Oberhofer is a Shock to the System

Published in Live Reviews
Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:49
Nashville - 12th and Porter was packed on the night of Monday, March 10. Three bands were set to play, but it’s as if the entire crowd had shown up for the second group in the lineup. Displaying a name that is questionable in terms of pronunciation, Oberhofer marched onto the stage looking like a rag tag group of bandits. One looked like a hipste...
Chicago - After the critical success of Civilized Man, the Nashville band Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes are back with an exceptional and dynamic sophomore album. Kid Tiger is filled with playful piano scores, stellar drumming, fantastic guitar riffs, and of course, Ellsworth’s exquisite and powerful voice. The indie-pop album was tracked l...

Chappo at Stubb’s In Austin

Published in Live Reviews
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:00
Austin - The band CHAPPO is undoubtedly one of the most unjustly overlooked bands of the past two years. After seeing the band’s live performance at the indoor stage of Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, I found myself wondering why there wasn’t more buzz surrounding these guys. The band’s 2012 album Moonwater is full of delightfully hairband-esque vocals an...

Interview – Blue & Gold

Published in Interviews
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 21:18
Brooklyn – Hiding out in the eye of NYC’s polar vortex early Saturday night, I phoned fellow Brooklyn-dwellers Blue & Gold for an interview. In the conversation that followed, band mates Chloe Raynes (guitar, vocals), Alex Kapelman (guitar, vocals), GG Gonzalez (drums) and Derek Cabrera (bass) spoke graciously with me about their foray into N...

An Introduction to The Airplanes

Published in Previews
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 08:29
London - Managing to claim one of the last remaining original, yet familiar sounding band names are The Airplanes, hailing from Fayetteville, Arkansas (I have literally no idea where that is). With an ever increasing popularity within the digital realm, the band are yet to release a full length debut, but already have their own distinctive sound;...

Live Review: Tennis At The Parish

Published in Live Reviews
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 18:34
Austin - It was a chilly and wet night in Austin, TX when the husband and wife duo of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley (a.k.a. Tennis) took the stage at the Parish. Already having been an unremarkable day in an unremarkable week, I was hoping that this particular night would break the pattern of monotony that I felt myself being flattened into. I n...

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