This Girl's Voice

Tuesday, February 17, 2004  

Killing the Music?

Tell me this is not a dead-on take of the White Stripes:
WHITE STRIPES (The Greek Theatre): After watching this show, I was a bit confused! The two of them are at such different musical levels, they sometimes seem like they're in two separate groups. For instance, the girl seems like she's doing perfectly fine drumming in her Half-Retarded Make-Believe Band. And then he has to spoil it all by playing loud, proficient rock and roll over it!
But that's the point: it's undressed down to the bare bones of what matters most: the song and the authenticity of an unvarnished performance. Jack and his songs rock in all their gutteral rawness.

In other music-related news, taking direct aim at the FCC's attempt to loosen media ownership rules and articulating how media conglomeration has adversely affected music and the music business for both artists and consumers, Recording Artists' Coalition founder Don Henley tells it like it is in today's Washington Post.

posted by voxpopgirl | 2/17/2004