Whitehorse at Schubas

written by: Craig Bechtel on May 15, 2015

Just like the far-flung Western town in the Yukon from where they derive their moniker, the sound of Whitehorse is like the sound of the Old West.

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Parrot Dream – “Come Home”

written by: Craig Bechtel on December 18, 2014

Come Home Parrot Dream has released a woozy and leisurely yet deceptively complex single entitled “Come Home” from the band’s new self-released six song EP, Set Sail Someday. Like the ethereal musical hemispheres Parrot Dream combines, the quartet combines geographical hemispheres with members based in New York City and Santiago, Chile. The single starts simply, […]

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Camera Obscura live at Thalia Hall in Chicago on July 25, 2014.

Camera Obscura at Thalia Hall on July 25, 2014

written by: Craig Bechtel on July 28, 2014

She had a “New Year’s resolution to write something of value,” Camera Obscura’s Tracyanne Campbell sang Friday night, but judging by the enthusiastic crowd’s reaction and the quality of her band’s recorded output to date, she should have checked that off her list long ago. The lead singer and lyricist for the Scottish quintet (expanded […]

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Crocodiles Are Not Crying Crocodile Tears

written by: Craig Bechtel on July 19, 2014

As 18-year-old guys, inspired by the Sex Pistols and what they saw as the repressively sunny dittohead malaise of their San Diego environment, Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell formed the political punk outfit The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower. But nowadays, Crocodiles aren’t just crying crocodile tears on the band’s most recent release, […]

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