If the U.S. was an emoticon, it would be that frowning, teary-eyed yellow face. If it was a meme, it would be "Sad Keanu."
According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which measures overall national contentment, Americans are becoming increasingly miserable. The index scores the well-being ... More >>
May 9, 2012
Better than: Listening to Bradford Cox perform "My Sharona," or your
Ghetto Cross bootlegs.
1. "Can we borrow a bass?" 2. "This is our last song." 3. "I'm sorry we only learned eight. Next time we'll learn more. Thanks."
It's a stand ... More >>
Christopher VictorioAtlas Sound's Bradford Cox at Bimbo's on Saturday.
Feb. 25, 2012
Bimbo's 365 Club
Better than: Honestly, I've never seen anything like this.
Tonight, and likely at all other Atlas Sound sets, some c ... More >>
The last moment I spent at my childhood home was essentially a re-enactment of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"'s final scene: I smiled regretfully at an empty room, flicked off the lights, and quietly closed the door. Life's weighty moments demand significant gestures on our part. I guess mine aren't ... More >>
Cherrell JohnstonDeerhunterReal EstateOctober 30, 2010@ Slim'sBetter than: Dressing up as Christopher Walken and/or Robert DeNiro from The Deer Hunter for Halloween and making Russian roulette references in front of strangers. There's a certain ghoulishness, something otherworldly and ghostl ... More >>
This is it. We promise. It. The last "we're having a festival and it's going to be awesome and you should come" post. The last one. For this year, anyway.We couldn't resist one final opportunity to guide you, like a friendly Friday afternoon phone tree, through the preliminaries of this Sunday's ... More >>
There's still plenty of juice left in the "Janelle Monae is the new [amazing artist here]" meme -- Lady Gaga comparisons are so earlier-this-week -- and lotsa big names that have yet to weigh in on which of their androgynous musical heroes the Atlanta songstress most closely resembles. Enter D ... More >>
Christopher VictorioSpoon, Deerhunter, Micachu and the ShapesTuesday, April 13, 2010Fox TheaterBetter than: Seeing a show that you haven't been anticipating for months.When I first heard Spoon, I wondered why people thought the band was special. Its members are four white dudes from ... More >>
Owen RichardsNot that we're complaining, but the annual Noise Pop festival, which officially kicks off tonight, brings good bands to a city that sees a quite a few good bands on a regular basis. Perhaps a more unique contribution is the promoters' keen curatorial eye: See, among many suitable exa ... More >>
DeerhunterMonday, Nov. 22, 2008Great American Music HallWords by Jennifer Maerz, Photo by Chrissy LoaderBetter than: Getting yet another eyefull from Pitchfork about how great Deerhunter is.On record, Deerhunter is a band that can easily sound like precious ambiance. I mean that in a complimentary w ... More >>