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As local fans of dreamy indie pop of course already know, Brooklyn's Hospitality rolled through town earlier this week . In addition to a full and proper set at The High Watt, frontlady Amber Papini and her crew of C86 -channeling popsters did an
The Drums' first gig was at the Lower East Side venue Cake Shop, and the crowd wasn't a particularly big one; there were perhaps 30 people watching the Brooklyn band. But those people had influence. "There were reporters there from the papers, and
More specifically it's about a lifetime lived to music, in music, obsessed with music, talking about it, thinking about it, buying it, watching it, dancing to it and making it We had a chat in a pub with Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs (who ran onto the
Iris (vocals, rhythm guitar), Koichin (bass), Asano (lead guitar), Ken (drums). The background: We tend to think of revivalists as bands lifting from a specific genre or era, but Taffy cast their net a bit wider, taking influences from British
This Many Boyfriends (No 1,104) This Leeds band play the sort of indie you'd expect from a group named after a Beat Happening song...The lineup: Richard (lead vocals), Tom (bass), Laura (drums), Dan (lead guitar), Pete (rhythm guitar, backing vocals).
Indietracks review Midland Railway Centre, Butterley Malcolm Jack Staged at a vintage railway centre a site patrons travel to on a Thomas the Tank Engine-like steam train while serenaded by artists so obscure you have to wonder if they've even heard
July 26, 2011 At age 22, California's Slumberland Records is having one of its strongest years to date, bolstered by acclaimed releases from the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Crystal Stilts, and the forthcoming LP by New Jersey's Big Troubles.
In the early 80s, " indie " had meant any music released and distributed independently of the major record labels. After June 1986, the word came to be associated with underpowered guitar music made by wheyfaced, middle-class, white people...The C86
Despite the draw of bigger names like 14 Iced Bears and the June Brides' Phil Wilson -- both of 1980s UK pop and C86 fame -- it's safe to say that a few local bands truly represented and made us all proud, possibly even stealing the show. Oakland's
Craft Spells (No 1,002) Summoning the spirit of 1986, these retro-pop miserablists specialise in winsome techno and wan electro-pop Magical misery tour .....The lineup: Justin Vallesteros, Frankie Soto, Jack Doyle Smith, Anna Luxx Ryon. The