"I'm not a woe-is-me person, and this band isn't a pity party for me --it's a celebration of an accidental career," says Ryan Kattner, aka "Honus Honus," frontman of the long-running Philadelphia junkyard-carnival rock orchestra Man Man.
From a tour stop in Cleveland -- it's the band's first run of ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Bright Eyes/Superchunk/WILD FLAG
Radio City Music Hall
Tuesday, March 8
Better Than: Oh, come on. I'm not making a Roseland Ballroom joke.
We need to talk about Nate Walcott. You long ago made up your mind about Conor Oberst, and if you've never found in-house producer/utility man Mike Mogis' wa ... More >>
--The Monsters of Folk will hit the road this fall. The band, consisting of Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, alongside M. Ward and My Morning Jacket's Jim James (got that?), will perform as a band, switching off instruments and vocal duties. They'll play New York twice: November 6 at ... More >>
--Wavves' Nathan Williams has been on a very bad streak. In May, his drummer dumped a bottle of beer on his head at Spain's Primavera Sound Festival. (Williams later apologized, admitting he was on ecstacy, then deleted his apology.) Now, just before the band's first shows since that "meltdown," W ... More >>