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by PopMatters Staff

17 Jul 2009


The ubiquitous Wilco played another TV date, this time with indie chanteuse Feist.

by PopMatters Staff

17 Jul 2009


Japandroids is racking up a multitude of accolades. Back in June PopMatters’ Scott Hreha said of Post-Nothing, which is getting an August 4th re-release, that “sonically, the band falls somewhere between forebears like No Age and Death from Above 1979—virile combination of passion and grandiosity that sounds much larger than the guitar/drums instrumentation implies.” Japandroids stopped by the Tripwire to play “I Quit Girls”.

by PopMatters Staff

17 Jul 2009


Indie faves Grizzly Bear dropped by David Letterman’s show last night to play “Ready, Able” off Veckatimest, which we slapped a 9 on back in May.

by Matt Mazur

17 Jul 2009


Mothers & Daughters was directed by Carl Bessai a veteran DIY director who uses a small crew and a number of documentary techniques to outline the lives, loves, and dramas of six women.

The film has garnered generous praise at festivals around the country and Canada, and is released July 15th exclusively On Demand, as part of IFC Festival Direct.

by Sarah Zupko

17 Jul 2009


Paul McCartney played the Letterman show this week and played two songs, an expected Beatles classic and less surprisingly a tune from his latest Fireman album. Macca actually played “Sing the Changes” with his band on top of the Letterman marquee outside, evoking those rooftop Let It Be sessions from where “Get Back” emerged.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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