Dan Strachota

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  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    Voxtrot's eponymous 2006 EP may be the best indie-rock debut since, oh, the Pixies' Come On Pilgrim. Each of the five songs on Voxtrot is nigh on perfect — a crystalline distillation of the band's love of '80s British pop. That's not to say t...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Looks like it's time for the '90s indie rock revival. Sebadoh is reuniting for Noise Pop; the Silversun Pumpkins, er, Pick-ups are selling out venues left and right. Before you know it, rockers will be sucking down E's and going all Madchester aga...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    For the last couple of years, Herv Salters has been the secret weapon of Bay Area hip-hop collective Quannum, supplying vintage keyboard sounds for Blackalicious, Lyrics Born, and Lifesavas. Now the French-born, Berkeley-based musician steps out f...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    When Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack put an ad in the NME for a bass player in 2000, the two Brits listed their influences as Sonic Youth, the Pixies, Joy Division, and DJ Shadow. That does a good job of describing Bloc Party's subsequent sound, ...

  • 11 years ago | Local Wire

    The most amazing thing about this British quartet's second album is that it got made at all, considering how co-singer/guitarist Pete Doherty has spent the last two years getting nicked for drugs and switchblades, being jailed for burglarizing his...

  • 11 years ago | Local Wire

    On the beginning of "Hey Y'all" -- a track from Approach's Ultra Proteus full-length, a buffed-up version of his 2002 debut EP -- the Kansas City MC makes his intentions clear: "It's time to do Grandma's funky popcorn." While the indie rapper may ...