26 days ago | Interviews
XIXA came to exist almost by accident. The Tucson sextet – formerly known as Chicha Dust – formed and began playing the Peruvian style of psychedelic cumbia as a way to get more gigs without overbooking the solo projects of its two co-founders, Br...
2 months ago | Concerts
Rather than trying to forget about the dark clouds that fell on his life in the last year, Modern Baseball’s Brendan Lukens found solace in writing a new batch of songs that faced everything head on. Lukens — who formed the pop-punk quartet with c...
4 months ago | Concerts
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds were all set to open a New Year’s Eve party for Daryl Hall at the singer’s Hudson Valley venue, when a perplexing cancellation sent the band scrambling to book a replacement gig. But the hard-touring Brooklyn-b...
5 months ago | Viva PHX
Since branching out on her own from The Fiery Furnaces, Eleanor Friedberger has moved closer and closer to the classic-rock sound she grew up with. On New View, her third solo album, Friedberger puts her own spin on the sound of 1970s rock touchst...
5 months ago | Show Preview
Touring with Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the Shins, Jessica Dobson played some of the biggest stages a rock guitarist could hope for, but it came at the expense of her own band. So Dobson put herself front and center, walking away from the Shins to...
6 months ago | Show Preview
On Vetiver's latest record, Andy Cabic let the songs percolate slowly, getting to know them almost as if they were people. The result is Complete Strangers, a title that hints at how people can sometimes struggle to find connections and how two co...