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Tag Archives: Indie Rock

Pere Ubu to Perform and Record

Pere Ubu, one of Cleveland’s most critically revered, influential, challenging and enduring groups, will perform a rare small-venue show at the Beachland Ballroom Tavern in Cleveland, OH on November 6. Ubu, founded by David Thomas (then known as “Crocus Behemoth”) and the late Peter Laughner in 1975 upon the demise …

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CD Review: Eric Himan One Night Stands

There’s something special about live recordings; raw, unrehearsed and real. One Night Stands is no exception. The arrangements are simple, the delivery is honest and uncomplicated, and the focus is on the strong and powerful lyrics which are about the essence of us all, pure emotion. In 2000, Eric Himan …

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CD Review: Finest Dearest – Pacemaker EP

Formed in 2004, this San Francisco indie band has a bright future ahead. Finest Dearest is led by Carly on vocals, Christine and Josh on guitar, Cheryl on keys, Mica on cello and Steve on drums. If you read ‘cello’ then you might have had the same reaction as I …

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Johnathan Rice – Trouble Is Real CD Review

At first listen, I thought I was listening to a John Mayer album by mistake. Mayer and Rice share an oddly similar voice, but I would characterize Rice’s as more rustic compared to the mushy Mayer. The opening track “Short Songs For Strings” is just instrumental music, which Rice uses …

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Feist – Let It Die Review

With Let It Die, Feist provides a breath of fresh air reminiscent to Nouvelle Vague’s self-titled debut. Nouvelle Vague’s debut was filled with covers, but NV gave each song a French new wave sound. Feist follows suit with a few songs of her own (the most Nouvelle Vague resembling “Gatekeeper,” …

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CBGB’s Last Stand?

The push is on to save fabled Bowery punk rock cradle CBGB, which opened in December of 1973 and is now in the last month of its lease. “Little” Steven Van Zandt (profile and interview here) has picked up the banner of the club, which is in conflict with its …

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