Oct 042011
 

In the Spotlight showcases a cross-section of an artist’s cover work. View past installments, then post suggestions for future picks in the comments!

With their new collection, Major/Minor, Thrice have taken the strangest turn one could have expected at this point: not much of a turn at all. After a decade-plus of sonic soul-searching, the West Coast foursome have stuck to the guns they crafted on 2009’s Beggars. They’ve perfected their soulful alternative rock, although with an admitted grunge-era groove seeping in this time around. Continue reading »

May 232011
 

Last night a slew of alt-indie heroes descended on New York’s Bowery Ballroom to pay tribute to the bands featured in Michael Azerrad’s era-defining tome Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991. Ted Leo covered Minor Threat, Titus Andronicus did the Replacements, and, strangest of all, Dirty Projectors played Black Flag. Continue reading »