The Shins

Grateful Web's Bonnaroo 2012 Preview

I can vividly remember my neighbor showing me the list of artists playing Bonnaroo back in 2002.  Being 14 I was a bit young to make the journey to Manchester, Tennessee.  As a wave of jealousy washed over me I vowed to make the pilgrimage.  Ten years later it is now my turn to make the trip and experience the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Islands | A Sleep & A Forgetting

Lacking both the alluring eccentricity of Arm’s Way and synth drenched electro pop driving Vapors, IslandsA Sleep & A Forgetting is unmistakably the least compelling album overextended singer/songwriter Nicholas Thorburn has ever hatched.

State of the Scene: Where Have All the Good Bands Gone?

Festival season!  I love it, and it is almost upon us.  After viewing the initial lineups for some of the big music festivals I couldn't help but notice the large number of indie rock bands that are sneaking their way into what are usually very jam-heavy celebrations.