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by Joe Vallese

18 Feb 2013

Photo: Jeff Forney

Visually, a shimmery, spanxy, technicolor hybrid of Lady Gaga, Willy Wonka, and Vlad the Impaler.

Vocally, a tranquil Jim Morrison-meets-Michael Stipe modulation that sounds as though it’s being whispered from atop a plush—but likely stained—leather sofa in a velvet-roped VIP corner of a thumping discotheque.

Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls (and boy-girls, respectively), Conquistador is in the house.

by PopMatters Staff

15 Feb 2013

by PopMatters Staff

15 Feb 2013

by PopMatters Staff

14 Feb 2013

My Panda Shall Fly

by Jane Jansen Seymour

7 Feb 2013

Caveman have released the single, “In the City”, from their upcoming self-titled sophomore album due April 2 via Fat Possum Records. With a blast of dense instrumentation, the song begins with a strong percussive vibe over synths and guitar. As singer Matthew Iwanusa confidently introduces the urban theme, wandering guitar lines begin blurring lines with backup vocals.

PopMatters caught Caveman live during a strong but short set at last year’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, and then also a few weeks later playing an arty gig at the Brooklyn Museum. The band is heading out on another tour soon, see dates below.

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

// Notes from the Road

"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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