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Drown the Pigeonhole

Damien Jurado’s dynamic new LP is his most expectations-busting yet

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The story of Damien Jurado’s relationship with Punk Rock seems too symmetrical, too fortuitous and too rare to possibly be true. Somehow, though, all the pieces match. Now 39 and based out of Seattle, Jurado was once a 14-year-old growing infatuated with Punk. 
  

King Tuff

Nov. 7 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, November 5, 2012
As time trots forward, the number of Rock & Roll dudes who self-identify as monarchs only increases. With King Tuff's arrival, King Diamond, King Krule, King Khan and King Charles welcome another to their regal ranks.   

The Sword

Nov. 10 • Madison Theater

1 Comments · Monday, November 5, 2012
Hating on the haters is one of those hobbies musicians will never get sick of. With “Execrator” off its latest album, Apocryphon, Heavy Metal four-piece The Sword climbs into this increasingly packed clubhouse.   

He's My Brother, She's My Sister

Oct. 31 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, October 29, 2012
Unlike the similarly named bands She & Him and The Dutchess and the Duke, the current version of He's My Brother, She's My Sister is not a duo featuring one member from each gender. Instead, it’s a five-piece led by founders/siblings Rachel and Rob Kolar, who initially ran the project as an acoustic twofer.   

The Sea and Cake

0 Comments · Monday, October 22, 2012
The Sea and Cake has never been too dedicated to any one concept. Fundamentally, the Chicago four-piece could cozily fit into your average Indie Rock festival, but the group’s not really interested in sticking to an aesthetic palatable for just that one subculture.   

Diamond Rings with Stars and California Wives

Oct. 3 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 2, 2012
 For musicians interested in showmanship and persona building, self-awareness and humility are rare commodities. John O'Regan — the glammed-up, Kraftwerk-adoring Toronto resident behind Diamond Rings — is a refreshing exception to this rule.   

Teenage Bottlerocket with NOFX, Loudmouth and The Dopamines

Sept. 19 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Are you a fan of Ramones-indebted Pop Punk that worships Top Gun and Evil Dead, cracks wise-ass observations about Metal show mosh pits and likes to creep out the womenfolk when out in an automobile? If so, congratulations — Teenage Bottlerocket's Freak Out is now your favorite record ever.
  

The Casualties

Sept. 13 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, September 10, 2012
If we were to define Punk Rock acts in terms of food, Bad Religion would be a complex salad, Black Flag a slab of lean steak, Ramones a rich all-toppings-in sundae and The Casualties a box of Twinkies with a side of barbecue-flavored Ruffles chips.   
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Music Tonight: Shonen Knife

Japanese Punk/Pop icons perform tonight at the Ballroom at the Taft

{CommentsCant} · Monday, August 20, 2012
Irony is not a concept usually shared by international cultures. Case in point: cats.

The Western (internet) world shows its adoration for felines by churning out pointless LOLcat YouTube video after LOLcat YouTube video, gilding this love with a patina of wink-wink jokeyness, as if to say, "Sure, we obsess over and anthropomorphize these cute beasts that don't do very much, but since...  

MidPoint Indie Summer Series featuring School of Seven Bells

Aug. 24 • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Monday, August 20, 2012
The very niftiest things about School of Seven Bells have nothing to do with its music and everything to do with its name.