KURT VILE @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 8/15/13 Kurt Vile strolled into the Bluebird last night carrying a stack of his CDs. He's a small man, maybe 5' 3" and weighing 130, with shaggy brown hair. Looked awkward. Very awkward. Was he about to steal my wife's heart with his songs, as she and I had both expect ... More >>
In this very special edition of Heavy Rotation, you not only get a through-the-keyhole view of our musical proclivities, but you also get a few words from us on our top pick of the week. Keep reading to find out what Mark Sanders considers musical comfort food, why Kelsey Whipple can't think of Spac ... More >>
SHARON VAN ETTEN @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 3.28.12 Read also: Sharon Van Etten Q&A Sharon Van Etten is not a diva. Walking on stage at the Bluebird last night, as unassumingly as if she were in the grocery store produce aisle, Van Etten appeared confident and casual. There was no pretense about her or ... More >>
Graham TolbertThe War On DrugsThe War On Drugs (due Sunday, October 30, at the hi-dive with Purling Hiss and Carter Tanton) started to take shape when Adam Granduciel moved back to the East Coast from Oakland to settle in Philadelphia. Once there, Granduciel began to play music with various p ... More >>
Sunday, October 30, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
The brainchild of guitarist and vocalist Adam Granduciel, The War On Drugs came to be almost a decade ago and has seen it's share of line-up changes -- Kurt Vile was a longtime member -- but has consistently created a sort of Americana-meets-Sonic-Youth sound. Last year's Future Weather EP co ... More >>