Mission Of Burma

What’s a legacy to a legend? For some, it’s a thing to be actively patrolled: endless tours, obligatory records, the noblesse oblige of the bassist getting to do the occasional… More »


The Bumbershoot Festival goes down in venues around Seattle every year on Labor Day weekend, and the lineup for this year’s festivities on 8/30-9/1 just came out. As usual, it’s… More »

Credit: Mission Of Burma

In July, Mission Of Burma will put out Unsound, their first record since 2009’s The Sound The Speed The Light. Today the reunited group unveiled the leadoff track “Dust Devil,” More »

It’s ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY ’80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music culture that changed irrevocably a… More »


Pavement’s on their way to a long summer of festivals and one-off gigs, but curating an ATP is a sweet way to get things started. (It’s also a sweet way… More »

If you recall, Mission Of Burma’s third post-reunion collection Sound The Speed The Light is “a departure from the pinned-needles roar of 2006’s The Obliterati” and is “far more… More »

Dinosaur Jr. aren’t the only ones releasing stellar material in their post-reunion life: Judging from the sort of off-the-wall quality of Mission Of Burma’s ONoffON and The Obliterati, there’s no… More »


After being ousted from McCarren Park when the city decided to spent $50MM to restore The Pool as an actual pool, Jelly NYC found a new home for their free… More »

The “Rhapsody Rocks NYC” party at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg offered not only a strange, intriguing mix of performers, but also an oddball order of performances: The much discussed… More »

Last time I saw Bob Weston, he was onstage at ATP making amusing cracks about preferring Mission Of Burma to Big Black because, well, their reunion and his part in… More »


Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Mission Of Burma And Sebadoh Look Back

Sparks Plus was flying the first night of the Pitchfork Music Festival. The promised thunderstorms never materialized, though the clouds remained generally ominous throughout, and we got soaked… More »

Pitchfork Music Festival 2006 Photos

That Pitchforkmedia must be doing something right; 19,000 people a day hit up their Festival for 18 hours of music over two days, despite some serious heat and humidity. Whether… More »