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Band Aid: Merging Music with a Social Conscience

Band Aid: Merging Music with a Social Conscience

It’s one in the afternoon and the Do Good Bus is parked outside the 9:30 Club, right beside the tour bus of smash-hit indie band Foster the People. While the band is inside warming up, excited volunteers climb on-board, not knowing quite what they are getting themselves into. Inside, paper[Read More…]

by September 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Hit the Road, Jack

Ahh, the great American road trip. A time when we can explore our nation from sea to shining sea, sleep in dingy motels, eat exclusively from diners and vending machines and generally pretend to be Jack Kerouac. With Columbus Day looming on the distant horizon, I bet that many of us[Read More…]

by September 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Indie Soloist Shines Brightly in Fourth Album

Indie Soloist Shines Brightly in Fourth Album

While the name Leslie Feist may not ring any bells for many listeners, her music certainly will.  Performing under the mononym Feist, she released her first album, 2007’sThe Reminder, to near-universal critical acclaim. It garnered that praise for its mellow, bubble-gum singles, especially the infectious “1234” (also known as, “that song from the iPod Nano commercials”).[Read More…]

by September 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide

New Releases // 9.23.11

“Is It Me” The Kooks Junk of the Heart 3 stars The English indie-rock band The Kooks has a catchy hit on its hands with this first single from its third album, Junk of the Heart. Infused with more melancholia than some of the band’s  earlier hits, “Is It Me” is[Read More…]

by September 23, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Bands Spring Ahead With Fall Music

Bands Spring Ahead With Fall Music

The Whole Love by Wilco, due out Sept. 27 Beloved Chicago boys Wilco are set to come out with the follow up to their underwhelming 2009 release Wilco (The Album) later this month. Based on NPR’s streaming preview of the album, The Whole Love seems to continue the band’s departure from its original alternative country roots back into[Read More…]

by September 22, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Clap Your Hands and Stop Crying

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah first garnered attention for earning enough of a fan base on the Internet to successfully release their first self-titled album in 2005, even though they were unsigned. For their third full-length album, Hysterical, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah returns in collaboration with producer JohnCongleton, who has[Read More…]

by September 22, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Fight for Your Right

On any given Friday, I can go out and hear some Chris Brown, Kanye, Ke$ha or Gaga. When I do, I’m guaranteed to freak out, say each song is my favorite and proceed to scream along as loud as I can, ruining the music for all within earshot. So, what’s the problem?[Read More…]

by September 16, 2011 0 comments The Guide

New Releases // 9.2.11

“You Make Me Feel” Cobra Starship Single 1 star “You Make Me Feel Good” is one of the dumbest dance songs I’ve ever heard. The beauty of popular dance music is forgetting the lyrics and having a good time getting your groove on; dance songs can be good when they’re[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Folkster Struggles to Stay Afloat on Latest Album

On his second release since 2006’s Gulag Orkestar, Zach Condon — under the moniker of Beirut — demonstrates just how much he has matured in the five years since, in both his songwriting and his lyricism. The Rip Tide is certainly a far more sophisticated and polished album than Orkestar, but in the end struggles[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide

The Summer Shuffle

I don’t know about the rest of you, but when the air outside feels like hot soup and I consider leaving the house with no clothes on at all just to feel a little bit cooler, sometimes the only thing that can lift my spirits is an impromptu dance party.[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide