David Pajo is one hell of a jack-of-all-trades guitarist. In the early '90s, Pajo revolutionized minimalist post-punk sonics with the crucial Kentucky outfit Slint, helped birth the post-rock aesthetic in Tortoise, collabbed with ex-Slinters in loopy dance new wavers King Kong and palled around in p ... More >>
Don Fleming and the Folding Men
Sunday, September 11
Better Than: Watching Terrorist Motherfuckers Destroy The World Trade Center
As Don Fleming told the Voice recently, the Velvet Monkeys/Gumball/B.A.L.L./Half Japanese dude and superproducer moved to NYC in 1986 ... 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 >>
Out of the shadows, sort of. Pics by Puja.Win Win
Santos Party House
Tuesday, February 15
Better Than: The Odd Future show (SORRY ROB).
Win Win is a big name to live up to. The project consists of ex-Spank Rock producers and DJs XXXchange and Chris Devlin, along with their video-collage art ... More >>
Note the presence in the crowd of actual women. Pic by Mike.Soldiers of Fortune/Water Fai
Wednesday, February 10
Better than: Real-life mercenary work.
No one wants an opening band that can upstage the headliner, but Water Fai tried a little too hard not to rock the boat. The quarte ... More >>
"What's up, Billy Corgan?" Photo by Annabel Mehran.Back in the stellar, angular riffage-filled '90s indie-rock days of yore, guitar-rawk behemoths Chavez scorched downtown spots like CBGB while unleashing two now-classic mathy slabs in Gone Glimmering and Ride The Fader. Front and center in t ... More >>
We suggest you play this song around your family tomorrow. Get it here.That's it for us, internet, we're back on Monday. But before we leave, let's run it back. The worst song of 2010? Well, it wasn't the cast of Glee's "Loser." And it wasn't Bret Michaels's repulsive cover of "What I Got." W ... More >>
The day before, at Yo La Tengo's show at Maxwell's.
Bonnie Prince Billy & the Cairo Gang
Wednesday, December 9
Better than: Any other band wearing both pajamas and black suits in the course of one night.
"Are you deceiving me?" went the first line of the tonight's six-piece opening ban ... More >>
Or, playing a show, anyway--"reuniting" may be something of a misnomer, given the fact that the band told Pitchfork's Matt LeMay, back in 2006, that they'd never really broken up. "We never really became popular until we became more and more inactive," guitarist Clay Tarver told LeMay. "Had w ... More >>