All Our Hopes and
As Will Sheff sorrowfully walks down the
walls of a quarry, the bitter emotion that propels this song is
that much more tangible. The landscapes La Blogotheque uses are at
once unusual and incredibly natural. Watch "Our So-Called
Friend," too, if you get the chance.
And what else can
you find here? Shows by Menomena, Architecture in Helsinki, Tapes
'n Tapes, Beirut, Vampire Weekend, R.E.M., the Black Lips,
Stephen Malkmus, and about 75 others. Head
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to be said for music that happens organically, naturally. Not in a
studio, not in an amphitheater, not in Wembley Stadium playing in
front of a wall of Marshall amps. I much prefer my music in a
cafe. Or in a park. Or in a bar. Or even in a quarry. This is the
vision of the "Concerts a Emporter" (Takeaway Shows) filmed by
French music blog [[link|url=http://www.blogotheque.net]]La
Blogotheque.[[end-link]] They take it upon themselves not only to
cover new music but to provide live music in unique settings.
You'll see Andrew Bird wandering Parisian streets on a gentle
fall day, guitar in hand and a whistled tune on his lips. Or the
National performing at a nondescript bar at a poorly lit table as
the proprietors close up shop. The intimacy and quality of the
performances will leave you breathless. So, with their show coming
up in just about a week, here's '''Okkervil River'''
performing "Love to a Monster:"