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Bon Iver’s second album is a first

Bon Iver’s second album is a first

A depressed Justin Vernon first contented listeners back in 2007 with Bon Ivers debut album For Emma, Forever Ago, a sparse collection of soulful bawls and folksy strums. The tracks dripped with an achy dew springing [...]

Soundbites: Bon Iver’s second album is a first

Soundbites: Bon Iver’s second album is a first

A depressed Justin Vernon first contented listeners back in 2007 with Bon Ivers debut album For Emma, Forever Ago, a sparse collection of soulful bawls and folksy strums. The tracks dripped with an achy dew [...]

Soundbites: No place like home for My Morning Jacket

Soundbites: No place like home for My Morning Jacket

Sometimes it just makes sense to go back home, where everything started. In My Morning Jackets case thats Louisville, a town with enough country and folk-rock fodder to keep them honest, but with enough eccentricity [...]

Soundbites: When in ‘Rome’

Soundbites: When in ‘Rome’

Records like Rome arent built in a day this one took Danger Mouse and his collaborators five years. And while this concept album doesnt have the staying power of, say, a 2,500-year-old city, its remarkable [...]

Tune-Yards: a pinball that dictates the machine

Tune-Yards: a pinball that dictates the machine

This womans work is daring for the industry. Shes an uncontainable pinball in a dusty, old machine. Imagine Garbus ricocheting off walls of Afro beat and psychedelic funk with the voice of a Disney princess. [...]

Soundbites: Dave Grohl seeks refuge in Arlandria

Soundbites: Dave Grohl seeks refuge in Arlandria

Dave Grohl must love the Wafle Shop (or its alter-ego, the less fittingly spelled Waffle Shop) on Mt. Vernon Avenue in Arlandria. Theres no proof he ever sat on their sticky, maroon stools, but the 4 [...]

Soundbites: Story time with Robbie Robertson

Soundbites: Story time with Robbie Robertson

Its easy to imagine Robbie Robertson, the eloquent songwriter and breakthrough guitarist from The Band, performing songs from his new album surrounded by fully grown fans sitting Indian-style, listening intently like kids at story time. [...]

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Unheralded but loaded literary and musical lineup comes to the Lyceum this weekend [...]

Peter Bjorn and John and the genre of annoyance

Peter Bjorn and John and the genre of annoyance

Get ready to get sick of Peter Bjorn and John again.  [...]

Soundbites: Is this it? Strokes album bruises good name

Soundbites: Is this it? Strokes album bruises good name

After five years of impatience, the unveiling of the Strokes newest album had fans edging with anticipation. But the crew that evolved rock at the millenniums onset with Is This It has barely dented it [...]