3 years ago | Lists
On some levels, it's a shame that Versus's reunion in 2009 wasn't met with the same level of enthusiasm as the reconvening of their more famous Amerindie peers. But it's also understandable. For one, if there's such a thing as "lunchpail indie roc...
4 years ago | Lists
+/-, "Let's Build A Fire" It was never an indie institution on the level of Merge or Dischord, but that doesn't make the end of Absolutely Kosher Records any less bittersweet. The label, which yesterday announced that it would "cease to release re...
Q&A: Weekend's Shaun Durkan On Getting Chewed Out By Wire, Having A Post-Punk Dad, And That Other Act With A Sorta-Similar Name4 years ago | Interviews
With a bevy of groups using their fondness of the C86 "sound" as an excuse to mask their barely there songs or shoddy musicianship in layers of distracting hiss and static, it's refreshing to find a group that actually uses those sounds as a compl...
4 years ago
You'd think that being on a label named after a song of yours would serve as a sort of employment insurance, but singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler knows that isn't the case. "Yeah, they dropped me from their label named after my own song," she says...
Some Notes On Eleanor Friedberger, Ida, And Rebecca Gates, Who Are Playing Tomorrow Night's Excellent Show At Club Europa4 years ago | Handy Guides
by David Raposa Saturday's Northside Festival show at Europa will showcase four well-traveled acts from far-flung corners of the indie-rock diaspora: Eleanor Friedberger, Ida, Rebecca Gates, and Pete Nolan. The bill's highest-profile member is als...
11 years ago
With Nick Olivieri and Dave Grohl gonzo, and Mark Lanegan's contributions limited to 90 seconds, the heart of Queens of the Stone Age, Josh Homme, is all alone in the super-unknown, left to pursue both his grunge-pop monomania and his heretofore d...