Primavera Sound 2013 Review

A lot had changed for the 13th edition of Primavera Sound, most notably that the festival was no longer “San Miguel Primavera Sound,” but “Heineken Primavera Sound.” The difference is relevant, because a lot of the local Spanish elements of the festival haven’t been as emphasized in more recent years (and the Primavera organization has […]

The Brilliant State of Bee Thousand and Guided by Voices

It’s a big year for Guided by Voices. After calling it quits in 2004, some 21 years and 15 albums into one of the more prolific careers alternative music had ever seen, GBV resurrected in 2010 and, among other things, played the greatest rock ‘n’ roll show I have ever seen in my life. This […]

The Strafing Run: Dead Channel, Surgical Staff, and Kihap + Loveless Tribute

Hello once again, dear readers. I’ve come back from the wilderness of wonder that is State College, Pennsylvania to tell the interwebs about the most recent Roustabout where Dead Channel, The Surgical Staff, and Kihap put on a great show at The Darkhorse Tavern. The show served as a record release party for The Surgical […]