Reviews

Thurston Moore, ‘Demolished Thoughts’ (Matador)

Awash in sparkling guitars and the occasional odd sound effect, Demolished Thoughts is a noisenik's idea of California dreaming; it's also the acoustic record Sonic…
By: Joe Gross / May 24, 2011

These Trails, These Trails (Drag City)

6 Like the Pentangle of Hawaii, These Trails were a one-off, private-press, acid-folk project of Kauai's Margaret Morgan and Patrick Cockett, abetted by Dave Choy'…
By: Andrew Hultkrans / May 24, 2011

Foster the People, ‘Torches’ (StarTime International/Columbia)

The latest psych-pop upstarts to make a grab for MGMT's discarded headbands, this Los Angeles trio announce themselves as major players with "Pumped Up Kicks,"…
By: Barry Walters / May 23, 2011

Dead Rider, ‘The Raw Dents’ (Tizona)

The key to this jarring little outfit is singer-guitarist Todd Rittman, formerly of severe weirdos U.S. Maple, who unspooled '90s noise rock like it wa…
By: Joe Gross / May 23, 2011

U2 Kick Off Rescheduled American Tour

Saturday night U2's 360 tour kicked off the rescheduled leg of its American tour in Denver, and became the biggest event the city has see…
By: Tim Dwenger / May 23, 2011

Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent Honor Azerrad’s DIY Book

Last night at New York City's Bowery Ballroom, a host of indie faves, including Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent, and Titus Andronicus, helped music journalist (and…
By: Caitlin Curran / May 23, 2011

Panic! Get Saucy in Boston Tour Opener

Sunday night in Boston, as Las Vegas emo-pop heartthrobs Panic! at the Disco kicked off their latest U.S. tour behind their third album Vices &am…
By: Eric Magnuson / May 23, 2011

Lady Gaga, ‘Born This Way’ (Streamline/KonLive/Interscope)

Life is a highway, and Lady Gaga wants to ride it on a unicorn with Jesus strapped to her back all night long. Born Thi…
By: Caryn Ganz / May 23, 2011

Death Cab Unveil ‘Codes & Keys’ in Toronto

Death Cab for Cutie accomplished one of the more remarkable (and respectable) indie-to-mainstream crossovers of the past decade, thanks in large part to Ben Gibbard'…
By: Ben Rayner / May 19, 2011

Arctic Monkeys Rock New Songs in Tour Opener

"I wanna rock and roll," declared Alex Turner in "Brick by Brick," one of the new songs the Arctic Monkeys played Tuesday night at Washington'…
By: Mark Jenkins / May 18, 2011
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