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  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Okkervil River's Silver Gymnasium Makes One Hell of a Case for Nostalgia

    Good luck finding much of anyone using the term "nostalgic" as a compliment nowadays, but I wonder if we might revise our position based on Okkervil River's latest, The Silver Gymnasium, released on ATO Records (their first for the label, after years with Jagjaguwar) just last Tuesday. To be sure, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Two Gallants Return With The Bloom and the Blight

    See also: Two Gallants: Bring out Your DeadFive years is almost an eternity in indie rock circles. You can't go too long with out releasing a record for fear of losing hard-earned fans to fickle blog followers and whatever new micro-subgenre that pops up. But for Two Gallants, San Franciscans Adam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Landmine Marathon to Perform at Metallica's Orion Festival

    See also: Metallica Curates Orion Music and More Festival: Who Picked Which Bands? Lucero's Brian Venable on Metallica Being Dead to Him, ATO Records, and Women & Work When Metallica revealed the lineup for Orion Music and More, the two-day festival curated by the band members themselves, plenty o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Lucero's Brian Venable on Metallica Being Dead to Him, ATO Records, and Women & Work

    Memphis rockers Lucero have a timeless quality, a lowdown, from-the-gut, blue-collar rock 'n' roll sound that could have been recorded any time since the late '60s (save for a few flashes of class of '77 punk strut). Timeless, but not timely, according to guitarist Brian Venable. After nearly a de ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Brendan Benson at Rhythm Room

    Shawn AndersonBrendan Benson playing in front of a packed Rhythm Room​Despite being best known by most as a member of The Raconteurs, Brendan Benson has not given up on his solo career.In 2009 Benson released his fourth LP My Old, Familiar Friend on ATO Records. While most of the songs on the alb ... More >>

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Gentle Ben

    Five years after his teen band was buried by hype, Ben Kweller is taking off on his own