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Friday May 20th


Music Review: Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros Kveikur ???? Indie rock When taken out of context, many of the sounds that populate Kveikur, the latest album from Icelandic post rockers Sigur Ros (and the first without founding member Kjartan Sveinsson), are extremely challenging and off-putting.

Bonnaroo Livin': Day 3

Staff writer Kylie Piper is volunteering at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this weekend. As a part of her experience, she is posting daily blog posts while she is there. This is the fourth post of the series.

Bonnaroo Livin': Day 2

Staff writer Kylie Piper is volunteering at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this weekend. As a part of her experience, she is posting daily blog posts while she is there. This is the third post post of the series.

Q&A with HRVRD guitarist Jason Shaw

HRVRD, a indie rock and experimental band from Charlotte, N.C., just started their tour with alternative rock band Say Anything. They will be performing tonight at the Cat’s Cradle, and staff writer John Howell, Jr. talked to HRVRD guitarist Jason Shaw about the tour, their fans and the Charlotte music scene.

Bonnaroo Livin’: On the Road

Staff writer Kylie Piper will be volunteering at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this weekend. As a part of her experience, she will be posting daily blog posts while she is there. This is the first post of the series.

Music Review: Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood Pythons ??1/2 Indie rock The sun-soaked harmonies of Surfer Blood have always had a distinctly West Coast vibe to them, and nowhere is that more apparent than on their new album, Pythons.

Q&A with Japandroids

Brian King and David Prowse’s rock band, Japandroids, became famous overnight following the release of their first album in 2009. Now, three years later, the band is touring again for their newest album Celebration Rock, and stopping at the Cat’s Cradle Wednesday. Prowse spoke with Summer Arts and Diversions Editor Samantha Sabin about how the band formed, the origin of the band’s name and their growing popularity.

Music Review: Future Bible Heroes

Future Bible Heroes Partygoing ???? Indie electronic At first glance, Future Bible Heroes’s Partygoing seems to simply be a retread of The Magnetic Fields’ classic synthpop origins circa their seminal records Holiday and Get Lost.

Q&A with JKutchma & the Five Fifths

Jason Kutchma is the passionate and talented leader of the alternative country and folk group JKutchma & the Five Fifths. The band will be playing Wednesday at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham as a part of Duke Performances’ Music in the Gardens. Staff writer Charlie Shelton talked to Kutchma about his upcoming solo album, his other musical endeavors and the influences behind his career.

Q&A with Sean Neagle of Shy Guys

The Shy Guys are a local alternative and indie rock band. Their album release show is tonight at Local 506. Staff writer Kylie Piper talked to guitarist and lead vocalist Sean Neagle about the band’s formation and their new album.

Q&A with Flobots' Jamie Laurie

Flobots is a political, Denver-based band that was founded in 2000 by Jamie Laurie, otherwise known as Jonny 5. The rock and hip-hop group is currently on tour promoting their latest album, Circle In the Square, and they will be performing at Cat’s Cradle tonight. Staff writer Kylie Piper spoke with Laurie about the past, present, and future of Flobots.

Music Review: Mount Kimbie

Mount Kimbie Cold Spring Fault Less Youth ??? Electronic The U.K.’s Mount Kimbie have made themselves known as adept dub musicians who are just as capable of crafting moody, emotional pieces as pushing out club bangers.

Movie Review: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby ???1/2 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s snapshot of a generation riding the post-prohibition wave of booze and materialism into the cliffs of the Great Depression has once again been brought to the silver screen – this time in dazzling 3-D by filmmaker Baz Luhrmann.

Q&A with David Wingo of Ola Podrida

Ola Podrida is an Austin-based band headed by film composer David Wingo. The indie folk band released its third studio album, Ghosts Go Blind, _in April and have been on tour since the beginning of May.

Music Review: 30 Seconds to Mars

30 Seconds to Mars LOVE LUST FAITH DREAMS ??? Rock 30 Seconds to Mars is back with their fourth full-length studio album, LOVE LUST FAITH DREAMS, but unfortunately they are not better than ever.

Music Review: The National

*The National * Trouble Will Find Me ????1/2 Alternative Across The National’s sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me, frontman Matt Berninger sings about feeling lonely, feeling complacent, missing his lover, getting high, and numerous other upper-class woes

Music Review: She & Him

She & Him Volume 3 ???? Indie folk She & Him is a veteran of whipping up light and catchy pop songs with an amiable retro style, and in their latest album, Volume 3, the duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward delivers another golden collection of vintage songs to breeze listeners through an upcoming summer

Music Review: Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City ???1/2 Indie rock Vampire Weekend’s third album, Modern Vampires of the City, is a far cry from their obsessive, jubilant pop.