Entries for December, 2012

Attention Dayton: The Regrettes play Canal Street December 29

The Regrettes are a Columbus, Ohio female-fronted soul and R&B revival band. Their stock in trade is the raw, rootsy sound of early Stax records, the pounding rhythms of Motown and the vocal delivery of luminaries like Aretha, Martha and Etta. Their songs are fierce, nuanced and suited for sweaty, late-night floor-filling congregations baptized by [...]

You Indie Feature: Rumbleseat Session with Jonathan Kingham and Ryan Shea Smith

I interviewed songwriters Jonathan Kingham (Toad The Wet Sprocket) and Ryan Shea Smith (Michael Williams Band) for a Rumbleseat Session earlier this year. Videography was provided by Frank at www.steeletechproductions.com:

Coby Linder leaves Say Anything

Coby Linder has left his role as Say Anything’s drummer on utterly amicable terms. Details on their site: http://bit.ly/FIMFf.

Run For Cover posts “Small Talk” with Soupy from The Wonder Years

Run For Cover has released the second episode of their Small Talk series.  In this episode, Soupy from The Wonder Years talks about famous friends and South East Asia. Subscribe to Run For Cover’s YouTube page for updates @ www.youtube.com/runforcovertube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTNedsaNP8M&feature=share&list=UUUVQSxQo-SJbua7NGjdhQSQ

You Indie Feature: Top Ten Concerts of Twenty Twelve

So, You Indie has compiled a list of our favorite concerts of the year.  Here they are: 1.     Afghan Whigs, Wussy, Bogart’s, October 25, 2012 2.     Converge, Torche, KEN mode, Kvelertak, Skully’s, October 15, 2012 3.     Into It. Over It., Mixtapes, Galaxy CDs, April 27, 2012 4.     The Lemonheads, Meredith Sheldon, Fred Mascherino, The Basement, [...]

You Indie Feature: Top Twenty of Twenty Twelve

The You Indie top twenty of the year are here.  And they are ranked in their order of importance (to us)! 1.     Mixtapes, Even On The Worst Nights, No Sleep Records 2.     Converge, All We Love We Leave Behind, Epitaph 3.     Woods, Bend Beyond, Woodsist 4.     Cheap Girls, Giant Orange, Rise Records 5.     Oh Condor, [...]

Top Ten of Twenty Twelve: Jack Duckworth (Soft Riot, ex-A Luna Red, Radio Berlin)

Jack Duckworth is no stranger to the indie scene, and although he doesn’t garner name recognition in many sets, he probably should.  While a resident of Canada, he contributed his considerable efforts to A Luna Red, Primes, and Radio Berlin, and since relocating in England, Duckworth struck out on his own with band Savage Furs, [...]

Top Ten of Twenty Twelve: Mark Kaiser (Mt. St. Mtn., ex-Mayyors)

  If Mt. St. Mtn. isn’t already on your short list of best indie labels, it should be.  The label, run by Mark Kaiser (formery of Mayyors) and artist Jay Howell (of Bob’s Burgers), is art and recording project centered around vinyl only pressings, limited to 200 – 500 copies, of exclusive material by artists [...]

Top Ten of Twenty Twelve: Nick Testa (Nightbeast)

In Fall 2011, the probably love child of Har Mar Superstar and T-Pain, Nightbeast, reemerged with his sophomore EP, You’re Welcome.  The follow-up to his debut, Inside Jokes For Outside Folks (which featured contributions from dudes from Punchline, Hawthorne Heights and even Say Anything’s Max Bemis), the LP is a effervescent, celebratory romp featuring a [...]

Former Thieves call it quits

Iowa’s Former Thieves are calling it a day. The band posted a lengthy farewell letter on their Facebook, saying: “The actual difficulty of being a band transcends location, privilege, ultimate goals, or musical ability. It’s staying a band. That’s the hard part. As a band progresses and time moves on, there is a lot of [...]