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With American Wrestlers, The Flavr Blue, Kassassin Street, Dominique, Sundara Karma, Anna Straker and Foals.

3 Is A Band: The Eiffels

Leisurely listening through tons of new songs on SoundCloud… I Did It Now stood out, and I wanted to immediately listen to it again. And a third time, while checking out the band: The Eiffels. From Los Angeles…. aha, that explains the upbeat, energetic vibe. Three people (Sean Ulbs vocals, guitar, Lee Marciniak, and Jade[…]

Life Soundtrack: Imagination – Just an Illusion

I can’t think of any other song that teleports me to a certain time and place in the same way as Just an Illusion by the British band Imagination. It was ’82 and I was with my dad on vacation on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. There was a road[…]

Album Review: Bully – Feels Like

I found Bully the first time on the lineup for SXSW 2014. I was intrigued by the story of singer and songwriter Alicia Bognanno, who came to Nashville as a sound engineer. We missed their show back then, but one year later they are signed to Columbia Records, released their[…]

Our Look Back at Northside Festival 2015

Remember our write-up Getting Excited for Northside Festival? The bands we wanted to check out for the first time or see live again? A good three weeks after the 7th Northside Festival has concluded, we can take stock: whom did we end up seeing? And… where there any surprises? New favorites?[…]

PHOTOS: No Joy live at Rough Trade

No Joy is a Canadian four piece, originally founded by Jasmine White-Gluz (vocals, guitar) and Laura Lloyd (guitar), now joined by drummer Garland Hastings and bassist Michael Farsky. They do shoegaze, almost in the literal sense of the word: both guitarists operate an impressive array of technology at their feet[…]

LIFE SOUNDTRACK Kraftwerk – Die Roboter

I think I heard this song first 1979 in music class. We were asked to bring some cassettes to be played in front of the class and a fellow student brought Kraftwerk’s Die Roboter. The kids back then were divided between classical music (those who learned instruments) and 50s rock’n’roll,[…]

NEW ALBUM: Glower – The Circle Binds

The second Low Motion, the title track of Glower‘s album starts, I loved it already! It’s about the feelings The Circle Binds is able to evoke: it is as if I’m sitting in my favorite bar and surprisingly, an old friend comes in, one I haven’t seen in years but always thought[…]

NEW ALBUM: Wolf Alice – My Love is Cool

The first time we saw Wolf Alice was on the second day of SXSW 2015 at The Parish and we were pretty much blown away. The band had so much energy and singer Ellie Rowsell was so intense and beautiful that we both became immediate fans. The same has apparently[…]

Song Picks of the Week

The Song Pick of Monday Come in comes from London musician GEoRGiA (capitalization hers). I love the industrial beat on this track, which is off a four track EP with the same name. More of this please! Are You Happy asks The Outdoor Type in our Song Pick of Tuesday.[…]

Releases and Announcements

New Releases Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool Oliver: This week two female-fronted four-pieces battle from both sides of the Atlantic it out for the most love from the critics. London band Wolf Alice released their excellent debut My Love Is Cool on Dirty Hit Records. More about it[…]

3 Is A Band: Little Racer

I’ve known Little Racer’s music for quite a while but only now, with having lost or dropped their fourth member and with being on Papercup Music, I stumbled across them again. Almost literally, because I saw them in the audience for a show at UO Live Stage on Bedford Ave during Northside Festival. (Williamsburg[…]