been on his high profile, stripped down debut for Dave Matthews’ label. But by adding a bit of Velvet Underground-styled repeated riffing, throaty, grainy vocals and an aesthetic that can best be described as raggedy to the bare bones formula, he’s being hailed as the next big thing.
Whether he can follow up this strong, unvarnished debut remains to be seen, but Booker surely feels comfortable whipping off gnarly, often distorted and psychedelic guitar licks over skeletal bass and drums backing. The production is the very definition of homemade low-fi which adds to the overall charm of music that wouldn’t connect with anything more polished. At times Booker sounds like a young, angry Paul Westerberg if the Replacements’ frontman was anchored by blues.