Other Articles by John Bohannon
MUSIC» M.I.A. and Holy Fuck: LIVE - When the Sri Lankan-bred and London-born world/grime/dance-music princess M.I.A. rolled into Nashville on Monday with Toronto-based electro-improv troupe Holy Fuck as support, the Country Music Capital of the World's usually reserved music fans were suddenly transformed into a frenzied, beat-fueled throng.
[05.07.2008 by John Bohannon]
MUSIC» After the Ceiling Cracked - Filmed at a 2005 performance in London, this live DVD does nothing to detract from Pelican's reputation of prowess. The band's performance is above par, and the sound quality is also top-notch, but the film ultimately suffers from a substandard connection between performer and viewer.
[05.06.2008 by John Bohannon]
FESTIVALS» Langerado 2008 - Having moved itself to the Everglade swamps of Southern Florida, this three-day festival on the Big Cyprus Indian Reservation marked its sixth year last week with, amongst other things, a forgettable set by the Beastie Boys, a surprising set from R.E.M., a gut-wrenching set from Pelican, and plenty of mud.
[03.17.2008 by John Bohannon]
MUSIC» Vashti Bunyan - According to the delayed UK folk star, her first forray into the music industry, some 30 years ago, was "full of frustration and big long spaces where nothing happened and I couldn't get through to anybody. This time it's just galloped along and it's been one wonderful thing after another and I've been swept along with it."
[01.24.2008 by John Bohannon]
MUSIC» Top 10 Reissues of 2007 - With the likes of Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, and Beruit delivering highly anticipated sophomore albums, hip-hop's hottest doing verbal and sometimes physical battle within the ranks, and Radiohead hogging the spotlight for the last three months, the fact that 2007 was a great year for reissues might have gone unnoticed if it weren't for John Bohannon.
[01.07.2008 by John Bohannon]
FESTIVALS» Echo Project 2007: Text recap - Bringing some 10,000 visitors to a small valley outside of Atlanta, Georgia, this foreward-thinking event is a festival done right, combining an eco-friendly ethos with three days of camping and music (from the likes of Man Man, GZA, and the Flaming Lips) for an authentic and cozy weekend.
[10.17.2007 by John Bohannon]
FESTIVALS» Echo Project 2007: Photo recap - After reading up on LAS staffer John Bohannon's three days in a valley outside of Atlanta (which included a stint as a stage extra for the Flaming Lips), check out a series of images from the event, with Common, GZA, Man Man and others.
[10.17.2007 by John Bohannon]
CINEMA» Under Review 1978-1982: Tales of the Working Man - Bruce Springsteen has arguably become the last link in the chain of larger than life songwriters, and although Born To Run and Born in the USA are his most popular, critically, the albums that are being explored significantly decades later, are the three records that filled the gap between the two giants - Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, and Nebraska.
[09.18.2007 by John Bohannon]
»Recurring Dream and Apocalypse of Darkness
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
»My Bloody Underground
Brian Jonestown Massacre
»Saturdays = Youth
»Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (Collector's Edition)
»The Modern Lovers (reissue)
The Modern Lovers
The Most Serene Republic
Arts & Crafts
»Superbad Original Soundtrack