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MFNW Preview: Twin Shadow

The shape-shifting sounds of George Lewis Jr.


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The music of George Lewis Jr. can be described in many terms, but “subtle” is not one of them. While contemporaries like Future Islands and Toro y Moi have parlayed a fetish for    More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 PETE COTTELL

MFNW Preview: Strand of Oaks

Timothy Showalter jams the pain away.


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For a guy who writes heart-wrenching folk anthems with titles like “Shut In” and “Sleeping Pills,” Timothy Showalter is actually a pretty upbeat dude. As a matter of fact, his latest record un   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 PETE COTTELL

On the Warped Path

Oh, the people you’ll meet at the annual punk rock road show. Here are six of them.


Music Stories
Identify her by: High-fashion soft-grunge-cum-goth attire, a look of utter boredom, no less than two Monroe piercings, and a pair of heels because, let’s face it, in under an hour she’ll be backst   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 PETE COTTELL

MFNW Preview: Talk in Tongues


Music Stories
While most kids in Middle America grew up being shuttled between sports practices and shopping malls and back again, McCoy Kirgo had a radically different experience. The product of mu   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 PETE COTTELL

MFNW Preview: Beat Connection


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For Reed Juenger, music has always been an interdisciplinary pursuit. Though Beat Connection began in earnest as a party-starting DJ duo at the University of Washington, his dorm-bound project has sin   More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 PETE COTTELL

MFNW Preview: Battles


Music Stories
The idea of a math-rock outfit having enough cachet to be considered a “supergroup” may be a tad silly to the uninitiated, but it may be time to finally humor your barista with the one-man looping   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 PETE COTTELL

MFNW Preview: Strand of Oaks


Music Stories
The joke about playing a country song backwards and the singer getting his wife, dog and truck back is all but worn out, but Timothy Showalter has had plenty of reasons throughout the years to t   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Live Review: Death Cab for Cutie at Edgefield, 7/8

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There was a brief moment in the mid-2000s when this tiny band from a quaint college town in Washington named Death Cab for Cutie threatened to become the Most Important Band In America. Spin featured the group in a cover story that touted the quartet as the “next R.E.M.” They were even name-checked on The O.C. as the favorite band of the show’s resident emotive over-thinker, Se...   More
 
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by PETE COTTELL

MFNW Preview: Milo Greene


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Whether it was their intention to create a festival-ready powerhouse or not, the four college friends who comprise Milo Greene are most definitely bound for greatness. Full-on democracy can make even    More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Live Review: Death Grips at Roseland Theater, 6/21

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At the ripe age of 31, I’m old enough to have a working knowledge of the ‘90s “Loudness War” and its effect on modern pop music. I remember where I was when news of Kurt Cobain’s death broke (at a Taco Bell adjacent to a Coconut’s Music, fittingly). I also remember what a revelation it was when Nirvana got huge for streamli...   More
 
Monday, June 22, 2015 by PETE COTTELL
 

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