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Toro Y Moi + Small Black + Cults + Sun Airway + Cloud Nothings – Saturn Bar
Two independent, non-Foburg-affiliated concerts featuring some of the most up-and-coming names in indie were scheduled for March 13. Everybody, including the guys at Deft Jams, said, “Why not just combine the shows.” The result is an impressive showcase that not just trumps most of the weekend’s Foburg competition but stands to be one of the best indie and/or electronica concerts [...]
The Hood Internet + Christoph Andersson + Big History – Maison Upstairs
The Hood Internet’s approach of simply matching a rapper with an indie song is seemingly straightforward; but the genius is found not just in Brink and Reidell’s intuitive mashups but their seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of the unabashedly hip culture of indie and electronic music, and the end result is often something surprisingly greater than the sum of its parts.
Debauche + The Lisps + Hurray For The Riff Raff + Luke Winslow-King – Blue Nile Upstairs
Debauche’s Yegor Romantsov spent his Friday evenings sipping homemade vodka and playing Soviet Union-era prison dirges about criminals, orphans, and other assorted ne’er-do-wells. Within months, his weekly solo gig turned into a series of increasing wild jam sessions as members of cajun-klezmer band the Zydepunks became regular guests.
Jonesbirds + Secret Cities + Chris Rehm performing at the Howlin’ Wolf Den on March 1, 2011
Not only is this song one of the catchiest protest songs of any decade, it may be the only thing from the 1990s that has actually become more relevant since its original heyday. Even such beloved and enduring pieces of popular culture as Seinfeld, rollerblades, and third-wave feminism seem dated – if not charmingly quaint [...]
03.07: Quintron and Miss Pussycat + Black Lips + Vockah Redu + Turbo Fruits – One Eyed Jacks
After a semi-legendary run co-headling shows with Surfer Blood at last year’s South by Southwest Festival, Turbo Fruits are joining Georgian loudness veterans the Black Lips for the annual Lundi Gras party at One Eyed Jack’s hosted by electronic noise musicians Quintron and Miss Pussycat.
February 25, 2011 was pretty epic. In addition to checking out the Cliff Hines Prince Tribute, we also stopped by the TUCP Showcase and caught the tail end of greatest band in the universe Rotary Down’s show at The Saint. Here are some bonus mini-photosets as proof of our heroic exploits.
The first thing I did when I got to Breezy’s on Saturday night was wonder – audibly, as it turned out – “What.. the hell.. is this?” Jack Donovan, the lead singer of New Grass Country Club, was on door duty at the time and began to rattle off the details of the evening’s show. [...]
It was once thought, among philosophers of the Current and Future State of MusicTM, that the Doors made the perfect music for extreme cold weather in big cities. However, the nuances of such a notion confounded, mystified, and ultimately divided experts who, unable to account for the vast sociological, economic, and ethnic diversity that characterizes [...]