Ted Chase

  • You Say Party! We Say Die! : Lose All Time

     They do things differently out West, and not just in the U. S. of A.  Abbotsford, British Columbia is about as far as you can get in Canada from the Toronto and Montreal music scenes (without crossing the Arctic Circle), and the dance-punk...
  • Modest Mouse : We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

     With We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, Modest Mouse joins The Arcade Fire and The Shins in making 2007 the year that they release the record that comes after the break-through record.   ...
  • Loose Trim : Live

     Like that last shot of whiskey you know you shouldn’t have, but damn if you can’t help yourself, Loose Trim rocked asses hard at The Pussycat Lounge in downtown Manhattan on March 21st. 
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  • The Autumn Defense : Live

     "In the great, big city, an oasis of quiet."  This was how Pat Sansone, one-half of The Autumn Defense, described their performance at The Mercury Lounge in New York City.  And The Autumn Defense were "quiet", and not just with their laid back,...
  • Grant-Lee Phillips : Strangelet

     Since the demise of Grant Lee Buffalo back in 1999 (following a dispute with label Warner Bros. over lack of promotion), Buffalo’s singer/guitarist/songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips has delivered five solo records, each better than the last.   ...
  • The Shins : Live

    The Shins are big. This may not come as a shock to you, but it still does to them....
  • Prosser : Prosser

     Alt-country is a tricky thing.  At its best, it can be a whole new breed of Americana, uniting the original country/western sound with today’s indie rock (and skipping the homogenized ‘New Country’ on today’s charts).  ...
  • Clinic : Live

     Clinic has claimed to sound “like no other band,” but on stage their presence is kind of a throwback to the nineteen-eighties: a mixture of New Wave and Reagan-era punk rock.  All four members wear surgical scrubs and masks, along with top hats,...
  • The Broken West : Live

     The Broken West started their tour with The Walkmen in the Big Apple, on March 8th, 2007, and while the L.A. boys’ sunny rock would seem a poor fit for a cold Manhattan night, The West definitely warmed up The Bowery Ballroom.  ...