Superchunk, The Mountain Goats, Iron & Wine, The dB's, Hiss Golden Messenger, Don Dixon & Marti Jones, Erich Bachmann (Archers of Loaf), and more North Carolina artists have contributed cover songs to a new benefit comp that aims to help much-loved, long-running Carrboro, NC rock club Cat's Cradle through COVID-19.
Just-added artists include Savoy Motel, Sad13, Jay Som, Boogarins, Nicole Dollanganger, Los Kellies, Lizzo, Night Beats, Open Mike Eagle, Big Thief, Kadhja Bonet, Andrew Combs, GoldLink, Lisa Prank, Anna Meredith, Peelander-Z, Trapo, Vagabon, Cindy Wilson (of the B-52s), and many more.
Scottish pop royalty Teenage Fanclub brought genial good humor, positive vibes, and an overabundance of great tunes to two NYC shows this weekend (one of which featured a guest-appearance from Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan).
As happens from time to time, a huge tribute to the legendary Big Star has been announced in LA with members of Wilco, Yo La Tengo, REM and many more. On April 27 at The Alex Theatre in Glendale, Jeff Tweedy, Pat Sansone, Ira Kaplan, Mike Mills, Jessica Pratt, Robyn Hitchcock and more will join Jody Stephens of Big Star and an orchestra conducted by original arranger Carl Marsh to perform the enti