Posts Tagged ‘Okkervil River’

ToDo ToDay: Pulitzer Center Film Festival, Mudhoney, and Newton’s Noodles

With the first Pulitzer Center Film Festival, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting wants you to think about some of the world’s lesser-publicized societal ills. The festival’s central film, The Abominable Crime (shown), profiles gay people in Jamaica who must choose between nation and freedom, while other entries look at the final months of Sri Lanka’s 26-year [...]

Virgin Fest Lineup: Black Keys, Cee Lo, TV on the Radio, Patti Smith, and More

No need to get fancy with the lede. Here's the lineup for this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest, set for Sept. 10 at Merriweather Post Pavillion:

Spread across two mainstages: The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green, TV on the Radio, Patti Smith, Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Okkervil River, Big [...]

The Nest of Hope and Despair: A Chat With Okkervil River

Okkervil River’s densely lyrical, humanist brand of saloon rock attacks with a punk backbone and crescendos into high voltage, often thanks to baroque arrangements. Slowly perfected over seven albums, the stuff is instantly recognizable today as indie rock thanks to big-picture turning points in pop (Win Butler on the Grammys, Justin Vernon backing Kanye West, [...]

Okkervil River’s I Am Very Far, Reviewed

Given all that Will Sheff has busied himself with in recent years—penning tracks for Norah Jones and The New Pornographers; co-writing an album with Roky Erickson—he could have easily taken an understated strategy for his next record with Okkervil River. But while Sheff has become a songwriter-for-hire, he's still capable of big, ambitious work. Okkervil River’s latest release, I Am [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Something Old, Something New Edition

Best of Friday:

You don't need to know about Roky Erickson's prototypical psych-rock efforts or his troubled back story to appreciate the triumph that is his latest record, True Love Cast Out All Evil. Erickson's '60s band, The 13th Floor Elevators, basically deserves credit for all the the psych-rock/freak-psych/psych-folk made by lesser minds that you've spent the last few years [...]