This week's list is a bonus-deluxe-super edition, with TEN shows instead of the usual nine, on account of this Tuesday getting twice its usual attention. There's good reason: Tuesday night features separate appearances by both ska legend the Skatalites and nihilistic post-punk pioneer Swans. They're ... More >>
Please pardon my lack of enthusiasm today; I'm still mourning that crushing playoff-ending defeat our city's beloved Redbirds faced on Friday -- damn those victorious Nationals. Also, Dewey Defeats Truman! Oh, ESPN.
There's good shows this week: Smashing Pumpkins plays the Chaifetz on Thursday -- i ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship.
That title may be misleading, so let's clear some things up now: I am mainly speaking to the musicians ou ... More >>
Cursive | Cymbals Eat Guitars | Conduits
April 20, 2012
You don't expect a mosh pit to erupt at a concert headlined by a Saddle Creek Records band, but if it's a Cursive show, you should. Though one of the first groups signed to the Omaha-based record label, Cursive helped define and y ... More >>
Cursive's newest album I Am Gemini is the band's ninth since its 1997 debut. Far be it from the Omaha band to get comfortable at this point in its career; Gemini is the most complex, interwoven and ambitious Cursive record yet, complete with a booklet that lays out the album's lyrics as a Shakespea ... More >>
We'll begin with the obvious question: Why does Tim Kasher need a solo career? After all, the Cursive frontman has already branched out with the Good Life, a side project which often bests its progenitor. And since the Good Life was initially a vehicle for Kasher's more experimental, pop and ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What
can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.)
Apache Beat's Last Chants*Apache Beat, Last Chants
"Apache Beat has garnered a great deal of fanfare around its new take on rock music. Clinging to the edg ... More >>
Fresh off their excellent LouFest performance, The Carolina Chocolate Drops bring their old-timey string band sound to The Sheldon on October 20.
*David Vandervelde, November 7
*500 Miles to Memphis, October 21
*Banner Pilot, October 22
*Brandon Adams and the Sad Bastar ... More >>