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Allison Taich

Features

Wednesday, November 11 2009

Beatlemania: The Defiance of a Generation

The Beatles presented an outlet for people to express their emotions by offering musical and stylistic satisfaction. Listeners were united through a common cause: the music spoke to them and for them.


Reviews

Sunday, July 1 2012

Deer Tick: 9 June 2012 - Chicago

Deer Tick stormed the Metro in Chicago Saturday June 9 alongside the Turbo Fruits and Chicago locals Scott Lucas and the Married Men.


Tuesday, June 12 2012

Local H in Photos: 5 May 2012 - Chicago

Local H celebrated Cinco de Mayo in Chicago with a sold-out audience at the Double Door.


Thursday, March 29 2012

Radiohead + Other Lives: 9 March 2012 - St Louis, MO

The audience could not get enough Radiohead for they came back with not one, but two encores.


Wednesday, February 8 2012

'Portlandia': The Tour: 18 January 2012 - Chicago

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein were not out to throw a big production, nor re-enact characters and sketches. Instead they were onstage as Fred and Carrie, real people with a knack for casual conversational comedy looking to hang out.


Wednesday, December 7 2011

Deer Tick + Guards: 14 November 2011 - Chicago

Attending a Deer Tick show comes with an unspoken disclaimer: the closer you are to the stage, the more likely you are to get spit on, sprayed with beer, or better yet both.


Blogs

Tuesday, May 29 2012

Bone and Bell Release Second EP

If you crave haunting melodies shaded with dark shadows, looped vocals and looming organs, I suggest you tune your ears to Bone and Bell.


Wednesday, March 21 2012

SXSW Music Day 3: Mikal Cronin + Dan Deacon (Insound Party)

Club de Ville bounced with the tunes of Mikal Cronin, Dan Deacon and unlimited Miller Highlife for $5 at the Insound and Oh My Rockness party Thursday March 15.


Monday, March 19 2012

SXSW Music Day 2: Burger Records Burgerstock: White Mystery + Mean Jeans

Bands played D.I.Y. style, crammed in a corner with a bad P.A., surrounded by a crowd of people.


Thursday, March 15 2012

SXSW Music Day 1: Delta Spirit at the Hype Hotel

Thanks to Delta Spirit, I left the Hype Hotel one blissed out hot and happy mess.


Tuesday, February 7 2012

Something to Brag About: An Interview with Deer Tick

Hundreds of disposable cameras? Alter-egos known as "Captain Tipsy"? Determining what makes a Tickhead? All in a day's work for Deer Tick, who tells PopMatters all about it while still basking in the critical glow of its latest disc.


Primus: 14 October 2011 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [2.Nov.11]
Yellowbirds - "The Reason" (video) (Mixed Media) [22.Jun.11]
Rabble Rabble Release 7-Inch May 23 (Mixed Media) [22.May.11]
Nathan Moore West Coast Tour (Mixed Media) [10.Feb.11]
20 Questions: Le Concorde (Sound Affects) [6.Dec.10]
Local H: 23 May 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [8.Jun.10]
Buddy Guy: 29.Jan.2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [21.Feb.10]
Happy Birthday, Janis Joplin (videos) (Mixed Media) [18.Jan.10]
Andrew Bird: 15.Dec.09 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [8.Jan.10]
Old Crow Medicine Show: 19.Nov.09 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [7.Dec.09]
Devendra Banhart: 16.Nov.2009 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [3.Dec.09]
The Meat Puppets: 13.Nov.09 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [30.Nov.09]
Furthur Announces U.S. Tour (Mixed Media) [29.Nov.09]
Sam Bush Premieres Video Series (Mixed Media) [17.Nov.09]
Yonder Mountain String Band: 23.Oct.09 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [5.Nov.09]
Wilco: 19 October 2009 - UIC Pavilion, Chicago (Notes from the Road) [29.Oct.09]
Happy anniversary, Nirvana! (MP3) (Mixed Media) [23.Oct.09]
fun.: 24 September 2009 - Schubas Tavern, Chicago (Notes from the Road) [30.Sep.09]
The Wodka Wars (Mixed Media) [16.Sep.09]
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