STAFF PICKS Kimber – Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lindsay – Metz, Hiss Golden Messenger Dario – Phoebe Bridgers, Godspeed You! Black Emperor Dominic – Moses Sumney, Jon Langford THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Amadou & Mariam – La Confusion CD (Because Music) Eighth full-length album from acclaimed Malian musical duo. [Vinyl edition due October 6.] Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger […]

Moses Sumney – Aromanticism [Jagjaguwar] We are entering an era of music that will be defined by it’s inclusiveness. Genres are being bent and intermingled to the point of being unrecognizable. I’ll admit to letting the more purist side of my taste get the best of me, often putting my foot down, stating “just commit […]

Near the end of each month, we’re going to make a post on our blog recommending some great upcoming shows around the Valley! For a full list of all the awesome stuff happening next month, be sure to visit SilverPlatter.info! LINDSAY’S PICKS August 2 – Valley Fever’s Rooster Club featuring Flathead and Barefoot and Pregnant […]

Last month, Arizona hosted a slew of great psychedelic rock (a blanket term, I know…) bands on their way to and from Austin Psych Fest. The festival had an impressive lineup this year (including The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala and The Jesus And Mary Chain), but I ended up completely entertained by some of the smaller names on the lineup when they passed through the Valley. The following are the best bands I saw on their way home from Austin Psych Fest:  Continue reading