Mission of Burma | The Conformists
April 4, 2012
One-third of a century isn't too long to wait for a band to come to town, is it? Mission of Burma - the band that basically invented American indie-rock as we know it today - never got closer than Lawrence, KS during its 1979-1983 heyday ... 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 >>
Ellen CookEllen Cook is not one for conventions; her voicemail involves the phrase "jazz hands." The local singer's music is sweet and eccentric, and she brings a punk rock sensibility to most everything she does. In preparation for her set at the RFT Showcase on June 4th, we talked to her ab ... More >>
Jason StoffBen Kweller at Off BroadwayLast night at Off Broadway, Ben Kweller put on a raucous acoustic show with a DIY vibe which got the audience in on the act.
View a Julia Nunes/Ben Kweller at Off Broadway slideshow (link coming soon)
Jason StoffThe Avett Brothers at the Pageant. More photos here."I am a breathing time machine," Scott and Seth Avett sang at the very end of last night's show at the Pageant, passing the lines around like a bluegrass villanelle. After ten years and probably a thousand shows with a band that s ... More >>