Few things can make the OC Fair more enticing than it already is (hello!Fried butter!) but the geniuses over at their booking department managed to do exactly that. “How can they possibly top the Weird Al exhibit?” you ask. By bringing the mutha-effin’ '90s back, son! This Sunday, Counting Crows and The Wallflowers team up […]
Few bands of the '90s experience much—if any—success in this millennium, but Counting Crows held their ground. 2004 saw their single “Accidentally in Love” make it into a Shrek movie (paydirt!) and the group's 2008 conceptual album Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings had music critics typing their praises all over the blogosphere, even though it […]
To put it gently, Pitchfork's opinion of Matt Pond's work has been less than positive. Since the New York-based singer/songwriter and his band (known collectively as Matt Pond PA) got going in the late 1990s, the juggernaut indie-rock site has graded several of their records. Scores have mostly been on the upswing with each ensuing […]
Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit: 'I'd Just Sit With a Guitar and Mumble Syllables Til I Get it Right'
On weather and art: It's been nice to see sunshine [in California]; it's very different from Scotland, and weather does affect the way you make music. Scotland is an indoor country, and music and art is an indoor activity. There's an effect on temperament; people say there's a darker side to the Scottish, a pessimism. ] […]