Friday • MOTR Pub
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Last fall, Sebadoh released the comeback full-length Defend Yourself,
the band’s first album in 14 years. The album recaptured some of the
dizzying sonic diversity of Sebadoh’s early Sub Pop recordings, but also
finds Barlow and Loewenstein’s songwriting skills as sharp as ever.
by Mike Breen
Indie rockers The Kickback come to MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine tonight for a free show. The band formed just a few years ago in Chicago, where brothers Danny (drums) and Billy (vocals/guitar) had relocated from South Dakota. So far, the band has put out just one release — the Kill Fee EP, a mix of live and studio cuts — but its shimmering, winding brand of Indie Pop is said to really come alive on stage; The Kickback's live show has been lauded by The Chicago Sun-Times and other outlets for its explosiveness, while Rolling Stone, You Ain't No Picasso and other pro listeners have heaped praise on Kill Fee. Fans of The Walkmen, The Strokes, French Kicks and Pomegranates will delight in The Kickback's slanted but rocking style. The Yugos (MOTR's Artist in Residency for October) also perform. Here's Kill Fee's great track, "Sting's Teacher Years."Kill Fee by The Kickback