Tweedy, the family band of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy’s son Spencer Tweedy, played two sold-out nights at the Fillmore on. After a St. Patrick’s Day opening night with The Fiery Furnaces’ Eleanor Friedberger opening, Wilco buddies The Minus 5 opened night two on March 18th. Continue reading
Good news for people who like Modest Mouse news: Modest Mouse finally released their long-gestating, briefly-delayed sixth record Strangers To Ourselves yesterday, and marked the occasion with an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Continue reading
Portland bandmates Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster released their first record as the Thermals in 2003, but a year prior the duo released a self-titled record as Hutch and Kathy.
“You remember all of us… from the Nineties!” is how Juliana Hatfield introduced the band to the crowd at the Chapel on Sunday, March 15. And, yes, the crowd certainly remembered. Continue reading
Frequent tour-mates and fellow Nashvillains Those Darlins and Diarrhea Planet are releasing a split LP for Record Store Day, on April 18th, via Easy Sound. Pickathon: Diarrhea Planet & Those Darlins was recorded at the Pickathon festival in Portland, OR last summer, and is the first of a planned series of live recordings to be released from the 15-year catalog of the event.
Philly/Brooklyn band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have announced a new tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their self-titled debut record. The band will be playing their debut record in in full, plus “other favorites.”
Californian singer-songwriter Mikal Cronin has shared another song off his upcoming third record, MCIII. The song, “ii) Gold,” is part of a six-part song cycle that makes up side B (whatever THAT means) of the record. Continue reading
Good news, Rentals fans: Now that RadioShack is going out of business, Matt Sharp can lay claim to the red-R-in-a-circle logo all for himself! Also, the Rentals have announced a North American tour coming up in May. Continue reading
Canadian indie pop outfit Stars played a sold-out show at the Fillmore in SF, on the tail end of two-month international tour in support of their last record, No One Is Lost. Continue reading
Former San Francisco-now-sort-of-LA-based garage/punk/alt rock band Thee Oh Sees have announced a new record, Mutilator Defeated At Last. It’s the second The Oh Sees record in the 14 months since founder John Dwyer told a crowd at Great American Music Hall that the band was going on extended hiatus. Continue reading