Live Music: Those Lavender Whales; Monsters from Outer Space; City on Down; Reggae day party
Live Music: Those Lavender Whales; Monsters from Outer Space; City on Down; Reggae day party Great shows to check out this week

Even before he was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor that rocked his world, Those Lavender Whales frontman Aaron Graves wrote songs that deftly blended wizened philosophical ponderings with quirky,…


The Districts present new, sharp, big sound on <i>Popular Manipulations</i>
The Districts present new, sharp, big sound on Popular Manipulations Growing Up and Out of Garage

When the small-town Pennsylvania band the Districts first made a splash on the national scene in 2009, it was partly fans gawking at just how good these fresh-faced high schoolers…


DUMB Doctors embrace group dynamic on new album
DUMB Doctors embrace group dynamic on new album Better Together

Local garage-punk band DUMB Doctors has gone through some changes in the past year or so. The template that made them the City Paper's 2014 Punk Band of the Year…


Live Music: 2 Slices; The Farm Upstate; Battle of the Carolinas; Lawrence
Live Music: 2 Slices; The Farm Upstate; Battle of the Carolinas; Lawrence Great live music for you to check out this week

One of the first things you'll notice about 2 Slices' premiere song "Slow Poison" is their strong vocal modification game. The new track uses pitch-shifted vocals that sit on a…


Meet the producers behind some of the Holy City's most extraordinary recordings
Meet the producers behind some of the Holy City's most extraordinary recordings Local Produce

Last December, the City Paper highlighted many of the engineers responsible for the sweet sounds you hear at some of the city's most-loved venues…


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