[ROOTS RAWK] If a side project is lucky, there will come a
time when the term “side project” no longer applies. It often begins
when the band takes on a character rivaling that of the projects
So much music. So little page space. Here are some shows we missed in this week's print edition.
Thursday, May 9 Laura Stevenson, Field Mouse, Dresses [INDIE-POP] It is easy to dig a band when they let their freak flag fly as though it is the most normal thing in the world. Laura Stevenson and the Cans combine upbeat tempos with silly and clever wordplay, all to the imperfectly polished range and cadence of Stevenson’s borderline euphoric vocals. But this is more than unabashedly ...
A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart (Sugar Hill)
[WORLDLY ACOUSTIC] For the five members of Black
Prairie—all of whom come from well-established acts such as the
Decemberists and Dolorean—the band is an experimental melting pot.