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Wednesday, July 29,2015
Music feature

The Delta Saints move away from their blues roots

Nashville band takes inspiration from the road

By Meghan Roos
Modern rock can mean any number of things, but for the Delta Saints it’s a swampy sound with a kick, born of their native bayou surroundings.
Wednesday, July 22,2015
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High on Fire step out of the darkness

Matt Pike catalyzes personal pain into soaring metal

By Ben Salmon
When he picks up the phone to chat with CityBeat, Matt Pike is in his part-time home of New Orleans, where he’s nursing a painful broken toe—it looks like a “huge sausage,” he says—and a nagging case of strep throat.
Wednesday, July 15,2015
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Built to Spill follows an elusive muse

Doug Martsch discusses the band’s new album, the mysteries of songwriting

By Jeff Terich
"It`s hard to talk about this stuff as if I know what I’m talking about.” Doug Martsch doesn’t give himself enough credit. The guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who has fronted Built to Spill since 1992, has a tendency to talk about songwriting as a phenomenon that just kind of happens, as opposed to something he actually controls.
Tuesday, July 7,2015
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Soft Lions are ready to pounce

The local 'post-riot grrrl' band hits their stride on the new EP, 'Spellbreaker'

By Seth Combs
What's most striking about the songs on Spellbreaker, and what makes the "post-riot grrrl" description so apt, is Liscomb's development as a frontwoman.
Wednesday, July 1,2015
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The emotional blueprint of Sannhet

Brooklyn instrumental trio’s music is open-ended by design

By Jeff Terich
Nothing Sannhet does is accidental. For bands that play noisy music with guitars, this might go against logic or conventional wisdom
Wednesday, June 24,2015
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Constant Gardner

Playing, producing, dream-catching–Dutch polymath Jacco Gardner does it all

By Scott McDonald
Jacco Gardner is a self-proclaimed dreamer. And not the inspirational-quote-on-a-bumper-sticker type, either. The 27-year-old Dutch singer/songwriter is much more of the literal kind.
Tuesday, June 16,2015
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Head Wound City are back after 10 years of build-up

Meet the hardcore supergroup—featuring members of The Locust, Blood Brothers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs--that almost never was

By Seth Combs
 “I hate that shit,” says Pearson, over coffee in Mission Hills. “I like the concept and ethics of hardcore and punk. It’s so important..."
Wednesday, June 10,2015
Music feature

The creative democracy of Le Chateau

Electronic trio focuses on honing their songcraft

By Jeff Terich
In February, Le Chateau released their self-titled debut EP, and it’s a stunning document of the unexpected musical synergy these three individuals create.
Wednesday, June 3,2015
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Ceremony sheds hardcore mantle

California quintet embraces post-punk on 'The L-Shaped Man'

By Jeff Terich

Halfway through a phone interview on a May evening before his band heads out on tour, Ceremony guitar player Anthony Anzaldo grows ponderous.

Wednesday, May 27,2015
Music feature

Spoon goes back to basics

Long-running indie rock group finds its soul

By Ben Salmon
The “lonely” (Daniel’s word) process of self-producing Transference also led to the decision to work with two big name producers for its follow-up, They Want My Soul, which Spoon released last year through Loma Vista Recordings after putting out five albums on venerable indie label Merge Records.