superchunk @ the cradle

Yesterday at work I uttered the phrase “Superchunk are the elder statesmen of Triangle rock” and then had to explain the term “elder statesmen”, so I didn’t bother with explaining the rest of it, but they are: in his 40s, Mac still rocks harder than most of the kids in the Triangle today. Jim Wilbur…

top ten shows of 2010

Today kicks off a couple of year end lists; tomorrow you’ll get EPs and tracks, and next week, a massive list of albums the making of which may make me more insane than usual, but which will be thorough if nothing else. Today, though: today you get my Top 10 Live Shows of 2010. I…

superchunk @ the nasher museum of art

Unbelievable. Phenomenal. Amazing. Pick an adjective for “blew my mind” and it’s the right one. What a set. More photos behind the jump. Set list, courtesy Mr. McCaughan himself: So Convinced/Water Wings/Crossed Wires/My Gap Feels Weird/Song for Marion Brown/Watery Hands/Let It Go/Fractures in Plaster/Rosemarie/Shallow End/Punch Me Harder/Mower/Digging for Something (w/ John Darnielle)/Pink Clouds/Hyper Enough/Everything At…

superchunk — majesty shredding

Superchunk — Majesty Shredding. Out 9/14, Merge Records. On Monday night, I made a metaphorical horrified face at Ash over IM, at the thought that someone my age or older had literally never heard of Superchunk before this week. I’m not judging! I was simply surprised, because at the age of 14, Superchunk put out Foolish and some…

superchunk @ the cradle

superchunk @ the cradle, originally uploaded by minervacat. “Rock and roll doesn’t necessarily mean a band. It doesn’t mean a singer, and it doesn’t mean a lyric, really. It’s that question of trying to be immortal.” — Malcolm McLaren

superchunk @ the cradle

superchunk @ the cradle, originally uploaded by minervacat. For Mac McCaughan, the hipsters dance. And scream. We got two encores last night and the crowd would have yelled for a third and a fourth, given the opportunity. Superchunk’s got ten whole tour dates outside of the NC on the schedule for this year, and the…