Kurt Vile's music doesn't immediately sound folk. When listing off his early influences, the Philly-born singer-songwriter points to bands like Sonic Youth and Pavement. But underneath the distorted tones his songwriting style -- however brash it may come off at times -- is undoubtedly influenced by ... More >>
Richard ThompsonYou (and your fellow audience members) have died and gone to the underworld. You're in a waiting room, waiting to be processed. To entertain you, the gatekeeper drags various unsuspecting souls onto the stage to "perform songs defending their character and existence."
And you ... More >>
Perou.co.ukUnderworldWhether you're all about the costumes or just in it for the tunes, Halloween weekend offers some massive show-going choices ... starting with, well, something very close to a massive.
HARD Haunted Mansion, with an eclectic electro lineup including Bloody Beetroots, Busy ... More >>
Perfume GeniusMike Hadreas, the 28-year-old Seattle-based pianist who makes music as Perfume Genius, creates hyper-emotional ballads so fragile a stiff breeze might knock them over.
He's found plenty of strength in the them, though -- Hadreas turned to the keyboard to quell the inner turmoil ... More >>
Danny ClinchCracker and Camper Van BeethovenDavid Lowery turns 50 years old on Friday, which means the man who gave us one of the finest lyrics of the '90s ("What the world needs now / is another folk singer / like I need a hole my head") is likely to be onstage tonight when the clock strikes ... More >>
Psst... Yes you, you look like a discerning psychedelic explorer. Can you spare two million bucks? Ok, ok--how about $1,890,000? That's exactly what it would cost you to purchase Pioneertown's bar and concert venue Pappy & Harriet's, the almost mythical hangout for LA's beardies, mind-expans ... More >>