Thursday 25th May 2017,
West Michigan Indie

Silversun Pickups- Neck of the Woods

Silversun Pickups- Neck of the Woods

Artist: Silversun Pickups Album: Neck of the Woods Rating: 3.8 By: JohnVerburg When Silversun Pickups started their career with their first full length Carnavas, the comparisons to early Smashing Pumpkins were plentiful, and apt. Frontman Brian Aubert’s voice is at least a cousin to that of the Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan. Sonically, both bands early in their careers [...]

May 30, 2012 Q CD Reviews, John Verburg 0

Eight and a Half- Debut Album

Eight and a Half- Debut Album

  Artist: Eight And A Half Album: Eight And A Half Rating: 7.1 By: John Verburg Those familiar with Canadian bands Broken Social Scene, and the now defunct band The Stills, probably have been anticipating this release for quite some time. Eight And A Half is comprised of Justin Peroff (BSS), Dave Hamelin, and Liam [...]

May 28, 2012 Q CD Reviews, John Verburg 2

The Maccabees- Given To The Wild

The Maccabees- Given To The Wild

  Artist: The Maccabees Album: Given To The Wild Rating: 8.4 By: John Verburg     The Maccabees returned in January with their third studio album ‘Given To The Wild’, and for those who aren’t familiar with the British band, their newest release represents quite a transformation. Gone are the two minute songs of angular pop [...]

May 23, 2012 Q CD Reviews, John Verburg 1

001 West Michigan Indie: Japandroids

001 West Michigan Indie: Japandroids

On April 28, 2012; James Quatrine and Tony Maniscalco sat down with the awesome indie band Japandroids at Founder’s Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI. Japandroids is a two piece band from Vancouver, BC. This ‘band’ started in 2006 and consists of Brian King and David Prowse. Originally intending to be a trio, the boys decided [...]

May 3, 2012 Q Podcast Episodes 0

A Band Called Fun

A Band Called Fun

I arrived at The Intersection a little after the doors opened. There was a long line to get in the side door and the large man at the door in the black Pulp Fictionesque suit told me that they weren’t letting people in the front room yet. Yin and his girlfriend had the tickets and they [...]

April 20, 2012 Q Blog Posts, Concert Reviews 0