This week in Indie Basement: new reissues from Stereolab and Breathless, plus reviews of new album by Woolen Men and Andrew Anderson (Proto Idiot), and International Teachers of Pop team with Sleaford Mods.
It's a super-sized night in NYC, with The National, Sun Kil Moon, WAND, Wye Oak, Mr Twin Sister, NY Comic Con, the New Yorker Festival, Proto Idiot, Pelican, Esperanza Spalding, Rise Against, Mirah, John Zorn: The Bagatelles, Springsteen on Broadway and lots more show options.
Goner Records' annual punk/rock-n-roll/etc extravaganza, Gonerfest, holds its 14th edition in Memphis, TN from September 28 - October 1 with Derv Gordon (Equals), Feedtime, Tyvek, X___X, Manchester punks Proto Idiot, and more.
On the sixth episode of our Spotify "In Residence" show, we talk about the legacy of Prince and The Grateful Dead, we offer Kanye West an idea for a mobile app, plus a whole lot of Canada and lots more.
Manchester's Proto Idiot make sneering, shambolic, distinctly Brit-variety garage rock that's like a sonic two-finger-salute in everyone's direction. (Think early Who and Kinks filtered through Television Personalities and The Fall.) Following previous releases on Trouble in Mind, Slovenly and OddBox, Proto Idiot will release new album For Dummies via Bad Paintings on May 27...