The thing about house venues is that they're always more interesting than public ones. Idiosyncrasies are the décor. Little trinkets here, deliciously askew lighting there -- tonight it's horror film reds and greens, like watermelons and glow sticks. The colors spill through the windows, out onto ... More >>
The twittersphere has been all a-flutter with Kanyemania. A lot of cultural dialogue on social media has been in the vein of his new album, new baby, or new interview. Though you're probably dying to hear more opinions regarding these topics, we've decided to widen the focus a bit on #raptwitter thi ... More >>
With apologies to Robert Earl Keen, Devin the Dude, Cake, Hayes Carll and the multitude of also-rans filling up the regional concert calendar in these final weeks of 2010, it's safe to say, I think, that, with Friday night's Wu-Tang show at the Granada Theater, the year in live music effectively ... More >>
As a fellow Syracuse University alum with some connections to the band, I may be a little biased in the matter, but, listen, there's a lot to like about the SU-spawned Ra Ra Riot, whose endearing chamber pop thrust the band out of the college basement circuit and into the indie mainstream in 2008, r ... More >>
Vampire Weekend, Beach House, The Very BestPalladium BallroomOctober 6, 2010Better than: watching the Yankees win another play-off game.Vampie WeekendTo understand just how good 2010 has been for Vampire Weekend, one can look at their trips this year through Dallas: Their first time through last ... More >>
Quite the hopping hump day we have here. While Monday and Tuesday each had a couple of interesting musical offerings, this particular Wednesday night has a bounty of choices for those in search of cool sounds.
Vampire Weekend, Abe VigodaHouse of BluesApril 11, 2010Better than: That stomach virus that's going around, that's for sure.Andrew ShepherdVampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig basks in the House of Blues glow. The curtain was already drawn and the floor already packed by the time the four members of Vam ... More >>
Sunday, April 11, at House of Blues