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Beer, Hotdogs and Explosives – Show Preview: Barnstormer IV – July 4, 2010 – Maquoketa, IA

When Joseph Pope, Nathaniel Rateliff’s touring guitarist, got offstage after a recent show
at the Mill, he said he thought his set went well—well, he qualified, for a non-barn show.
Pope had just come off a week of performing in 19th-century barns throughout rural Iowa,
Illinois, and Wisconsin, as part of Daytrotter’s latest Barnstormer tour.

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Show Preview: Aktar Aktar, June 12 at Gabe's

If David Byrne, Slash, and Joe Strummer united to form a rock supergroup—and if, miraculously, things really clicked—that band would likely sound something like Aktar Aktar. The Chicago four-piece will headline Gabe’s this Saturday night, borrowing the best ingredients of art rock, cock rock and punk rock and mixing them into their tasty signature blend. […]

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Show Preview: Aktar Aktar, June 12 at Gabe's

If David Byrne, Slash, and Joe Strummer united to form a rock supergroup—and if, miraculously, things really clicked—that band would likely sound something like Aktar Aktar. The Chicago four-piece will headline Gabe’s this Saturday night, borrowing the best ingredients of art rock, cock rock and punk rock and mixing them into their tasty signature blend. […]

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Local Natives with Suckers: The Mill, 5/18

This Tuesday night at the Mill, The Local Natives and Suckers, two bands on Frenchkiss Records, split the bill. LA’s Local Natives are touring in support of 2010’s Gorilla Manor, 12 upbeat indie gems bursting with incantatory vocal harmonies and propellant drums. Sonically, the band can look through both ends of binoculars: often, they’ll use […]

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