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Indie Rock

Exclusive Premiere Of Paper Pilot's Moody Ballad, 'The Weather'

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.26.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The Los Angeles music scene is bubbling with fresh artists whose brains are overflowing with new sounds for thirsty ears. Hailing from Silverlake, indie rock/pop group Paper Pilots.

Why This Orthodox Jewish Indie Rock Band Only Performs For Women

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.27.2016 | Religion

This Hasidic indie rock band has lots of lady power. Perl is a Crown Heights, Brooklyn-based group founded by singer-songwriter Perl Wolfe and featuri...

Girl-Fronted Grunge Group Audio Jane Is Just Damn Good

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Bohanan

As we enter the second half of 2016, it seems safe to say the 90's are officially all-the-way back, with this go-around reintroducing the decade's bes...

Artist Spotlight on Austin-Based Indie Band, MCG

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Austin, Texas has become a goldmine for indie music. With their unique and budding festival scene, Austin is not only producing a diverse array of art...

Bryan Deister Is New Music for Radiohead Fans

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Bohanan

If the surprise release of "Burn the Witch" has you craving lo-fi electronic tunes set ablaze by Thom Yorke's soaring warbling, Spines of the Heart-- ...

Seattle-Based Indie Punk Band Wimps Set to Play Detroit's UFO Factory

Kelly Frazier | Posted 04.05.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The Seattle-based indie rock band Wimps has this impeccable way of make short, vivacious songs about the most specific of things that happen to all of us in our everyday lives, but we sometimes don't even acknowledge its presence.

New Artist Reviews: Björn and the Sun

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The American South has always been a rich source of musical talent throughout history. Classic rock, jazz, blues, country, bluegrass, and soul are all threads of the south's sonic tapestry.

Jackson's Big Ambition

Zac Hill | Posted 03.28.2016 | Entertainment
Zac Hill

Great Caesar is a band that will center you on the meaning of your own experiences, and will open up a window to help you peer into a more expansive world.

Seattle-Based Band Deep Sea Diver Set to Play Detroit's Marble Bar, Front Person Jessica Dobson Talks Of Band's Beginning and New Album

Kelly Frazier | Posted 03.01.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Deep Sea Diver is the baby of singer/songwriter/musician Jessica Dobson that was birthed out her own desire of the collaborative fruits that could com...

Jam Out with Your Leg of Lamb Out: How to Have a Liberated Indie Rock Holiday

Jenn Sutkowski | Posted 12.22.2015 | Comedy
Jenn Sutkowski

Don't get caught up in the holiday BS. Live your life like a son of a gun. I know I will. We can take tips from our favorite indie rockers this holiday season. Here are some of my favorites to get you wielding your weirdo power in no time.

Sermonizing at The Sinclair: Josh Ritter in Concert

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

Not too many men can rock a pair of retro gas station coveralls. Then again, singer/songwriter Josh Ritter is about as far from your average guy as you can get.

The Verigolds Release Psychedelic 'Crossfire' Music Video

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.19.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Psychedelia is a synesthesia of colorful sounds and tasty visions, a perfect recipe of potent flavors that stimulate all of the senses. As a fresh wave of neo-hippies reshape the psychedelic lifestyle, San Diego-based indie band The Verigolds seem to fit the soundtrack of this lifestyle.

Warehouse Eyes Prisms EP Review and Video Release

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.30.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

A prism is a transformative object that takes a steady stream of white light and refracts it into its constituent spectral colors. Like magic, the white light is scattered into the colors of the rainbow, showing us the light's inner being and true form.

Cold War Kids Video Premiere: Learning to Take It 'One Song at a Time'

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.17.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

With the determination of a quarterback driving his team down the field in the final two minutes, the charming and versatile front man of Cold War Kids Nathan Willett plays to win, either through his voice or various instruments (piano, guitar, keyboards, percussion).

Nashville-Based Quartet Bully Set to Play Majestic Theatre in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.16.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

When listening to the music of Nashville-based indie rock band Bully, there's a little grunge, a little punk, and a little stoner rock, but it really never dives deep into any style in particular.

Massachusetts Indie Rock Band Speedy Ortiz Returns With New Album

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.28.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Speedy Ortiz sounds like everything that was good about indie rock from around the mid 1990s to the turn of the millennium, but without the excessive pop sensibilities.

Pixies Slice Up Eyeballs at the Beacon Theater

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.27.2016 | New York
Salvatore Bono

While the band utilized every nook and cranny of acoustics inside the theater, it was sometimes sloppy and sometimes brilliant as they plugged through their vast catalog.

New Artist Reviews: Gumshen

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.21.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

With roots in prog and indie rock, Seattle-based four-piece band Gumshen has been striving to create a truly one of a kind sound. They have achieved their goal by elegantly swan diving into the world of EDM and electronica.

Singer-Songwriter TORRES Blasts Off Into a Cosmic Journey On Her New Album Sprinter, Set to Play Show at UFO Factory in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.19.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

There's a bit of a personal struggle in the songs of Mackenzie Scott, the Brooklyn-based musician known as TORRES. A voice that's inner being is fighting the ills of denial and isolation while trying to not get caught up in the intoxicating realities of life.

New Artist Reviews: Lovesucker

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

When truly authentic music is created, it does not go unnoticed. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, gypsy-soul duo Lovesucker is invigorating the music world with their emotive musicianship and strong female vocals.

Introducing the Brooklyn Moron

David Ostow | Posted 04.21.2015 | New York
David Ostow

In this column, I return to the source of that first traumatic blow to my indie credibility, Brooklyn Vegan, in search of bands I have never heard of and know nothing about. I will make guesses about who they are and what they sound like armed only with the knowledge of their names and my own stockpile of dated and misguided associations.

Ryan Kristobak

Valise's 'Don't Forget Me' Video Is A Beautiful Game Of Adult Telephone

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.23.2014 | Entertainment

At some point in our lives, most likely when a child, we've all played a game of telephone: someone comes up with a message, and that message is whisp...

EXCLUSIVE Song Premiere: iamNateAllen Featured Solo Artist

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Reminiscent of Violent Femmes and Social Distortion, with a little Johnny Cash thrown in for good measure, Take Out The Trash is an eargasm of blues, folk and punk, with soul-wrenching lyrics that remind us of the days when the meaning behind the music actually mattered.

The New Pornographers Are Back With Brill Bruisers

Paul R. Byrne | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Paul R. Byrne

Brill Bruisers sounds broad and warm, wrapping from ear to ear and giving shine to 13 songs that experiment with new sounds and instruments -- some of which are jarringly unfamiliar even after several listens.

Craft Beer Chronicles: Silent Partner -- Why You Should Taste This Alt-Beer and Listen to This Indie Album

Tom Conrad | Posted 07.02.2014 | Home
Tom Conrad

A New Record Debuts as a Bottle of Beer It's an alt-beer. It's an indie rock album. It's a daring pairing. When they decided to deliver a new album...