AC Newman

New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman is back with his second solo album, Get Guilty, and fans of chamber power-pop will find much to enjoy from the new release, out now on Matador Records. To my ears, it’s a little more stately than his previous album The Slow Wonder, with a lot of strong songwriting to boot.

[audio:] AC Newman – “The Heartbreak Rides”

We’re pleased to be giving away a pair of tickets to AC Newman’s Noise Pop show on Saturday, February 28th at The Independent. To win the tickets, send an e-mail to contest[at] with your name, mailing address and an answer to the question: “What’s your musical guilty pleasure?” We will pick the lucky winner at random on Monday, February 23rd at noon and notify them via e-mail.

Also performing at the show are Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele, Devon Williams and City Light. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are still available at