I Saw [Modest Mouse] Live

Date: October 3rd, 2017 Location: Louisville Palace A Modest Mouse show is like a box of chocolates. You get the idea. In the three times I've seen the band in the last few years, I've been treated to three distinguishable, unique experiences of varying degrees of quality. Not just because to band, remarkably, plays a …

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Review: The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

Music can be a delicate, complex, absorbing craft, and few understand that more completely than Adam Granduciel of The War on Drugs. Over the course of the band's near ten year existence, Granduciel has been slaving away in prolonged studio sessions to create some of the most enveloping and minutely-detailed indie rock on the market. With …

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Review: Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm

The break-up album has been a staple of popular music since its earliest days. There are no shortage of records that document the loss of a significant other, and the subsequent moving-on. After at least a half-century of the stuff, it can be difficult for an artist to successfully overcome genre traps and produce something great. Katie …

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Review: Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Arcade Fire are no strangers to ambitious projects. In fact, the Canadian rock group practically built their careers off of ambition. Their monumental 2004 debut, "Funeral," essentially carved out the path for modern indie rock with its complex structure, varied instrumentation, and passionate songwriting. The band carried acclaim and consistency through their next couple records, "Neon Bible" …

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Review: Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy

Since the fledgling days of Odd Future, Tyler, The Creator has made a name for himself as a problem child; someone who gives no fucks. His shows were rowdy, his lyrics and videos transgressive, and his persona polarizing, to say the very least. Beneath the edgelord façade, however, always lurked a talent waiting to be realized. …

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Review: Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked at Me

"Death is real. Someone's there and then they're not." is the soul-crushingly blunt opening line to Phil Elverum's latest project as Mount Eerie, "A Crow Looked at Me." On July 9, 2016, Elverum's wife, artist and musician Genevieve Castree passed away suddenly from pancreatic cancer, less than a year after the birth of their daughter. …

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Review: Mac Demarco – This Old Dog

Every kid has to grow up someday. For self-proclaimed "walk, talking meme," and beloved trouble child of the indie sphere, Mac Demarco, this day arrives alongside his third studio record "This Old Dog." The silliness omnipresent in Demarco's earlier work has been tamed and placed by the wayside, giving the gap-toothed debonair chance to let …

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