There's been a lot of talk about Sharon Van Etten lately, and it's deserved. Her third album, Tramp, features indie music powerhouses like Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, Beirut's Zach Condon, Aaron Dessner of the National, and Van Etten, who used to be better known as a ... More >>
The irregularly touring Explosions in the Sky are certainly enough reason to head to Monday's sold-out First Avenue show, but the Baltimore duo Wye Oak are great reason to show up early. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack released their stellar third album Civilian on Merge Records earlier this year, and th ... More >>
Mac McCaughan reflects on the re-emergence of his seminal '90s band
In today's issue of City Pages, we printed an interview with Mac McCaughan of Superchunk in preparation for tonight's show at First Avenue. The following is the complete transcript of our email interview with Mac, including a few additional quotes that didn't make the cut for the print edition.
Photos by Erik ThompsonLou Barlow and the Missingmen400 BarAugust 25, 2010Lou Barlow brought his merry band of Missingmen (guitarist Tom Watson and drummer Raul Morales) with him to the 400 Bar Wednesday night, delivering a loose, engaging set that spanned Barlow's prolific career. It was nice to ... More >>
It was a gorgeous, though sparsely attended, 75-minute show that leaned heavily on Shearwater's glorious new album The Golden Archipelago, which exhibited not only the considerable talents of frontman Jonathan Meiburg, but also his gifted band, which was augmented throughout the night by members of ... More >>