Podcast #265 is all business with music from Pity Sex, Schwervon!,
Kristofer Astrom, Arcade Fire, Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle, Nick
Cave, & Bibby & the Astronauts.
Too Much Rock celebrated the 1st release of its Singles Series
at Mills Record Co on 12/7 with Schwervon and Lazy.
Podcast #264 flits around carelessly w/ Man Bear, Colin Meloy,
Andrew Bird, Reggie And The Full Effect, Matthew Sweet &
Susanna Hoffs, Latex Novelties, & Russian Circles.
A Chicago crowd packed into a hot and crowded club on 11/16 to witness the
noisy indie rock of Bottomless Pit, Light Coma, and Rutabega. Check out my
photos and video of the show.
Pocast #263 celebrates the bands that I saw while on tour: TK Webb,
Warm Ones, Northern Lands, Awkward Terrible, Infinity Shred, & Hawk
Podcast #262 blasts you in the face w/ Los Campesinos!, Au Revoir
Simone, Upset, Quasi, Real Kids, Black on Black, & Head and The
Too Much Rock is proud to annouce the innagural release from its new Single Series. First out of the gate is Schwervon! with new crowd favourite "Landlocked" on the A side, and a cover of The Raincoats' "Off Duty Trip" on the back. The band will have the 7" for sale starting November 12th, and are playing a release show at Mills Records in KC on December 7th. Rumor is they're already selling the single on their current European tour, but everyone else can get their first listen below.
For more information on the Singles Series, visit the new Singles section of the website.accouncements, singles series, schwervon
Podcast #261 returns w/ music from Tim Kasher, Best Coast, The Tunes,
Manual Scan, Elf Power, of Montreal, & Eagulls.
Dozens of fans packed a Milwaukee club on 10/24 to see Josh
Berwanger Band, Awkward Terrible, & Comic Books perform under
Chicago put together 4 great bands on 10/23 including Josh
Berwanger Band, Warm Ones, Hawk and Dove, & The Red Threads.
Grand Rapids showed up in force for Wild Child, Josh
Berwanger Band, and Valentigers on 10/22.
On 10/21 The Whiskey Charmers paired with Josh Berwanger
Band and Mental Health Day for a curious threesome.
Rock and electronica collided with mixed results as Infinity
Shred headlined a bill supported by Josh Berwanger Band,
Precious Kindred, & Ligaments.
Diamond J and the Rough made a special live appearance on 10/17 welcoming Josh
Berwanger Band and Old Royals to New Haven. Check out my photos and video of
On 10/16 Ben Weiser headlined a solid bill in Somerville featuring Josh
Berwanger Band, Fantastic Liars, & Low Babies. Click for my photos of
Providence stayed up late on 10/15 to catch the rock & roll
of Josh Berwanger Band, Northern Lands, & Snowplows. Check
out my photos of the night.
Josh Berwanger Band played a confusing 5-band, Sunday-night
Pittsburgh bill alongside Cobalt Cranes, Diva 93, KMFD, &
Stranded Aliens. Check out my account, photos, and video
of the night.
Josh Berwanger Band played in Columbus on 10/12 supported by T.K.
Webb and a giant tree stump. Check out my account, photos,
and video of the night.
Podcast 260 isn't afraid of anything with w/ new music from Radkey,
Lazy, Parquet Courts, Upstairs Downstairs, Mammoth Life, Matt Pond,
& Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.
Har Mar Superstar had the bros dancing and the ladies swooning when he
played KC on 10/5. Check out my photos and video of Mr. Superstar along
with openers Lizzo & Dated.
On 9/27 Dead Girls celebrated the CD release of Fade In/Fade
Out at a late night show supported by friends ACBs and Rev
Gusto. Check out my account, photos, and video of the show.
Podcast #259 features new music from Bill Callahan, John Paul Keith,
Dismemberment Plan, Grooms, Hellsongs, Driving Mrs. Satan, & Tyr.
