Tag Archives: Superchunk

Riot Fest 2018: Whole Lotta Shakin’

I’ve been attending big music festivals in Chicago every summer since 2005, but it’s been many many years since I arrived anywhere near early enough to see the opening wave of bands. There’s always bands I’d kinda like to see who play before 2:30pm but 3-day music festivals are work and you have to make … Continue reading Riot Fest 2018: Whole Lotta Shakin’

New Superchunk video: Erasure

Video: Superchunk – “Erasure” Directed by Whitey McConnaughy. From What a Time to Be Alive, out now on Merge Records. “Erasure” features backing vocals from Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield and The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt, and it’s another punch in the gut from Superchunk. Hate so graceless and so cavalier We don’t just disappear Shifting shapes … Continue reading New Superchunk video: Erasure

New Superchunk video: Cloud of Hate

Video: Superchunk – “Cloud of Hate” Directed by Taiyo Kimura. From What a Time to Be Alive, out now on Merge Records. For someone in their forties there isn’t any music more life affirming than Superchunk. They make you feel alive. They open up the possibilities of what it means to be a grownup. You … Continue reading New Superchunk video: Cloud of Hate

THE SAME OLD CRACKS

THE SAME OLD CRACKS Rock’s latest youth movement finds a friend in Emo Johnny Loftus Where do all the Britney fans go when the lip gloss wears off? What happens to young consumers – already used to buying CDs and downloading MP3s from the days of their pre-teen popstar love affairs – when they get … Continue reading THE SAME OLD CRACKS

FAULTY WIRING?

The Get Up Kids take it down a thousand. Johnny Loftus Rock bands often start their journey with meth-amphetamine gusto, romping out of the gate with screeching amps, squealing tires, and enough energy to run around the block 12 times. They come to your town. They party it down. And they snap decadent photos of … Continue reading FAULTY WIRING?