Live Review: Young the Giant at The Egyptian Room

Young the Giant

On Tuesday night, Young the Giant made their inaugural appearance in Indianapolis to a crowd of roughly 1,500 in The Egyptian Room at Old National Centre. Young the Giant, comprised of Sameer Gadhia on vocals, Eric Cannata and Jacob Tilley on guitar, Payam Doostzadeh on bass, and Francois Comtois on drums, played a 75-minute set [...]

Treasure Island Music Festival Lineup Announced

treasure island 2012

Treasure Island Music Festival has announced its 2012 lineup. The festival will take place on San Francisco’s Treasure Island (Yes, it’s an actual island.) on Oct. 13 and 14. As in previous years, Saturday’s lineup will include largely hip-hop and electronic artists and Sunday will include largely indie rock and folk artists. Watch the trailer [...]

FYF Fest 2012 Lineup Announced

fyf fest

The Los Angeles-based music festival FYF Fest has just announced its 2012 lineup. For the first time, the festival will take place over two nights rather than one, returning to the Los Angeles State Historic Park on Sep. 1 and 2. This year’s lineup features a strong group of relevant indie bands and DJs. Some [...]

Starbucks Supports M83 but Not U.S. Troops

Starbucks Download Card

Agree or disagree, I’m not one of those people who lets an individual’s personal life or ideologies impact my impressions of their art or products that they produce, to a larger extent. Harboring love-hate feelings toward artists is not a problem for me. I’ve always been a Guns N’ Roses fan, though I owned a [...]

Staff Picks: 2/12 – 2/25

Still Corners

Janey Criss Assistant Editor Artist: Still Corners Album: Creatures of an Hour Comments: Creatures of an Hour came out just this past October. It’s a brilliant record that I think got lost in the year-end smudge. This is an easy-listening, more mellow version of a Raveonettes record (pick one), with unique qualities, of course. Vocals [...]

Where to be in London this February


Saturday the 12th BRAND NEW play the Roundhouse, Camden, 7:30 Thursday the 16th Silver Tongue Recommends: M83 play Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 7:00 Monday the 20th THE BIG PINK play The Garage for the NME Awards, 7:00 Wednesday the 23rd PULLED APART BY HORSES, TENEBROUS LIAR and THE COMPUTERS play The Electric Ballroom, Camden, 8:00 Friday [...]

Top 25 albums of 2011


Our very talented writer James Brightman recently wrote up his top 20 albums of the year, and fellow writer and long time friend of mine Michael Starr is about to write his. All due respect to those two, but neither of them know what they’re talking about and this is definitely the right list and [...]

Watch M83 and Zola Jesus play ‘Intro’ Together


Joining M83 at their Los Angeles show at the Music Box on Wednesday evening, Zola Jesus graced the stage to perform her part in opening number “Intro” from the band’s new release, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. The collaborative effort, a highlight of the new album, doesn’t disappoint live, and even from the slightly grainy mobile-filmed [...]