• Noise Pop: Diet Cig at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Noise Pop: Diet Cig at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

  • February 25, 2017

Diet Cig (photo: Bailey Greenwood)

The words "infectious" and "bubbly" get thrown around a lot to describe musicians, particularly of the female variety. While at initial glance, these would seem praiseworthy phrases, they’re often coded expressions for vacuous or inane [...]

  • Photos: The Brains get loud at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Photos: The Brains get loud at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

The Brains (photo: Ria Burman)

The Brains' hardcore-rockabilly swooped through the Brick & Mortar Music Hall over the weekend supporting Legendary Shack Shakers. The Brains released loud, fun, contagious energy upon the crowd with drum-thumping, frenzied beats, berserk bass-boosts and gnarly guitar [...]

  • Noise Pop: Julia Holter at Swedish American Hall

Noise Pop: Julia Holter at Swedish American Hall

  • February 24, 2017

Julia Holter (photo: Jon Bauer)

Words by Annie Bacon

“She’s an artist challenging herself,” fellow music writer Adrian Spinelli whispers to me as Julia Holter completes a stunning rendition of John Cage’s a cappella “Experience No 2.” The song — released [...]