Monthly Archives: April 2013

Playlist: Get to know your Maha Music Festival artists

Maha Music Festival announced its complete lineup last night including the Flaming Lips, Bob Mould, Matt & Kim and The Thermals. (Buy tickets here.) It’s a slate of well-known bands for anyone into indie rock, but it’s entirely possible that … Continue reading

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Maha Music Festival: The Flaming Lips, Matt & Kim, Bob Mould lead the lineup

Maha Music Festival announced its lineup and it’s top-to-bottom the strongest the fest has featured in its five years. The Flaming Lips will headline the festival’s lineup, which features a strong group of diverse indie artists that also includes Matt & … Continue reading

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Weekend Shows: The Men, the O’Leaver’s Sunday social, Maha news and more

This weekend is sure to be full of rock ‘n’ roll, smoked meats and music festival news. There’s a little something for everyone coming in the next few days. And instead of blathering on more, let’s get on with the … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Thermals, ‘Desperate Ground’

The Thermals don’t break new ground with “Desperate Ground.” They don’t do anything particularly novel, change the dynamics of punk rock or deliver a scathing treatise of our government. What they do is kill it with tracks that hit like … Continue reading

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Whipkey’s ‘Penny Park’ Kickstarter still looking for donations

Update: Whipkey’s Kickstarter project raised almost $6,000. The total reached $5,906 yesterday, which is more than $1,900 past its goal. More than 120 donated money to the cause. He’s already back to work on the record. “In the mastering room … Continue reading

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Review: Johnny Marr tears through The Smiths, Electronic, solo material

While we expected to hear a couple songs by The Smiths, the The or Electronic, I don’t think anyone expected to hear as many as we did at Johnny Marr’s show Monday at the Waiting Room. For starters, he kicked … Continue reading

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Q&A: Johnny Marr talks ‘The Messenger’ and The Smiths

He formed The Smiths and created an iconic guitar sound. Later, he joined Electronic and the The. And, most recently, Johnny Marr was a member of Modest Mouse and The Cribs. All of it, he told me, helped him make … Continue reading

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Maha Music Festival: Digital Leather, Criteria, The Millions lead local stage

Maha Music Festival, which takes place Aug. 17, announced its local stage artists. Garage-synth band Digital Leather leads the lineup, which also includes Criteria, The Millions, Rock Paper Dynamite and HERS. Maha will announce the main stage lineup one week … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2013 may have been the biggest ever

Happy Record Store Day! It’s like Christmas. Except instead of getting presents, we pay lots of money for records. In fact, it’s not much like Christmas at all. It’s more like the day after Thanksgiving when people line up outside … Continue reading

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Weekend Shows: Jukebox the Ghost, Record Store Day, Marnie Stern, Johnny Marr and more

A lot of shows and good stuff going on this weekend. I’m not going to waste your time with frivolities, so let’s jump right in: • Tonight, Jukebox the Ghost plays the Waiting Room with opener Pretty & Nice. I like … Continue reading

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