Alternative Rock

Greg Dulli – ‘Random Desire’

The Afghan Whigs frontman’s expansive solo LP is a culmination of a phenomenal career

PREMIERE: Cowgirl: “I’m Always Lost”

U.K. rockers unleash huge riffs and infectious melodies on new single

Matt and Kim With Tokyo Police Club at the Electric Factory

Last Sunday at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia there were smiles galore as the pure pop fun of Matt and Kim ruled the night. Tokyo Police Club opened.

A Dashboard Confessional Review

The future continues to shine on Dashboard Confessional.

The Breeders at the Masonic

Alt-rock legends The Breeders played the Masonic in San Francisco on April 8th, in support of All Nerve, their first record in 10 years and first since reconvening the Last Splash-era lineup in 2013 to celebrate that record’s 20th anniversary.

The Darkness and Diarrhea Planet at The Regency Ballroom

English glam-metal vets the Darkness played the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on their Tour de Prance, while Nashville guitar squad Diarrhea Planet played an explosive opening set.

Snail Mail and Shame Rock The Masquerade

Two of indie rock’s quickest rising acts, the Matador-signed Snail Mail and the British punk outfit Shame played a bill that many will be regretting missing out on in the years to come.

Nada Surf at Brooklyn Steel

“Let Go”  played in order from start to finish.

Kristin Hersh and Grant-Lee Phillips live at Boot & Saddle

Kristin Hersh and Grant-Lee Phillips put on a wonderful dual-headlining show at Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia last Wednesday. Both brought out the hits and some newer material, enchanting a riveted crowd.

Børns plays Brooklyn Steel

Fans in the front row delighted Børns with flowers.

Sunflower Bean presents “Twentytwo”

Twentytwo in Blue will be released March 23rd on Mom + Pop Records

Screaming Females live at Monty Hall

Led by the fury of Marissa Paternoster, one of the greatest guitarists of not just now, but ever, this was a show that will not be forgotten. Spowder opened with a glorious punk set.

WHY? with Open Mike Eagle at Terminal West

Indie rap/rock polymath Yoni Wolf brought the touring WHY? band with him for a stirring night of songs from the project’s deep discography, accompanied by burgeoning underground star Open Mike Eagle.

Jason Isbell live at The Fox Theatre

One of the country’s preeminent songwriters, Jason Isbell and his band The 400 Unit brought the house down for the second sold-out night of a two-night stand at a historic music venue in downtown Atlanta.

Robyn Hitchcock plays Monty Hall

The always entertaining esoteric guitar maverick played two sets of chestnuts and reliable favorites from his vast career. From “Queen Elvis” to a request from yours truly (the rarely-played “Trilobite”), it was a stellar evening of music. Emma Swift joined for a handful of songs.

Alternative Rock

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