October 3, 2011
Since the late '90s, Mates of State have been a staple of the indie rock world. The husband-and-wife duo consists of Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner, who combine keyboard, drums and vocals to create energetic harmonies. Over the past 14 years, the Lawrence, Kan. natives have released seven albums and played with bands such as Jimmy Eat World and Death Cab for Cutie. On Tuesday their travels will take them to The Ottobar , where they will perform songs from their most recent album "Mountaintops.
March 25, 2004
The old Liz Phair was sharp and darkly introspective; she was interesting. With the 1993 seminal Exile in Guyville album, the artist became the "queen of indie rock." Alternative fans (and geeky rock critics) adored her -- a singer-songwriter whose snide, brash, explicit lyrics paved the way for other feminist rockers such as Alanis Morissette and Meredith Brooks. Back then, Phair seemed so anti-mainstream, so anti-Madonna -- writing, producing, playing on and putting out her own records and frankly singing about things some folks only divulge in journals.
March 2, 2006
Musiic Indie rock at Sonar Indie rock unit Matchbook Ro mance plays Sonar Lounge, 407 E. Saratoga St., tonight. Sil verstein, The Early November Amber Pacific and Paremore are also billed. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $17 and are available through Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster .com.
October 6, 2005
Indie rock singer and songwriter Liz Phair's latest album, Somebody's Miracle, hit stores on Tuesday, just as she hits the road on her national tour. Phair broke out of the underground indie rock scene in 1993 and has been enjoying positive recognition for her albums ever since. She will be performing at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W. in Washington, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.
September 23, 2004
Morrissey / Constitution Hall Former frontman for the Smiths and one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters in indie rock, Morrissey plays Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets N.W. in Washington, Wednesday night at 8. Tickets are $40-$55 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-SEAT or by visiting www.ticketmaster. com Keane / 9:30 Club Keane, among the most impressive bands to come out of England recently, rocks the 9:30 Club, 815 V. Street N.W. in D.C., Tuesday night at 7. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit www.930.
September 27, 2007
Hometown -- Baltimore Current members --Virat Shukla, vocals and guitar; Elena Fox, bass and vocals; Justin Custer, guitar; Charles Cole, drums Founded in --2006 Style --indie rock Influenced by --the Kinks, the Pixies, T. Rex, Nirvana, the Beatles Notable --Shukla, the group's primary songwriter, sometimes seeks input from Fox, the other band members and a handful of outside musicians. It can be a reality check, he said. The CD release show for their new album, Rock Control, is tomorrow.