Music Reviews

The Persuasions

Sing The Beatles

Chesky

Though this old doo-wop act has been around forever, I had not heard of them until the 2G, when they released their colossal Frankly A Cappella. That album was an energetic cover of Frank Zappa tunes that was just so much fun to listen to it plastered a smile on your face so deep that it was hard to remove. They followed that college radio darling up with a Grateful Dead cover album (which I unfortunately have not heard). Apparently, this formula’s working wonders for them, because the quartet now lend their a cappella touch to the Fab Four. With the same, good-time spirit that infected the Zappa project, this disc is sure to please you (unless, of course, you’re some kind of pretentious purist who needs the posterior pole surgically removed). I don’t know, these guys have a certain soul and humor and undeniable talent that’s soul-warmingly infectious. You simply cannot stop bouncing like a giddy, little schoolgirl when they sing classics like “Come Together,” “Love Me Do,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” and the piece de resistance, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Sometimes, we all need a little fun in our musical diet, and The Persuasions provide a heaping portion of it.

Chesky Records: http://www.chesky.com


Recently on Ink 19...

Little Feat

Little Feat

Event Reviews

With Miko Marks opening a wonderful evening in Iowa City, Little Feat plunder their back catalog as Jeremy Glazier stands beneath the freak flag.

Meditations on Crime

Meditations on Crime

Print Reviews

Politics is Crime. Crime is Politics. Discuss… Carl F. Gauze reviews Meditations on Crime, the book half of Harper Simon’s super-collaborative art and music project.

Porn and Ice Cream

Porn and Ice Cream

Screen Reviews

Three aimless misfits find themselves a purpose when they unwittingly start a band. It’s not your typical rock story, as Ian Koss explains.

Fire and Iceland

Fire and Iceland

Interviews

New York filmmaker April Anderson talks with Bob Pomeroy about volcanoes, horses, and making documentaries in Iceland.

Best of Film 2022

Best of Film 2022

Screen Reviews

With a year of festival and microcinema screenings behind them, Lily and Generoso select and review their ten favorite films, six supplemental features, and one exceptional repertory release of 2022.

Laura Citarella

Laura Citarella

Interviews

Director Laura Citarella, of the famed filmmaking collective El Pampero Cine, has created with her newest feature Trenque Lauquen a provocative transformation of her protagonist Laura (Laura Parades), whom Citarella first introduced in her 2011 film Ostende. Lily and Generoso enjoyed an in-depth conversation with Citarella about Trenque Lauquen when it screened at AFI Fest 2022.

New Music Now 009: Sleepyhead

New Music Now 009: Sleepyhead

Features

Join us for a new edition of New Music Now, with our special musical guest, Sleepyhead. All three members of the band are school teachers, so you didn’t hear it from us, but there might be a pop quiz about their album New Alchemy after the show.

%d bloggers like this: