Okkervil River @ Ottobar Tonight

A while ago we said we were fed up with going to shows all the time and we were just going to sit home and listen Jens Lekman and a bunch of other stuff that wasn’t punk rock. And we meant it. That’s practically all we’ve done since. In fact we were so serious about […]

Cass McCombs, Arbouretum @ Ottobar Saturday

Cass McCombs is dad-rock. We mean that in the best possible way. We hesitate to describe anything we like as dad-rock, but when your latest record is interspersed with a four year old playing a left-wing version of ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ you’ve crossed at least a little into dad-rock territory. But perhaps dad-rock […]

Chelsea Light Moving @ Ottobar Tonight

Two years ago we wrote a snarky little blog post about Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon getting divorced. In it, we said we were actually pretty happy about it because it almost surely meant the end of Sonic Youth. Not to take anything away from SY, but all good things must come to an end […]

Tomorrow: Baltimore Premiere of Filmage @ Ottobar

There are people out there who ask why the Descendents are more popular than All. For that matter, there are people who’d question how the band was able to build a more loyal and fanatical fanbase than any of their contemporaries. Bands like Bad Religion and NOFX released much larger catalogs, toured hundreds of thousands […]