Earlier this month Times New Viking released a video for “Ever Falling In Love,” off of the band’s Merge records debut, Dancer Equired!. Enjoy and enjoy them live when they return to The Bishop June 30 with Sleeping Bag and Tyler Jon Tyler.
Justin Vernon - Charming Young Fellow
Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to charm the pants off of America and to perform a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” The charm offensive is in preparation for the release of Bon Iver’s self-titled LP hitting the streets July 5. The band hits Indianapolis July 25 at The Murat. Videos of Justin’s Fallon chat...
Pics: VIVIAN GIRLS & NO JOY at Max's Place
VIVIAN GIRLS and NO JOY returned to Bloomington last weekend with a visit to Max’s Place with some help from Open Sex and Apache Dropout. Julia Rickles was on hand to capture the fun. Click the photo above to view her gallery.
The Woes Are Coming!
Brooklyn musical amalgamation The Woes returns to Bloomington Tuesday May 24 at The Bishop. I could keep throwing adjectives at you (bluegrass, pre-war blues, soul, Americana) or I could just let you watch a few live videos and let you figure it out for yourselves. Enjoy. THE WOES “Quiet Faith” from Possum Den Productions on Vimeo. The Woes - Black Bramble from Live &...
Gang Gang Dance 4AD Session
Gang Gang Dance dropped by the 4AD studios to play several tracks off of their recently released album, Eye Contact. Recorded in England on a backdrop inspired by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s “infinity rooms,” the 4-track session features album tracks “Chinese High,” “Mindkilla,” “Adult Goth,” the Japanese bonus track “Bond,”...
Bon Iver, 'Calgary'
The first single, “Calgary,” off of Bon Iver’s eponymous new record has been unleashed upon the word. Feel free to enjoy sans commentary or criticism from the likes of me. While you listen, click here and pick up a ticket to the group’s show July 25 at The Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis.
Daytrotter Double-Shot: VIVIAN GIRLS & NO JOY
Saturday night Max’s Place is going to be full of ladies who rock. Specifically, the 5 ladies spread across Vivian Girls and No Joy (6 if you include Daun from Open Sex). Before you check them out live, take a listen to their visits to the Daytrotter studios last year. Vivian Girls Daytrotter Session No Joy Daytrotter Session
Getting To Know You: NO JOY
No Joy is the Canadian duo of Laura Lloyd (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine White-Gluz (guitar/vocals). They played together as members of indie-pop band Bad Flirt before disbanding in 2009 and Jasmine moving to Los Angeles to escape the harsh Canadian winter. The duo began writing songs about their shared winter depression Postal Service-style, mailing tracks back and forth. In December of that year...
Getting To Know You: VIVIAN GIRLS
The Vivian Girls are a o-fi-indie rock trio from the burrough of Brooklyn. The group was found in the spring of 2007 by guitarist Cassie Ramone, bassist “Kickball Katy” Goodman and original drummer Frankie Rose who would move on to join Crystal Stilts and Dum Dum Girls before fronting her own solo project. The group took their name from the hermaphroditic heroines of outsider artist...
Getting To Know You: DAMIEN JURADO
Unlike my mother, who spends her time away from the classroom asleep on the couch half-watching The Biggest Loser, pre-school teacher cum folkateer DAMIEN JURADO spends his extracurricular time in the studio and on the road crafting indie-folk masterpieces for nearly 20 years. Damien Jurado - ohio from bluelinestyle.com on Vimeo. Jurado picked up the bass after falling in love with Black...
Hear It First: GANG GANG DANCE 'EYE CONTACT' →
Gang Gang Dance’s latest release, Eye Contact, hits stores May 10 but you can hear it first on the Brooklyn band’s website. Click here to listen to the album stream and click here to buy tickets to the group’s show July 14 at The Bishop.
Getting To Know You: JOHN VANDERSLICE
JOHN VANDERSLICE is a man of many talents. The Gainesville, FL native bounced around the south as a child before settling in Maryland. Teenage rock band indulgence became substantial when John became part of the mid-90’s alt rockers Mk Ultra how broke up just as they were making national headway. While others members joined up with Jets to Brazil and Creeper Lagoon, Vanderslice went solo,...