Lee Ranaldo & Steve Shelley w/Yo La Tengo, "Mote"
Yo La Tengo: Hanukkah Shows
Better than: Christmas.
Hanukkah doesn't technically end until sundown Wednesday, but Yo La Tengo unplugged their electric menorah at Maxwell's last night, just after a post-midnight sign-of ... More >>
Mike WolfCome/Eleventh Dream Day
The Bell House
Saturday, April 16
Better than: Reliving the past.
If you suffered through the '90s--for example, if you made it through the dark college-age angst you still associate with Joy Division only to find that getting older just made the hard questi ... More >>
The prospect of post-blues dirge shredders Come reforming with all four original members didn't exactly trigger an earth-shaking ruckus akin to what ensued when Guided by Voices and Dinosaur Jr schlepped their "classic" lineups on the road. But the reunion of singer/guitarist/badass Thalia ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Brooklyn picker D. Charles Speer has spent years traversing various avenues of the transcendent -- he's been a member of art-folk avant-pileup No Neck Blues Band, Southern-fried strummers Suntanama, ... More >>