A Vile Sincerity
Songwriter Kurt Vile talks music, American fiction and fatherhood
By Mark Lopez
Mark Lopez gabbed with Kurt Vile about fame, schnitzel, family and songwriting.
LOL version dos, piano bar swank and punk rock girl
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
ISO twang-and-thrash, surf noir, solo piano or a doc on women in the hardcore and punk movements during the past three decades? Let Ledger Lines mark the way.
Sonny & the Sunsets Antenna to the Afterworld · Willis Earl Beal Nobody knows. · Emilíana Torrini Tookah
This week we listened to new releases from Sonny & the Sunsets, Willis Earl Beal and Emilíana Torrini.
Rugby is a Drag • Truly Scrumptious Coxx
By Robin Babb
This Saturday, Jan. 21, drag your ass to Sidewinders by 9pm for the fundraiser, Rubgy is a Drag, presented by Brujos Rugby and Casa Q. That’s right, the strapping young Brujos Rugby Team players will be performing in drag for a one-night-only event with guest MC Truly Scrumptious Coxx…
Courtesy Epic Records
Chevelle • alternative • Black Map • Dinosaur Pile-Up • rock
By August March
Chevelle, an indie band from the Midwest, portrays their hard sound—expressed with exasperated vocals, a muscular rhythms and chunky guitar riffs that repeatedly drift off into tangential melodies—as an artful thing, comparable to '90s peers like Tool. And they do sound like Tool—if their latest single “Door to Door Cannibals” is any indication—when that band was at its peak at the end of the last millennium. Whether this particular vernacular is still credible in a rocanrol world that is rapidly evolving away from rocanrol remains to be seen, yet Chevelle does provide solid affirmation that such beefy sounds are still commercially, if not aesthetically viable. Currently a familial unit comprised of brothers Pete and Sam Loeffler as well as their brother-in-law Dean Bernardini, Chevelle continues to use themes of darkness and domination to draw radio-friendly audiences worldwide. Burqueños can get a taste of their rockingly reserved rampage when the trio visit our town on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Black Map and Dinosaur Pile-Up open this 13+ show at the El Rey that costs between $25-$45.
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