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October 12, 2009

Though most people read Salient because they’re bored during their LAWS 121 lecture (Kate failed), particularly irate/joyous review readers take out their fury/delight online and let us know they really think. Following are the 20 best comments of the year: 1. Nigel Braddock [in reference to the week Kim reviewed a series of albums based […]

August 3, 2009

Seven-piece Wellington blues/rock/pop band Family Cactus is currently in the midst of a country-wide tour, which concludes in Wellington 21 August at San Francisco Bath House. The tour is in support of their recent album release ‘Come Howling’, reviewed in this fine publication on 20/7/09. Salient’s Maggie S caught up with Cactus members Adam Ladley […]

May 4, 2009

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ new album, It’s Blitz, is party. Party for the club, party for the house, party for walking down the street, party in my pants. Party. Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, National vs. Labour party, block party, arty farty party, hearty party, smarty party. You know, like, party party. Of course, the YYYs […]

April 27, 2009

I have driven from California to Ohio with a musical theatre aficionado. Yes, he played the Les Mis soundtrack repeatedly. No, he was not hetero. Yes, we tried to compromise with the music. No, our compromises weren’t satisfactory. Yes, our compromises did include Destiny’s Child. No, fuck you, pretentious Salient reader. Yes, I take it […]

March 23, 2009

There is something about autumn that breeds stoicism. I don’t know about you, but on these cold March days, I feel pleased with myself just for leaving the house. “Gosh!” I say to myself, “You’re standing up. How very impressive.” Then I go about the rest of my day feeling that I’ve been hard done […]

March 9, 2009

San Francisco Bathhouse, 26/02/09 The first time I heard Of Montreal was in snowy Ohio, four years ago. This awful girl put on ‘Wraith Pinned to the Mist & Other Games’ and all it took was the intro—melodic bassline, topped with salt shaker beats—to hook me like a flopping fish on the end of a […]