Last fall, we spoke with Metavari, the ambient four-piece band from Fort Wayne, at Pinestock Music Festival (which has turned into one of the best fests in the midwest). We talked about their live show, new album Moonless, one of my favorite albums in this young 2015, and reuniting as a new band with the same name. Moonless is out today on their independent label Vital Shores. LxL: So you guys are releasing Moonless on your own? Nate Utesch, Metavari: Basically. 6 months
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Our Grammy recap is below… There you have it! Your 2015 Grammys! Maybe next year they can move it from CBS and stop doing a weird duet every performance, and we will switch it up to this: But don’t get your hopes up too much. It’s the Grammy’s after all.
The last month has brought two high-profile surprise albums in U2’s Songs of Innocence and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s second solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. As we all know, there can only be one surprise album champion, so I thought I would go through five rounds of criteria (announcement, distribution, price, reach, and ultimately, the music) to decide who won the September Surprise Shakedown. Two men enter the ring, only one can leave. Round #1: Announcement U2: The Irish lads
Pinestock Music Festival September 6th, 2014 Churubusco, IN Churubusco, Indiana isn’t known for much beyond turtles (it’s high school mascot) and this creepy burger restaurant with clown dolls, but Pinestock Music Festival in the last four years has given Churubusco a new name. And that’s home of one of the best fests in the Midwest.
Editor’s Note: Check out Part 1 of Austin’s piece here Between 2004 and 2010 I got to see Robert Randolph gain a lot of notoriety and success. I got to see him steal the show on the Grammy’s. Unclassified (2003) and Colorblind (2006) were really solid records for an artist known mostly for his live performances. But, slowly, starting in maybe 2007 or so, I was subjected to seeing Randolph lose a little bit of flavor just about every time. I