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Music and Cocktails: How’s That For First impressions?

Music and Cocktails: How’s That For First impressions?

When I first listened to Courtney Barnett’s “Depreston” I can remember being pulled into the song immediately. The guitar riff is simple, and everything accompanying it is fairly muted, so it evokes the feeling that Barnett is singing directly to us, telling us a story in her signature deadpan delivery that immediately makes us want to know more. Then again, that’s pretty much what we can expect from almost all her music. Fortunately she’s not shy about telling us what inspires her and how the process of

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Wednesday Music and Cocktails: Having Trouble Breathing In

Wednesday Music and Cocktails: Having Trouble Breathing In

Courtney Barnett, at age 30, has been hailed as many things: she’s been called “the female Bob Dylan of the era,” “arguably one of the greatest songwriters of this decade,” and “undeniably the biggest breakout singer-songwriter of an Aussie generation.” All of these accolades totally work for me since I happen to absolutely love her music. I just described her the other night, in fact, as a force to be reckoned with. They don’t, however, always work for her. When her debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, exceeded everyone’s expectations and even earned a Grammy

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