• Songs About Vegetables

    Growing up, just about everyone hates vegetables.  Eventually, we all grow out of it, and some of us even become vegetarians.  Who knew?  There's a tasty array of songs named for or dedicated to vegetables, and, in honor, here's a list of 'em...

  • What To Look For : Summer 2007

    The first half of 2007 was full of solid releases, and the second half is shaping up to be even better.  Throughout the summer, while bands are on the road and playing festivals, several more will drop albums and some highly-anticipated:

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  • Musicians as Politicians

    Musicians as Politicians

      As long as there have been hit musicians, there have been hit musicians who want to try their hand at something new: actor, mogul, humanitarian, reality TV, etc.  And as long as there have been elected officials, there have been all sorts of celebrities who’ve wanted to get...
  • Great Opening Tracks Since 2000

     
    An essential moment in the existence of every album is the listener's immediate response to hitting "play" for the first time.  An album's opening track is its first impression, and of course, you can never change it.  Here are some of the...
  • Married Indie Couples

     
    One cool aspect of the indie rock world is that there are a decent amount of married couples in the mix, and they tend to be pretty successful.  Some have been around for decades, some just a couple of years, but they...
  • What To Look For : Spring 2007

    After an already productive start to the year, a bunch more solid indie albums will be released in April and May.  Gonna be a hell of a spring, not to even mention all the nice surprises that are starting to pop up.

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  • 2007 Festival Guide



    From March through September, the indie world blossoms thanks to several relatively new, massive festivals in the United States, and the old reliables in the UK.  These are excellent places to spend a weekend seeing bands from...
  • SXSW 2007 : Day 4

    The last day of activity was a flurry.  Early to the Convention Center for Robbers On High Street, then lunch @ Magnolia Cafe, and on to more shows.  The night ended up very solidly with Sharon Jones, Blanche, and Junior Senior.  After that, our feet...

  • SXSW 2007 : Day 3

    Though our dogs were starting to bark and we spent a ton of energy the first two days, we kept chugging along, getting to as many shows as we could.  Tons of day parties going on and beautiful sunshine.  Another great day.  Here's what we...