Sarah Madges

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  • 2 months ago | Concert Reviews

    As the tragic march of "Drunk Walk Home" pounded its way toward the coda, 25-year-old mid-fi indie musician Mitski let go of her candy-colored Danelectro bass and howled herself hoarse for a solid minute. In the stunned silence following her vocal...

  • 4 months ago | Concerts

    Back when she was bellowing songs from 2010's epic and sipping wine out of a coffee mug, someone called out a request from Sharon Van Etten's nimble acoustic-driven first album during one of her sets, and she blushed at the recognition: "No one kn...

  • 9 months ago

    Originally active from 1997 to 2000, American Football reunited this year, to sold-out shows and what Pitchfork nominated a “best new reissue” of their self-titled masterpiece. A band of University of Illinois alumni, each member has o...

  • 10 months ago

    Hailing from Duluth, Minnesota, Trampled by Turtles are an alt country band caught between Dylan and Nirvana: plaintive bluegrass songs and speed-picked covers of indie rock. With old world Americana instrumentation (banjo, fiddle, harmonica, etc....

  • 10 months ago

    About as audacious as their name, Fucked Up maintain media appearances with the occasional outspoken fit when they're not busy creating lyrically dense songs propelled by lead singer Damian Abraham's throaty scream and metronomic but metallic guit...

  • 10 months ago

    With a gift for infectious melodies and solid rock'n'roll sensibility, it's hard not to like The Whigs, at least a little bit—which probably explains their frequent appearances on late night TV. Formed in Athens, Georgia in the early aughts,...