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Will Sheff

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    Usually the preamble to these Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows posts is longer than this, but I spent most of the week sending long letters to venues suggesting that they make inroads into the state fair market by also selling novelty fried foods before and after shows, possibly year-round. Nobody' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Okkervil River: Being on Stage Is Like A Sacrament

    Six LPs into a decade-long career led by frontman Will Sheff, few bands have produced such consistently excellent output as Okkervil River; to deviate from what's made them so well-loved (soaring, literate pop, heavy on theatrics and startlingly affecting vocals) for the riskier waters of confession ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2009

    The River Wild

    Fun with despair

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2009

    SxSW 2009: Sunday

    Attention, all Phoenicians unable to attend SxSW this year: Don't worry. Sure, it's not as good as standing inches away from your favorite band in a trendy Austin club, but we've got the coverage to keep you satisfied. Scenes from South by Southwest We've got some images from around town (that to ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Okkervil River

    Fun with despair

  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    Okkervil River

    Indie saviors in waiting

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