14 days ago | Concerts
As Chastity Belt progressed from playing college parties in Walla Walla, Washington, to major European venues in support of Death Cab for Cutie, the band remained remarkably unperturbed. The trick, if you can even call it that, says guitarist Juli...
26 days ago | Show Preview
It’s hard to find Marissa Nadler’s style of folk music described without the word gothic also attached. Dark, brooding, delicate and lush, Nadler’s music can sound otherworldly, even as her piercingly beautiful vocals convey an emotional directnes...
2 months 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...
3 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...
5 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...
6 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...