There is a rawness that puts the ‘indie’ in indie rock. I look for a certain grittiness both musically and lyrically; there must be more than just a stage presence—more of a stage attitude that binds audience with band, both locked in the passion for pure rock music. Sometimes, even for seasoned indie rockers, it … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE DISTRICTS
The Districts – Popular Manipulations Pennsylvania indie rockers The Districts are back with Popular Manipulations, out today via Fat Possum Records. With sonic intensity that calls to mind bands like Kasabian and Kaiser Chiefs, The Districts have amassed a bevy of bangers cranked to eleven and beyond. While the band shows a softer side in some well-placed acoustic … Read more NEW MUSIC FRIDAY!
Ha Ha Tonka—Heart-Shaped Mountain Forged in the Missouri Ozarks in 2004, Ha Ha Tonka unveils their fifth studio album, Heart-Shaped Mountain, today via Bloodshot Records. The band’s new record is a triumph—in more ways than one. After weathering a massive studio hardware crash that deleted everything they’d recorded, they regrouped, steeled themselves, and emerged with a 10-song collection … Read more NEW MUSIC FRIDAY!