| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Talk about dumb Starbucks.
For its latest compilation album, the coffee chain commissioned covers of love songs from 13 artists just in time for Valentine’s Day, which sounds like a delightful idea, until you realize how much of “Sweetheart...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Six is the magic number. Last year, Matthew Houck, who records and performs under the name Phosphorescent, released "Muchacho," his sixth album, behind a stunning, six-minute-plus single called "Song For Zula." "Muchacho" became a sleeper indie-rock hit,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:55 AM
What: Pitchfork Music Festival
Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.
When: 3 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
What: 46 bands/artists, three stages, hosted by e-zine pitchfork.com
| Jul 20, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Here's Day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. The park was none the worse for wear with Friday's rain and it was cooler yet sunny early although the rain did come again for the headliners. But on Saturday, the bands played on. Greg Kot (GK)...
| Mar 18, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
Country music generally remains too unhip of a reference point for the indie music world to touch with much seriousness. So when Brooklyn musician Matthew Houck, a.k.a. Phosphorescent, made an album of Willie Nelson covers about four...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:02 PM
M.I.A., Low, Solange, Wire, Savages and Parquet Courts will be among the artists rounding out the Pitchfork Music Festival on July 19-21 at Union Park.
The festival announced Tuesday that Lil B, Yo La Tengo, Toro Y Moi, Phosphorescent, Metz, Autre Ne...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:18 AM
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Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival: June 15-16. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. clearwaterfestival.org. An annual festival to celebrate the environmental movement. Pete Seeger,...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:15 AM
April 19, The Edmond Town Hall, Newtown, edmondtownhall.org
Matthew Houck isn't afraid of bold candor. Houck, who writes, records and performs under the name Phosphorescent, sings lines like "I've been fucked up, and I've been a...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Did you ever hear an artist online and say 'yeah I like this'. Then you see them live and they blow you away so you buy the new album, take it home and realize that it's even better than when you first heard it online? Me too and one of those artists is...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:03 PM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
“My head was really hurting,” Craig Finn says by way of introduction to his first solo album. “Clear Heart Full Eyes” (Vagrant) sounds like one long hangover – an album in which the morning-after mood...