indie-pop

Now Hear This!: St. Lucia at The Firebird

If you missed St. Lucia playing the Gargoyle last semester—maybe you were abroad or your evening power-nap turned into a four-hour marathon—or you just enjoyed his last show so much that you can’t miss the opportunity to see him again, now’s your chance.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Now Hear This!: Miniature Tigers at the Firebird

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOP8zmmmAXY Who Flashlights, Total Slackers, Miniature Tigers where The Firebird (2706 Olive St.) when Monday, March 24. Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

| Staff Writer

Cadenza critique: Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ is a work of art

Six years ago, Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker presented the much-discussed argument that rock had lost its sense of groove. Since then, rock has become decidedly more rhythmic, with indie stalwarts such as TV on the Radio, Radiohead and Sufjan Stevens releasing dance-friendly albums.

| Music Editor

Bottle up and explode: The haunted beauty of Elliott Smith, 10 years later

When I’m in the right mood, my favorite albums can move me in ways both exhilarating and terrifying. It’s therapeutic, and it’s the reason why I can’t live without music. It doesn’t just entertain me; it reveals fears and insecurities I’d only share with the best of friends. It confides in me, trusts me with its deepest, darkest secrets.

| Music Editor

Album review: ‘Static’ by Cults

Since its 2011 self-titled debut, New York City duo Cults has captivated both indie music blogs and the general public alike with a trademark, self-assured sound. “Go Outside,” Cults’ most famous song due to its overuse in television commercials, is the best example of this: summery and sweet, with vocalist Madeline Follin filling simple lyrics […]

| Senior Cadenza Editor

‘Metals’ | Feist

The drums pound. The guitar brings in an ethereal riff. A baritone sax drones. Feist’s plaintive voice attempts to calm the storm she has created. So begins Feist’s new album, “Metals.” Her fourth studio album sees a departure from indie-pop songs like “1234,” and a move toward a lonely, desolate sound.

| Cadenza Reporter

Matt and Kim to perform at WUStock

Tomorrow, come to the Swamp for WUStock, a concert put on annually by the Congress of the South 40. Headliner Matt and Kim, an indie band known for their fun and lively shows, will take the stage at 5 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., three students bands will open for Matt and Kim: Rhyme n Reason, Where’s Lionel and the Noam Chomskys.

| Movie/TV Editor

‘Glory’ | Flashbulb Fires

From a quick glance at the cover of “Glory,” the debut release from Denver-based indie-pop band Flashbulb Fires, any music lover bored to death of the allegedly artsy genre will immediately see the light.

| Cadenza Reporter

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