When it was time for Akron/Family to send out copies of
its new album, the experimental-folk rock band abandoned the usual
channels of distribution—giving promo copies to the press, streaming the
When new owners remade Scoreboard Sports Bar (4822 SE Division St., 233-2971)
a few years ago, they left a couple of relics from the past: a series
of old-school NBA pennants so dated that the purple one says “New
Orleans” over the Jazz logo and the Sonics
Now this is an interesting way to combat a leak. Today the DFA records blog posted the second of its "White Out Sessions," where James Murphy's impeccable dance-rock label plays a new song from one of its artists on a turntable in the label's office. After hearing "Dystopia (The Earth is On Fire)," an unheard YACHT track, I'm p...
Dan Bejar is an incredible songwriter. Though he's quick to say that he's bored with instruments or that he recorded most of the vocals for his new album while he was fixing a sandwich, there's no denying that Bejar's sharp, twisting songs require a lot of effort. On email, however, Bejar is quick and to the poi...
More than any other current songwriter, Dan Bejar’s lyrics
beg for a good unpacking. For 15 years, Bejar has written twisting,
expansive and eccentric songs for his own Destroyer project as well a
It's here, folks: Menomena's new Alicia J. Rose-directed clip for Mines standout "Taos" takes the reconfigured band—can we call it Menomena 2.0 yet?—on a journey to a wrestling ring, where a smattering of costume-clad women live out all their fantasies for multi-instrumentalist Justin Harris. Basically, Harris gets humiliated, but there's a twist that's too good to spoil here. Rose has directe...
“I’ll buy a free drink for anyone who sings an Erasure
song!” yells the bartender, her face hidden behind dry ice and a series
of red and green laser lights straight out of a televised Muse Christmas
special. Welcome to Sunday-night karaoke at The Lovecraft (421 SE Grand Ave.More
Food Reviews & Stories
Remember when you were in grade school and you had a shelf to display
all the awards you won playing soccer and baseball? Slabtown Ribs is
decorated like that, with nearly every inch of the space ad