Another week, another crop of parties. As usual, that means another paragraph of meaningless boilerplate. That's right, instead of talking about the weather, or incidental details, we've decided to go meta. Well, for two sentences at least. Anyway, this weekend has got quite a few exciting parties t ... More >>
The Mekons are not like any other band. Almost an art collective as much as a regular rock band, the British outfit was born out of the same late-'70s Leeds punk rock scene that birthed such legends as the Gang of Four. But where Gang of Four favored spare, scathing post-punk, the Mekons went off in ... More >>
Christopher McLallenWild Beasts @ the IndependentWhen Wild Beasts released Limbo, Panto in 2008, the album introduced the English quartet's funk-wrought mechanics and Hayden Thorpe's bold, falsetto-leaning voice. Intricate lyrics and erratic influences shone through as well, as if there were more ... More >>
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