Live Review: The New Pornographers, The Dodos, The Dutchess & the Duke at The Variety Playhouse, June 26

By Micah McLain The New Pornographers make the kind of blissful, energetic indie pop that is impossible to resist. The Canadian supergroup features Carl Newman, Neko Case and Destroyer’s Daniel Bejar and has only gotten stronger with each of five LPs released over the last 10 years. For this leg of their Together tour, the […]

CD Review: Hole — Nobody’s Daughter; Playing The Tabernacle, June 30

CD Review: Hole — Nobody’s Daughter; Playing The Tabernacle, June 30

Hole Nobody’s Daughter Mercury Records By Ellen Eldridge It ain’t easy being green, says Kermit the Frog, and those who have followed Courtney Love through the last two decades can rest assured it ain’t easy being Love. From gutter girl to grunge to glam, she has strengthened her backbone on the people who love to […]

CD Review: Karen Elson — The Ghost Who Walks

CD Review: Karen Elson — The Ghost Who Walks

Karen Elson The Ghost Who Walks XL Recordings By Eileen Tilson In the famed novel, Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, Christine Daaé receives her “Angel of Music” who guides her, molding her into Paris’ most enchanting chanteuse. While this Phantom remains hidden in the background, his presence is always felt in each of Daaé’s performances. This […]

CD Review: Wolf Parade — Expo 86

CD Review: Wolf Parade — Expo 86

Wolf Parade Expo 86 Sub Pop Review by Ellen Eldridge By the time a band releases its third full-length album, it has had a chance to revel in both experimentation and commercial sounds. With the drum-heavy opening of Wolf Parade’s third release, Expo 86, these four guys announce themselves with the line sung by Dan […]

CD Review: Laurie Anderson — Homeland

CD Review: Laurie Anderson — Homeland

Laurie Anderson Homeland Nonesuch By Al Kaufman Laurie Anderson began putting together the pieces of Homeland when W was in the midst of his presidency. The CD deals with the Iraq War, the bank bailouts, global warming, and our consumer culture, sometimes all in one song. “Only An Expert” is the clear stand out. With […]

CD Review: Against Me! — White Crosses

CD Review: Against Me! — White Crosses

Against Me! White Crosses Sire/WEA By Eileen Tilson If you were an Against Me! fan from the day they released New Wave back in 2007, or you have a picture of Henry Rollins hanging above your bed, you might not be that impressed with the latest 10-song collection from the Florida boys. Once again, legendary […]

Shotgun Lover Brings the Rock ‘n’ Roll to Vinyl with Joshua Fletcher and the Six Shot Romance

Shotgun Lover Brings the Rock ‘n’ Roll to Vinyl with Joshua Fletcher and the Six Shot Romance

Nashville will be depositing some serious rock ‘n’ roll in Atlanta on July 2 in the form of Shotgun Lover. Fast, sharp and ballsy with a dash of grit thrown in there, Shotgun Lover are definitely going to please the crowds at Vinyl, where they will be sharing the stage with Joshua Fletcher and the […]

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