Archives For May 2012

Santi White aka Santigold (formerly known as Santogold – confused yet? It’s amazing what a little i can do for one name), released her self title debut back in 2008. I remember picking it up the day it was released – I was looking forward to bumping “Creator” constantly. I was amazed how diverse the album was, with the help of Diplo, Spankrock, Radioclit, Switch & Chuck Treece of Bad Brains, together the album ranged from dub to R&B, from Punk to new wave & they managed to include a pinch of the banshees across twelve tracks. In 2009 she announced she was changing her name from Santogold to Santigold because of a lawsuit brought on by Santo Victor Rigatuso, the film maker of Santo Gold’s Blood Circus. On her second album, Master of My Make-Believe, she re-enlists some of the same producers & added a few more including, David Sitek of TV On The Radio & Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. My favorite track from the new album, “The Keepers”, anyone else hear a hint of Kate Bush?

Monday evening Santigold will bring her genre bending act to SLC for the first time. I gave up tickets to the sold out Shins show at Red Butte, to see her. I’m hoping I made the right choice. I’m also looking forward to checking out Charli XCX. The few singles I’ve heard from her are solid.

It’s been awhile. My 9-5 (reality, 7am-8pm) has been keeping my free time occupied, I want to change this. I enjoy some time to myself, with my husband, my cats & with my friends every now & then. I have some ideas brewing in my brain that will keep me active & posting.

So, It’s been a few weeks since I went a concert. Tonight, the talented young man, Pat Grossi (aka Active Child) will be in town at the Urban Lounge. My first experience seeing Active Child live was in 2010, he was on tour supporting School Of Seven Bells. His performance floored me. Onstage, Grossi is a lanky fella playing an electric harp. Yep. Harp. Every lyric he sings is done with precision & emotion. His music moved me right on over to the merch table where I picked up his debut EP Curtis Lane. Last year her released his debut full length You Are All I See. I highly recommend it. 

Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2012 — Leave a comment

I’m headed into the office today and wanted to wish you all happy Cinco de Mayo.