When they look back at 2013, The 1975 are going to have a lot of pinching to do. They’ve sold out headline tours in the states and the UK, hit the road with The Neighbourhood, dropped an EP and full-length album, and found pop crossover appeal with their hit single “Chocolate.” On a much smaller ..
When I grew up I only knew of Canada for one reason: Rick Moranis. As I grew up, I realized it was so much more. I mean Bryan Adams people! OK, seriously, nowadays it’s became sort of a go-to spot for emerging music talent to break through in the states. From Justin Bieber to Drake, ..
I spent yesterday afternoon strolling my toddler to get him to nap. When he wouldn’t (or couldn’t – it depends who you ask), I ran the base paths at a nearby park with him clenched to my chest. He had no clue what was going on, but he had a huge grin across his face. ..
On paper, the teaming of Tim Nordwind and Drea Smith would provide you with a “WTF?” moment. He’s the bassist for indie rockers OK Go, while she’s the electro-pop goddess singer/songwriter for He Say/She Say. But, like all weird pairings like peanut butter and Fluff and Bing Crosby and David Bowie (I doubt anyone tried ..
I knew my friend Stephen Spruck since we went to preschool together. While we were in different classes, we went to the same elementary school, and while we took a brief break to attend different schools for grades 5 and 6, we attended the same middle and high school together. While I knew him for ..
Get a Petri dish. Add an ounce of Incubus, a dash of Sublime and a pinch of Passion Pit, and you’d essentially get the recipe for Sugar Glyder’s damn-good sound. Common cooking words used for effect aside, the Charlotte, NC quartet (Bobby Mathews, Chris Rigo, Daniel Howie, and Robby Hartis) really do have their own ..
Growing up, my older sister and I used to record videos of ourselves performing with our respective Cabbage Patch Kids (street cred be damned) to parodies of TV shows we used to watch including Dynasty. I did a mean Dex Dexter. Anyway, as we got older, we both came to our senses and realized we ..
It’s the classic story: Boy meets girl. Boy dates girl for ten years. Girl comes out to boy. Boy forms band with gay ex-girl. That pretty much tells the tale of Scott Simons and Dani Buncher and their brutally-honest bi-coastal indie pop duo TeamMate. The pair, who come off as a hybrid of married couple ..
“And now for something completely different…” Look, I’m not about to – although I probably wish I could – debut a new video of someone dancing around while slapping someone in the face with a fish (if you don’t get that reference, I suggest you Google “John Cleese”), but there’s definitely a different vibe on ..
Blondfire’s new alt-rock single “Waves” sounds like something Olivia Newton John would be singing in the 1980s, and a song I’d be pumping through my Walkman back in the day at Jones Beach. It’s that retro cool. Putting out dreamy, catchy alt-rock is something we’ve come to expect from the California band. Their previous single ..