Guided By Voices – English Little League

written by: Craig Bechtel on May 23, 2013

It may or may not be in the Guinness Book of World Records, but Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices is commonly believed to be the most prolific songwriter ever, at least among the indie rock cognoscenti. Rock critic Jim DeRogatis famously diagnosed Pollard with a case of “songwriting diarrhea,” and for some of what […]

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The Black Angels at The Vic Theatre on April 19, 2013

written by: Craig Bechtel on April 23, 2013

The evening began on a funereal note with the death march “Vikings,” but the night’s set contained many uptempo moments as well, such as the revolving paintdream of “I Hear Colors (Chromaesthesia).”

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Panda Riot’s Philosophy of Furniture

written by: Craig Bechtel on March 26, 2013

If it sounds like Panda Riot’s music should be the soundtrack to a post-apocalyptic space fantasy art film, it’s not necessarily all in your imagination. After one full-length record and an EP (both self-released), the Chicago group released its new record through Dallas-based Saint Marie Records in February. The album, Northern Automatic Music, further refines the […]

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