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There’s relief in Dan Boeckner’s voice as he discusses an upcoming move back to Montreal, noting that being stationed in San Jose for the last couple of years had him missing...
Jessica PrattOn Your Own Love Again (Drag City) The intimacy displayed on folksinger Jessica Pratt’s sophomore record, On Your Own Love Again, can be chalked up to a couple of...
As writers’ settings go, the inside of a New York City holding cell isn’t as ideal as a streetside café in Paris, but Cult of Youth frontman Sean Ragon made the best of an...
In addition to the release of his new album Club Meds, local singer-songwriter Dan Mangan’s big week also included a pair of nominations for this year’s Canadian Screen Awards. He...
Zoo StrategiesZeus Tragedies (Tetra) Ask a room of music fans who the Chicago guitar greats are and you’ll no doubt come up with praise for Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and other...
Growing up in northern Wisconsin left Nika Roza Danilova with idyllic childhood memories of running through the boreal forest and chopping wood with her father. This, however,...
U2, Tina Turner, the White Stripes, Tom Petty, Patti Smith, Muddy Waters—this is barely the tip of the iceberg in regard to the talent that’s graced the stage of the Commodore...
Animal BodiesThe Killing Scene (Hard Beat) Local duo Animal Bodies continues to flirt with the decadent and dank sounds of ’80s dark wave. Complementing the eroticized artwork for...
While people were griping on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tinder, and every other social-media platform about how the new U2 “infected” their iTunes account, I slapped some...
Whether for his soul or for his songbook, strolling along beaches has apparently done wonders for Scott Morgan, the artist known in electronic and ambient circles as Loscil. The...

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