by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Lou Reed, like all rock icons, was one of those guys that was nice to have around whether he was making music or not. When I listen to his music, I can see him walking the streets in Lower Manhattan in his leather jacket, sun glasses and ever-present scowl, or making the scene at The Factory or on stage somewhere in midtown. Always in New York City circa 1970, a New York City that, like Lou, no longer exists. But that’s how I’ll remember him. Along with his music, of course.
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It’s a busy Monday night.
Tonight down at Slowdown Jr. it’s red hot Brooklyn band Widowspeak (Captured Tracks) with Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture (Partisan Records). Widowspeak’s Molly Hamilton sounds like the second coming of Hope Sandoval (though last I looked, Hope didn’t go anywhere). So, yes, if you’re into Mazzy Star you’ll be into Widowspeak, though their music sounds more haunted and guaze-covered. Pure Bathing Culture reminds me of Throwing Muses. Check out the vids below. $8, 9 p.m.
Also tonight, at fabulous O’Leaver’s, east coast band Les Rhinocéros with headliner locals Mint Wad Wally and opener Underwater Dream Machine. $5, 9:30 p.m.
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