One important moment for me was a focused listen of everyone’s favorite Icelandic band’s “Untitled 3 – Samskeyti,” from their equally untitled 2002 album ( ). I’d known Sigur Rós’s album very well already, but until now its third track had been an interlude, a quiet, meditative instrumental bridge. “Samskeyti” did little more than settle … Continue reading “Kjartan Sveinsson – “Der Klang Der Offenbarung Des Göttlichen” Review”
Don’t get me wrong, I love American Football, but I’m talking about the band, not the sport. Sports are cool, but I think music has just as much, if not more, to offer. Obviously I am biased – I’ve never been good at sports and have been involved with music for more than half of my … Continue reading “Fuck Playing Football, Start a Band Instead”
“Alone at the Show” is probably one of my favorite Girlpool songs. It’s sweet and loud and playful and jangly, twirling through the daydream of finally connecting with the person at the show you’re crushing on. A lot of people can probably relate to the feeling of seeing someone a couple of feet away, being … Continue reading “Alone at the Show”
I caught Nicolas Jaar on the East Coast leg of his ongoing tour at the Theatre of Living Arts last night. It was a Sunday, but the place was packed, all ages – from students dancing in the front row to adults holding beers in the back as Jaar sampled The Temptations to a kaleidoscope … Continue reading “Nicolas Jaar @ TLA (11/13)”
An airy ambiance crafted by dim lights, muffled laughter and hints of cheap but decent beer greets me as I enter Boot & Saddle. Casually stationed in the back amongst friends, Briana “Hetepsa” Mills and Mark “Nu Ra” Cave embody serenity; any signs of nervousness concerning their show are either absent or hidden underneath the … Continue reading “Camp Candle @ Boot & Saddle (10/19)”
MUNA, a self-described “dark pop” band from LA, opened for Grouplove at The Fillmore last week. Members Katie Gavin (lead vocals), Naomi McPherson (guitar/synths/vocals), and Josette Maskin (lead guitar/vocals) make up the band, with a bassist and drummer who join them live. The three girls met at USC in college and have been recording their music in … Continue reading “Spotlight on MUNA”
Last week, WQHS got a chance to chat with Thom Powers of The Naked and Famous. Thom and I talked about their new album Simple Forms, visual art, the challenges of streaming services for artists, and being a part of a band that is fronted by a female with an Asian background.
Pond, psychedelic rockers from Perth, Australia, stopped by Underground Arts as part of a short US tour following a tour in South America. Nick Allbrook, lead singer of the band, gave WQHS some behind-the-scenes insight in an interview prior to the show.
The Head and the Heart performed at the Fillmore on October 23. Here’s a photo recap of the show.
Red Baraat, a dhol (Indian drum) and brass powerhouse best described as an Indian wedding band that found big band jazz, stopped by Johnny Brenda’s last Saturday. Check out the photo recap of their set that had the sold out venue dancing all night.