Glen Reynolds certainly has a lot of momentum behind him these days. He recently released his second solo album, Breakbeat Ice Beneath Me, but this time, he's using the moniker of Grey. While the album is a departure from the Weezer-meets-XTC vibe of his earlier material, it certainly represents whe ... More >>
Mike BrooksScratch Acid at Trees Since this Sunday is Christmas, we decided to do something a little different with this week's edition of My First Show. Checking back in with a number of the people we interviewed this year, we wanted their takes on the best shows they saw, and to also get a ... More >>
Cabe BoothCabe Booth's name might not ring too many bells. But if you've ever been to the Curtain Club, you've seen his artwork. Creating stunning, life-like paintings of legendary bands, you might as well stare at them for hours.Booth's birthday is coming up this week, and for his birthday ... More >>
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Glen ReynoldsThese days, you see Glen Reynolds in the crowd at shows more than you see him on the stage. ... More >>
"Well, I was passing by a pawn shop in an older part of town, something caught my eye and stop and turned around / I stepped inside and then I spied in the middle of it all, was a beat up old guitar hanging on the wall / 'What do want for that piece of junk?' I asked the old man / He just smiled and ... More >>
Saturday, September 6, at Club Dada
Tonight, starting at nine o'clock at Club Dada, Salim Nourallah, Chris Holt and countless other prominent area (and returning) musicians who knew and loved Carter Albrecht (full line-up after the jump) will be hosting and performing at a special one-year anniversary memorial show for their fallen-bu ... More >>
Let's say a) you're lazy and haven't run out to your nearest Observer pickup spot yet, or b) you live in one of the more outlying areas of our circulation and you won't get your copy of this week's paper until later today (or early tomorrow)--and yet, despite this, you still want to know the nominee ... More >>
The Subchronicles Crew (Mark Zizzo) It’s been a while since local hip-hop heads actually had to decide between two shows going down at the same time. But tomorrow is one of those nights. As part of their whirlwind local Denglish CD release tour, PPT will perform with Chomsky vet Glen Reynolds at ... More >>
Glen Reynolds: Future Hip-Hop Mogul? Of all the possible local music collaborations you could dream up, a pairing of Glen Reynolds from Chomsky and Picnic from PPT would likely be the last you'd think of. And yet, here we are: “I’ve played guitar on the new PPT Denglish record and it’s incr ... More >>
Somebody posted a couple o' Youtube clips from the Chomsky reunion on Saturday night at the Double-Wide. Here's the better of the two: "15 Minutes to Rock" by Chomsky (How does one punctuate "rock-thirty"? Is it that way? Or "rock:30"? Does anyone know?) It was, indeed, quite a fun show. I was t ... More >>
Five loyal local music writers pick favorites
In Between Days (Idol)
Glen Reynolds moves out of the shadow of his former band
A couple months back we mentioned that former Chomsky co-frontman Glen Reynolds would be releasing his solo debut, In Between Days, on Idol Records -- home of his former band, actually. The record now has a release date: June 5. Or: last Monday. Because, see, that's when all the cool kids started do ... More >>
This afternoon we received a missive from Erv Karwelis, bossman at Idol Records, informing us he's just signed Glen Reynolds to his label. Glen, as you no doubt recall, used to be the guitarist in Chomsky, which was signed to Idol when it released its terrific discs A Few Possible Selections for the ... More >>
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