The Velvet Underground

  • Shilpa Ray: “I get to run around and lie down more cause the stages are bigger.” (4/15 at The Foundry w/ July Talk)

    Shilpa Ray’s recent singles “Heteronormative Horseshit Blues” and “Bootlickers of the Patriarchy” obviously reflect a focus on recent social tumult (She’s described her latest single, “Lawsuits And Suicide,” as, “a diss track to my abuser from a relationship I had suffered through in my mid to late 20s.”), despite...
  • Stars: “It’s the holidays! So we are pulling out all the stops.” (12/11 at WCL)

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Stars’ debut LP, Nightsongs.  It also sees the Montreal-based intellectual indie poppers bringing back their customary holiday shows, after last year’s painful drought of live music.  Torquil Campbell, Amy Milan, Evan Cranley, Chris Seligman, Patrick McGee, and Chris McCarron will bring The...
  • Madison Cunningham, Feeling Surreal (10/24 at JB’s)

    “As my first headlining tour, I set manageable expectations, but I’ve been utterly blown away,” says Madison Cunningham.  She’s chatting with me over the phone, en route to her next gig.  Although just on her first headlining tour, the folk-pop singer/songwriter already has a laundry list of achievements of...
  • Kate Nash, On Going Back to Pop and Learning to Wrestle

    So, Kate Nash hasn’t exactly been missing, but it has been a while since we’ve heard from her… musically at least.  Last month the British songstress released Yesterday Was Forever, her first full-length since 2013’s Girl Talk, and earlier this month she kicked off her first US tour in...