CD Review: Cursive — Mama, I’m Swollen

CD Review: Cursive — Mama, I’m Swollen

Cursive Mama, I’m Swollen Saddle Creek By Julia Reidy The seminal Omaha band’s seventh full-length record seems almost made to be listened to in terms of pacing. It’s like an amusement park ride, quick and thrilling at times, but slowing suddenly, menacingly, right before a breathtaking plunge. When it relaxes, it does so via slowing […]

Live Review: Starfucker @ Drunken Unicorn, April 24

Live Review: Starfucker @ Drunken Unicorn, April 24

By Julia Reidy  After two-piece Guidance Counselor, who shared drummer Keil Corcoran with the headliners, played to a moderate Saturday night crowd, the aforementioned headliners took the stage without all the attention-grubbing, social climbing behavior their band’s name might suggest. Leaving affectation at the door, Portland quartet Starfucker humbly launched into a mixture of tracks […]

Live Review: Can Can / Living Things / Electric Six @ Lenny’s, April 25

Live Review: Can Can / Living Things / Electric Six @ Lenny’s, April 25

By Stephanie Roman Saturday night at Lenny's closed out three nights of fantastic local performances. On tap this evening were locals Can Can, along with Living Things from St. Louis (pictured above and below), and international gay bar champions, Electric Six. I was secretly thanking Lenny's for enforcing a "no-smoking indoors" policy tonight since I had a sore […]

CD Review: Manchester Orchestra — Mean Everything to Nothing

CD Review: Manchester Orchestra — Mean Everything to Nothing

Manchester OrchestraMean Everything to NothingFavorite Gentlemen BREAKING NEWS: Atlanta is no longer the Home of Hip-Hop. Manchester Orchestra (Andy Hull on vocals, guitar, Jonathan Corley on bass, Jeremiah Edmond on drums, Chris Freeman on keyboard, Robert McDowell on guitar) has put Atlanta’s indie-rock scene on the map as a force to be reckoned with. The […]

CD Review: Telepathe — Dance Mother

CD Review: Telepathe — Dance Mother

Telepathe Dance Mother Iamsound Records By Stephanie Roman Dance Mother is the debut full-length CD from Brooklyn-based electronic duo Telepathe. The first track, "So Fine," is driving piece of electro pop that cleverly draws the listener in with gorgeous tone and a perfect mix. Put this in your ear next time you're gliding through France on the Eurostar for […]