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

[caption id="attachment_89905" align="alignnone" width="610"] Guided by Voices is, from left to right, Mitch Mitchell, Greg Demos, Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout and Kevin March. (Photo provided by Ground Control Touring)[/caption] 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.

Photo essay: The Northside Festival in Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn's four-day Northside Festival kicked off its third year with hundreds of rising indie bands last weekend in the Williamsburg neighborhood of the borough. Indie-rock mainstays Guided By Voices and Beirut anchored the festival alongside newer acts like Surfer Blood, Sharon Van Etten, Wavves, Deer Tick (as Deervana), Titus Andronicus, Twin Sister and Javelin.

Playlist: The best songs of 2016 so far

[caption id="attachment_94183" align="aligncenter" width="610"] FILE: Lucius performs at Outside Lands 2014 in August. Photo by Jon Bauer,[/caption] With July in full swing, playlists are a hot commodity.

Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo wary of whiplash from buzz-band status

[caption id="attachment_112470" align="alignnone" width="577"] Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest has much to look forward to in 2016. (Provided by Matador Records)[/caption] 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.