Entries for the ‘You Indie Feature’ Category

Sound Check Chat talks to Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)

The Sound Check Chat podcast with Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) was released this week. The podcast is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices (http://earthquakerdevices.com/) and Latest Flame (http://www.latestflame.com/). Access the podcast here: http://goo.gl/MJ6VrS During Gaelic and Medieval times, professional poets and musicians were employed by patrons monarchs and members of high society to tell the stories [...]

You Indie Feature: One Good Eye, a preview of Cyclops Festival 4

What has one-eye and brings thousands of visitors to Yellow Springs for an annual celebration of hand made goods, music and do-it-yourself culture?  For the fourth year in a row, the annual Cyclops Festival will take over the grounds at John Bryan Center, offering visitors the opportunity to shop for treasures created by local vendors [...]

On The Road Again: The Dig

New York City ethereal rock quartet The Dig have announced extensive U.S. headlining tour dates beginning in September and running late into November. They’re certainly no strangers to the road, having recently toured supporting Portugal the Man, the Walkmen, the Antlers, the Lumineers, the Joy Formidable and others. But this lengthy headlining trek allows the band to further showcase their growing [...]

On The Road Again: Meridian

The Cathedral, the forthcoming record from Meridian, a band that includes Max Stern from Signals Midwest and his brother Jake Stern, will be released August 19 by Youth Conspiracy Records.  To celebrate, the dudes, who play folky indie rock and punk fare will be heading east for a round of tour dates before their release [...]

The Shape Of Rock To Come: Julia Blake, Andrew Thomas (Vow)

Consisting of vocalist Julia Blake, and instrumentalist Andrew Thomas, Vow have been known to dance along the genre lines of synth-pop, dream-pop, dark wave and post punk. Driven by drum machines and rich bass lines, Julia’s soulful, and melodic alto vocals ooze on top of the analog pulsing synths and dreamy pads. LA duo Vow [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Matt Arbogast of The Gunshy

For his first proper full-length in several years, Chicago’s Matt Arbogast, who performs under the moniker The Gunshy, assembled a robust cast of collaborators and pulled out all the stops for his fifth record, Silent Songs.   A bit of a departure from his Waits-leaning, barroom-prophet past, Silent Songs offers swells of strings, horns, gang [...]

Sound Check Chat interviews Rad Girlfriend Records, Ultrasphinx

Two new Sound Check Chat podcats, which are sponsored by Ghettoblaster Magazine, hit the streets recently.  This time, the team from SCC talked to Josh Goldman (The Queers, Iron Chic, Rad Company, Raging Nathans) and Brandi from Rad Girlfriend Records and Ultrasphinx (ex- Party of Helicopters, ex-The Man I Fell In Love With).  Check them [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Michelle Beebs of Beebs and Her Money Makers

Orlando, Fla.’s Beebs And Her Money Makers began their summer-long stint on the Vans Warped Tour in June, bringing their colorful, funky and fun approach to concert-goers around the country. The band is led by kazoo-wielding mistress Michelle Beebs, who was featured in Fuse TV’s “Warped Tour Roadies,” which followed the experiences of her up-and-coming [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Blueprint

The world’s most renowned architects are likely to have a few things in common; the ability to recognize that small and subtle details can result in game-changing flourishes, and that every detail lends itself to a larger picture. Each is purposeful, whether it contributes to the strength of the foundation or the beauty of the [...]

You Indie Feature: Patrick Kindlon of Self Defense Family

(Editor’s note: I originally wrote this story for Ghettoblaster Magazine, issue 37.) Self Defense Family lyricist/vocalist Patrick Kindlon is a complex dude.  Part comedian, part curmudgeon he is self-critical, idiosyncratic, and honest in ways that likely immediately endeared him to his closest friends and quickly put him at odds with others.  But he’s not worried [...]