Just days before winning Album of the Year at the 2019 Grammy Awards, Kacey Musgraves performed ‘Golden Hour’ songs at a sold-out Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota. Check out Andy Witchger’s photo essay.
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“Her music remains permeated by the natural world, both lyrically and sonically. Field recordings form the backbone of multi-layered samples, and loops of falling trees and rattlesnakes complement subtle drum machines. The effect is a distinct sense of place.”
“While Superorganism’s sound channels psych-pop reminiscent of mid-era Flaming Lips and the youthful glee of Architecture in Helsinki, Noguchi delivers casual observations with an adolescent malaise akin to Stephen Malkmus. The results are beautiful, buoyant and occasionally baffling.”
“Haim’s May 14 set, the penultimate stop on the U.S. leg of their ‘Sister, Sister, Sister’ tour, was the perfect showcase for the group’s achievements.”
“Phoebe Bridgers’ songs are intimate and conversational, perfectly crafted for small, dimly-lit venues like St. Paul’s Turf Club.”
“When we watch the films, we can be Larry — agonising over ‘feeling the question’ — or we can be Sussman, content not to know but still enjoying the experience.”
“Dunst’s roles from 1998 to 2002 illustrate her need to conform to studio standards of femininity, balanced with her own personal desire to stretch her wings as a performer.”
“It reminds me of Ingmar Bergman films and the inspirational depression that I love.”
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