Patti Smith

  • Sun June: “We hope everyone can find their own grief and happiness.” (2/22 at WCL)

    “I can definitely guarantee it’ll be very chill, a very relaxing night, with a bit of angst thrown in there,” says Laura Colwell, lead vocalist and songwriter for Austin “regret pop” outfit Sun June, who will be headlining The Lounge at World Café Live Tuesday, February 22nd.  “I’m so...
  • DYLYN: “A lot of heavy guitars, thrashy vocals, old violins, and mellotrons.” (2/1 at TLA w/ Mother Mother)

    Toronto-based singer/songwriter Gwendolyn Lewis – better known as DYLYN – is yet to release her first album, but she already has a sold-out US tour on the books.  On January 7th the postmodern chanteuse will kick off a six-week run of dates supporting indie rockers Mother Mother, who will...
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan: “A little too weird?” (11/9 at WCL, for WXPN members)

    “I had the greatest thing in the world that could ever happen to me happen.  Elton John somehow came across my new record and called me up and asked if he could play piano on my next record,” Aaron Lee Tasjan tells me, laughing, after asking him if he’s...
  • Big Thief, Night Two at Union Transfer

    The last time I caught up with Brooklyn-based indie folk rockers Big Thief was in 2016, when they were opening for Nada Surf at World Café Live, so their headlining show last Saturday, October 2nd, the second of two sold-out nights at the 1,300-capacity Union Transfer, was something quite...
  • Anika: “I’m a different artist and a different person.”

    This July Berlin-based musician Anika (Annika Henderson) released Change, her first album since her 2010 debut, Anika.  Although, despite this decade+ gap between LPs, the British ex-pat certainly never left the music world, taking up DJing, forming Exploded View, and collaborating with the likes of Shackleton, Dave Clarke, Tricky,...
  • Penelope Trappes on The End of a Trilogy

    “Musically speaking, I consider my aunties to be Patti Smith and Laurie Anderson,” says Penelope Trappes.  The Australian-born, Brighton-based musician is discussing the subject of artists, especially female artists, creating music after 30.  She goes on to also cite Pauline Alvarez and Laurie Spiegel as inspirations, saying, “These women,...
  • Summer Cannibals Talk Disrupting the Status Quo, “Guitarmonies,” and Other Fun Stuff (Thurs. at B&S)

    Portland rockers Summer Cannibals released their fourth full-length this June, Can’t Tell Me No, which has proven to have a number of our favorite summertime jams… although not in the traditional sense… The album rings heavily of the best kinds of ‘90s rock, blending riot grrrl swagger with the...