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When the President Talks to God

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, indie trio Bright Eyes played to a sold-out audience at the Great American Music Hall last Friday. The group won Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "When the President Talks to God," a diatribe against George W. Bush, at the 2006 PLUG Independent Music Awards.

Young Knives

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Indie pop-rock group The Young Knives worked the crowd at Popscene last Thursday as part of its world tour that includes shows in Austin, TX, for South by Southwest, New York, Boston and then a bunch more back in the homeland, the U.K.

Giddy Up

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

With more than 450 songs under its belt, The Mountain Goats had plenty to pull out of its proverbial hat at The Independent last Wednesday. Montreal's all-female pop band, Pony Up, shared the spotlight as the Goats' opening band.


Teen Dream

photography by Andrew Cotterill

Trashy Moped

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Texan natives Adam Behrens and Thomas Turner are Ghostland Observatory, which turned out two albums in less than a year on Turner's Trashy Moped label. According to Seattle Weekly (Aug. 9, 2006), "The albums are manna for the funk-starved indie public still anticipating the Rapture's sophomore disc, and are novel enough to catch the fawning affections of KEXP-FM (90.3) like a Clap Your Hands Say Yeah B-side." The duo were at Mezzanine last Saturday for Noise Pop.

Internal Wranglers

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Ain't Life Dandy

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Tickets to last Friday's Noise Pop show at Mezzanine sold out quickly as folks got wind that Portland-based alt rockers and subject of tell-all documentary DiG!, The Dandy Warhols, were headlining with Bay Area bands Audrye Sessions and Elephone opening. The Dandy Warhols are planning to release a greatest hits compilation this summer.


If the Ocean Gets Rough

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Willy Mason played his bluesy folk rock to a full house at Café du Nord last Wednesday. The 22-year-old's latest album, If the Ocean Gets Rough, comes out in the U.S. tomorrrow.

Bubble and Scrape

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Former Dino Jr. member Lou Barlow and bandmates Eric Gaffney and Jason Lowenstein rocked out at the Great American Music Hall last Wednesday as Sebadoh. The trio came out with Sebadoh III last summer—a digitally remastered and expanded two CD rework of its 1991 album.

Noise Pop's FREEDM Night

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Noise Pop rolled right into its 15th anniversary last week at Mezzanine with a jam-packed line-up including Minneapolis natives Har Mar Superstar and Tapes 'n Tapes along with DJ Diabetic (artist Shepard Fairey) and host-comedian David Cross.
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