Superconductor

This Vancouver seven-to-nine-piece (four to six guitarists, two bassists, one drummer) has done its part to prove the parental belief that all rock’n’roll is really sonic mayhem. Led by co-vocalists Carl Newman (who also fronts the Bacharach-meets-Beatles quartet Zumpano) and Keith Parry (who doubles on drums), Superconductor mishmashes a love of metal, sugar-pop and Japanese…

Thirty Ought Six

Portland, Oregon’s Thirty Ought Six aren’t post-punk innovators, they just do the genre proud. A power trio in the truest sense, this explosive unit has frequently (and aptly) been compared to both Hüsker Dü and Nirvana. On Bosozuku, bassist Sean Roberts’ whisper-to-a-primal-scream singing (“Boy Wonder,” “Tuckahoe”) balances the emotion and power in the music. Guitarist…

Heavens to Betsy

Forget Paris in the springtime: Olympia, Washington was a better place to experience life as a young grrrl in the early ’90s. Singer/guitarist Corin Tucker and drummer/bassist Tracy Sawyer — collectively known as Heavens to Betsy — were right in the thick of the city’s productive and empowering scene, succinctly reflecting its emotions in their…

Seam

Seam began as a trio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with Mac McCaughan of Superchunk on drums, Lexi Mitchell playing bass and he-of-the-perpetual-whisper Sooyoung Park (ex-Bitch Magnet) leading the way on guitar and vocals. With an inspirational nod to the spare pop dreaminess of Galaxie 500 and Codeine, Headsparks is a somewhat awkward — but…

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