Monday, October 26, 2009

Kylie back in the studio with Greg Kurstin!

The pic is from Kylie's official twitter. I for one am excited because Greg did some fabulous tracks for X. All the Wow haters are soiling their panties yet again and I couldn't be happier! Greg has really evolved over the past few years as a producer since working on X so the results should be amazing!

Greg produced Wow, No More Rain, Do It Again, Carried Away, Deepest Blue, and don't forget his amazing remix of Can't Get You Out Of My Head!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Entertainment Weekly reviews Kylie's NYC concert!

Kylie Minogue live at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom: Come into her world
by Adam Markovitz

When I spoke to Kylie Minogue earlier this year about her upcoming US tour—the first in her 20-year career—she warned her usual arena-size stage show would have to be scaled down to fit the smaller venues she’d be playing over here. But she also made a promise: “There’ll still be the razzle-dazzle, don’t you worry. It’s not going to be me with a banjo.”

She wasn’t kidding.

Last night’s show at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom was a two-hour post-disco fantasia of strobe, bass, and glitter—an all-out spectacle worthy of her American fans’ pent-up adoration. Barreling through her sizable songbook, Kylie stepped into a cast of personae—a wind-up space princess, a stomping glam rocker, a pouting screen siren—each with its own over-the-top costume and set decor. Seven jumbo screens pulsed background images for each number. Hits old (”Better the Devil You Know”), new (”Wow”), and soon-to-be (the upcoming single “Better Than Today”) whipped the audience into a sustained frenzy, while rose petals and confetti showered the stage at key moments.

But despite the glitz, this was no exercise in Spears-ian auto-pilot pop. The size of the venue demanded audience interaction, and Kylie happily chatted with the crowd throughout, taking requests for songs and dance moves from audience members who had queued up as early as 2am that morning to be front and center for the show. She lavished attention on her band, including a three piece horn section and two unfeasibly gorgeous backup singers. Fan-favorite ballads like “Confide in Me” and a stripped-down “I Believe in You” became a showcase her voice, a surprisingly solid soprano that usually gets glazed under thick layers of processing on her recordings.

And one thing was clear from the get-go: Minogue knows exactly whom she’s singing for. The opening number began with a brief instrumental medley of tunes from West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, and The Sound of Music, and then segued into the lesser-known 2000 album track “Light Years,” at which point the singer, dressed in a Mars Attack- style minidress and feather wrap, was lowered onto the stage atop a giant, metallic skull. The crowd—some still wearing pins from that morning’s National Equality March in Washington, DC—roared their approval, a warm NYC welcome twenty years in the making. It would be a shame to make them wait that long again.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Kylie North America 2009 Tour Reviews

Kylie has been getting some great reviews from the North American press about her first ever tour here. There are a couple that have been on the negative side but they are outweighed by the positive reviews. Judging the reviews and audience reaction from the shows I would say this tour has been a success and hopefully North America will be seeing more of Kylie's live shows in the near future.

Below is a compiled list of reviews from various sites.

LA Times
Las Vegas Weekly
San Francisco Chronicle
Rolling Stone
US Weekly

Know of anymore reviews that should be posted or if you want to tell us what you enjoyed about the tour then don't hesitate to comment! :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Speakerphone live at the Hollywood Bowl 10.04.09

Is it me or has Steve Anderson took major inspiration from Daft Punk for this new mix? It's fucking amazing!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I'm back from Vegas!

Hello, hello! How is everyone doing? I'm back from seeing Kylie in Vegas and what a wonderful time it was. Kylie definitely delivered and put on a great show. The audience was eating it all up. Anywho, I'm going to be posting some of the tour reviews and pictures that have popped up around the net. I've got to get back into the groove of things. :)