Written by Joe Witthaus Friday, 26 March 2010 13:22
Backing their work with energetic live shows, the band is definitely worth the time and the dollar.
Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 17 March 2010 00:00
Once again, Japan's best and brightest descend on SXSW (and a few other lucky cities along the way). We have your preview.
Written by Nicole Madden Tuesday, 16 March 2010 00:32
The San Francisco punk band talks about the perks of being on tour.
Written by John Shepherd Monday, 15 March 2010 21:04
It’s good to hear Leo and crew pushing the envelope a bit while remaining rooted in what they do best.
Written by Amy Utley Monday, 15 March 2010 14:03
It's like you were witnessing something way outside of the ordinary and destined for greatness.
Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 14 March 2010 00:00
Chicago is very clique-y, too, but I don't think it’s so much among the bands as it is among the people buying the tickets.
Written by Kurt Klopmeier Friday, 12 March 2010 16:57
It’s nice to see that a band can play straight ahead indie rock and still find its individual voice.
Written by Mike Rengel Friday, 12 March 2010 16:44
Many songs are just phrases repeated over and over again.
Written by John Shepherd Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:48
The Monitor is without question the work of a maturing band.
Written by Joe Witthaus Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:29
Spot-on guitars and almost addictive solos that seem to beckon for a second listen also mesh will with the best parts of Past Lives.
Written by Brett Berliner Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:03
Even with a lot of vulgar lyrics, it never sounds too off putting because everything here is really catchy.
Written by Courtney Rau Monday, 08 March 2010 12:23
Each indivdual song is its own tableau of drunken regret, hopeful longing, and bittersweet realization.
Written by Corey Woodruff Friday, 05 March 2010 18:37
The conversations between sessions were often about intrigue and espionage so that vibe seeped into the record a bit.
Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 03 March 2010 23:45
I think that the greatest lesson is really just how to maintain a relationship and how to keep the above point alive in a healthy way so you can really get down to business and make some music.
Written by Chris Sewell Wednesday, 03 March 2010 23:20
I hate playing live, and I particularly hate touring.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 26 February 2010 23:35
“No more talk, no more waiting on the side/ the lights are up and it’s showtime.” The boys are back, indeed.
Written by Jim Dunn Friday, 26 February 2010 22:24
What is nice about these expressions is that they never sound forced or false, Kimbrough sounds happy, content..dare I say blessed?
Written by Jim Dunn Friday, 26 February 2010 21:17
The storytelling is sweet, the presentation is earnest, and you could easily imagine Joe sharing a beer and a few laughs with you in between sets at the club.
Written by Jim Dunn Friday, 26 February 2010 21:01
And I mean this as a compliment, there is some serious 70s love going on here that reminds me of some Journey, maybe a bit of Queen, and, God help me, Styx.
Written by Amy Burger Wednesday, 24 February 2010 15:21
Although he admits it’s a lot of work and a lot of fun, Pessoni doesn’t see Celebration Day turning into a week-long El Monstero-type run. “But we do try to add some new songs each year to make things different for the returning fans.”
Written by Nicole Madden Tuesday, 23 February 2010 19:58
Dead to Me deserves props for pushing forward and trying to find their new voice.
Written by John Shepherd Tuesday, 23 February 2010 18:29
The album’s overall sentiment, rendered in his wavering but still-powerful baritone, seems to be, “It’s alright, I’m ready.”
Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 20 February 2010 17:48
Each of the five members pulls his weight perfectly, delivering an attention-grabbing performance and generating his share of infectious energy.
Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 20 February 2010 17:45
Here, the length of a syllable is just as important as a guitar riff; time is irrelevant, meant to be bent to your will.
Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 20 February 2010 17:42
At just four songs it’s woefully short, and even those four songs don’t quite know what to make of themselves.
Written by Mike Rengel Friday, 19 February 2010 20:06
But with each subsequent spin, despite my best efforts to stop it doing so, the disc got under my skin a little bit more.
Written by Courtney Rau Friday, 19 February 2010 19:34
Tension of the opposites is the key descriptive phrase here.
Written by Corey Woodruff Friday, 12 February 2010 12:20
This record never stays in one place for long—much like the band itself.
Written by Jim Ousley Thursday, 28 January 2010 00:00
That's my thing, man; I'm just like the people in the crowd.
Written by Amy Burger Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00
Seeing Williams live, it's amazing how big a sound just one man can produce.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 20 January 2010 00:00
Human Nature performed at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and have several multi-platinum albums to their credit.
Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 13 January 2010 00:00
Sorry, haters, but if the biggest indie band in the class of '08 is going to fail, it's not on Contra.
Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 06 January 2010 00:00
"By the time we played, the place was packed, and everyone was into it and moving around. "
Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 02 January 2010 00:00
"Our music is basically either an outdated vision of the future or a slightly off futuristic vision of the past."
Written by Kurt Klopmeier Wednesday, 23 December 2009 00:00
Little Tybee plays mostly acoustic Americana with bass, violin and piano.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 16 December 2009 00:00
Classic Yiddish 78s from the Mayrent Collection (Living Traditions/JSP)
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