Souvenir Driver
  • Heather Boyd
  • Souvenir Driver
Another week, another Mercury music section that doesn't hold a candle to this Afghan Whigs album cover as reimagined with Grumpy Cat. (You should see what they did to Congregation.)

Stumpfest embarks on its third and heaviest year to date, with music from Red Fang, Yob, Trans Am, and many more. Fest organizer Rynne Stump talks about how she put together her dream bill.

LISTEN: Trans Am - "Anthropocene"

Portland band Souvenir Driver's great new album boasts an impressively diverse collection of styles that reflect the band members' divergent tastes—making it all the more impressive how well the album hangs together.

LISTEN: Souvenir Driver - "Kiss You Close"

Some guy named John Williams is gonna wave a stick in front of a bunch of local musicians. You probably know some of his tunes.

LISTEN: John Williams - "Theme from Superman"

Franz Ferdinand still want to dance with you. Let them.

LISTEN: Franz Ferdinand - "Fresh Strawberries"

Plus! The triumphant return of our All-Ages Action! column, and a beefy-T sized collection of this week's Up & Coming shows.