Tag Archives: conor oberst

DEAD BANDS: COMMANDER VENUS

by chuck bell In a time when most major labels are dying, Saddle Creek Records have remained one of the most self-sufficient, resilient indie labels in the United States today. They built their name on the strength of their three biggest, top-selling bands: Cursive, Bright Eyes and The Faint. What most people don’t remember is [...]

MONSTERS OF FOLK @ UNITED PALACE THEATER

post and (amazing) pics by marc evan In 1965, at the Newport Folk Festival, Bob Dylan stepped on stage and changed the face of folk music by playing an electrically amplified set with his band.  As the famous anecdote goes, Pete Seeger was so upset with the distortion during “Maggie’s Farm” that he wanted to [...]

KNOW YOUR LABEL: TEAM LOVE RECORDS

by alyssa coluccio Conor Oberst’s brainchild, Jenny Lewis’s introduction as a solo artist, and the coolest library you’ll ever encounter: just a few reasons why Team Love Records should be your new favorite. Artist: Tilly and the Wall Song: Bad Education Artist: Popup Song: Dreams Like These …

CONOR OBERST & JENNY LEWIS @ BATTERY PARK

photos and post by marc evan I walked through lower Manhattan towards Battery Park on Saturday July 4th, passing my former apartment, and all the memories that clung to it.  I also passed the former site of the World Trade Center.  Or the scar on the Manhattan cityscape that was once the WTC.  As I [...]

KNOW YOUR LABEL: MERGE RECORDS

by alyssa coluccio In the history of music, the record label and the music fan have not always walked hand in hand.  In fact, the music fan has often condemned the label as being “the stifler of musical freedom” and “the corrupter of musical purity.”  Some major labels aside, there actually does exist a world [...]

INDIE NEWS REEL: 5/20

by charles poladian Memorial Day is coming up. Ready for that three day weekend? The summer is fast approaching; I can’t believe how quickly the days go by. I hope everyone takes time off of worrying about the little things and live life. All the shows are wrapping up; we’re going to need another way [...]

BEWARE: BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY COMES TO NYC

By Mike Schoeck (Photo © Baby Leg) Louisville-based singer/songwriter Will Oldham is definitely alt-country’s best kept secret in his 15-year span under the radar, under various aliases.  With some 15 releases to match, the grizzly and fanatical-looking West Kentuckian came out with another dusty road in March, aptly titled Beware, under the Bonnie “Prince” Billy [...]

SHAZAM MIX VOL. 3

by bmac Another round of Shazam Allstars. This mixtape isn’t as big as the last but it’s solid. It’s pretty awesome that quality indie rock is flowing through Philly right now… Grab em all – shazam 3.zip – or check em out after the jump.

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 21 (NOV 9 – 15)

by bmac So the mixtape is late by two days. I’d like to tell you it’s because we were consumed by the G-20 summit on the global economic crisis or that we spent today planting trees and giving kit kat bars to strangers. But that’d by lying. And eventhough the mixtape is late because one [...]

CONOR OBERST & BEN KWELLER ROCK TERMINAL 5

by marc evan Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band set a new high standard for folk rock. I have been fortunate enough to see many great rock shows recently. Most of these so-called great shows are a reflection of the performers getting up on stage and playing their music well. This was not the [...]