Plants and Animals (due tonight at the hi-dive) began life as an all instrumental band in Montreal making sprawling rock epics informed by an improvisational sensibility. But by the time the band was ready for its 2008 debut full-length, Parc Avenue, it no longer seemed to feel the need to explore i ... More >>
Performing and recording under then moniker Smog for the first half of his career, Bill Callahan (playing tonight at the hi-dive with Neil Morgan) changed over to his given name with the release of 2007's Woke On A Whaleheart, but his sound and style remained unaffected. The vastly prolific s ... More >>
Goya SkyeBill Callahan Bill Callahan (due Monday, June 27th) started releasing music under the moniker Smog in 1990. He was connected to the then-emerging underground network of music that included the indie label Kill Rock Stars, which included his song "37 Pushups ." Callahan's emotionally ... More >>
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