Archive: September 13, 2009 - September 19, 2009

Yo La Tengo, Still Got It

Back in college I had a friend/future enemy who would drive hundreds of miles in an unreliable car to see Yo La Tengo on tour. He said the veteran indie-rock trio (yes, they were already veterans by then) was a band he needed to see as often as he...

By David Malitz | September 18, 2009; 6:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Six Questions for ... Miike Snow

(By special contributor Fritz Hahn) Who is Miike Snow? The trio headlining the Rock and Roll Hotel tonight is a behind-the-scenes supergroup of sorts. Two of the three members are Pontus Winnberg and Christian Karlsson, better known as the Grammy-winning production team Bloodshy and Avant, who produced and co-wrote...

By David Malitz | September 18, 2009; 2:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Latin Grammy Nominees Announced

Puerto Rican rap duo Calle 13 and Brazilian tropicalia legend Caetano Veloso (above) lead the Latin Grammy nominations, which were announced today. Our very own Chris Richards has covered both of those acts extensively for us in the past. He reviewed Calle 13's album-of-the-year nominated "Los de Atras Vienen...

By David Malitz | September 17, 2009; 5:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

K'Jon: Live Last Night

By Sarah Godfrey Singer K'Jon, whose major label debut, "I Get Around," was released last month, waited years to see his music embraced beyond the boundaries of his native Detroit. Now that he's a headed for the big time, it's the fans' turn to wait. It took a while...

By David Malitz | September 17, 2009; 2:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Six Questions for ... Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller makes music. He's been doing it, and doing it well, for 20 years. The 39-year-old is best known for his work with alt-country vets the Old 97's (or maybe as a Chili's pitchman -- more on that later) but the three solo albums he's released this decade...

By David Malitz | September 17, 2009; 9:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Go Back to Those Gold Soundz?

If both BrooklynVegan and Pitchfork say it's so, it must be so: Pavement is reuniting. On September 21!!! (Of 2010.) So there's plenty of time to get excited. And eventually I will get excited. I mean, my favorite band, who I stalked up and down the East Coast as...

By David Malitz | September 16, 2009; 5:07 PM ET | Comments (5)

Son Volt: Live Last Night

By Chris Klimek 'Scuse me, son, but haven't I seen you hanging around with Chrissie Hynde lately? Indeed. The pale, intense young fellow stage right at last night's robust Son Volt gig at the 9:30 club was one James Walbourne, the British guitar prodigy whose serrated-edge leads make the...

By David Malitz | September 16, 2009; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (1)

Kanye, GaGa and a Bit of D.C. -- VMAs Revisited

I won't lie -- watching the MTV Video Music Awards is a painful, depressing, embarrassing experience. You know, sort of like watching a Redskins game. But at least the show leaves you with plenty to talk about. So here are five things that still resonate the morning after. To...

By David Malitz | September 14, 2009; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (8)

Live Tweeting the VMAs

There will be plenty of local flavor at tonight's MTV VMAs with Wale and UCB serving as the show's house band. We'll finally get that All-American Rejects/UCB collaboration we've been waiting for. Once things get started, check here or follow twitter.com/postrock for updates. #twitter_div h2 { background-color: transparent; color:...

By David Malitz | September 13, 2009; 7:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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