A.C. Newman shines at The Independent

Words and Photos by: Ben Van Houten

Opening with "There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve," the first track from his new solo album, A.C. Newman delivered an hour-plus set of [...]

Southwest Songslingers Flourish at Bottom on Friday Night

Review and Photo by: Joseph Hayes

It's no secret that a countrified resurgence in Indie music has been in vogue for some time now. Don a vintage western, invest in [...]

By |March 1, 2009|2 Comments

Port O’Brien versus crowd, Café du Nord

Words and Photos by: Nicole L. Browner

Who knew Café du Nord could ever get rowdy, but leave it to Port O'Brien’s hands-on approach to get the crowd intrigued. Actually, [...]

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Tales of Rock and Roll: Thee Oh Sees, Tyvjk, The Fresh and Onlys at Cafe Du Nord

Words and Photo by: Ben Van Houten

Thursday's show at Cafe Du Nord was a diverse and highly entertaining mix of psych rock, punk, and lo-fi bands appropriately capped by [...]

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Gogol Bordello Non-Stop at ATA

Words by Ben Richardson

Some years back, the major megaplex chains got their grubby hands on liquor licenses, annexing off 21+ sections of their movie theaters and installing bars. Sitting [...]

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Noise Pop: Sunday Preview!

It will be sad to see Noise Pop end, but they will indeed go out with a bang.

Two shows punctuate Sunday's Noise Pop festival. At 1pm, No Age (LA) [...]

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Kool Keith, Mike Relm, Crown City Rockers at the Mezzanine

Noise Pop has a focus on the indie rock slant of things, but if whoever was smart enough to book Mike Relm and Kool Keith as co-headliners for Thursday [...]

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Photos: Thao Nguyen, David Dondero, Sean Smith @ Swedish American

Photos by: Reid Williams

Thao Nguyen

David Dondero

Sean Smith

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Noise Pop Film Festival 2009 — Incarcerated Guitar Cases: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison at the Roxie

Words by: Ben Richardson

The crowd outside the Roxie Theater was teeming Wednesday night, awaiting the kick-off of the Noise Pop Film Festival and the presentation of Johnny Cash at [...]

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Noise Pop: Saturday Preview!

Tomorrow is the last full day of Noise Pop, and it's a duesy. But before you start your night of shows, head over to the Pop N' Shop at [...]

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Josh Ritter, Laura Gibson, Dave Smallen and Tiny Television at GAMH

Words by: Emily Logan
Photos by: Adrian Bischoff

I've yet to see a bad show at the Great American Music Hall. And last night was no exception. The show that sold [...]

By |February 27, 2009|6 Comments

From Monument to Masses at Bottom of the Hill

Words and Photos by: Nicole L. Browner

From Monument to Masses means so much to a lot of people, and this is something easy to forget when a band goes [...]

By |February 27, 2009|2 Comments