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Zammuto with Barnaby Bright

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
 Anchor has been both praised and dinged for its conventionality but Nick Zammuto at his most pedestrian is considerably more interesting than a lot of paint-by-numbers Electronic pulse Pop  

Music: Zammuto

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
For more than a decade, guitarist/vocalist Nick Zammuto and cellist Paul de Jong created wonderfully indescribable cacophony as The Books   

Pulling the Thread

We Were Promised Jetpacks shift focus with Unravelling

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Unravelling notches several firsts for the Jetpacks; primarily, it’s the band’s debut as a quintet, with the permanent installation of touring keyboardist/guitarist Stuart McGachan.  

Busdriver with Clipping, Milo, Counterfeit Money Machine, Eugenius and Kenny Segal

Saturday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Regan Farquhar’s Hip Hop nom de plume is the rather prosaic Busdriver, but we’re not talking Ralph Kramden’s city vehicle here — more like Ken Kesey’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Metro.  

Music: Busdriver

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
At 21, Busdriver dropped his debut album, 1999’s exquisitely weird and wonderfully heavy Memoirs of the Elephant Man, which was followed in 2002 by Temporary Forever, an album that Vibe cited as one of the decade’s “24 Lost Rap Classics.”  

Four Runs, No Hits, No Errors

Cory Branan turns his diverse musical taste into the schizophonic Americana bash of The No-Hit Wonder

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Cory Branan has a way with words but there’s one that sticks in his throat: compromise.
  

Some People Call Him Maurice

Singer/songwriter Maurice Mattei details the pompatus of loss on Celebrity Issue

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
After 21 albums and countless gigs, Mattei remains fresh and engaged in the process.
  

Cherub with Ghost Beach and Gibbz

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Don’t let the band’s angelically chubby name throw you off. Cherub is slinky, kinky sex on a synth and they want to show you their … show  

mewithoutYou with The Appleseed Cast and Hop Along

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
A spin through Foxes today reveals a slightly more complex and lyrically esoteric group, but mewithoutYou’s relevance and visceral impact remain intact on its recent work.  

Heaven’s Jail with The Hiders

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Heaven’s Jail boasts an impressive sonic spectrum on its debut album, the just-released Ace Called Zero, from ethereal quiet to squalling racket and from emotional darkness to blasts of light.