Ben Doak

WEB EXTRA: Jennifer O’Connor to play Rock & Roll Hotel

Jennifer O’Connor, a New York-based singer-songwriter, adapts her songs to both folk and Indie rock aesthetics with seemingly equal ease. Always a lover of music, she sang as a little kid, but it wasn’t until she graduated from college that she began writing her own songs. In an interview with The Hatchet, even she admits, […]

WEB EXTRA: Almost The Greatest: Cat Power Delivers Mostly Drama-Free Set

Cat Power is, quite possibly, indie’s most infamous performer. Any fan knows just how far her reputation precedes her. Blame it on the alcohol; blame it on her sensitivity; it has been such a shame to hear indie’s finest female singer-songwriter struggle to perform. Fans love to recall their Cat Power story. It seems everyone […]

WEB EXTRA: Nationals rock black cat – but no dancing

Rock shows aren’t the place for intimacy. That’s why we have singer-songwriting, the blues, really any other number of genres to fill that need. But if you want to just watch a band, find something else. Rock deserves dancing, clapping, head-banging, even just nodding. See, rock bands are measured by their ability to shake the […]

Not of this world: Valient Thorr brings interstellar rock

A busy crowd of leather jackets, leopard print and snaking tattoos streamed into the 9:30 Club on Tuesday night. Valient Thorr was set to revive classic rock for one night only with Eagles of Death Metal and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Donning cut-off denim jackets and hair – beards included – that ran well […]