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  • What's up with indie rock

    On Dec. 20 Friends Records will put out a limited 7-inch. The A-side features Oxes with Will Oldham and Shellac's Bob Weston covering Sheryl Crow's '90s heartland-rock hit, "Strong Enough." The B-side is Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire" performed by Microkingdom and Future Islands crooner Samuel...

  • What's up with indie rock

    Local indie-pop band Other Colors marks the release of its latest, the tape Free Thoughts, with a show at Club K that includes a solo set from Austin Tally of Wing Dam on May 3. Free Thoughts features drumming from Dope Body's Dave Jacober and Horse Lords' Sam Haberman, and backing vocals from...

  • What's up with indie rock

    Beach House's (pictured, left) April 26 show at the Lyric Opera House is fast approaching, so get your tickets before they sell out. If you need extra motivation, don't forget that Yo La Tengo and Lower Dens will also be playing. In related news, comedic surrealist-extraordinaire Eric Wareheim...

  • What's up with indie rock

    Hot off the heels of Dan Deacon's excellent Record Store Day single "Konono Ripoff No. 1" comes the news that Deacon will be providing original music for Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter's new podcast-mocking podcast, Topics. Although the music is restricted to the opening and closing of...

  • What's up with indie rock

    Baltimore indie poppers The Dialogue, hot on the heels of releasing their shiny new album Wet Dreams, have announced on Facebook that they "will no longer be performing or releasing music as The Dialogue." However, the ambiguously worded statement gives us hope that some or maybe all will come...

  • What's up with indie rock

    If Tortoise were from Eastern Europe instead of Chicago, they'd sound kinda like D.C.'s Les Rhinocéros. And John Zorn loves Les Rhinoceros, so that's all you need to know. They play a star-studded lineup at the Windup Space Oct. 31, with Witch Hat, Microkingdom, and Beyond Say. Bluesy psych rockers...

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