Portland Playhouse is perhaps one of this fair cities more charming venues. Seating only 150 people, this church turned playhouse is intimate and striking and on May 19th Alela Diane , Vikesh Kapoor , and Barna Howard will be pouring out their own unique and heartfelt stories through song in a way that will also fall into the intimate and striking category. Alela Diane will surely stun that evening, with that haunting voice that sings to loss and regret eloquently and honestly. Kapoor and Barna share Dianes gift with lyrics, each one unique, each one [...]
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Artist: Alela Diane Title: The Way We Fall File Name: SoundCloud
Bestial Mouths create dank, uncompromising onlsuahgts of noise that are as seductive as they are disconcerting. The trio nudges the fearless behavior of no wave, piercing together swaths of synth goop and subtle tribal motifs that enact a distressing feeling of claustrophobia. Singer Lynette Crezo is a force to be reckoned with, a tall, spidery vixen that bellows a cry of war with an impassioned vehemence. On June 25th, they return with their self-titled follow-up to Hissing Veil, produced by electronic Toronto DJ Egyptrixx. Presence all the chaos unfold at 5 Star Bar on May 23rd, followed by a [...]
Artist: Bestial Mouths Title: Hollowed File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
This past March, we unveiled the first single from psych-pop duo Honeymooon . As they continue to work on their first full-length effort, they've just released a new potential tease in the form of "Sure Stuck", a limpid, lush pop tune with a chugging motorik groove that pays homage to the minimalist melodies of Krautrock duo Neu! It's fitting with what they're hoping to achieve as a whole, which they decribe as "Todd Rundgren crawling through lost 70's albums".
Artist: Honeymooon Title: SURE STUCK File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Psychedelic Pop
When Kurt Vile first signed to Matador Records, the amount of buzz that surrounded him seemed like a heavy burden for any young artist to shoulder. However, with the arrival of his latest LP Wakin on a Pretty Daze , the long-haired "constant hitmaker" is at the top of his game with his best label release to date. Vile will finally get a chance to celebrate his most recent success with his hometown friends, fans and family headlining a sold-out show this Saturday at Union Transfer. He'll also be accompanied by emotive Chicago songbird and indie darling [...]
A man known for making the old sound new again, Sam Amidon has made a career of taking folk's vernacular and re-making it to suit his needs. While some artists draw a line between roots and pop, Amidon takes all of it under his banjo's wing, and communicates a shared heritage common to all these voices. Now he's been signed to Nonesuch, and his new material showcases classic folk ('As I Roved Out'), contemporary pop (Mariah Carey's 'Shake it Off') and even a cover of a hymn his parents recorded on harps in 1977, 'Weeping Mary.' Always surprising, [...]
When the demos from Bad Side first surfaced, I began to get very excited because they gave me similar feelings to when I first discovered local powerhouses Leather and Sickoids . It was a sense of pride that Philly had another punk outfit that people should definitely take notice of. It is also certainly nice to see that others are feeling the same way with Bad Side being booked in the highly-coveted opening slot for JEFF the Brotherhood and Hunters' final evening of their two-night run at Kung Fu Necktie. There will be blood. [...]
Hot off their Harvard & Stone Residency, The Black Apples have released the video for their cheery surf pop tune, "Tales and Truths," off of their EP of the same name. The video showcases the band playing live while a beautiful woman wanders in the dappled sunlight of an unknown wilderness. It's almost a video within a video, and while there isn't much of a narrative, the charisma of frontman, Campbell Scarborough, is sure to hold your attention. Rife with delightful harmonies, and bordering on both the anthemic, and at times, the bubblegum, their sound is always [...]
What's worse than finding yourself lying awake late at night, requiring nourishment, but stuck with the realization that nothing all that edible is open at 3 in the morning? A Great Big Pile of Leaves can relate. When lead singer/guitarist Peter Weiland found himself in this predicament, his mind went about creating the Dismemberment Plan-sounding ode to this dilemma for the band's new track 'Snack Attack.' Frustrations be damned if this isn't one of the group's most satisfyingly catchy beach-pop songs yet. Weiland puts it best: "The song is like a trip to the boardwalk and a ride [...]
Artist: A Great Big Pile of Leaves Title: Snack Attack File Name: SoundCloud
For a whole decade, Drexel University's storied record label, Mad Dragon Records , has been able to gain a huge amount of acclaim while releasing over 20 albums. It has also managed to sign and do recordings for well-known local and indie artists like Motion City Soundtrack, The Redwalls, Toy Soldiers and The Swimmers . In honor of its tenth anniversary, the label will be hosting a special concert that features some of their local favorites at The Trocadero tonight. While Cheers Elephant bring their infectious blend of danceable indie rock to the table, [...]
