Charlie Bertsch

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  • 11 years ago | Local Wire

    The longer a band stays around, the harder it is to really hear the music it makes. On its new album, Chicago-based Tortoise struggles to overcome backlash against the post-rock it has exemplified over the past decade. It's All Around You may not ...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    "When I was in England once, my aunt said to me, You know, that's a dangerous business you've got there.'" David Lowery pauses. The highest-profile member of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker -- touring together now -- wants us to know his mother a...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    "Here, put this on." Nearly everyone you met in 2003 came with a personal soundtrack. From the little middle school "sevvie" in your car pool who carried a personal mix CD in her backpack to the businessman in front of you at the ATM playing Dido ...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    The title track of Denali's second album, The Instinct, opens with the sound of a machine pulsing a little too hard, its fate underscored by a dusky keyboard vibrato. Four bars in, Maura Davis' weary voice drapes over the rhythm like an oversize t...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    When The Darkness' Justin Hawkins adds a few extra trills to the last refrain from the band's debut album Permission to Land's "Love on the Rocks With No Ice," you feel like the demented partygoer who takes a few hits of nitrous just to keep up wi...

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