Archive for Mogwai

Deafheaven’s 2017 Tour Setlists: An Analysis

Posted in Concert Reviews, Esoterica, Exclusives, Reviews, Setlists with tags , , , , , on 04/09/2017 by kurtorzeck

Deafheaven’s setlist from their show at Mardi Gras in Boise on 3.25.17

When Deafheaven played their first show in Boise on March 25 — at Mardi Gras, a venue typically reserved for wedding functions — they provided the five-day Treefort Music Fest with its only dose of shoe-gazing black metal. Continue reading

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The Unwinding Hours’ The Unwinding Hours: Two Cent Review

Posted in Album Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , on 01/17/2010 by kurtorzeck

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Isis’ Aaron Turner In ’02: Oceanic Is ‘The Best Material We’ve Ever Written’

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/08/2010 by kurtorzeck

Last week saw the publish of a post drawing possible connections between what many consider to be Isis’ ultimate masterpiece, Oceanic, and one of the most important novels to come out of the 20th century, Arthur Koestler’s “Darkness at Noon.” Keeping the Oceanic momentum going, here’s an interview I conducted with the band in October 2002, just weeks after the album came out. Continue reading

Meet And Greet: Cougar

Posted in Features, Interviews, Meet And Greet with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 01/03/2010 by kurtorzeck

Cougar want to be clear: In choosing their moniker, the last thing the Midwestern instrumentalists wanted was for people to think of older divorcées hunting for young men. Continue reading

Best Albums Of 2006

Posted in Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , on 12/30/2009 by kurtorzeck

1. Silversun PickupsCarnavas (Dangerbird)
2. MastodonBlood Mountain (Warner Bros.) Continue reading