This week, Miley Cyrus swoops into town on a wrecking ball (probably), Ghost haunts the Pageant, Stereo Assault hosts a hip-hop showcase at 2720 featuring Souls of Liberty, and Mates of State graces the Grove's newest venue, the Ready Room. Besides that, plenty of noise takes over local stages leadi ... More >>
On the afternoon of its inaugural show featuring indie-rockers Of Montreal, the Ready Room still wasn't quite ready to fill its 800-capacity space with its first set of guests -- yet. Staff worked diligently to install the vital finishing touches for the stage's debut show, including sets of colorfu ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... 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. Let it be known that this is not a reaction to Drew Ailes' polarizing RFT Music article praising the Ma ... More >>
In the past decade, there have been so many indie-rock band reunions, and so many song-by-song recreations of now-classic albums, that the whole scene threatens to take on the tacky air of a 1950s or 1960s nostalgia revue. Only a very few of these reunited bands have managed to get back together and ... More >>
Mates of StateFresh off an appearance at New Orleans' Voodoo Experience, husband and wife duo Mates of State head to the Firebird for a Halloween show. The band's first original disc since 2008, Mountaintops, is due out September 13 on Barsuk. Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps must lo ... More >>
Cold Cave plays in the dark. Photo by Kiernan MaletskyCold Cave/Née/Half Gay The Luminary Center for the Arts May 19, 2011 You'd have thought it was the second coming of Morrissey last night: The crowd at the Luminary Center for the Arts was, by turns astounded, weirded out, perplexe ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, April 29. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Yo Gabba Gabba! is far more than just Nickelodeon-produced kiddie fodder. It's become a venue for introducing kids to music by Devo, Chromeo, Mates of State, Of Montreal, and so many more. The show's so popular, especially with indie darlings with children, that the show's producers have a surplus o ... More >>
yogabbagabba.comA little-known fact about DJ Lance Rock of the Technicolor kids show Yo Gabba Gabba!: He's originally from St. Louis. He'll be coming home in quite a triumphant manner on Sunday, March, 21, when YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE'S A PARTY IN MY CITY! comes to the Fox Theatre for tw ... More >>
Good things come to those who wait, at least if you're a fan of psychedelic space-rockers Troubadour Dali. The quartet is in the mixing stages of a new, self-titled CD, which it recorded back in December 2007 at the now-closed Penny Studios. In fact, T. Dali's Ben Hinn and Joe Sc ... More >>
(Welcome to Obscurity Knocks, where every Thursday we'll unearth something good -- but obscure -- we think deserves notice.) MP3: "Susie's Getting Married"Artist: The CucumbersAlbum: The Cucumbers four-song EP Year: 1983Label: Fake Doom RecordsWho were/are they? A band from the New Jersey sub ... More >>
Venue: The Van. Location: Drive from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Columbus, Ohio Date: 06.18.08 Since we checked in to the HoJo around 2 a.m., the front desk kindly allowed us a late checkout, but we took even that down to the last second, and the housekeeping staff was there at 12 p.m. sharp to c ... More >>
Venue: The Middle East Upstairs Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts Date: 06.16.08 Other Bands: Seymore Saves The World, Hospital Bombers, Daniel Oulette We rolled out of bed early to eat some breakfast and say goodbye to our lovely hostess, the Tomkos’ Aunt Donna (Uncle Chris had already headed o ... More >>
(On a recent U.S. tour, I asked Gentleman Auction House's Steve Kozel to keep a daily diary of the band's goings-on. All this week, we'll be posting what happened, leading up to the band's CD release show for Alphabet Graveyard on Saturday night at the Bluebird. -- Annie Zaleski) Venue: The Bluebir ... More >>
9 p.m. Sunday, June 8. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Tuesday, August 29. Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue).
Bring It Back (Barsuk)
Bands roll a few for props, plus we talk to the couple/duo Bagheera
Saturday, October 18; Rocket Bar
Week of February 12, 2003
Thursday, June 13, at the Hi-Pointe
Monday, Feb. 18; Rocket Bar