I wrote the cover story this week in the RFT. It's centered around Magnolia Summer and the Undertow Collective, and how the principles are utilizing technological advances and industry smarts to fashion a futuristic DIY aesthetic. (Don't be scared; it's not totally theoretical.) The idea of community and collaboration -- of sharing resources and pooling talents in order to make a difference -- is essential, and something I hope people take away from the article.
Many of the Undertow bands happen to be coming to town this week (or soon). So without further ado, please enjoy some audio and video below!
Glossary will also be playing at Off Broadway, along with Two Cow Garage on Saturday night, November 8. You can still download Glossary's album The Better Angels of Our Nature right here (as I talk about in the article), and enjoy some MP3s below.MP3: Glossary, "Little Caney" MP3: Glossary, "Nothing Can Hurt You Now" David Bazan, "Cold Beer and Cigarettes"
Local darlings Theodore will be opening Magnolia Summer's CD release show on Friday, November 7, at Off Broadway. We've reviewed its latest album, Defeated, TN, right here, and interviewed the band right here.
And last but not least is Springfield, Missouri's Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Sadly, it's not coming to town anytime soon, but I did hear the band is making a new record early next year. Joy! This year's Pershing is one of my faves.