The Coathangers were a band before they were musicians. The Atlanta quartet started out as an excuse to hang out and play parties. Their jokey attitude ran deep, right down to their name—a self-admittedly crude abortion reference for an all-girl group. The whole knowing-how-to-play-an-instrument thing was just a minor hurdle in their musical mission. And to their credit, The Coathangers stormed onto the scene, regardless of the handicap, as a completely unaffected, unpretentious, deliciously sloppy, and totally infectious rock band.
It's seldom an artist can move between two mediums and still maintain an intense amount of intrigue and support from fans. Time and time again, we have seen one art form fail for the sake of another. When referring to Tuki Carter, he breaks the mold. As both an accomplished visual artist and musician, he has gained a legion supporters and attention in popular culture. Tuki Carter is a California-born and raised multi-platform artist, partly bred by Atlanta that has influenced underground and Atlanta culture with his work.
The UFO Club is a collaboration between The Black Angels\' Christian Bland and Nights Beats\' Lee Blackwell. Recorded in summer of 2010 at Laguna Studios in Austin, TX, their debut album finds the duo re-imagining 50s pop through the prism of 60s psych and the combined guitar work of Bland and Blackwell. The name is a homage to the legendary UFO Club of Pink Floyd-era 1960s London.
Some people DJ, others make beats. Heads everywhere spit lyrics—either off the dome or noted, and many are even recognized as true MC’s who actually manage to rock a crowd here & there. A few folks get by juggling two or more facets; and even a small number happen to be classically or self-taught piano players, drummers and strummers. Count Bass D does it all.
Peelander-Z is a Japanese band currently in New York. The Band consists of three members: Peelander Yellow, the guitarist and lead singer, Peelander Red, the bassist, and Peelander Green, the drummer, who replaced Peelander Blue. There is also a Peelander Pink that helps out on stage sometimes. Peelander-Z is a “Japanese super-action comic band.
White Violet is the project of Nate Nelson and Vaughan Lamb. The act is based in Athens, GA and just released its debut, Hiding, Mingling, on Normaltown Records, an imprint of New West. Nelson has toured and recorded with with Maria Taylor, Andy Lemaster, and Nik Freitas. In July, White Violet completed a two week run up the East Coast opening for Futurebirds. White Violet also performed at FMQB\'s AAA Conference in August and at CMJ in mid-October.
It’s not easy to stand out in the proliferating indie rock cliché – a cesspool of mediocrity and forced emulation. Turtle Giant gives any reference of cliché a roundhouse kick to the face. Formed in 2009, Turtle Giant has been laying the bricks for what has become a multi-national, multi-dimensional musical escapade. São Paolo/Macau natives, the trio consists of members Frederico Ritchie (Guitar, Bass, Keys, Vocals), António Conceição (Vocals, Guitar, Bass) and Beto Ritchie (Vocals, Drums, Guitar).
‘With a name like the Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Vancouver-based duo is some sort of concept group, based on a hypothetical love story between Captain Ahab and Lizzie Borden.’-- Chris Oke, Yukon News In fact, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer is more like a sweaty fling between a sack full of harmonicas, a mess of foot percussion, and a very greasy Telecaster. Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers say they’re making blues for a changing world, but a fan put it even better: this is ‘blues that gets you in the crotch.’
FUCK ART, LET’S DANCE! are quite simply white boys providing the very best fidgety tunes. Romeo Sfendules (Guitar) and Tim Hansen (Drums) operate as a highly motviated and brilliant team behind the dynamic, inspired and ridiculously young and talented singer Nico.
Tying Tiffany has always searched for a sincere and original approach to the various forms of art to which she has always been attracted. And for this reason she chose to attend the Padova Art Institute which allowed her to experiment with various artistic paths from design to photography to performance art, but keeping in mind that only music permits her to reach the full expressive force through an avant-garde style, irreverent and against the current.