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ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Creature Combos In NYC: Los Lobos, The Detroit Cobras, Bonobo, Gato Loco & Fight The Big Bull

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Los Lobos
City Winery
December 31, 2010


For no immediately apparent reason, New York City has recently been invaded by acts that peck or gobble their names straight out of a bestiary. Los Lobos played two shows on New Year's Eve, with this first set neatly sidestepping ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fight The Big Bull: All Is Gladness In The Kingdom

Read "All Is Gladness In The Kingdom" reviewed by Martin Longley

Such an unwieldy band name and album title is almost perversely suitable for the ambitious music contained herein. Fight The Big Bull (FTBB) is, doubtless, dominant on the Richmond, Virginia alternative jazz scene, but possesses the powers to be equally noticeable on the much larger stage of, let's say, New York City. From this very place, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fight the Big Bull: All Is Gladness in the Kingdom

Read "All Is Gladness in the Kingdom" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dying Will Be Easy era stato il sorprendente album d'esordio che aveva rivelato una formidabile formazione riunita attorno alla figura illuminata del chitarrista Matt White. L'unico appunto mosso ad un disco pressoché perfetto riguardava la durata vinilica del lavoro (trenta minuti appena!). Matt White sembra aver colto la nostra implorazione e con questo All Is Gladness in the Kingdom ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fight the Big Bull: Dying Will Be Easy

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Nelle interessanti note di copertina, Steve Bernstein, leader dei Sex Mob, associa ciascuno dei quattro brani di Dying Will Be Easy ad altrettanti capolavori della musica orchestrale, citando Black Saint and the Sinner Lady di Mingus, New Orleans Suite di Ellington, Communications ed Escalator Over the Hill di Mike Mantler oltre che Art Ensemble of Chicago, Archie Shepp ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fight the Big Bull: Dying Will Be Easy

Read "Dying Will Be Easy" reviewed by Troy Collins

Based in Richmond, Virginia, guitarist Matt White's Fight the Big Bull is a prime example of how the information age has leveled the playing field for artists outside major metropolitan areas. Originally a self-released demo, Dying Will Be Easy is now available from the illustrious Portuguese label Clean Feed. One listen to the ensemble's debut and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fight the Big Bull: Dying Will Be Easy

Read "Dying Will Be Easy" reviewed by Dean Christesen

Fight the Big Bull's debut record begins darkly, with a fear brooding in the growl of a distorted trombone, unsettling bass and haunting shakers. It ends in a similar, yet tweaked tone, with an epic chorus making way for one last statement of defeat (or is it victory?). Amidst the rest of the work emerges a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fight The Big Bull: Dying Will Be Easy

Read "Dying Will Be Easy" reviewed by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Fight the Big Bull describes itself on MySpace as “champions of curiosity." This candid qualifier is doubly introspective because it denotes both the whimsy and the intellectual maturity of Dying Will Be Easy. The Richmond-based nonet, who played at New York City's Issue Project Room Aug. 6, 2008, is led by guitarist Matt White, who also ...