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Mo Pop Festival

Hey Michiganders, what are you doing July 12th? If you have $49.50 and a working car, you should skip the next couple fancy restaurant dinners and head to Mo Pop…

Miniature Tigers, Cruel Runnings

With three EPs and a fourth full-length album recently released, Miniature Tigers play Russian roulette with the ghosts of relationships past, but in the most loving way. Cruel Runnings is…

Brick + Mortar, Social Studies

Anyone listening to Brick and Mortar might as well be playing Rock Band. Whether that person is musically talented, virtually tone-deaf or beat resistant, air-drumming is the knee-jerk reaction to…

Parquet Courts, Sunbathing Animal

“Most freedom is deceiving / If such a thing exists,” claims Parquet Courts. And yet, toward the end of “Sunbathing Animal,” Andrew Savage’s trademark blurt-singing voice declares (at the rate…

Jukebox Time Travel

Sometimes, I am thinking back to the tumultuous early teenage years despite myself. As newly inducted teens, we were often dramatic, temperamental, naïve, and a little bit ridiculous. Prone to…

Conor Oberst, Upside Down Mountain

Conor Oberst has a brilliant way of evoking youth, only without the pimples and living with your parents. That’s not to say that Oberst’s music is youthful in the hyper-conscious,…

of Montreal Performs at Crofoot on May 14

When I walked into Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac on Wednesday night, I had no idea I was walking into the kind of party your mom tells you to avoid at…

Ingrid Michaelson, Lights Out

According to Friends, everybody gets a freebie list of celebrities they are allowed to have an affair with regardless of their current relationship status. In my life, everybody gets a…

Interview with Pearl and the Beard’s Emily Hope Price

It’s really amazing. Either Emily Hope Price (cellist and vocalist of Pearl and the Beard) is an extremely talented mind reader, or Pearl and the Beard is startlingly articulate. Everything…

Outsidelands 2014 Lineup Announced

Tweet Think San Francisco. Think cool sips of beer and grass-stained knees with music emanating from the trees around you. Outside Lands, a music festival that takes place every year…