Post Tagged with: "indie"

Movie Review: ‘Lady Bird’

Movie Review: ‘Lady Bird’

★★★★★ “‘Lady Bird,’ is that your given name?” “I gave it to myself, it’s given to me by me.” In “Lady Bird,” the brilliant and relatable film written and directed by Greta Gerwig, Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson, played by Saoirse Ronan, navigates her senior year of high school and grapples[Read More…]

CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA

Concert Review: The Weeks at the Rock and Roll Hotel

Upon first impression, indie rock band The Weeks does not seem to command much stage presence. The band consists of four men wearing raggedy t-shirts and boasting a carefree attitudes. At the band’s concert at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Oct. 19, however, its unassuming demeanor disappeared; the band[Read More…]

TARINA TOURET/THE HOYA

Concert Review: LANY at Fillmore Silver Spring

“This experience can only be heightened by enthusiastic response and involvement.” As the lights dimmed, these words filled the and the crowd began to scream. Suddenly, Paul Klein, the lead vocalist of LANY, appeared on stage and began to sing “Dumb Stuff”, the first song of the 21-song set planned[Read More…]

Album: ‘Sleep Well Beast’

Album: ‘Sleep Well Beast’

★★★☆☆ Political strategist Karl Rove described The National’s song “Walk It Back” as “a euro tech pop thing.” The National’s response? “F—k you, Karl.” Rove was asked to comment on the song because “Walk It Back” features a recitation of an infamous quote about political manipulation of reality, which is[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
CARPARK RECORDS

Album: ‘Life Without Sound’

★★★☆☆ Music, like all other forms of art, has an ability to affect us at our most basic emotional level. Music has a feeling, an almost tactile sensation, which can allow us to experience the world in new and interesting ways. In its new album, “Life Without Sound,” Cloud Nothings[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
GRIZZLY BEAR

Album: ‘Painted Ruins’

★★★★★ Everybody loves indie music. And why wouldn’t they? Once reserved for independently produced music, the term is now used freely to describe any variety of sonically interesting music. It’s different but pleasant to hear — pop music for the thoughtful person. In today’s digital age, where you can find[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Being No One, Going Nowhere’

Album Review: ‘Being No One, Going Nowhere’

For indie rock buffs across the country, this is an exciting decade. Since the genre broke into the mainstream in the early 2000s, the style and tone of the music has radically matured, departing from its grunge and classic rock roots to becoming an entirely new genre. STRFKR’s new album[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide
COLUMBIA RECORDS

Album Review: ‘The Search for Everything’

John Mayer is no longer a top-seller. By the mid-2000s, Mayer had two double-platinum albums and a Song of the Year Grammy Award under his belt. The entertainment industry believed him to be a pop darling. However, after a series of infamous remarks in 2010, Mayer’s self-described “lean years” began,[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide
SUB POP

Album Review: ‘Pure Comedy’

★★★★★ Since adopting the moniker Father John Misty in 2012, singer-songwriter Josh Tillman has released a trio of fantastic albums. Released April 7, Tillman’s latest album “Pure Comedy” features his characteristic instrumentation, vocal timbre and misanthropic worldview. However, it represents a departure from his previous work in its ambition —[Read More…]

A Conversation with Bastille’s Kyle Simmons

A Conversation with Bastille’s Kyle Simmons

British pop-rock group Bastille quickly rose to fame in 2013, following the release of hit single “Pompeii” — one of the most streamed tracks that year. Since then, the band has lost none of its momentum, keeping its schedule full with performances, tours and frequent releases of music, most recently,[Read More…]