Don Van Vliet, aka Captain BeefheartCaptain Beefheart, the noted experimental musician and painter born Don Van Vliet, died this morning in California following complications from multiple sclerosis. He was 69.
Van Vliet is best known for his 1969 album with the Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica, ... More >>
Nick Thorburn and Michael Cera at Cafe Du Nord last night. Pics by Ian, with apologies for backs of heads.Mister HeavenlyJelHigh WindsDecember 2, 2010@ Cafe Du NordBetter than: [Insert witticism about Michael Cera playing bass in the movies.]And so it came to pass that last night, Michael Cera pl ... More >>
Michael Cera is this dude's nameThis criterion would have made a fantastic addition to our investigation into what makes a "supergroup": Your impromptu bassist is a simmering teen hearthrob of the aw-shucks indie variety.Or, hell: Your impromptu bassist is freaking Michael Cera. See him play ... More >>
Mister HeavenlyThe news today out of indieville is that Sub Pop has signed Mister Heavenly, a new group featuring Nick Diamonds from Islands, Honus Honus from Man Man, and Joe Plummer from Modest Mouse. (Can we pause for a second to ponder what a mischievous mindfuck this outfit will be? Have you ... More >>
Man Man Let's WrestleSeptember 7, 2010 Great American Music Hall Better than: Hobo Madness Man Man and San Francisco were made for each other. The band's gang-shout vocals, madcap cacophony and random junkyard percussion make up the perfect soundtrack for oddballs, hobos and m ... More >>