Podcast #258 wows w/ new music from Pixies, Richard Buckner, Neko
Case, Deer Tick, Steve Kowalski's Army, Holograms, & The Julie Ruin.
It's all coming up roses on Pocast #257 w/ music from Ghost Mice,
Josh Berwanger, Take, Mark Kozelek & Desertshore, Laura Veirs,
Belle and Sebastian, & Primitives.
Podcast #256 paces the 8-bit milestone w/ music from
Jet Boys, Lovely Bad Things, Sky Larkin, Mascott,
Typhoon, Ghost Mice, & Bob Marley. Seriously.
On 8/16 Bob Mould played a positively ferocious set
for a Larryville crowd primed by openers Pedaljets.
Click for my account and photos of the night.
On 8/15 a small KC crowd watched the birth and death of My Boyfriend
On Vinyl, the return of a reborn Mammoth Life, and the evolution
of Cloud Dog. Here are my photos and video of the night.
Podcast #255 features bands doing it for themselves w/ Jeffrey
Lewis & Peter Stampfel, Superchunk, Man Bear, Grenadina, Tanya
Donelly, La Guerre, & Spaceships.
Podcast #254 has a creamy center of hazy indie pop w/ Darren Hayman,
Ski Lodge, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Bleeding Rainbow,
Ghost Wave, Swimming Pool Q's, & Deafheaven.
If there was a common thread to this 8/5 bill featuring Smith
Westerns, Wampire, & Mr. History, it was surely pharmacological
and not musical. Check out my account, photos, and video.
Led by Kevin Seconds and Kepi Ghoulie, punks donned their
acoustic guitars for a night of music on 8/4. Check
out my photos and video of the night.
The sunny pop of Hidden Pictures and the ethereal shoegaze of Capsules
headlined a 7/26 show that also featured Twinsmith & Lonelyhearts. Check
out my account, photos, & video of the night.
Podcast #253 confuses w/ Speedy Ortiz, Grant Hart, Radkey,
Handsome Family, Heirlooms of August, Mark Kozelek, & Mindtroll.
On 7/18 Melismatics rocked like they were playing in front
of thousands of fans, not the dozen that turned up to see
them and openers Johnny Bangs. Check out my photos and
video of the night.
On 7/16 NY's Speedy Ortiz reunited with old friends Schwervon!
and made new ones with Lazy. Check out my photos of the night.
Podcast #252 surprises w/ B-Movie, Prairie Cat, You Me & Us, Robert
Pollard, Pedaljets, BELLS, & Making Marks.
On 7/6 Howard Iceberg and opening act Schwervon!
played an early all-ages show for an appreciative crowd.
Check out my account, video, and pics of the night.
Fourth of July's farewell performance brought everything full circle by playing
its entire debut album with returning original members. Check out photos and
video of the band's final show.
Podcast #251 is bound to confuse w/ Heaven, Week of Wonders, Aye Nako,
Pride of Erie PA, Owen, Noah and the Whale, & Amon Amarth.
Jonathan Richman entertained a sweaty KC audience on 6/25.
Check out my photos and video of the night.
Power pop is the heart of podcast #250 w/ Secret History, Tie These
Hands, Eux Autres, Missing Monuments, Sugar Stems, Shivvers, & John
The Mountain Goats and openers Baptist Generals played to a
sell-out all-ages KC crowd on 6/19. Check out my account,
photos, and video of the night.
Upcoming shows I care about:
-12/13 Radkey @ Record Bar
-12/15 Hooligan Holiday @ Uptown
12/28 Ultimate Fackebook @ Record Bar
1/12 Zero Boys @ Czar Bar
1/19 Panic! At The Disco @ Uptown
-1/28 Frankie Rose @ Record Bar
2/8 Reggie/Full Effect @ Record Bar
2/13 Neutral Milk Hotel @ Uptown
2/14 Moonspell @ Riot Room
3/10 Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr @ Bottleneck
3/17 Flogging Molly @ Uptown
3/31 St. Vincent @ Liberty Hall