Music News & Reviews

Music News & Reviews

Concert review: Japandroids do it loud, fast and urgently

CHICAGO - Japandroids wasted no time at a sold-out Vic Theater in Chicago on Wednesday addressing the core themes responsible for the urgency in their songs. "The future's under fire/ The past is gaining ground," guitarist/vocalist Brian King sang in the opening seconds, the words spilling out of his mouth with the breathlessness of someone desperate enough to try anything to break away from the confines of a dead-end town.

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Curtis Stigers sings Leonard Cohen tribute 'Tonight Will Be Fine'

Boise's own Curtis Stigers sings "Tonight Will Be Fine" with guitarist Dave Manion during a Leonard Cohen tribute at the Record Exchange Thursday Jan. 12, 2017 in Downtown Boise.
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
Curtis Stigers sings Leonard Cohen tribute 'Tonight Will Be Fine' 1:36

Curtis Stigers sings Leonard Cohen tribute 'Tonight Will Be Fine'

Boise band The Runaway Hamsters go country 3:40

Boise band The Runaway Hamsters go country

'Friend and a Friend' by Korby Lenker and Molly Tuttle 3:27

'Friend and a Friend' by Korby Lenker and Molly Tuttle

Hotel California promotional spot 0:31

Hotel California promotional spot