Brainiac Tribute Show Announced In Brooklyn

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Brooklyn’s Bell House will host a Brainiac tribute concert on 12/9 to honor the 25th anniversary of the influential band’s formation and to commemorate deceased frontman Tim Taylor. The event will be filmed for Eric Mahoney’s upcoming documentary about the legendary indie group. Girls Against Boys, Savak, and the Heist are … More »

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »

The Wrens – “At Irish Exit” (Demo)

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The WrensThe day after Election Day, the Wrens said on Twitter that they would release a new song from their long-in-the-works follow-up to The Meadowlands, but it appears that Charles Bissell has reconsidered and decided to release just a mostly instrumental demo from the new album instead. Which isn’t nothing, considering the dearth of material … More »

The Wrens’ Charles Bissell Shares Update On Cancer Treatment

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SPAIN - MAY 31:  PRIMAVERA SOUND  Photo of OKKERVIL RIVER and Charles BISSELL, Charles Bissell performing on stage  (Photo by Gary Wolstenholme/Redferns)Back in March, the Wrens’ Charles Bissell began treatment for multiple myeloma, “a white blood cell cancer sorta thing” that affects plasma cells in bone marrow. And today, he’s shared a lengthy update on his health via the Wrens’ Facebook page, which includes some very good news. He’s on cycle seven of “a … More »