Monthly Archives: March 2012

Cool Stuff: Nardwuar the Human Serviette

So, a couple of days ago I stumbled upon an interview of Grimes at the SXSW Festival. Grimes‘ newest album Visions is currently one of my favorite records of 2012, but listening to her brand of futuristic electro-pop, it is … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Willis Earl Beal – Acousmatic Sorcery

Antifolk musician Willis Earl Beal has a fascinating story. Around this time last year, Beal, who is also an aspiring poet and artist, started putting out flyers in his hometown of Chicago. In it, Beal posted an address and phone … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Zammuto – Zammuto

Zammuto is Nick Zammuto of experimental folk-electronica duo, The Books – a band that he formed with cellist Paul de Jong. Shortly after The Books made a low-key announcement of their breakup, Nick decided to start a new musical direction … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Ben Howard – Every Kingdom

Last Saturday, I got the chance to catch a short headlining set by Ben Howard as part of the Communion Tour at the Old Rockhouse. Already a huge star in his native UK, Howard is trying to cross-over into these … Continue reading

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Concert Gallery: Ben Howard w/ The Staves @ Old Rockhouse

Saturday night bought The Communion Austin To Boston 2012 Tour featuring Ben Howard and The Staves to the Old Rockhouse, along with Bear’s Den and Nathaniel Rateliffe. The show itself acted as more of a showcase for all the artists, … Continue reading

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Concert Gallery: Andrew Bird @ The Pageant

Last night bought Andrew Bird and his idiosyncratic blend of whistling and looping violins to the Pageant. Though he admitted to feeling “clammy” and under the weather, Andrew was a trooper – charmingly plowing through most of the songs from … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Lost In The Trees – A Church That Fits Our Needs

North Carolina based seven-piece collective, Lost in the Trees is a highly underrated band. Led by the songwriting of Ari Pickler, the band creates gorgeous orchestral pieces with their songs, helped immensely by the fact that half of the band … Continue reading

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