JEFF the Brotherhood, North Dakota, Wooden Indian
Thursday, May 17
The three bands on stage at Rhythm Room didn't sound very much alike -- and that's a good thing. It was a treat to see three distinct bands perfectly execute their respective sounds at last night's JEFF the Brotherhood g ... More >>
The tough-looking circuit-bent instruments crafted by Phoenix's Corey Busboom are able to survive getting accidentally dropped by clumsy musicians. However, these curious creations (which are made from broken electronics and household appliances) won't survive an attack by ginormous kaiju monsters.
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It hurt back in February, when we had to announce that The Beach Boys were visiting our lovely neighbors to the South (some weird town nobody had every heard of called Tucson.
I suggested a road trip -- and if you were into the idea you're probably packing the car up now to head to the Anselmo Val ... More >>
When our sister paper The Village Voice publishes the results of its annual Pazz & Jop poll next February, there will be three or four albums that invariably get a nod on every ballot. See: Fleet Foxes' Helplessness Blues, Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne, and Girls' Father, Son, Holy Ghost. ... More >>
Bishop Allen are a prim pop confectionary who
churned out their third proper full-length last March titled "Grrr..." The
candy-coated tracks are worth the impending toothaches, placing Bishop Allen,
named for the street where the founding members lived, in cahoots with fellow
saccharine rockers ... More >>
A couple hours from Phoenix, tens of thousands of Mexicans work on maquiladora assembly lines for $1 an hour, making the toys and tools of American convenience. Critics say the maquila system lets U.S. corporations maximize profits on the backs of Third W