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Known for his work with the band Big Thief, Buck Meek's solo work takes on a different sound grounded in his Texas roots. He writes character-driven songs that let listeners and Meek himself get to know his multifaceted characters from various perspectives. His self-titled album comes after four solo EPs, Live from a Volcano (2013), A-Sides (2014), B-Sides (2014), and Heart Was Beat (2015). I was able to catch up with him shortly after his self-titled...
It’s all happening, folks! With Northside Festival juuuuust around the corner, we’re feeling all kinds of nostalgic here at our offices. Can you believe it’s our tenth year? We took a stroll down memory lane, reveling in our cool, creative, crazy, wonky, and flat out weird show posters of yore. Take a look, relive your greatest Northside memories, and prepare yourself for this week’s festivities. See you there!
A painter, a poet, and the frontman of the Brooklyn-based post-punk band, Parquet Courts, Andrew Savage is an artist any way you cut it. On “Wide Awake!” the band delves into a complex range of socio-political issues, including violence, oppression, identity, and the merits of collectivism. Although the lyrics on “Wide Awake!” evoke a dark reality, the record stands out not simply for its sardonic criticism, but also for its upbeat optimism. If one...
Sam Evian’s newest album "You, Forever" is his escape from a world of music making tied to backlit screens. A cross-country road trip with his girlfriend became a journey of partnership and shared awe, taking in the magnitude of the landscape and the experience of living outside. Out of this trip comes an album that combines themes of space, openness, togetherness, uncertainty, grit, and some slamming analog instrumentation. Recorded upstate in Woodstock, Sam kept...

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