3 days ago | Concerts
LVL UP, a New York quartet that mines its sound from '70s power-pop, '80s punk, and '90s alternative rock, began as a happy accident. Having met as students at SUNY Purchase, Mike Caridi, Dave Benton, and Nick Corbo got their start working on what...
4 days ago | Concerts
For Diego’s Umbrella, defining the band’s music has always been a frustrating and painful chore. There’s the onslaught of borderline-nonsense hybrid terms – urban gringo mariachi, pirate polka – and descriptions of the band’s typically wild live s...
17 days ago | Concerts
Stripped Up Eternal Summers took advantage of the studio on the band's new album. Preparing to record its fourth album, Eternal Summers settled on a goal of discovering and incorporating the sort of sounds the band had never put on an album before...
1 month ago | Concerts
Austin's James McMurtry writes songs with the richness of novels, his characters struggling through life's trials in vignettes sculpted as vividly as the world in front of your eyes. At 53, the celebrated songwriter remarkably is turning better wi...
2 months ago | Concerts
Cave Recordings Great Lake Swimmers sought out natural reverb in the wild. Great Lake Swimmers, the folk ensemble Tony Dekker began almost 15 years ago, found a niche in a calming, pastoral sound that perfectly framed songs inspired by the natural...
3 months ago | Interviews
The Western motif that surrounded Lord Huron’s debut record, Lonesome Dreams, is gone, replaced by a collection of strange, mysterious characters who inhabit songs inspired by vintage pulp fiction. “Since the beginning, I conceived this new r...