Now, we all know concerts, quite aside from genre, come in varying degrees of loudness. There are the kind of gigs (has anyone here seen Unsane?) where, even if you shout as loudly as you can directly into your friend's ear from an inch away, they will not be able to hear a word you're saying, due t ... More >>
Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm!
Native American Headdresses
These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined ... More >>
Editor's Note: Coachella Music Festival split into two weekends for 2013. Read on for the best of Weekend One, from writers at our sister paper, the LA Weekly.Karen O's Outfit
Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor ... More >>
By Michael Alan Goldberg
Perhaps you have seen that in addition to the T-shirts, hoodies, posters, and brass boat necklaces (?) found in their online merch section, Sigur Ros has introduced their "Vardeldur candle" for the princely sum of $23.50. The site describes its scent thusly:
The smoky, sl ... More >>
Euclid Records -- one of several excellent purveyors of music in this town and our 2012 winner for Best Record Store -- has just released its top 50 sellers of 2012. It's an interesting list for several reasons. It bears almost no resemblance to Billboard's list, of course. But it also speaks to the ... More >>
Some believe that all recorded music is a lie. There is truth to this extreme opinion - there is a massive difference between experiencing music as it is created and listening to a document after the fact. This is why so many artists fall into the category of "better live." Negotiating this differen ... More >>
Cameron WittigIt's hard to imagine vocals so beautiful and delicate could come out of a man resembling the Brawny Paper Towel guy. But the vocals of Sean Carey (a.k.a. S. Carey) slowly hummed to life and melted over the audience who came out to Off Broadway Monday night.
Carey made one final ... More >>
Tomorrow night, music fans have another hard choice: Sigur Ros front man Jonsi is performing at the Pageant, along with surreal-folk openers Mountain Man, while the Books and Black Heart Procession are playing at the Old Rock House. Tickets are still available for each. If you've opted for the forme ... More >>
This Saturday, the Pageant celebrates its tenth birthday with a concert by Chuck Berry. $35 general admission tickets are still available; balcony seats are sold out. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a set from Shooting With Annie.
In the venue's lengthy history (a PDF listing its shows is a whoppi ... More >>
Sigur Ros vocalist Jónsi is embarking on a solo tour this fall -- and according to his website, he's playing the Pageant on November 2. Ticket info is TBA. Sigur Ros' Pageant shows were always gorgeous and affecting; Jónsi's show is sure to be much of the same. (H/T to Jon Gitchoff for news.)
Diana BenantiPost-rockin in the free world: After a slight delay (darn tornado) The Album Leaf played a 90-minute set at the Luminary last night to a politely enthusiastic crowd.
The show started an hour late due to yesterday's mind-blowing storm. About two hundred people waited an hour in l ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsTomorrow and Saturday the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; Web site) is hosting its annual Cod and Cask Festival. Enjoy cod prepared by Icelandic chef Hakon Ovarsson and cask-conditioned ale while listening to the music of Icelandic band Vicky.It sure as heck beats eating fish ... More >>
Vintage Vinyl just released its list of best-selling LPs and CDs of 2008. (Physical product? Remember that?) Interesting to see how many local releases -- and how much hip-hop/R&B/rap -- is on the CD list, while how much old (and new) indie rock is on the LP list. Looks like you kids are downloa ... More >>