Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Willie Watson steps on stage with a quiet gravitas. But, when he opens his mouth and lets out that high lonesome vocal, you can hear him loud and clear.
To hear Truckfighters’ music, is to hear the sounds of the desert. It’s in their wide open expanse, it’s in their grand open groove and dust-caked metal riffs. This is a band bred on the California badlands, on sprawling vistas and parched wilderness.
Comasoft is a pop rock band from Chicago. A lot of keyboards, a lot of jumping around and a LOT of sweet riffs. OUR NEW EP "Ropes on Fire" is done, with the lead single West Town featuring Anthony Bagnara from Makeshift Prodigy as guest vocal. We also tried something completely new this time around and that was to unplug all the machines and play some songs acoustically.
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN are a psychedelic noh-wave opera group fusing noise, metal, pop and folk music into a multidisciplinary hyper-orientalist cesspool of 'eastern' culture in giant monochrome paper sets. Blending Noh, Peking Opera, Buddhist Ritual Punk, Taiko Shows, Tokusatsu, Performance Art, Rock Opera & their own mangaesque cardboard 'NEVERFLAT' style of 2.5D set design, their bizarre form of music//altheater have awked and shawed audiences in Montreal for several years.
Blackstone Rangers clawed their way through North Texas’s urban mantle, finding the blood connections necessary to drink from their fermenting sonic emotions. The sacred marriage blends affection for modern electronic music with an urgent fetish for classic 4AD dreampop and noise. The orgy happens when swirls of orgasmic synthesizers embrace dripping guitars and tantric rhythms and pulses. Healthy doses of noise are always comforted by soft waterbeds of the ambient and dreamy.
Growing up in Perth-Andover, you learn a thing or two about the tough grind. The family-oriented, blue-collar community is home to singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen. While manual labour wasn’t his calling, hard work is something you pride yourself on growing up in a small-town. Having played over 200 shows in 2012, his work ethic has never been questioned.
“I’ve had this vision…,” front woman Kate McCandless explains, “it’s been in my head for years and I’m finally getting it out.” Simultaneously frightening and awakening, the vision is one that brings together brave voices of women in rock-and-roll to expose the girl and the woman behind the rock goddess. Inspired by power-rock of the 1970s and the experimental music of today, She Speaks in Tongues(SSIT) is the band that pulls audiences away from the bar and onto their feet.
Young, talented and ambitious define HIRIE as an individual and as an artist. Stirring up island-inspired vibes with sounds of roots, reggae and pop while also applying her smooth, sweet and naturally pop-sounding voice to blend it all together. HIRIE will undoubtedly be a driving force in new-age music.
Marbin is an instrumental rock band based in Chicago.
Marbin first started in 2007 as an improvised music duo consisting of Israeli guitarist Dani Rabin and Israeli saxophonist Danny Markovitch Slor. Slor and Rabin met shortly after Slor had completed his military service as an infantry sergeant and Rabin had graduated from Berklee College of Music.
Born in Milwaukee, WI Jackie grew up in McFarland, a suburb of Madison, WI. She was surrounded by music, all three of her brothers played brass instruments at the insistence of her father Louis (Gene), a Dixieland jazz tuba player, recently inducted into the Polka Hall of Fame. Jackie chose the French horn. She attended U.W. Madison studying Vocal Performance and Jazz with NEA Jazz Master Richard Davis.