The tribute also includes Silver Jews/Purple Mountains covers by Pete Astor (The Loft), Robert Scott (The Bats), Jad Fair, Business of Dreams, Kyle Forster (who played on the Purple Mountains album), Jeremy Jay, Diane Cluck, Daisies, Holy Wave, Caged Animals, Bill Baird, and more.
This week: Swervedriver's best and least heard album gets a much-deserved reissue; plus Anna Calvi, new Slumberland band Peel Dream Magazine; Chilean psych duo The Holydrug Couple; UK indiepop megagroup THe Fortuna Pop All-Stars, and more.
Get your cardigans out: NYC Popfest is upon us and here's an exhaustive guide to the weekend's goings-on, including The Chills, Trashcan Sinatras, Allo Darlin', The Railway Children, The Primitives & more.
This year marks the 10th edition of NYC Popfest which will happen May 19 - 22 at venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The lineup was just announced and the Popfest folks have really outdone themselves for this benchmarck year, with performances, Trash Can Sinatras, Allo' Darlin, '80s-era Factory Records band The Railway Children, Sarah Records labelmates Secret Shine, , and Even As We Speak, plus The Chesterfields, The Primitives, Alpaca Sports, Mercury Girls, The Hermit Crabs, Spook School, the live debut of Lake Ruth, and more...