Liz Montalbano

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  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Listening to the first few tracks of Vast Low Cities, the debut release from San Francisco quartet Vervein, it might be easy to characterize the record as a collection of dainty down-tempo pop songs, enhanced by layers of ethereal female vocals th...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    There is a song on Preston School of Industry's new full-length, All This Sounds Gas, that harks back to Scott Kannberg's stint as guitarist for one of the greatest indie rock bands of all time.Actually, there's more than one tune on the record th...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    For the record, the members of Death Takes a Holiday don't worship the devil, though you might be confused if you've only caught one of the group's frenetic live performances. Onstage, the band rocks with a ferocity that would make Lucifer beam an...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    It's a muggy Friday night outside the Metro in Chicago, a club just down the street from Wrigley Field. As drunk and raucous Cubs fans head into the stadium for that night's game, inside the club, equally drunk and raucous fans wait for an event o...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    Various artists Libations Unlimited: Phoenix 1997-1999 (Sentry Press) While Phoenix is nationally known for many things--excruciating heat and a sadistic sheriff among them--a stellar music scene doesn't make the cut. Save the Meat Puppets and Gin...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Robert Pollard Kid Marine (Rockathon Records) Tobin Sprout Let's Welcome the Circus People (Wigwam Records) If Guided by Voices is any indication, you can't underestimate those working-class towns when it comes to spawning talented songwriters. Ma...

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