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Classic Rock: Guided By Voices Highlights MAHA Music Festival

by Tim McMahan

When the Guided By Voices reunion tour was announced in June 2010, Matador Records deemed the band's configuration "the Classic Lineup." Even the GBV logo was reworked in the same colors and font as Coca-Cola, another American classic.

It was the perfect moniker for a lineup that drove GBV's mid-'90s golden era -- frontman/singer/songwriter Robert Pollard, guitarist Mitch Mitchell, drummer Kevin...


Bottomline: Josh Garrett

Louisiana music from Josh Garrett & the Bottomline is one of the highlights of this week’s shows. Garrett’s high-energy music is complete with horns and fueled by the Cajun and zydeco sounds of his Louisiana bayou home. Garrett’s music should appeal to fans of Tab Benoit’s swampy blues. Garrett’s fiery guitar

attacks, great vocals and excellent original songs stand up to the caliber of more well-known acts like...


Backbeat 8/4

* Saddle Creek Records' love of JEFF the Brotherhood is not hard to discern, as you can often spot a label staffer wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the two-piece Nashville band's name. While Backbeat always assumed that would lead the Creek to signing the fuzzed-out, stripped down Weezer acolytes, that as yet to happen. But it apparently has fixed Saddle Creek's gaze on Nashville. The label has inked a deal with...


An Electronic Touchstone

Jimmy Tamborello is best known for his work as a member of The Postal Service, where he teamed with Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and in 2003 released the gorgeous Give Up which is still Sub Pop’s second-best selling record of all time (behind Nirvana’s Bleach). However, he has been releasing well-received electronica records under the name Dntel since 1999 and has been a major contributor in electronic...


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