Written by Danielle I have a soft spot for bands containing a single female member who is not the lead singer (i.e. a female in a band who plays in instrument and is not a front woman backed up by a bunch of nameless faceless dudes playing music). I also have a soft spot for Indie rock bands, especially the dying breed of Indie bands that are actually signed to an independent … [Read more...] about SSPU and Viva Voce Live
Sonic Youth Kool Haus Toronto August 8, 2006 If I recall correctly, for the past couple of tours Sonic Youth has been threatening to call it quits. So every time the band puts out a record and tours my heart skips a beat -- excited to see and hear them again, but always fearful that it will be for the last time. So a few months ago when Rather Ripped was released, my heart … [Read more...] about Sonic Youth Rips It Live
Eager rock fans were still piling into the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto as the clock began to creep towards midnight; the drizzling rain outside had turned to a downpour, as evidenced from the wet t-shirts and blazers of the indie rock kids who looked relieved to be inside. It was promising to be a night of avant-garde indie rock and roll at its finest: an opening set by NYC's … [Read more...] about Creeping Forward
The Go! Team Great American Music Hall San Francisco April 27, 2006 Let me say right off the bat and for the record that The Go! Team live is just as high-energy, fun and off the wall as their album Thunder, Lightning, Strike. For those who don't know them, the group is based in the U.K. and their music is a mishmash of 1970s influenced tunes performed with … [Read more...] about Let’s Go Team!
I have something to say today. It may sound blasphemous, but it is something I can no longer keep to myself. The best concerts I have ever had the privilege of seeing were not put on by *NSYNC. This is shocking, I know, especially coming from the one who started the cycle of Shame amongst the gurls in the first place. In retrospect, though, I probably shouldn’t be surprised … [Read more...] about Don’t Hate Him Because He’s Fabulous