"No one ever forgets their teenage summers. And you're always going to go back to the music of your teenage summers."
There are bands that should stay in the basement and bands that make you grateful they climbed the stairs. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. certainly fits the latter.
phos·pho·res·cent adjective \-sənt\ : of or relating to a type of light that glows softly in the dark and that does not produce heat. Wrong, Merriam-Webster. In this case, there was plenty of heat.
A year can only be what you make of it. In 2013 the artists behind these 10 albums chose to dig deep and offer up music that provides a map to navigate one's own emotional landscape.
It's been 15 years since the birth of indie rock band Okkervil River. As they settle into their teenage years as a band, their latest album finds their lead singer reminiscing about his youth.
The "City" is Dallas. The "Colour" is Green. The band is Dallas Green. While his ensemble of backing musicians is stellar, he is the band's musical life force. His songs enraptured and enlightened concertgoers at the Pageant on Sunday night.
Nothing will prove your love for something like overcoming or putting up with another something that you loathe.
The Milk Carton Kids are wise beyond their years, dispensing a good bit of life advice in their songs.
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down consistently deliver badass, jangly, folk rock filled with bent notes and electric emotion.
There's a bird inside of my chest
He's fighting for breath
He's dying to leave...
As I am driving across the river into Illinois, on my way to this filming of Water Liars for Show Me Shows, and my head is full with memories of all the other hundreds of times I've made the same crossing.