Jill Menze

Beach House / Jan. 26, 2010 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Bell House)

Beach House / Jan. 26, 2010 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Bell House)

On same day Beach House released its new album "Teen Dream," the power-pop duo fleshed out the subtlety of its arrangements for a quaint room of fans hanging on to every squiggling guitar line and breathy "oh-oh" harmony.
Grammy Awards 2010 Nominations Preview

Electro-Pop Act Owl City Takes Off With 'Fireflies'

For Adam Young, public response to Owl City—his electronica alter ego—has been anything but expected. "So far," says the shy 23-year-old from Owatonna, Minn., "everything has been shocking to me."
The Right 'Time': M. Ward

The Right 'Time': M. Ward

Singer/songwriter M. Ward has seen his profile, and album sales, rise steadily in the past five years, and in 2008, he cracked the six-digit barrier for the first time thanks to the Merge debut from She & Him, his duet project with actress Zooey Deschanel.
Of Montreal / Oct. 10, 2008 / New York (Roseland Ballroom)

Of Montreal / Oct. 10, 2008 / New York (Roseland Ballroom)

Over-the-top has been the theme of the group's live performances for a while now, so in many ways, the unexpected was expected. The experience was much like attending an indie rock Broadway play, on another planet, in the future.
Franz Ferdinand Unveils New Songs In Brooklyn

Franz Ferdinand Unveils New Songs In Brooklyn

Scottish rock combo Franz Ferdinand previewed a handful of new songs from its forthcoming album to a packed house at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (Oct. 8).

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