Indie Rock

Modern Hut At 285 Kent, Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 5, 2013

I am hard pressed to do anything but deeply admire an 8 song set where I loved everything. 8 songs and I was almost in pain I was so disappointed when it was over. I worry about over selling Modern Hut but I place Joe on a continuum of great young songwriters

Has Conor Oberst Peaked?

By Iman Lababedi | January 28, 2013

For a run of ten years through the heart of his youth from the ages of 15 to 25 (1995 – 2005), the kid was the poet laurate of indie and held in awe by just about everybody including me… and then…

Conor Oberst At Carnegie Hall, Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2012

The 90 minute set might have been special to him, it was Carnegie Hall and the acoustics were tremendous, the sound the best I’ve ever heard and his rasping voice a thing of beauty, but he didn’t act that way at all. .

Ted Leo At the Town Hall, Saturday, October 27th, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2012

I am not a Leo fan but I am guessing it is just one of those things, you can’t like every good singer songwriter, sometimes their cap annoys you or the name -six letters in two words, oh please, rubs you wrong. Or something about their melodies never hits your sweet spot.

Grizzly Bear At Radio City Music Hall, Monday, September 27th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 26, 2012

It sounded great, but except for the light show, it was all a little boring. Like listening to classical music, opera is fun, classical, all people do is stand around and play and essentially that’s all the Brooklyn based experimental indie rock band does.

Wild Flag At The El Rey Theater Thursday April 19th 2012

By Alyson Camus | April 22, 2012

there is no real frontwoman as Carrie shared the stage with Mary Timony, battling her legs apart with roaring guitars, affronting her, in the middle of the stage several times during the show, in front of Janet Weiss’ tireless and powerful drumming

Of Montreal At Webster Hall, Friday, March 30th, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | April 2, 2012

an elegant solution to question of money and design. It was a beautiful thing, with close circuit screens on the walls and at the edge of the stage, gorgeous light shows, and by some wizardry sleight of hand, more depth than the Black Keys got out of MSG.

Conor Oberst Exclusive: Leaves Bright Eyes, Signs 5 Album 360 Deal With Universal Music

By Alyson Camus | April 1, 2012

“There are many things I can do with money. I can support causes I believe in, I can go to the Doctor for a physical… I CAN LIVE the life I deserve. I am not a money head, I have never chased the almighty dollar. I hate money, but money is the final arbitrator of taste, much more than you…”


By Helen Bach | November 8, 2011

Now nothing more than a low rung Indie band far below caliber of those in the genre that followed behind them. I wouldn’t go so far as to call them grandfathers of the scene, but they had their short lived space and basically ruined it for themselves. Its hard to be a down to Earth Indie band when your front man is an egocentrical..egocentric. Yeah that bad.

The Lemonheads at the El Rey Theater, Thursday, October 27th, 2011 Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | October 30, 2011

at least the title track and a few other tunes sounded quite familiar

'Night Sun', VUM's new album

By Alyson Camus | October 29, 2011

fascinating and way too intriguing to leave

Hot as Sun: The Satellite- Monday October 24th, 2011 reviewed

By Alyson Camus | October 27, 2011

that woman has some pipes!

Shadow Shadow Shade: The Satellite- Monday October 24th, 2011 reviewed

By Alyson Camus | October 27, 2011

blown away by the experience.

Youngblood: The Satellite- Monday October 24th, 2011 Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | October 27, 2011

filled up the stage with fun, feel-good dance-party tunes which, I would not be surprised, could well be the next radio hits.

More On Amy Klein Leaving Titus Andronicus

By Alyson Camus | October 26, 2011

a busy lady

Someone Still Love's You Boris Yeltzen's "The Clod And The Pebble" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 21, 2011

For completists everywhere

Moses Campbell at the Echo on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | August 22, 2011

a beautiful mess of a chaotic noise

the Eels at the El Rey theater on Friday, August 12, 2011

By Alyson Camus | August 16, 2011

everything looked grand and stylish, the beards and the suits of course

Seasons at the Roxy on Thursday August 11th

By Alyson Camus | August 15, 2011

I did venture to the west to see a band from the east side,…

Family of the Year at the Roxy on Thursday, August 11, 2011

By Alyson Camus | August 14, 2011

catchy and joyous melodies big on male-female vocal harmonies

a new song by the Shins

By Alyson Camus | August 14, 2011

 A new song from the Shins? I’m always craving for one! James Mercer and his new fresh group of musicians decided to play one at Domino Room in Bend, Oregon on August 9th. After covering David Bowie's ‘Ashes to Ashes’ at their comeback show earlier this week, they did this little gem, ‘a slow song’,…

