Basement live show review


By Harrison Puterbaugh BASEMENT’S CURRENT North American tour comes after some prolonged apprehension as to the direction of the band. Officially broken up since the This is Goodbye tour and the release of the much-lauded Colourmeinkindness in 2012, it seemed certain that the moody Ipswich natives would never set foot on United States soil, and

Sitting down with Citizen: the Midwestern rockers talk aging, insecurity, and being a group of kids out on a headlining tour


BY MOLLY KIEFER & BEN WEINSTEIN MICHIGAN/OHIO quintet Citizen have been on the road since early March in support of their latest LP, “Everybody Is Going to Heaven,” and guitarist Nick Hamm was kind enough to sit down with us before their headlining show at Portland’s Analog Cafe. Clad in a charmingly tattered Sonic Youth t-shirt,

Weezer’s “White Album” Review


BY DREW MATLOVSKY PICTURE THIS: A critically acclaimed 1990s band enters the new century on a downward trajectory, releasing a slew of mediocre albums, tepid singles, and a very very bad song with Lil Wayne. You guessed it: It’s Weezer. Rivers Cuomo is aware of the lack of critical success the 2000s brought, and 2014’s

Album review: Deerhunter Fading Frontier


By HARISSON SMITH BRADFORD COX IS in a weird place right now. The frontman and half of the brains behind the successful indie-rock/shoegaze/noisy-dream-pop band Deerhunter was recently hit by a car and prescribed antidepressants, resulting in the loss of his sexual drive. When asked about his response to this series of events he claims “I