Nearly six years after their last album, 2007's Anonymous, Tomahawk return this week with fourth offering Oddfellows: more phantasmagoric rock to weird you out and rev you up all at once. Tomahawk's cast of music luminaries--singer Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), guitarist Duane Denison (Th ... More >>
Tuesday, November 1
Better than: Standing stock-still for 75 minutes.
The members of Battles took the time to remind the crowd at Webster Hall on Tuesday night that they were from New York, but one look at their live setup could have indicated that; while t ... More >>
Shellac w/Helen Money
The Bell House
Monday, October 3
Better than: Bawling indie-rock wuss tears as Jeff Mangum sings a Neutral Milk Hotel weeper.
For the second year in a row, Chicago post-punk veteran goliaths Shellac graced The Bell House stage for two post-All Tomorrow's Parties hangover show ... More >>
Jason Frank RothenbergThe rock band Battles is often likened to a machine. It's not too much of a stretch: on their breakthrough debut Mirrored, they soldered together eerily controlled riffs, futuristic textures, and fiendishly powerful drumming; and on stage, the group's wrench-heavy, wrenc ... More >>
So Tyondai Braxton, he of bewildering and deeply awesome NYC art-rockers Battles, has left the group, effective immediately, terse Warp Records statement and all. I admit to being dismayed and unnecessarily melodramatic about it. These guys are/were fantastic, dense and cerebral and overpower ... More >>
I'm afraid if I attempt to summarize what's happening at Santos' Party House tonight I'll screw it up somehow, so, let's just take them at their (very excitable) word: SHRED FOR YOUR LIFE GUITAR BATTLE: JUDGES DAVID CROSS AND JALEEL BUNTON (TVOTR), FEATURING BRAD TRAUX (JAH DIVISION), JOHN ST ... More >>