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.
It started with a want ad, plastered across the board of a post-industrial space near the Gowanus Canal. The request? Quite simple: “Robert Smith/Emily Haines, where are you?” The kind of thing you’d expect from a New Mexico native who studied the Cure’s bleak but beautiful hooks at a time when riff-raking guitar heroes were all the rage.
“People would always say, ‘Why would you want to play like Robert Smith?’” explains Lightouts founder Gavin Rhodes, last heard in the one-man band Honeypower. “‘Wouldn’t you rather learn how to shred instead?”
When Adam McHeffey (guitar, banjo, vocals) first heard Kari Spieler (guitar, vocals) in 2009, she was playing a cover of the Jackson 5\'s “I Want You Back” in their college co-op, where Adam volunteered.
\"I thought she sounded amazing, but she was selling her CD for ten dollars, and that was just too much for my wallet.\"
Though both Adam and Kari performed regularly around the campus of SUNY Purchase College, it wasn\'t until the final weeks of their senior year that they met in Kari\'s bedroom and recorded \"Johnnie,\" a song Swear and Shake performs to this day.
As a band, Six60 originally formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2008. Inspired by the vibrant culture of soul, rock and bass heavy electronica that defined late 2000s student life down south, they began jamming out at their infamous flat, 660 Castle Street. Bedroom practices quickly became small living room concerts for friends and family, which lead them to playing flat-warming\'s, parties and eventually local bars.
Oakland, California’s Tumbleweed Wanderers combine soul, folk, and rock and roll to create a hugely dynamic musical experience. They weave through their shows with smooth transitions, bringing the listener from dark chaotic banjo-rock, through intimate acoustic harmonies, to energetic explosions of soul.
"The Best Bar Band in America”
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