Recent years have given rise to many record labels devoted to reviving forgotten artists from all genres. In record stores you will find new collections of Thai funk from the '70s, field recordings from Ghana, and represses of punk 45s originally released in editions of only 200 -- all the result of ... More >>
First Aid Kit @ The Fillmore, Wednesday, Oct. 17
If First Aid Kit's music is proof, Stockholm must be much closer to the American South than any maps have had us believe. In "Emmylou," off January's The Lion's Roar, Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg pay perfect homage to a bevy of America ... More >>
Will everyone please stop misusing the term "garage rock"?
The phrase -- which once referred to maladjusted social deviants conjuring the feral essence of rock 'n' roll -- is now used by fans and critics alike to indicate any group of vintage retail employees recording mild pop music on a low-tech ... More >>
Maureen "Action" JacksonThe Twilight Singers at Great American Music Hall on Saturday
The Twilight Singers
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Great American Music Hall
There's a good chance one of your favorite bands is on a Classic Album tour right now. Primal Scream is playing the entirety of Sc ... More >>
Ted BoisThe answer, my friend, is blowing in my hair
In the past ten years or so, there's been a proliferation of "bands" that are essentially one person, and whoever accompanies him or her on an album/tour. Perhaps it's a way for performers to "distance" themselves from being pigeonholed by a ... More >>
Abe Vigoda at Rickshaw Stop last nightWild Nothing
March 3, 2011
Better Than: Wasting half a day and a bunch of dollars shopping for vintage 4AD vinyl.
Separated by three thousand miles of flyover country and once parted by a decade's worth of musical influences, Thursda ... More >>
Jared Mees & the Grown Children play The Hemlock this Sunday
There are so many awesome events this warm weekend in September, the problem won't be what to do, but how to pack it all in. Make the best use of your time, map out a proper schedule and get to it. Here's this week's list of ten th ... More >>
Johnny O./YelpThe line at Bi-Rite Creamery.Before you even think about buying artisanal ice cream, consider: Is it a hot, sunny day? Did the company just tweet a new flavor? Did 7x7 just write some more stuff about ice cream? You are fucked! Seriously, you are fucked.
But if the air ... More >>