May 162011

On Friday, May 20, the Nativity Singers, Palisades, and Oh My Me! will perform at the Green Lantern,  at 497 West Third in Lexington. The show should start around 10 P.M.

This is important, because you haven’t been out in a while, and this is as good an opportunity as ever to call up that girl/guy you’ve had your eye on—yeah, that one—and invite him/her for a drink and maybe some dancing, and then…who knows? If it doesn’t work out, well, no big deal, but at least you won’t be kicking yourself for not trying. Nothing ventured, ya know?

Anyway, here are some links:


Dec 082010

Nativity Singers, Beth Burden, and self-promotion

Friday, December 10

The Nativity Singers with Real Numbers and Second Story Man

Al’s Bar, 10:00 P.M.

Lexington trio The Nativity Singers play a deceptive brand of rock: the noisy guitars and offhand vocals give you the impression of a band that isn’t working very hard, but that’s only an illusion. Underneath all clanging and shaking are tightly structured pop songs, with an internal logic that isn’t immediately apparent. As such, the music rewards repeated listening.
Luck have it, you can begin your listening, if you haven’t already, with this show, a fundraiser for community bike shop The Broke Spoke. —Keith Halladay Continue reading »

Nov 102010

Lexington is eclectic. We should call it “eclextic”

Thursday, November 11

Boy Without God, The Nativity Singers, and The Fervor

Green Lantern, 9 P.M.

We sometimes imagine, when we listen to an artist for the first time, that what we’re hearing is an entirely new sort of music, that these new songs were spontaneously generated in the songwriter’s id, called forth from some prehistoric memory involving stone mallets and stretched mammoth hide.

The best songwriters do this routinely; these are the compositions that seem to have been there all along, that sound great played by any instrument, sung by any singer, and recorded in any era. This is why there are hundreds of recorded cover versions of “Yesterday,” and why Holland, Dozier, and Holland dominate every waiting room, elevator, and hotel lobby in the English-speaking world. The kind of tune that isn’t just another rock song, or soul song, or folk song, and isn’t tied to a particular time or place. Continue reading »