Elliott Smith and Samuel Beckett

By Alyson Camus | July 25, 2011

‘Everyone is gone/Home to oblivion’

Kill Rock Stars 20th Anniversary Compiliation… Free

By Alyson Camus | July 20, 2011

Totally free, 20 Songs

Incan Abraham at Universal Citywalk's 5 Towers stage on Friday, July 15, 2011

By Alyson Camus | July 19, 2011

hazy ambient music than pop, but it could be a lot of things.

Wife at Vacation Vinyl on Friday, July 8, 2011

By Alyson Camus | July 12, 2011

a hypnotic kind of thing

Three Indie Compiliations Free On Amazon

By Iman Lababedi | July 12, 2011

Internet killed the video star???

Bright Eyes, New Found Love

By admin | July 3, 2011

captivating in every aspect

Son Of the Sun At Arlene's Grocery, Friday, June 17th, 2011

By Matthew Van Deventer | June 25, 2011

they were getting the crowd riled up

Jenny O. at Make Music Pasadena on Saturday June 18th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | June 25, 2011

getting better and better

Drew Barrymore Directing A Video For Best Coast

By Alyson Camus | June 24, 2011

the two women seem made for each other

The Elected's "Jailbird" Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | June 20, 2011

Ambigious, also illegal,

Times New Viking at the Satellite on Sunday June 12th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | June 19, 2011

no clean poppy noise

Wet and Reckless at the Satellite on Sunday, June 12th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | June 17, 2011

not singing but shouting

Tim Kasher Of Cursive Playing Solo Set At Mercury Lounge… A Must See

By Iman Lababedi | June 16, 2011

tix on sale Friday at noon

Cult's "Abducted" Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | June 10, 2011

a mysterious duo from New York

Paulie Pesh at the Satellite on Monday May 30th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | June 4, 2011

Are they offensive?

Starfucker "Bury Us Alive"

By Helen Bach | June 1, 2011

Are there any humans in this band or is it a dude who whispers and his Mac

Morning Teleportation "Expanding Anyway"

By Helen Bach | May 31, 2011

I started with the intent of bashing these guys as Indie flip flop beard wearers.

Modern Hut And Melissa And Paul At Maxwells, Saturday May 28th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | May 30, 2011

Powerful, moving, unhappy but ultimately cathartic songs

Americans In France "Crawling" Reviewed

By Wyatt Marshall | May 26, 2011

to the point, society-deriding discontent.

"Better Than The Beatles": Meet The Shaggs

By Mike Nessing | May 21, 2011

Their’s is a music that defies description

Americans In France New Album "Crawling" An Early Take

By Iman Lababedi | May 20, 2011

AIF replaced Punk New York with No New York, Richard Hell with James Black, Exene with Yoko Ono: it is a giant leap forward but inscrutable, obstreperous, different.

Modern Hut

By Iman Lababedi | May 16, 2011

but if you just can’t wait the band is playing Maxwells, Saturday May 28th

Ceci Bastida at Amoeba Sunday, May 8th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | May 10, 2011

much better than anything I have heard from M.I.A.,… especially without the hype

Don Giovanni Records Latest Find Laura Stevenson

By Iman Lababedi | May 6, 2011

I am pretty amazed by this folkie indie chick

The Get Up Kids, Another Amazing Session

By Helen Bach | May 5, 2011

I absolutely love The Get Up Kids, and they ain’t kids

Jenny Hoyston and Kaia Wilson at Origami Vinyl: Sunday May 1, 2011

By Alyson Camus | May 3, 2011

The store was filled with … women of course, but there were a few exceptions.

Wavves To Record With Fucked Up And Best Coast

By Alyson Camus | April 30, 2011

There is a new EP in the work, which will come out this summer, and featuring a track with Fucked Up and Best Coast.

Arcade Fire Is Toxic

By Helen Bach | April 16, 2011

gather up your flip flops and clove cigarrettes, horn rims and messenger bags have a seat here on the floor…

Stone Darling at the Echoplex on Thursday April 7th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | April 11, 2011

Phil-Spector-shoegazing melodies