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Superchunk Friday, Oct. 15


Good lord, we finally have a new Superchunk album!

[INDIE-ROCK HEROES] Comeback albums aren’t supposed to be good. It’s practically written into the history of rock that any time a beloved act decides to put aside its differences or quibbles to tour and record new music, recapturing the old magic is much harder than just hitting play and laying down a perfect song. But i...   More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Superchunk Friday, Oct. 15

Good lord, we finally have a new Superchunk album!


Music Stories
[INDIE-ROCK HEROES] Comeback albums aren’t supposed to be good. It’s practically written into the history of rock that any time a beloved act decides to put aside its differences or quibbl ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Blue Skies For Black Hearts Cover the Standells, Ready New Album and Sci-Fi Movie


There's a lot going on with Blue Skies For Black Hearts, one of my favorite old school guitar rock groups in town. First, the band just finished a brand new record, set for release sometime in the next year. Along with the record, Blue Skies laid down a bunch of fun cover song...   More
 
Monday, October 11, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Quiet Riot


Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker redefines the concept of mom rock.

Corin Tucker has one of the most recognizable wails in rock. As the primary singer for Sleater-Kinney—the Portland-via-Olympia trio that critic Greil Marcus named “America’s best rock band” in a 2001 piece for Time magazine—Tucker has a bluesy, unhinged howl that was the one c...   More
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Quiet Riot

Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker redefines the concept of mom rock.


Music Stories
Corin Tucker has one of the most recognizable wails in rock. As the primary singer for Sleater-Kinney—the Portland-via-Olympia trio that critic Greil Marcus named “America’s best roc ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Primer: The Clean


Formed: In Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1978.Members: Hamish Kilgour, David Kilgour, and Robert Scott.Latest release: 2009 comeback album Mister Pop.Sounds like: Wide-eyed, rambling, youthful embraces of love and lust set to jangly guitars, propulsive rhythms and, in “Tally Ho,” one of the most famous organ lines in garage-rock history.For fans of: Paveme...   More
 
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Primer: The Clean


Music Stories
Formed: In Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1978.Members: Hamish Kilgour, David Kilgour, and Robert Scott.Latest release: 2009 comeback album Mister Pop.Sounds like: Wide-eyed, rambling, youthful embraces of ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Lovers Rock


Bar Reviews
It’s every record-store nerd’s wet dream: a place where you can shop for vinyl and get drunk at the same time! And though the added alcohol might lead to some unwanted purchases, the new H ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Video: And And And, "She Wanted Me Dead"


And And And just won't quit. The local septet released the wonderfully ramshackle A Fresh Summer with And And And in June, and that was the band's second full-length this year. Now, to no real surprise, the guys are prepping another record for release this fall—and let's hope it featur...   More
 
Monday, September 27, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Menomena Goes Back to School


Have you ever wondered what Danny Seim would look like playing drums from a wheel chair? I didn't think so. But in what is easily one of the weirder features to run on Pitchfork.tv recently, Seim and the rest of Menomena play two songs inside an empty schoolroom—including a particula...   More
 
Monday, September 27, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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