It's a common cliché by now: Some snobby, balding guy with glasses in every bar across America rants and raves about how he only likes "the old stuff" by every band. "I liked the first record," is his creed. This character floats around, bumming everyone out and sucking all the fun out of a karaoke ... More >>
Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is rightfully associated with excellence, a piece of work commonly heralded as one of the best albums of the 2000s. It's the type of record with enough depth, lyricism and experimentation to get people interested in serious music, no small feat for any band, and this one ... More >>
As we have already mentioned, Record Store Day 2011 was a massive success, with a couple local stores suggesting it may have been their biggest sales day ever. Most places did plenty to give back to their rabid patrons, offering free food, beer, live music and local celebrity DJ sets througho ... More >>
Michael G. Rizzi The Mars Volta is far too weird for its own popularity, but somehow Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and their virtual lazy susan of band members have turned virtuosic, psychedelic prog jams into gold records and a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. Nobody is m ... More >>
Jumbling Towers (self-released)
8 p.m. Monday, August 14. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
For the Season (Birdman)
Tuesday, October 11; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
We pitch a hard-rockin' reality show, talk Jesus with an ex-Card and have a little tiff about Brian Wilson
Forget Yourself (SpinArt)
The Aerovons were this close to becoming America's Beatles. What happened?
Driving Rain (Capitol)
A Tall-Tale Storyline (spinART)
The Fucking Champs wage their solitary war on the wuss hegemony, the indie-rock cabal, the bass and soundmen
Grandpa's Ghost baffles New York listeners.