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  • Dr. Dog keeps its rough edges

    Dr. Dog keeps its rough edges
    After years of gaining fans the old fashioned way — self-produced albums, incessant touring — the time came in the summer of 2009 for Dr. Dog to graduate from low-fi psychedelic folk group to a fully formed band, with the confidence to rise...
  • Meet the Band: The Red Vines

    Hometown // Baltimore Current members // Ryan Finnerin, vocals and guitar; Jason Butcher, drums; Micah Huerta, keyboards; Denny Finnerin, backing vocals; Neil Cotterill, guitar; Eric Bloodsworth, bass; Amy Cavanaugh, cello Founded in // 2005 Style //...
  • Meet the Band: Carousel Rogues

    Hometown // Frederick Current members // Caitlin Nethery, rhythm guitar, vocals; Zachary Anselmo, lead guitar, vocals; Patrick Fulford, drums; Courtney Cromartie, keyboards; John Cromartie, bass Founded in // 2006 Style // garage rock Influenced by //...
  • Sapphire Supper Club shines again for reunion

    Sapphire Supper Club shines again for reunion
    When it comes to landmarks of Orlando's music scene in the 1990s, there's no more sacred ground than the Sapphire Supper Club. More than a music hall, the beloved nightclub in the space now occupied by The Social was a pop-culture salon. It was the...
  • Cameron Mesirow unmasks more of Glasser with 'Interiors'

    Cameron Mesirow unmasks more of Glasser with 'Interiors'
    There's a cat mask sitting not five feet from Cameron Mesirow, who under the name Glasser will perform as one of the headliners of KCRW's now-annual Masquerade costume ball Saturday at the MacArthur Park-adjacent Park Plaza Hotel. The urge to put it on is...
  • Arcade Fire's release-day gig: It's outside Capitol Records building

    Arcade Fire's release-day gig: It's outside Capitol Records building
    In case you’ve been lost at sea and starved of Instagram, Twitter and potable drinking water for the last six months, the Arcade Fire have a new album out Tuesday called "Reflektor." A few years in the making and mostly produced by the band with...
  • Cheer up, Morrissey fans in America! His memoir is coming Dec. 3

    Cheer up, Morrissey fans in America! His memoir is coming Dec. 3
    Morrissey fans of America, fear not: The British music icon’s big new memoir will be landing on American shores in time for Christmas. “Autobiography,” as Morrissey succinctly titled it, will be published in hardcover on Dec. 3 by G.P....
  • Elliott Smith comforts, saddens 10 years after his death

    Elliott Smith needed a cigarette. The singer-songwriter was onstage at Largo on Fairfax Avenue not long after smoking had been banned in California bars. "He'd played about 10 songs and said, 'I'm going to go take a smoke break, does anyone want to join...
  • Michael Jackson's influence echoes across genres, generations

    With Wednesday’s verdict that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable in the death of Michael Jackson, the singer’s road to artistic redemption can move forward -- minus the depressing personal details. The trial's revelations of the...
  • The Head and the Heart opens up on 'Let's Be Still'

     The Head and the Heart opens up on 'Let's Be Still'
    Mumford & Sons have called it a day (for now) at the top of their game. Avicii is dropping bluegrass into his overcaffeinated EDM. Ed Sheeran is hanging out with Taylor Swift and One Direction. What the heck is going on with mainstream folk music today?...
  • 'Torment Saint' illuminates the troubled world of Elliott Smith

    'Torment Saint' illuminates the troubled world of Elliott Smith
    Ten years ago this November singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, then 34, died in an Echo Park bungalow from two knife stabs to the chest. According to William Todd Schultz's "Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith," a clear-eyed and devastating new...
  • Tune-Up Tuesday offers chance at free music collectibles

    Tune-Up Tuesday offers chance at free music collectibles
    Once upon a time, record labels were so flush with cash they would send out promotional goodies to newspaper reporters. We're talking posters, stickers, guitar picks, matchbooks, even the occasional condom. Because I'm a music-obsessed packrat, I've...