Stephen Fish

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Most rappers' gender politics are ugly
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February 11, 2016 on Kanye West Reveals The Life Of Pablo (!) Tracklist
He was good, except that he'd already done pretty much the same performance at halftime 2 years ago.
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February 8, 2016 on Beyoncé Slays Coldplay’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, Announces Formation World Tour
I'd assume Rob Thomas would be doing Steve Miller Band and Black Keys would do Cheap Trick. Either or them could do Chicago but more likely Thomas.
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February 5, 2016 on Kendrick Lamar, Lars Ulrich, Black Keys Inducting Artists At This Year’s Rock Hall Ceremony
Sounds so Rostam Batmanglijy
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January 15, 2016 on Santigold – “Chasing Shadows” Video
Mine is Life on Mars
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January 11, 2016 on 20 Great David Bowie Moments
Favorite Bowie song. Go.
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January 11, 2016 on 20 Great David Bowie Moments
Nirvana's "Man Who Sold the World" All those Seu Jorge acoustic covers from The Life Aquatic Arcade Fire's "Five Years"...
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January 11, 2016 on David Bowie Tribute Concerts Set For NYC
Every time I wake up and check Stereogum and a surprise album by a great band has been announced I'm always like "WHAT?!?!?! THIS THING HAS EXISTED FOR 30 WHOLE MINUTES AND I'M JUST FINDING OUT ABOUT IT NOW????"
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January 8, 2016 on Newly Formed Radiohead Company Suggests Album Out Soon
Eaux Claires is a waaaayyyy different festival with a waaayyyy different crowd from Coachella though.
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January 6, 2016 on Welcome To The Desert: Let’s Talk About The Coachella Poster
I've seen them at The Fillmore and at a festival. They're amazing both ways. I think an article on this site described their show as "running around a stage and banging on things emotionally" and that's pretty accurate if a bit dismissive.
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January 5, 2016 on Welcome To The Desert: Let’s Talk About The Coachella Poster
What if he just does a set of covers along those lines?
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January 5, 2016 on Welcome To The Desert: Let’s Talk About The Coachella Poster
He doesn't really have a ton of FESTIVAL experience though. I can't remember ever seeing his name on a festival bill and it is a totally different ball game from his darkened theater comfort zone. That said, I think he has an innate sense of theatricality and, as such, he'll recognize that trotting out his insanely beautiful but quiet and spare Carrie & Lowell show won't work in this environment. He's crazy prolific so I wouldn't be surprised if he has the energy to put together something totally unique just for this. There's a big X factor here. He could trot out an orchestra's worth of musicians and completely re-arrange his songs so that they retain their intricacy but become expansive electro/orchestral freakouts. Or if he doesn't have the time/gumption to do that he could do the Carrie & Lowell stuff. Which COULD work, if it was played in the dark on a small stage in a secluded corner of the festival grounds to a group of devoted fans. I've never been to Coachella so I don't know if that's a possibility. I'm reminded of seeing Joanna Newsom at a festival a few years ago. She's one of my favorite artists but it was terrible. It felt like me and maybe 20 other people were paying attention and the rumble of people laying in the grass and chit-chatting behind me was just as loud as the music. I can't really blame those people, though. It was just a completely terrible environment for her. Hopefully Sufjan won't be the same thing. One thing you can bet on is that he WILL play Hotline Bling.
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January 5, 2016 on Welcome To The Desert: Let’s Talk About The Coachella Poster
Good point. This needs to come with great new music so they actually have a REASON to tour. Otherwise it really is just a cash grab. That said... shut up and TAKE MY MONEY! I would def enjoy seeing them again
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January 5, 2016 on LCD Soundsystem Will Tour This Year
The trouble with Amazon Prime is the $120 lump sum payment model. That's a big barrier to a lot of people joining. They'll need to switch to a monthly thing to make it worthwhile.
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December 17, 2015 on Streaming War Pigs: Apple, Tidal, Spotify, & The Year In Music Services
GAAAHHHH!! WHICH DATES?!!?!?! Please please please come to Oakland!!
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December 10, 2015 on Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold To Open For Joanna Newsom With All-New Solo Set
I wonder if lostprophets were automatically sent a giant (by Spotify standards) royalty check for the T Swift size number of plays it got. And then what kind of restitution did they have to pay to the Swift machine?
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December 8, 2015 on Taylor Swift Song Appears On Spotify Credited To Lostprophets
Pitchfork is probably the most enjoyable an well-put-together festival I've been to and it's only 2 days. The nice thing about the longer ones that are city based like Lolla or Outside Lands is that it's easy to just do 1 or two days. Pick the days that have the best lineup/work for your schedule and just do those. Nobody over the age of 22 needs to go to 3 full days of a festival let alone 4.
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December 3, 2015 on Lollapalooza Expanding To 4 Days Next Year In Honor Of 25th Anniversary
The songs on that CRJ album are impeccably crafted but it's just so sugary sweet I can't take it. It's an objectively "well-made" pop album, but that's different from being a great pop album.
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December 1, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015
I'd be excited to see them headline a festival but I probably wouldn't pay the $100 it would likely cost to see them from the back row of an arena.
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November 18, 2015 on Here’s Why I’d Hate A Guns N’ Roses Reunion