The American blues sound overtook England in the 1960s like no other. Limey guitar slingers like John Mayall, Peter Green and Jimmy Page worked up their tolerance to whiskey, mastered the blues scale and made more money than every American blues musician that came before them. In the early 1970s, tw ... More >>
Meranda Carter/OC WeeklyYes, you read that right. Guided By Voices--made up of the "classic" lineup of Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Greg Demos, Kevin Fennell and Jimmy Pollard, is releasing Let's Go Eat The Factory, its first album of new material in 15 years, on January 1, 2012.
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Bee Thousand, the best GBV album ever[via Pitchfork]On Spinner, Guided By Voices singer Robert Pollard talked about who will be present at the Matador reunion we talked about a few days ago here. Given that GBV has always had a revolving lineup, having Tobin Sprout and Mitch Mitchell on guitar ... More >>
I hate Las Vegas--mostly because it's ostentatious and fake, but also because I'm too broke to gamble. So I try to avoid it like the plague. Except now, Matador Records just announced that their 21st anniversary show will be held from October 1 to 3 at the Palms Casino & Resort--and Guided b ... More >>
And a Junior Brown blowout
Guided By Voices takes the alterna-rock world by surprise