Paul Banks The Neighbourhood Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 Slim's Better than: Seeing Chris Gaines. Paul Banks is probably the least known of the three musicians a reasonable fan might have expected to hear at Slim's this weekend. The man himself looks familiar on stage, but only the loyalest of fans kno ... More >>
6. Simian Mobile Disco @ Mezzanine, Saturday, Dec. 1 Ever since Jas Shaw and James Ford split off from indie-pop outfit Simian circa 2006 to form Simian Mobile Disco, a cheeky sensibility has always underpinned the duo's slinky electro. On 2009's Temporary Pleasure, SMD mocked rich-kid opulence with ... More >>
So maybe Interpol was never going to become the creative monster some hoped in 2002. But Turn On the Bright Lights and Antics were both reasonably solid-to-quite-enjoyable albums, joining gothy proto-punk with the eerie, paranoid welps of vocalist/guitarist Paul Banks. That was then; this lame vide ... More >>
The much-hyped Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and the phenomenon of the indie band as small business
Fashionable retro rock has jumped the shark. Here's why.