Engine Summer Trophy Kids Records DK Engine Summer is a three-piece out of Chicago and Trophy Kids is a ripper of a record. I almost want that to be the review. The songs are short, and only tell you what you need to know, so that would be fair enough as a review then right?
Parquet Courts San Fran Tuesday, March 10 I was curious about this one; I like Parquet Courts, their Sunbathing Animal won me over in spite of being so very much a set of soundalikes as to take me back to when The Strokes burst on the scene and you couldn’t decide whether you were admiring […]
Parquet Courts will play four New Zealand shows in March of 2015. The Brooklyn-based group released Sunbathing Animal to much acclaim and performed here as part of 2014’s Laneway line-up. They’ll be back to play Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin in early March – taking New Zealand’s Salad Boys along for the ride. Parquet Courts are […]
Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal What’s Your Rupture? / Mom and Pop I like this! And the exclamation mark is there because I’m sorta surprised I like this. I mean, sure, it apes Pavement (the band’s name is enough of a clue I woulda thought) and perhaps Malkmus is still talking with his lawyers over one […]
Auckland’s annual Laneway festival continues to be the highlight of the local efforts to coordinate and curate a decent music festival. A small handful of stages, easy to get between them and a range of quality acts – okay, so every year there’s cries of “hipster” and silly whinings about having not heard of […]