Ian CohenSee also: Future Islands: Too Noisy For New Wave, Too Pussy For Punk Future Islands Echoplex 11-17-11 Better than: Nursing your woes while crying in your beer. Having someone spill theirs on you while dancing in place takes way less effort I'd been told that Baltimore synth-pop be ... More >>
Evan CulbertsonMichael CeraStory by Ian Joulain Back in December the music blogosphere got all hot and bothered. Turns out there was a new indie supergroup afoot, with Michael Cera on the bass! The band was tweely named Mister Heavenly, and it featured Islands' Nick Thorburn, Man Man's Hon ... More >>
Honus HonusFrom the sequined gowns that look ripped from a 70-year-old socialite to the white shorts he's worn at every performance since 2006, Honus Honus does not take himself too seriously. Urban Nomad sits down with the frontman of Man Man, a Viking-vaudeville, maniac Gypsy Jazz indie ro ... More >>
Nick Cave is a fan. What are you waiting for?
Here we are once again, with our servicey enterprise that's both informative and educational. A mix of genres awaits you at the jump as we go through awesome bands in M-Q playing SXSW official showcases.
Yes, it is Valentine's Day Weekend. Couples will be canoodling in a desperate attempt to prove to themselves and everyone else that they still have it; singletons, meanwhile, will be in defensive party mode, making Marrieds jealous, or weeping themselves to sleep after engaging in a helpin ... More >>
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Timothy NorrisThere's a thin line between hipster and furry, wethink[See also Timothy Norris' slideshow "FYF Fest 2010 with The Rapture, Dead Man's Bones, Panda Bear and More".] Given that I refuse to pair a word as lovely as "summer" near detractors such as cruel "end" or the gentler "fade, ... More >>
Philadelphia-based group Man Man has played Los Angeles enough to develop a taste for horchata, but not not so frequently that they can claim to have ordered 2 a.m. tacos from a truck parked off of Sunset Blvd. And so the band was welcomed back with a fiesta held in a rope-guarded corner of the Ech ... More >>
I've never welcomed a Monday with more relief. Over the weekend, pre-Emmy parties on Friday and Saturday crowded Hollywood, while the actual ceremony on Sunday at the Nokia made living downtown a pain the ass for anyone like me who wasn't glued to a television. Plus, we got a shock Saturday morning ... More >>
I won't deny it. Things started spiraling rapidly downhill the moment I started compiling mixtapes of my favorite non-hip hop songs released this year. Vampire Weekend? Santogold? Hercules & The Love Affair? I kind of wanted to kick my own ass or at the very least give myself a wedgie. Of cour ... More >>