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Post thumbnail of Exclusive interview: DJANGO DJANGO’s Tommy Grace talks new music, new tours, and second-album angst
28 January 2015

Exclusive interview: DJANGO DJANGO’s Tommy Grace talks new music, new tours, and second-album angst

The first time I heard Django Django was early in 2012 when I was hitchhiking on a UK radio stream.
“Default” stuttered into my consciousness with a sense of immediacy. Wow earworm! So guitar! Much jangly! Over the next two years, I became a Django acolyte: seeing them as part of …

Post thumbnail of Review/Photos: AVID DANCER, KOPECKY FAMILY BAND, SEBADOH and THURSTON MOORE and OUGHT
16 October 2014

Review/Photos: AVID DANCER, KOPECKY FAMILY BAND, SEBADOH and THURSTON MOORE and OUGHT

Read some words, see some photos and enjoy the delectableness of three shows, and five bands! Here’s my joint review of Avid Dancer, Kopecky Family, Sebadoh, Thurston Moore,

Post thumbnail of In Photos: K. FLAY live at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York
2 September 2014

In Photos: K. FLAY live at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York

Shots of US rapper genius K Flay from a short Monday night “School Night” set at Brooklyn Bowl in New York on August 25th.

Post thumbnail of Inside a Tour: Exclusive Diary and Photos from MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SOs
13 August 2014

Inside a Tour: Exclusive Diary and Photos from MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SOs

What’s life like on the road for an American band? It’s fans, friends, sweat, soundchecks and some cheesestakes. Indianapolis’ super dude Ron Kwasman of Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s kept an exclusive tour diary and took photos for an entire leg. Get behind the musicks!

Post thumbnail of DEAN WAREHAM: LUNA/GALAXIE 500 goes solo in Vancouver (well, with Britta Phillips, too)
14 July 2014

DEAN WAREHAM: LUNA/GALAXIE 500 goes solo in Vancouver (well, with Britta Phillips, too)

Luna/Galaxie 500’s Dean Wareham performed with bandmate/partner Britta Phillips came through Vancouver to the Biltmore Cabaret on June 27 – herebe the many photos and words from said such performance.

Post thumbnail of Hardcore DEVO: the Photos! The Review! Booji Boy! Energy Domes!
6 July 2014

Hardcore DEVO: the Photos! The Review! Booji Boy! Energy Domes!

Ridiculously good photos from the full HARDCORE DEVO set in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom on June 26. Includes pics of Booji Boy, Energy Domes, masks, blue workmen’s suits and cigarettes Plus Mothersbaugh-Mothersbaugh-Casale-Freese.

Post thumbnail of EAGULLS make Vancouver debut live at the Media Club
10 June 2014

EAGULLS make Vancouver debut live at the Media Club

Round up of Leeds’ post-punk five-piece EAGULLS as they make their live debut in Vancouver, Canada, just four days before singer George Mitchell decided to storm offstage on his own band in Colorado.

Post thumbnail of MOGWAI – Young Team Wrap Tour with Orchestral Onslaught (Photos/Review)
26 May 2014

MOGWAI – Young Team Wrap Tour with Orchestral Onslaught (Photos/Review)

Fighting the good fight, sonic defenders and incomparable instrumentalists Mogwai ended their North American tour at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on May 25, bringing with them an orchestral onslaught. Here’s what happened.

Post thumbnail of Review/Gallery: ELBOW – live in Vancouver at Commodore Ballroom
24 May 2014

Review/Gallery: ELBOW – live in Vancouver at Commodore Ballroom

Let’s build a rocket boys! Elbow returned to Canada with a warm embrace at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on May 23, 2014. Here’s the review and gallery of this frankly quite lovely show.

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