Prince

  • Alan Sparhawk on Low’s Latest Sounds: “It just keeps getting further out.” (3/29 at WCL)

    Last year slowcore legends Low released their 13th full-length, Hey What, to massive critical acclaim.  The album, which came courtesy of Sub Pop, made year-end slots on “The 50 Best Albums of 2021” for NPR, Pitchfork, Paste, and The Guardian, in addition to their very-first Grammy nomination, after just...
  • Samantha Fish: “I just fucking love going back out on the road.” (11/7 at UT)

    Blues-rock guitar heroine Samantha Fish’s latest album was met with a little resistance from longtime fans but, during a recent phone chat, she tells me that that’s something she’s okay with: “Everyone initially freaks out because it’s different.  They’re like, ‘Tech N9ne? Synthesizers? No!’… but my favorite reactions are...
  • Ariel Bellvalaire Wants to Bring Shrednastics to a Town Near You

    “For me really, I just fell into music by accident.  I was a gymnast first, which is where ‘Ariel’ came from, and then I wanted to be Avril Lavigne, so the guitar just fell into my lap,” says the exceptionally enthusiastic Ariel Bellvalaire during a recent phone chat.  The...
  • Sound&Shape: “Nice and loud and easy to latch onto”

    This Monday, August 13th, Sparta (led by At The Drive-In alum Jim Ward) are playing a surprisingly cozy show at Johnny Brenda’s (Sorry, it’s sold out), after taking quite the hiatus (They’ve released a couple of songs in the past year, but their last album remains Threes, released way...
  • TOMI: “I go down the rabbit hole more often than I should admit”.

    TOMI may have just released her second EP, but she has been writing and playing music for the vast majority of her life, since she was a child.  Earlier this year the Brooklyn-based songstress released What Kind Of Love on RCA Records, the follow-up to 2017’s debut EP, Used...