Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Fitzgerald's March 7, 2014 "Can you remember the thrill and the rush/ You're not out of touch/ Come tonight, you'll see/ No one here has changed, and no one ever will." These lyrics from Jicks' song "Rumble at the Rainbo" might best describe the vibe at Fitzgerald's Fri ... More >>
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Fitzgerald's, March 7 Slack-rock innovator Stephen Malkmus -- best-known for his tenure in '90s figureheads Pavement -- is, in reality, quite insightful. But he's as always been an anomaly in many ways. He's a pioneering musician, smart-as-a-whip scholar, skilled sports ... More >>
Houston loses one of its most talented and popular bassists.
For the guy widely known for putting "slacker-rock" on the musical map, former Pavement front man Stephen Malkmus sure stays busy. His current band, The Jicks -- which formed in 2000, immediately after the demise of '90s indie-rock gods Pavement -- has now released more albums together than the band ... More >>
DEAFHAVEN Despite a popular withdrawal from black metal, Deafheaven's Sunbather was one of 2013's most beautiful albums, and even named Metacritic's "Top Album of 2013." Because its song structures dabble more in pop and rock, it's a noticeable step away from their debut EP Roads to Judah, but that' ... More >>
Does the looming '90s revival presage a Nirvana-style breakthrough?
Over the weekend, we experienced one of the most exciting musical events of the year: The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. One of the main features of the festival is the reunion aspect. For most of Coachella's lifespan, it has featured at least one classic band back together for the first ti ... More >>
Dr. Dog singer/guitarist Scott McMicken describes the band's newly released seventh album, Be the Void, as "rawer and more powerful" than its polished predecessors. We chatted with McMicken about the album, the band's recent lineup additions, and why he deems Texas crowds among the world's best.
Zazzle.comMusicians are weird. Well, the good ones, at least. It's a little-known, beloved factoid. While artists' news, drama, and private lives are sometimes aired to the point of over-saturation, it becomes more interesting when we learn relatively kept insight into their rockers' offstage ... More >>
The times they are a-changin'. Gone are the days of musicians airing bad blood toward one another behind a lyrical veil a la Neil Young vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dandy Warhols vs. Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ice Cube vs. N.W.A. In our brave new world, Rocks Off has succumbed to the instant-gratific ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresVampire Weekend For lots more pictures from Friday, see our slideshow here. Friday night at ACL began with Aftermath charging our phone up until 6:45 p.m., then sulking because the Internet was down in the media tent (duh), and then stocking our man-satchel with cans o ... More >>