Articulating The Limbs
Blues-rock revival gets hyper-local
By Lizzy Von Stange
Lizzy Von Stange chats with bluesy rock and roll duo The Limbs about classical training, musical influences and touring aspirations.
Big in South Korea
Danceable Americana duo unveils debut album
By Jim Phillips
Jim Phillips reports on banjo-pop project Todd and the Fox’s stateside album release.
Plenty of Doubt
Racist video mars old band's return to relevance
By Marisa Demarco
Marisa Demarco meditates on the many reasons why No Doubt’s “Looking Hot” video is racist and highly offensive.
Prince Rama Top Ten Hits of the End of the World · Bomba Estéreo Elegencia Tropical · Dinosaur Jr. I Bet on Sky
This week, we listened to Prince Rama, Bomba Estéreo and Dinosaur Jr.
Flyer on the Wall
Gallup / Burque Gallop
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
This week’s Flyer on the Wall allegorizes the power of community-powered radio and announces a joint birthday party for KNIZ 90.1 FM and Small Engine Gallery.
Courtesy of the Artist
Franks & Deans • punk rock, rock 'n' roll • Shrewd • Punctured Muffler • Silent Crush • metal
By August March
At some point during the progression of meta-ultra-postmodernism, it was only natural that a band covering Rat Pack tunes revisioned as rambling ska paeans or blisteringly buoyant punk anthems based on the imbibing and love-making habits of dudes like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin would rise from the rocanrol cauldron. Well it's 2017 and such has indeed come to pass. The name of the band is Franks & Deans. They've succeeded by inflecting the sweepingly romantic, sometimes melancholy and nearly always self-referential ditties of these post-war, pre-rock vocal heroes with good-natured rhythms and danceable guitar leads—as well as an updated fashion sense that seems to borrow more from ZZ Top's summer style guide than from Robin and the 7 Hoods—that adds affable nuance to legendary, mid-century American popular music. Band members Rob DeTie, Mike "Pip" Ullemeyer, Hoss and Sampson await your indulgence at Low Spirits on Thursday, Feb. 23, and the admission price of $5 sure as heck beats dropping “Three Coins in the Fountain.”
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