It’s no secret that Chicago is a great place for music. Pretty much any touring band of note — and no doubt many a musical outfit that need not be noted — is sure to include a Chicago stop, and the city’s local scene remains rich and diverse, aided by a host of nurturing venues and an eager, uncommonly discerning base of listeners. That it’s only a five-hour drive from Cincinna...
Grizzly Bear is the kind of band that
sneaks up on you. Its atmospheric, richly textured songs take time to
process, its hooks less overt than your typical Indie Rock outfit’s. The
band’s four multitalented members are just as understated in
personality and presentation, all of which makes Grizzly Bear’s steady
upward trajectory somewhat surprising.
Aselton’s latest, Black Rock,
raises the stakes yet again. Written by Aselton’s real-life husband Mark
Duplass, the narrative opens as three young ladies — Sarah (Kate
Bosworth), Abby (Aselton) and Lou (Lake Bell) — embark on a camping trip
on a small deserted island off the coast of Maine.