Guided by Voices at the Gothic Theatre, 6-4-14 (photos, review)
How much is too much? For the typical Guided By Voices fan, the answer to that question is “Never! G-B-V! G-B-V! G-B-V!” Robert Pollard’s enigmatic band had no trouble satisfying a modest group of this ilk at the Gothic Theatre last night with a near-three-hour set -- including three massive encores -- that was filled with almost too many songs to count.
Guided by Voices’ Robert Pollard talks endurance, touring and art inspiration before Gothic Theatre show
Guided by Voices has always been about the act of accumulation, whether it’s musical styles, dozens of band members and albums, or the wisdom of being a cult indie-rock act for the last 20 years.
Guided by Voices announces June 2014 tour, Gothic Theatre date
Vice's music website Noisey is reporting this morning that seminal indie rock band Guided by Voices will mount a rare national tour that includes a Colorado date in June.
Album review: Guided By Voices, “Let’s Go Eat the Factory”
Guided by Voices, "Let's Go Eat the Factory" (Guided by Voices Inc.) Seminal Dayton, Ohio, indie rock band Guided by Voices called it quits on Dec.
The Jarvik 6 takes its time with moody, modest debut EP
If the music on The Jarvik 6's debut EP feels a little out of time, it's because it is. Matthew Byars, of the experimental Washington, D.C. indie band The Caribbean, began the project a decade ago on his laptop and has worked on it only occasionally since then, finally releasing a four-song EP this month on his own West Main Development label as a limited-edition, 50-copy CDR.
Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo wary of whiplash from buzz-band status
When respected indie label Matador Records -- home to Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Liz Phair, Pavement, Guided by Voices and many others over the years -- came calling, Will Toledo was ready.
Ricked Wicky, “Swimmer to a Liquid Armchair” (review)
When music critics say that Dayton, Ohio-based songwriter Robert Pollard is prolific, they mean that he's drowned us with a firehose of material over the last three decades.
R. Ring’s Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery circle back to musical basics
Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery both have successful, time-consuming projects on their plates, whether it's Deal's main gig in Dayton, Ohio-based indie icons the Breeders (with sister Kim, formerly of the Pixies) or Montgomery's band Ampline and his Cincinnati-based recording studio Candyland.
Listen: The best songs shorter than one minute
Let's face it. We don't all have the time to sit down and listen to every movement, every solo, every chorus, pre-chorus, bridge and coda of an epic song.