The anthology series adaptation of the classic 1988 pitch-black comedy premieres March 7. If you’re going to SXSW, Pitchfork is throwing a Heathers day party with Kelela, Kevin Morby, Shamir, Andrew W.K., Porches, Ought, Snail Mail, Lucy Dacus and more.
This year’s “Luck Reunion” happens March 15 and the lineup has just been announced, including Kurt Vile, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Waxahatchee, Josh Ritter, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, John Doe, Kevin Morby, Hop Along, and lots more.
It’s been a hell of a year. 2017 was exhausting, stressful, and at times just plain terrifying. But for all the mess that’s happened over the past 12 months, and there’s certainly been so much, there’s also been a lot of good going on in the world. From a musical standpoint, for instance, 2017 was rather exceptional. There were so many glorious new sounds to take in.
I’ve put together my list of favorites from the year that was, a touch fashionably late as always. Once again, I’ve decided to eschew a ranking system and instead give you an alphabetical ...
This year’s fest includes headliners Fleet Foxes and The War on Drugs, plus performances by Grizzly Bear, Phoebe Bridgers, Dirty Projectors, John Grant, Kevin Morby, Alex Cameron, and Baxter Dury, among others.
Add an indie rock twist to your holiday season with festive tunes by Bright Eyes, Sufjan Stevens, Cat Power, Death Cab for Cutie, Low, The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Fiona Apple, Tegan & Sara, Cocteau Twins, Weezer, The Decemberists, The Raveonettes, Sharon Van Etten & many more.
Well, well, well. Look who’s taking their show on the road?
Kevin Morby released City Music earlier this year (Dead Oceans), but thankfully he’s not resting on his critically-acclaimed laurels and retiring into some artistic hiatus.
Oh no. No sir. Not a chance.
April 2018 will see Morby hit the road on a fairly extensive US tour, taking him from Portland (OR) to Kansas City (MO), and a whole lot of places in between. He was born a rambling man, perhaps. Dates below, this is a strongly suggested tour to add to your gig-going calendar for 2018.
This week’s edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU featured tracks from Nick Cave, Angel Olsen, Pulp, Kendrick Lamar, Wolf Parade, St. Vincent, The Hold Steady, Hot Snakes, The Jesus Lizard, Regina Spectkor, SAVAK, Wilco, and lots more.
Justin Sullivan, who was the drummer for The Babies and Kevin Morby’s band and currently plays in Flat Worms, also makes music on his own as Night Shop. This year he released an EP of demos, which finds him in good company with Morby, making a similar style of acoustic-y folk rock.
Thanksgiving’s over, so you know what that means: time for bounties of the corniest, jolliest fa la la holiday cheer. While Christmas classics still run the show, it’s always fun to hear new takes on nostalgia-ridden tunes. Amazon agrees, as they’ve compiled a playlist called “Indie for the Holidays,” which includes a gleeful cover of the Beach Boys’ “Little Saint Nick,” by surf rockers, Best Coast.
In a statement with Pitchfork, Best Coast says of the song: “Being from California and being heavily influenced by ...
“I wrote Baltimore at the time I was conceiving both Singing Saw and City Music and recorded a version during both sessions with two different bands. I love the song dearly, but in the end thought that thematically it didn’t belong on either album, and thus have been waiting for this moment to release it as what it has always been meant to be – a single.” – Kevin Morby.
In between a crazy months-long tour that took Waxahatchee across the US and Europe this year, and with a fall tour that kicks off in just a few weeks, Katie Crutchfield found time to record a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “After Hours.” Crutchfield is joined by singer-songwriter Kevin Morby on the recording; the duo toured together last spring.
“After Hours” appeared on The Velvet Underground’s 1969 self-titled album. Crutchfield posted the home-recorded cover on her Tumblr, and tweeted, “the world is a dark place. here’s a cover of ‘after hours’.” Listen here. The Waxahatchee bandleader’s ...
Newport Folk Festival kicked off Saturday at Fort Adams Park with sets from Fleet Foxes, Regina Spektor, Ben Gibbard, Shovels & Rope, The Head and The Heart, Nancy and Beth, Alone & Together, Brent Cobb, Big Thief, and more.
“Like Pink Moon or Just Another Diamond Day before it, this is music so potent it exists outside the realms of time – but in a world specific only to itself and the new feelings it creates.” – Kevin Morby on Shannon Lay