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August 10, 2007

Blonde Redhead in Baltimore August 8, 2007

Filed under: Art, music — burnett @ 10:17 am

Blonde Redhead, including Kazu Makino, Amadeo and Simone Pace, appeared this week at the Ram’s Head in Baltimore.� I was looking forward to this concert for some time. I stood right� at the lip of the stage a foot from the keyboard, so the sound was not good.� I heard only a fragment of the vocals and very little of the keyboard.� But as anyone will relate, the energy upfront is well worth the loss in audio, which I know anyway from the recordings.� The drums were very clear from that spot, and I had a great chance to witness Simone’s calculated, consistent percussion riffs behind the tunes.�

He� uses 2 measure patterns, i.e. 1&2&3&4& 1&2&3&4&� � …and the like.� It is very intelligent drumming and makes for a secure fabric underneath the tune.� (more…)

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