Tim Kinsella's Joan of Arc embarks on a short U.S. tour this fall. The longstanding experimental indie outfit will be playing shows mostly within the Midwestern region of their Chicago home base before winding up at New York's Knitting Factory for a concert on Oct. 7.
Veteran indie rockers and shoegazing songsmiths Starflyer 59 return this June with new album 'Slow.' The band's 14th full-length record, the release finds them reunited with longtime label Tooth & Nail Records, who last week debuted the LP's lead single, "Wrongtime."
Two decades ago, American alternative rock band Weezer released their magnum opus, 'Pinkerton.' Channeling pain and disillusionment through Puccini's early 20th century opera, 'Madama Butterfly,' the quartet delivered their most heartfelt and influential album.
When rock'n'roll first sprouted regionally in 1950s New Orleans, New York City, Memphis and a few other towns, the new music liberally borrowed from the blues. As rock mutated into prog, metal, glam, fusion, punk, etc., something was lost along the way. In 2016, it's hard to find rock'n'roll but maybe we're looking in all the wrong places.