Friday, 6 September 2013

Dent May - Born Too Late

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Just what is it about Dent May that's made him so damn popular? He might not be a household name (although he's not far off) but each of his releases comes with a flurry of hype and gets covered by the main music press outlets as though he's some kind of returning hero. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of Dent may, I just can't understand why it's him that gets so much attention when so many equally good or even better acts release stunning album after stunning album and the world doesn't even notice. This isn't mainstream music, he looks kind of like Mr. E from Eels non-psychotic younger brother; he's hardly a stereotypical heartthrob.

This is the bit where we give you the answer, yeah? I'm afraid not. I honestly have no idea what makes Mr. May's appeal that much greater than others. His new album is out, it's called 'Warm Blanket' and if you follow the music press you probably know all about it. 'Born Too Late' is a single with a fun video and it's a very enjoyable tune that's driven by his distinct voice and eclectic musical style, much like all his other singles. It's very good, but so are a lot of other records. I think it was Rod Stewart who said "some guys have all the luck".

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Catch him live:

TUE 10 SEPT Club Downunder, Florida State University Tallahassee, FL, US
THU 12 SEPT Gasa Gasa New Orleans, LA, US
FRI 13 SEPT Red 7 Austin, TX, US
SAT 14 SEPT Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Denton, TX, US
SUN 15 SEPT Opolis Norman, OK, US
MON 16 SEPT Czar Bar Kansas City, MO, US
TUE 17 SEPT Grinnell College Gardner Lounge Grinnell, IA, US
WED 18 SEPT 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN, US
THU 19 SEPT Memorial Union Terrace, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI, US
FRI 20 SEPT – SUN 22 SEPT Boomslang Festival 2013 Lexington, KY, US
FRI 20 SEPT Subterranean Chicago, IL, US
SUN 22 SEPT Broadway's Asheville, NC, US
TUE 24 SEPT Eclipse Coffee & Books Montevallo, AL, US
WED 25 SEPT The Earl East Atlanta, GA, US
THU 26 SEPT – SAT 28 SEPT Midpoint Music festival 2013 Cincinnati, OH, US
FRI 27 SEPT Baltimore House Hamilton, ON, Canada
SUN 29 SEPT Signal Kitchen Burlington, VT, US
MON 30 SEPT Great Scott Allston, MA, US
TUE 1 OCT Brandeis University  Waltham, MA, US
THU 3 OCT 285 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY, US
FRI 4 OCT Milkboy Philly Philadelphia, PA, US
SAT 5 OCT College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA, US
SUN 6 OCT Duke Coffeehouse Durham, NC, US
WED 23 OCT Fritz's Corner Stockholm, Sweden
THU 24 OCT The Crossroad Club Oslo, Norway
SAT 26 OCT Stengade Copenhagen, Denmark
WED 30 OCT Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
SAT 2 NOV Start The Bus Bristol, UK
TUE 5 NOV Espace B Paris, France
THU 7 NOV King Georg Cologne, Germany
FRI 8 NOV Aalhaus Hamburg, Germany
SAT 9 NOV Feinkostlampe Hannover, Germany
SUN 10 NOV Monarch Berlin, Germany
MON 11 NOV Sankt Peter Frankfurt, Germany
THU 14 NOV Klub Močvara Zagreb, Croatia
FRI 15 NOV Circolone Milan, Italy
SAT 16 NOV Circolo degli Artisti Rome, Italy
SUN 17 NOV Loop Live Club Ancona, Italy
TUE 19 NOV Rhiz Vienna, Austria

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