Tag: Rough Trade

Parquet Courts – ‘Wide Awake!’ (album review)

Parquet Courts – ‘Wide Awake!’ (album review)

Whether through their five records or front man Andrew Savage’s foray as a solo artist, Parquet Courts have covered pretty much every ground within the indie-rock spectrum. Their sixth album, Wide Awake!, however, sees the Brooklyn quartet wade through new territory thanks to the deft guidance of Brian Burton – a.k.a. Danger Mouse. There is still plenty of garage-rock and […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 23rd

The Matinee ’18 February 23rd

Plenty of star power is on The Matinee ’18 February 23rd edition, which kicks off with a couple of big time Brooklyn bands and finishes off with a fast-rising singer-songwriter. A few of the artists listed below are also heading to SXSW, so this is as good as a time to start planning who to see.   Parquet Courts – […]

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Thunder on the Left – Rough Trade East, London (photo review)

Thunder on the Left – Rough Trade East, London (photo review)

Gig in a shop. Not a bad idea. Thirty years ago today, I was the Assistant Manager of an Our Price Music branch, which was a national chain of record stores in the UK that got rid of vinyl in favour of CDs and then got rid of those in favour of VHS and mobile phones. No wonder it no […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 January 17th

Melodic Tonic ’18 January 17th

Today’s serving of new music cocktails features six stunning artists from Australia, Canada, England, and the USA. With genres ranging from indie pop to Australian chillwave and British soul, this week’s Melodic Tonic lives up to its name. Let’s kick things off with one of Canada’s finest indie rockers.   Preoccupations – “Espionage” (Calgary, Canada) RIYL: Bauhaus, David Bowie, Sisters […]

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Parquet Courts – “Human Performance”

Parquet Courts – “Human Performance”

The character for the Dos Equis commercial might be “the most interesting man in the world”, but the collective of Andrew Savage, Austin Brown, Sean Yeaton, and Max Savage are unquestionably the most interesting band in all of music. Their earlier works, American Specialties and Light Up Gold, were quick bursts of blistering post-punk and garage rock with most of […]

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