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    Default Nicole Atkins

    should have been "this year's Amy Winehouse"


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    I prefer Sharon Jones or Duffy
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    Yeah, I was expecting her to be on the initial lineup. Would have been cool.

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    god, white people stop trying to sing soul. You suck. Sharon Jones just makes these bitches look silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summerkid View Post
    god, white people stop trying to sing soul. You suck. Sharon Jones just makes these bitches look silly.
    It's not soul. And she has a great voice. What exactly sucks about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noisemachine View Post
    It's not soul. And she has a great voice. What exactly sucks about it?
    its not bad, but whenever i see duffy i go on a tirade so i apologize to miss atkins, but duffy on the other hand...grrrrrr.
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    Default Re: Nicole Atkins

    She's playing APW. Of course, she's from Jersey...

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    Don't you know???
    Theres a soul music revival going on.
    It's lead by Amy Winehouse!!!
    The kids are going nuts for this stuff. Seriously man.
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    Just saw Nicole Atkins in Austin, Tx at the SXSW concerts. I fell in love with her voice, music, personality. I saw over 35 bands that weekend and she was by far the best. Hope to see her back in Austin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gratytrainridesagain View Post
    I prefer Sharon Jones or Duffy
    i was just thinking that


    also: I didn't know from the first line "this year's Amy Winehouse" if she would sound like Motown soul throwback or would just be some performer sluring her words and trashed
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    i think you'd have to have a soul to sing soul music. none of this has a soul. that's a frank sinatra song, sung badly, by a cute chick at a karaoke bar as far as i'm concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkings View Post
    also: I didn't know from the first line "this year's Amy Winehouse" if she would sound like Motown soul throwback or would just be some performer sluring her words and trashed
    I meant the former, though not Motown...just white-girl-phoney-but-still-good-soul.

    This was before I knew there were 18 other white-girl-soul acts on the bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigglypuflvr@mac.com View Post
    i think you'd have to have a soul to sing soul music. none of this has a soul. that's a frank sinatra song, sung badly, by a cute chick at a karaoke bar as far as i'm concerned.
    I don't agree with the "badly" part, but yeah...this is more like a jazz standard style than soul.

    Her album is more uptempo.

    EDIT "Jazz standard" isn't right either. It sounds like a 60's Bond theme. Anyway, I like it.
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    Sharon Jones >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Amy Winehouse.

    There is no comparison.
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    Originally Posted by luke79
    If the question was answered it wouldn't be asked.


    omg that is like a Zen koan. I could achieve Satori with that, plus the name sounds like a biblical verse, this is heavy


    Like if there was an answer it wouldn't be worth knowing, or the kinds of things we seek dont' have answers ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkings View Post
    omg that is like a Zen koan. I could achieve Satori with that, plus the name sounds like a biblical verse, this is heavy


    Like if there was an answer it wouldn't be worth knowing, or the kinds of things we seek dont' have answers ?
    I think he was just a dumb-ass who didn't know how words work.

    Still, makes your li'l Donkey Punch sig seem kind of insignificant, doesn't it. Glad I could help you on your quest.

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    I bought her album a couple weeks ago - really enjoying it.

    That video made me raise a brow though...she should've had a mic stand - she's kind of akwardly flailing about...

    Nonetheless, looking forward to seeing her at APW
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    Still really wanna see her at some Coachella some day.

    "All of you coachella 'regulars' have nasty boy pussies and itchy dick4's on your asses.
    Why don't you all make like a tree and get chopped down and die. You all have been dreadfully mean to me.
    I Hate you. All of you. None of you will ever get to see a womans chest meat or finger blast hott cougies like me.
    Fuck you all. Consider this my resignation.
    Fair the well, you elitest scumbags."

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    Default Re: Nicole Atkins

    i loved her at lollapalooza
    and would love to see her again
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    Hell yes to this. I remember seeing that performance on Letterman and being blown away. Don't know why this needs to turn into a race war on here. It might be silly to call Atkins' music soul, I agree, but I'd definitely say she sings with some soulfulness. The influences of and allusions to Motown, jazz, interpretive and lounge singers, Roy Orbison etc. are obvious, but I still think she's rather lovely.



    Edit:
    Edited to say: I was wondering what was new with her and saw that she posted this info on her blog. Sounds very promising:

    The Time is Neigh...
    Just wanted to let you all know that the Black Sea and I are going into the studio at the Seaside Lounge in Park Slope Brooklyn on January 2nd to record album #2. Finally! Helping us helm the record is good friend Phil Palazzolo (New Pornos, Neko Case) who I had the pleasure of working with when I recorded BVs on AC Newman's record. This new album is gonna be a bit darker, louder and haunting. I really can't wait. I'll send updates and videos from the studio so be on the lookout! And Happy New Year everyone!!!!


    Source: http://www.nicoleatkinsblog.blogspot.com/
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    New song/video for "Vultures":


    New album, Mondo Amore, out in January.


    N. American tour starts in Feb....

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    Yes. She is terrific.
    "All of you coachella 'regulars' have nasty boy pussies and itchy dick4's on your asses.
    Why don't you all make like a tree and get chopped down and die. You all have been dreadfully mean to me.
    I Hate you. All of you. None of you will ever get to see a womans chest meat or finger blast hott cougies like me.
    Fuck you all. Consider this my resignation.
    Fair the well, you elitest scumbags."

    Faxman75, who has clearly had enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkings View Post
    omg that is like a Zen koan. I could achieve Satori with that, plus the name sounds like a biblical verse, this is heavy


    Like if there was an answer it wouldn't be worth knowing, or the kinds of things we seek dont' have answers ?
    The answer is "Mu".
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandBanana View Post
    Still really wanna see her at some Coachella some day.

    Jesus fucking christ am I ready for this overwrought faux-vaudevillian commedia dell'arte sinister sideshow-underbelly trend to choke in a molten pool of curdling face paint and polycrilic ruffled bloomers. It's almost 2011, everybody. It's time to have the future now. No more fucking carnival chic.

    But yeah, she was enjoyable opening for the Keys in October.

    For real, though. No more.

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    I agree with you about that aesthetic. Super tired.
    But I love her music.
    "All of you coachella 'regulars' have nasty boy pussies and itchy dick4's on your asses.
    Why don't you all make like a tree and get chopped down and die. You all have been dreadfully mean to me.
    I Hate you. All of you. None of you will ever get to see a womans chest meat or finger blast hott cougies like me.
    Fuck you all. Consider this my resignation.
    Fair the well, you elitest scumbags."

    Faxman75, who has clearly had enough

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    Hannahrain, agreed as well. I don't even think the new video is that special. But she's an absolute knockout live. The prospect of seeing her live (plus all the new music) is what's exciting for me.

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    I don't actually like the new video either; It just doesn't fit as well into a tirade. I guess I like her a lot better in general when I don't feel like I'm watching her try on assorted schticks for size before she gets too famous.

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    I don't really care for her, but her band is incredible. Her lead guitarist can absolutely shred.

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    she opened for the black keys in los angeles and i thought she sucked the first night but killed it the second.

    her girl guitarist was great

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