Caitlin Bladt

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One of the city's most original festivals is returning this weekend. IndiHop (Saturday, June 1, noon to 5 p.m.), now in its second year, gives participants the opportunity to become better acq... more


Now in its third year, LouFest gives concert-goers the rare opportunity to jam to the best local musicians while enjoying food from around the city, find their new favorite band in the 2 p.m. slot, an... more


In a Rolling Stone review of The Flaming Lips ' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots , the author states: "The long-reigning kings of big-sky psychedelia emerge from their Oklahoma City bunker to as... more



Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Everything seems to be coming full-circle for Sleepy Kitty. The group—comprised of Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult—was responsible for creating the logo and promotional materials for the very first... more


When Cults first appeared on the music scene in the summer of 2010, almost as little was known about them as the secretive co-ops they take their name from. All anyone knew were that there were two... more



Photograph: J.Wagner & S.Waugh

Jay Farrar's list of accomplishments seems altogether too long for someone who has not yet reached 50 years old. The Belleville, Illinois native was one of the pioneering members of alt-country ... more


SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 12:45 p.m. Handy messenger bag break on the bike ride from the Metrolink station? Alpine Shop's got you covered. 2 p.m. The bleach-blonde glory that is Sleepy Ki... more


British group Little Barrie has been garnering buzz overseas for the past several years, and is now poised to make break out in the States as well. We caught up with the band via e-mail while the... more



Photograph by Brantley Gutierrez

Alt-rock legends Dinosaur Jr. left fans longing for more when they split up in 1997. In 2005, they reunited for what was supposed to be a short tour supporting the re-issues of their first three... more



Photograph by Shawn Brackbill

Listening to Wild Nothing's first full-length album, Gemini , is like being time-warped back to a teenager's bedroom in the mid-'80s. The album is defined by lightly handled synth, bells and dist... more


Dawes ' sound can be traced to California based bands of the '60s— the Band , Buffalo Springfield , Crosby, Stills & Nash . The heart and emotion inherent in every soulful chord the band strums ... more


Imagining that the members of the band Cotton Mather might be bitter and resentful isn't a stretch. The record deals they should have been offered never showed up, while DJs in the States refused... more


The biggest thing you need to know going into a THEESatisfaction show—your hips are going to move. With music this bass-heavy and tightly syncopated, it's impossible to do anything else. You're not... more


 "We like to play at night. We like being in the dark," Sarah Barthel, one-half of the band Phantogram, explains. The band—comprised of long-time friends Barthel and Josh Carter—create lush, co... more



Dr. Dog performing at Coachella 2009. Photograph by Cody Peterson (Creative Commons License)

Being in a rock band is pretty much synonymous with infighting and egomania. From Paul McCartney and John Lennon to Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis —the list of rock star breakdowns and band ... more



Will Knauer, Jonathan James, John Robert Cardwell, Philip Dickey. Photograph by Wesley Hamilton

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is the type of band you could bring home to your family. Over heaping plates of chicken salad they'd tell your younger sister they like her braids, your mom ... more



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King Tuff frontman, Kyle Thomas, doesn't skip a beat when asked his plans for the band's future. "World domination," Thomas states. Well that, he concedes, and "trying to go to a lot of barbeq... more



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It's hard not to be swept up in The Pernikoff Brothers ' excitement. With a string of praise-worthy opening gigs on local stages last year (including a opening slot for Willie Nelson), and a ren... more


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