PINBACK @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 01/27/13
So you're standing there on the floor of the Gothic, stroking your beard or dancing ever-so-subtly, watching Pinback play in equally subdued fashion. All around you and onstage, folks are so chill that you're wondering where they hid the bong. And then the guitar ... More >>
Fire Season (due tomorrow at Wax Trax) is best described as a power- pop band with a singer who sounds like he retired from a decade or two of serving as a drill sergeant -- or might have been raised by wolves. Sam Braakman's voice has character, a Scott Kelly-esque edge in otherwise upbeat, angular ... More >>
Tina Packer, in "Women of Will."
As founder of the Shakespeare & Company theater (a tradition in Lenox, Massachusetts for more than thirty years), Tina Packer knows her Shakespeare -- frontwards, backwards and any which way you want. She's also determined over time that the Bard created, by h ... More >>
JOAN OF ARC
with Air Waves, Fire Season
05.06.11 | hi-dive
So much noodling. That's all there really is to say about Joan of Arc. It's guitar-noodling masked behind a pop song. It's not a bad thing, but it is what it is -- and it still strikes me as odd that the kids are still into it. Not t ... More >>
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, a day commemorating the Mexican army's defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla. In honor of the occasion, rather than randomly heading off to your closest Mexican restaurant or bar to drink some tequila, we've come up with a list of things to do and places to g ... More >>
Epitonic.com was one of the first sites to host MP3 files of legitimately. Launched in 1999, it also happened to be the epicenter for all things indie, with a comprehensive list of bands, solo projects, off-shoots, record label details and plenty more. After a seven-year hiatus and a Kickstar ... More >>
Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall series, died over the weekend of an aortic aneurysm. He was 71 years old. Jacques, who also wrote short stories and the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series, holds a special places in the heart of a certain type of nerd who grew up reading the Redwall ... More >>
Todd ColeNo Age (due tonight at The Bluebird Theater) isn't a band that has hit the mainstream yet, but it has enjoyed an unexpected rise to prominence as a noisy pop band, making art grounded in notion of doing things your own way -- regardless of whether or not it's met with the stamp of ap ... More >>
A Flickr photoIn July, up to two dozen people contracted salmonella after dining at The Fort in Morrison. The likely culprit? Rattlesnake cakes -- specifically, the presence of uncooked eggs in the dish, which has since been removed from the menu.
Seems that Montezuma doesn't discriminate be ... More >>