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2006 Stories by Maya Kroth

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  • Misc. Reviews

    published September 27, 2006

    Wolves are so 2005. They had a good run for a while, what with Wolf Parade riding the post-Arcade Fire buzz to indie-rock stardom, Wolf... More >>

  • A Different Tack

    published June 28, 2006

    Until a month ago, I'd never set foot on a sailboat. Sailing just wasn't something families like mine did. It was up there with golfing and taking... More >>

  • Stealing riffs and loser beats

    published May 24, 2006

    Why can British bands get away with doing Americana, but when U.S. bands cop accents and attempt Brit-pop, it's just pretentious? Double standard... More >>

  • Made in the Shade

    published April 19, 2006

    When major-label A&Rs started swarming San Diego's dives in the mid-'90s, everyone was saying the city was primed to be the next Seattle. Local... More >>

  • Burning Down the House

    published March 8, 2006

    At a time when Modest Mouse has a song in the Top 40 and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah sells out whole tours in mere minutes, it's clear that... More >>

  • Smash your head on the noise rock; Another! Big! Buzz! Band!

    published March 8, 2006

    Drum 'n' bass means something different in the noise-rock world than in the electronic world. This disparity is especially true when discussing... More >>

  • More Than Words

    published February 22, 2006

    What do you call a drummer who lost his girlfriend? Homeless. Everybody's got a drummer joke. And all the punch lines are based on the same... More >>

  • Transfer

    published February 22, 2006

    Rising from the ashes of Chico jam band Ten Pound Brown, San Diego's Transfer is already a fan favorite in its hometown and deserves to get... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published February 8, 2006

    How can an Elliott Smith tribute album go wrong? The guy was practically deified before his apparent suicide in 2003, and the exaltation... More >>

  • Rock out with your Goblin Cock out!

    published February 8, 2006

    Two EPs put out last year by the Ubiquity and Sound in Color labels helped build up the underground buzz on L.A.'s SA-RA Creative Partners... More >>

  • Change Your Romance Regime

    published January 18, 2006

    It happened at 1:24 one Tuesday morning. My cell chimed, and that little envelope icon appeared on the display announcing the arrival of a text... More >>

  • We Are Scientists

    published January 11, 2006

    This band should be called We Are the Bravest of Interpol's Hot Hot Killers. Or maybe We Are Not Very Good Lyricists. But more than likely it'll... More >>

  • Tristeza

    published January 11, 2006

    The great thing about instrumental albums -- good ones, anyway -- is how the lack of vocals lets your imagination create sonic landscapes filled... More >>

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