Alt-J, more like Alt-Facemelt. Read more
Call it dad rock. Read more
“Vamos al Noa Noa!!!” Read more
Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hütz has the energy of an Olympic athlete doped up on the highest grade of PEDs (performance enhancing drugs). Read more
The long lost soul of Pavement is alive and well. Read more
Nathaniel + the Night Sweats crammed as many people and energy on the Hi-Dive stage not seen in years. Read more
A full decade has passed since the release of “Give Up.” Read more
Vampire Weekend has taken their collegiate odes to east coast women and living and taken a more broad approach to songwriting with their latest release, “Modern Vampires of the City.” Read more
Classixx has put up a good fight with their latest album, “Hanging Gardens,” to claim their stake as conquerors of the summer jamz circuit. Read more
The Presets are performing at the Odgen Theater tomorrow co-headlining with Dragonette and openers Classixx. In all honesty, the three could be headlining the evening with strong new(ish) albums from both the Presets and SoCal’s Classixx. The Presets’ latest release, “Pacifica,” has a tinge of Darren Emerson from Underworld sprinkled for good measure on Australia’s best hope to follow in the footsteps of Cut Copy. “Pacifica” is a step in the right direction of using more instruments versus leaning too much on the electronic element with a more organic feel compared to previous efforts.
Classixx’s “Hanging Gardens” have just released their newest offering in what sounds like a steamy summer evening on a rooftop in a bustling city. The title track is a slow simmer that eventually culminates into a a soft banger setting the stage for the full album. The contribution from DFA’s Nancy Whang on “All You’re Waiting For” is a strong second, but the rest of the release has been on non-stop rotation.