Eighth Blackbird Rocks the Grammys

 

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Eighth Blackbird Rocks the Grammys

Posted Monday at 1:12 p.m.
 
By Whet Moser
 
I wasn't able to catch the Grammys last night—I went to see Angela Hewitt at the CSO, then out for dinner—and felt more confident in my decision after learning that eighth blackbird, the only artists I had any rooting interest in, weren't slotted in primetime; they played the online-only pre-telecast at three, when Hewitt was just kicking off Bach's French Suite No. 6.

But their performance is online now, and it's awesome. Greg Kot says that My Bloody Valentine vans would "swoon"; the LAT said it "could have been on a Radiohead album" (about right, since Jonny Greenwood is a new-music composer in his own right); I heard Steve Reich in attack mode. The piece was David Lang's "These Broken Wings"...

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