Robert Pollard was a schoolteacher from Dayton who spent his spare time writing British Invasion-kissed garage-rock songs with bizarre titles for his band Guided by Voices, a ragtag group that mostly included drinking buddies from his neighborhood. Plugging away since the early ‘80s, Pollard’s rock
Guided By Voices
Obviously the vast majority of mainstream America has never even heard of Guided by Voices singer Bob Pollard, but maybe the king of all things indie could use his prolific songwriting skills to inspire contestants to actually write their own original music once in a while instead of covering Train for the millionth time. And just think, with the hard-drinking Pollard o
Guided by Voices have announced a slew of 2012 North American tour dates to back their forthcoming album, 'Class Clown Spots a UFO,' which drops on June 12. 'Class Clown' is GBV's second album of 2012 and 18th full-length release overall; they will follow it up with a third 2012 album, 'The Bears for Lunch,' which arrives in November.
While the legendary rock club CBGB is no more, the CBGB Festival has been born. Set to kick off on July 5-8, the city-wide festival will take place across 30 different locations in New York City, from clubs like the Highline Ballroom and Webster Hall to the outside setting of Central Park’s Summerstage.