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Thursday, July 4, 2013

July 3, 2013

Stylistic reinvention is a sure way to keep listeners off their collective feet, but with 2010’s Congratulations many suspected that synth-poppers MGMT went too deep into psychedelia and strayed
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday, July 3 @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, 10 p.m.

 Credit MGMT for this: They had no reservations about flushing away a potentially huge career. After their 2008 debut Oracular Spectacular proved a hit on the strength of three happy, squiggly, heavily licensed tunes—“Time to
04.04.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM

MGMT, Yeasayer, Avett Brothers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Diplo among dozens of headliners

By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest has been gradually announcing its 2013 Marcus Amphitheater headliners for months now, but it’s stayed mum on side-stage acts. That changed today, when breaking from its usual tradition of announcing grounds stage performers in small chunks, the festival revealed the meat of its lineup in one massive drop. Comedian Lewis Black (who will be returning to the festival this year) revealed ...
03.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Last year's SXSW was dominated by a handful of burgeoning bands with major next-big-thing potential. Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Bon Iver were all already well on their way toward bigger things when they played Austin last March, but SXSW was in many ways the tipping point, the moment media cemented the narrative that these were to be the great success stories of 2008. No burgeoning acts as Sout...
04.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Tokyo Police Club? I�d read about their impending full-length earlier this year, but couldn�t quite pinpoint why they sounded familiar. Hmmmm. I raked my brain before recalling that I�d seen them a year ago at a curious little concert at the Rave with Cold War Kids (remember them?) From the tone of my write-up, though, they didn�t win me over. �I need your help on this song,� Tokyo...