The synth-pop trio from Glasgow, like many bands, recorded their latest album (“Screen Violence”) solo, boosting the intensity and drama.
The show called “Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue” saw the indie demigod partner with band Los Straitjackets, his companions on his latest EP, 2018 “Tokyo Bay.”
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Stephin Merritt’s indie-pop outfit will finally tour with her latest album, “Quickies” (released in 2020 as a pandemic hit), with twenty-eight tunes that are sometimes surprisingly kamubo.
Apparently dinosaurs still walk on the ground; even if that’s not a fair label here, because unlike dinos, Genesis survives by evolving. On its first tour in thirteen years, let’s see if it’s still the same.
At the time of the press, “-io,” the latest album by the alternately adventurous and lavish Circuit des Yeux (aka Chicago’s Haley Fohr) hadn’t dropped yet, but the first single, “Vanishing,” was a legitimate stunner.
Robert Rodi is a writer, performer and musician who has served as Newcity’s Music Editor since 2014. He has written more than a dozen books, including the travel memoir “Seven Seasons In Siena.” His jazz quintet recently completed a two-year residency at Uncommon Ground, and he regularly hosts a jazz singers ’jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. His critique of literature and music has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Huffington Post and numerous other national and regional publications.