Taking a Dylan-esque route of abandoning acoustic folk for mod-rock, Britt Rodemich teamed up with local favorites Casey Banker -- fresh off the now-defunct The Don'ts and Be Carefuls -- Miles Eichner of Tulip Wars and Marlon Chance of Spires, to form Shady Elders, an indie rock supergroup of sorts. ... More >>
Sub Pop / Shawn BrackbillCatch Mudhoney tonight at the Bluebird for the Kulwicki Twins benefit with the Fluid and the Purple FluidEven in the early part of January when the concert calendar is typically just barely beginning to ramp back up after the holiday season, there's still plenty of gr ... More >>
Tom MurphyLooks like it's going to be a minute before Le Divorce gigs again. Earlier this week, the outfit, led by Kitty Vincent, shared word that bassist Ryan Stubbs was leaving the fold for a job opportunity in Washington D.C., and that drummer Chris Durant was also parting ways with the ac ... More >>
Tom MurphyBast at Titwrench 2011 doing some belly dancingTITWRENCH FESTIVAL | 7/29-7/31/11Friday, July 29 - Glob Every year it seems as though someone involved with Titwrench (likely Piper Rose) comes up with some kind of ritual to start off the festivities. This year, a woman calling herse ... More >>
Every year, we enlist our Backbeat writers to host various stages at the Westword Music Showcase, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty and write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Click through to read travelogues from Thorin Klosowski, Ru John ... More >>
LIZ PHAIR With Le Divorce 01.18.11 | Bluebird Theater As Le Divorce got things going last night, the room was pretty crowded, a nice change from the typical turnout for opening acts. It was entirely appropriate that Le Divorce opened for Liz Phair, seeing as how frontwoman Kitty Vincent ha ... More >>
(DIE) PILOT NOMINATED IN INDIE ROCK Performing 4:15-4:45 PM SUTRA Personnel: Eugene Brown; Paul Jansen; Jeremiah Jones; Chris Durant; Dan Sullivan Discography: Mutiny (2008); Radiation, Weather, Art (2005) Download "Walk to the Sun" or stream the entire track after the jump.