For Islands' Nick Thorburn, performing live is just another piece to the creative puzzle. Formerly known as Nick Diamonds, he has fronted a number of acts starting with the Unicorns, his Montreal trio that began drawing a cult following after the release of their 2003 album Who Will Cut Our Hair Whe ... More >>
This article isn't a gripe about the local music scene, which has actually been looking up for a while now, nor is it even about Houston specifically. Instead, it's about all those wonderful reunion tours that continue to pop up, only to avoid certain areas of the United States entirely. A few week ... More >>
Man Man, Xenia Rubinos Fitzgerald's Upstairs September 22, 2013 Man Man has always been a bit of a mystery, so much so that many people in Sunday's crowd were unaware that the group would even be headlining the venue's upstairs ballroom that night. Before the Philly group even stepped onstage, man ... More >>
Islands is a band that's been through a lot over the course of the career, with many change-ups in style and personnel. Through it all, Nick Thorburn has managed to slowly build up the act in an innovative and astounding institution that can always be counted on to do the unexpected. Which is why I ... More >>
Photos by Nicholas L. HallSteel PhantomMango's is a terrible venue, and it made a picture-perfect setting for Islands' sticky and infectiously energetic set last night. Shitty acoustics, views obstructed by support beams, fans sitting on the floor, and cramped quarters despite a somewhat mode ... More >>
Islands' Nick Thorburn tries to keep track of his bandmates and their aliases.