I Saw [They Might Be Giants] Live

There are fewer alt-rock groups more weird, dorky, and beloved than They Might Be Giants. Their performance in Louisville’s Mercury Ballroom Sunday, March 18th, which capped off this portion of the tour supporting their new record, “I Like Fun,” was a monumentally fun performance indeed. One that’s taken me nearly two weeks to succinctly wrap …

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I Saw [Mitski] Live

Mitski’s performance at Zanzabar Friday March 17th, was a perfect summation of the indie rocker’s talents and persona. Mitski, whose latest record, “Puberty 2,” ranked among the most acclaimed works of 2016, put on a brief but gratifying set rife with emotional engagement. Half Waif, the project of former Pinegrove member Nandi Plunkett, provided an …

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I Saw [Angel Olsen] Live

  An exemplary performer should exude three things: charisma, enthusiasm, and talent. Singer songwriter Angel Olsen has every one of these in spades, as indicated by her December 10 performance at Mercury Ballroom. The stop arrives at the heels of Olsen’s latest album release “Phases,” a compilation of B-sides, covers, and other leftover tracks from …

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I Saw [Waxahatchee] Live

It’s always a pleasure being reminded of rock’s ability to captivate. The indie rock project Waxahatchee, formed and helmed by singer/songwriter Katie Crutchfield, gave such a demonstration last Friday at Zanzabar. Crutchfield and crew made the stop in support of their latest record “Out in the Storm,” which released this past July. The record sells …

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Rank the Discography: The National

The National are perhaps the most seasoned members of the modern indie rock community. Since their formation in 1999, the Cincinnati five-piece have made amassed wide acclaim and recognition for their delicately-crafted, understated records that often require multiple listens to settle, but almost always include some deep emotional resonance ranging from the painfully melancholic, darkly humorous, and piercingly romantic . …

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