“This dynamic duo has relentlessly pursued an uncompromising vision of the subversive power of music that pays no heed to commercial imperatives. Standing outside the industry, two fingers raised in salute, they have nevertheless managed to forge an international career completely on their own, idiosyncratic terms.” This was how Vivid Live festival in Sydney described
Stepdad was formed in a sweltering Chicago apartment in the summer of 2009 when two songwriters turned roommates, Ultramark and Ryan McCarthy, began writing songs together. The duo then relocated to Grand Rapids, MI to write and record their first EP, Ordinaire. A remastered version, featuring two new tracks not on the original EP, was released
UPDATE: As it turns out, I was using some old footage for this interview. Here are some more recent videos of Sunny for your listening pleasure–enjoy!
Get excited: The NYC Popfest 2011 is happening this weekend! This festival is in it’s 5th year, and while not one of the bigger ones out there, it has been growing in popularity and notoriety since its first incarnation in 2007. It’s not going to headline Radiohead anytime in near future; instead, expect a lineup
Picked By: Laurel Johnston Who: Jukebox the Ghost Where: The Echo, Los Angeles, CA When: Tuesday, March 1st Doors open at 8pm Cost: $8 adv/$10 at the door Age Restrictions: All ages