Bradford Cox

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Rock Music Is Too Serious, Or Why We Still Need the Vaselines

    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 >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Live Review, 5/9/12: Lotus Plaza Is a Band of Few Words at Rickshaw Stop

    Lotus Plaza Wymond Miles Mirror Mode May 9, 2012 Rickshaw Stop 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 >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Live Review, 2/25/12: Atlas Sound's Bradford Cox Encounters His Younger Self at Bimbo's

    Christopher VictorioAtlas Sound's Bradford Cox at Bimbo's on Saturday.​ Atlas Sound Electric Flower Seventeen Evergreen Carnivores Frank Broyles 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Listening to the Music of Home: Diddy, Deerhunter, and the Field Mice

    ​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 >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Saturday Night: Deerhunter Unveils Ghostly Art-Pop at Slim's

    Cherrell Johnston​DeerhunterReal 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    All Shook Down Festival: Everything You Need to Know Is Right Here

    ​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 >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Bradford Cox Says 'Janelle Monae is the New Bowie'

    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 >>

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    April 21, 2010
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    April 14, 2010

    Last Night: Spoon, Deerhunter, Micachu and the Shapes at the Fox

    Christopher Victorio​​Spoon, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Openers: Arrive Early For Nice Nice

    Owen Richards​Not 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 >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Last Night: Deerhunter at the Great American Music Hall

    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 >>

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    November 12, 2008


    Microcastle (Kranky)

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    March 5, 2008

    Atlas Sound

    Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel (Kranky)

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    April 11, 2007

    Targeted Delays

    Deerhunter ups pop's creep factor with reverb to spare

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