Joe Pug released a lyrics video for his track "Deep Dark Wells" which appears on his second album "The Great Despiser" ( Lightning Rod Records ). Pug also announced most of his summer tours dates which include four local shows in June. June 2 Chicago, IL -- City Winery * June 3 Chicago, IL -- City Winery * June 22 Chicago, IL -- Beat Kitchen (SOLD OUT) June 23 Chicago, IL -- Green Music Festival * Supporting Calexico
After months of writing songs in a small town hardware store, just outside of Rockford Illinois, La Historia began playing shows regionally and recording with Mike Hagler at Kingsize Sound Labs in Chicago. The band members have all played in a variety of bands, including The Braves and Gods Reflex, over the last fifteen years'sometimes together. They couldnât resist the chance to continue creating electric, Midwestern guitar-rock. Now, enthusiastic to be making music together again, the members of La Historia spend time writing music and discussing/listening to the records that made them want to do so [...]
Merey Kimbrough of Mother Merey and the Black Dirt has a vocal style so unabashed it would make Bessie Smith proud. Combine that with the group's foot stomping energy and this band delivers a solid bluesy folk sound like no other. Last week they were the perfectly placed opener for The Builders and the Butchers at The Buzz Mill's Jamboree. Amid the hatchet tossing, jerky making and flapjack eating, there was Mother Merey and the Black Dirt, bringing down the rain with their glorious down home raucous. On May 29th they'll be releasing their album, Down to [...]
Artist: TheBlackDirt Title: Down to the River File Name: SoundCloud
Telequanta is the electronic solo project of musician/graphic designer J. Termini. Check out his latest track "Chala," which combines electro-dance, world beats and ambient-noise to produce a captivating sound that is like the hyperactive cousin of rising Chicago-based artist Mister Lies. He is currently working on a new EP, the follow-up to last year's Programmable Matter EP . Telequanta will be performing live tonight at Johnny Brenda's, accompanied by projections from visual artist Patrick Schlitzer, opening for UK-born German resident/globetrotting producer Gold Panda.
Artist: Telequanta Title: Chala File Name: SoundCloud
This sound like it would be a lot of fun! If you become a new annual member of Daytrotter, give a gift membership, or extend a current annual one by May 22, you'll get a free grass-green Daytrotter v-neck t-shirt, and be entered to win airfare, a hotel room and transportation to and from the airport to Rock Island so that you can experience a first-hand taping of local area faves Night Panther as well as Baths, Hockey, and more. You can check out the rest of the deets HERE .
The Joy Of Painting 's newest, Tender Age , will be available to the masses on Tuesday, May 21st via South Division Records, but our friends over at No Country for New Nashville are doing us all a great service by streaming the album a week early. Clocking in right around the 20 minute mark, Tender Age 's only fault is that it doesn't go on forever. Just in time for summer weather and pool hangs, all of the teasers and hype surrounding the Joy Of Painting's latest [...]
Brothers, Giovan and Mario Polanco, have been making music together for over a decade. Their latest project, Moons of Mars , is pop at it's best, mixing cleverly crafted hooks with intelligent electronic production. "I Want You Here" is an emotionally-driven mid-tempo tune sprinkled with indie pop touches and an R&B-style melodic groove. It's got the charm of the bedroom, but the impact of the studio. A full length is expected later this year. Catch them live at Hotel Cafe this Friday, May 17. - Jacqueline Caruso
Artist: Moons Of Mars Title: I Want You Here (unmastered) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Indie Pop
You should know by now that we have a soft spot for Ditmas Park based roots pop band Lucius . We've been waiting for their debut full length for way too long, so we see the release of this new single "Until We Get There' as an encouraging sign. The band has actually announced that the album will be released this fall, after a late spring US tour.
Artist: ilovelucius Title: Until We Get There File Name: SoundCloud
San Francisco based alt indie rock band, The Orange Peels are playing two shows on Saturday night at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco, CA. The band's late show (10 pm) is SOLD OUT, but never fear, you can catch them playing an early set at 7 pm. This bands laid back and well composed stye of rock is appealing and a joy to listen to. Do your best to catch this great Bay Area band!
Below is a sun-kissed bedroom cover by Joe Kusy of The Troggs' classic hit song "With a Girl Like You," which is available to be downloaded for free below. It's here just in time for all those spring/summer romances popping up. You can catch Kusy performing with his band, Far-Out Fangtooth , on Friday, June 7 at Kung Fu Necktie when they open for A Place To Bury Strangers.
Artist: JoeKusy Title: Joe Kusy- WITH A GIRL LIKE YOU File Name: SoundCloud
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