Zoe Boekbinder has always been a creative, free spirit. Born on a farm in Ontario, Canada, Boekbinder’s family packed up its belongings and took off to America in a big red truck towing a trailer when she was four years old. After six long months of driving across the western part of the United States,
Jess Hill “A Common Bird” Despite the song title above, Canada’s Jess Hill is a very uncommon bird indeed. For starters, she comes across as an old soul thriving in an increasingly modern world, and somehow she makes it look easy. Recombining traditional folk and blues elements to fit her unique artistic vision seems to
It was four years ago when Lee Moretti’s awesome red hair and I first crossed paths. She was a bassist for New York-based band The Upwelling, but parted ways with them, before she and I crossed paths again when she joined San Francisco alternative rock band Third Eye Blind occasionally as an additional guitar player
Last night’s show at Envelope is the kind of thing that, as a music writer, warms my heart. Envelope is a newly opened (about four months old) all-purpose music space designed for everything from rehearsals and shows to recording sessions. Located somewhere in Bushwick, its address is kept secret until you buy a ticket. I had
What Le Poisson Rouge lacks in the ability to generate actual energy from a crowd as a venue, they make up for booking talented acts like Wakey!Wakey! The venue, located in New York’s West Village, can seat 250 people, or, when the tables and benches are removed, pack in 700. Brooklyn-by way of-Virginia’s own Michael
BestNewBands.com Verity in Stereo. Hmm. My first reaction is to look up the word ‘verity.’ verity |ˈveritē|: noun ( pl. -ties), a true principle or belief, esp. one of fundamental importance : the eternal verities. Now, “in Stereo”? How about ‘through sound.’ Ok. Truth through sound. I can dig this. Now I listen.
For Orange County singer/piano vixen Emily Simonian, music has been driving force in her life. Though she was forced into playing, Simonian eventually came to grips with music and became something she loves. Recently, Bestnewbands.com caught up with her to talk about how her musical influences, what she learned from her brief time at Berklee