- Staff Picks
- September 20, 2021
Covercade (Rough Trade). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
In a small town in the middle of the American West, an indie icon makes an intimate appearance, and Julius C. Lacking was there.
May Terry battled the sweltering July heat in New York City, but that paled in comparison with the hot bands that performed at the 2014 Village Voice NYC 4Knots Festival.
An expansive and exhaustive behind-the-scenes account of Nirvana’s meteoric rise to fame, and the untimely death of its iconic frontman, Kurt Cobain.
Matthew Moyer caught up with Vivian Girls guitarist Cassie Ramone on the downside of SXSW, and found the core Vivians restless and ready to move on to new projects, but still completely dedicated to art and music.
Love & Desperation (Tee Pee). Review by jeff schweers.
My Neighbor/My Creator (Merge Records). Review by Jeff Schweers.
Introducing (Slumberland). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Popular Songs (Matador Records). Review by Laura Pontillo.
Here Anonymous (Dangerbird). Review by Jen Cray.
Vivian Girls (In The Red). Review by Matthew Moyer.
The freshly reunited Dinosaur Jr. prove that you don’t have to create a big PR circus to get people excited about your comeback. The numbers may have been modest, but those who made it out to the band’s Orlando show at The Club@Firestone — Jen Cray among them — had a Sunday night to remember.
Nihilism is Nothing to Worry About (Palentine). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Touring with the original lineup for the first time in 14 years, indie rock’s underrated heroes Sebadoh strolled into a soldout room at Orlando’s The Social. Nothing could derail Jen Cray from not only witnessing this event, but talking with the band that helped create the soundtrack to her teenage years.
III (Domino). Review by Jen Cray.
2006 was a year dedicated to “tightening the sound, playing better and more shows, and working on getting some press and radio airplay,” said Mark, vocalist and guitarist for Brooklyn-based band, the Shapes. Well, they did just that. Brittany Sturges got the scoop on how they went about doing so.
Hearts and Unicorns (Kickball). Review by Matthew Moyer.
New River Head (Rubric Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Mitch Easter, Let's Active, the dBs, Rob Levy, interview
They don’t come more seminal than Mitch Easter, who has influenced music from both sides of the mixing board, with his band Let’s Active and as the producer for acts like REM, Pavement and Marshall Crenshaw. Rob Levy grabs a few moments with the busy man.