From June 10-13, Mysteryland 2016 took over the Woodstock festival grounds at Bethel Woods in upstate New York. With a music lineup that featured emerging and veteran electronic artists, countless art installations, a comedy stage, a speaker series, yoga classes, and more, Mysteryland transformed Bethel Woods into a haven of music and art.
Denis Jašarević, the man behind Gramatik, blends jazz, hip hop, and EDM to create his own unique style. Epigram, his latest album, was released this past March, free with a special catch: to download the 10-track album, you need to create your own cover art on Gramatik’s website. Like all of Gramatik’s discography, the album … Continue reading “A Look at Gramatik”
On Tuesday, Rey Pila played to a sold-out Capitol Theatre in support of The Strokes. Opening for The Strokes can be a tough job, but Rey Pila handled it well, flirting with the lo-fi vocals and technical guitar skills of The Strokes to lure the audience in while still maintaining their unique sound. Though The … Continue reading “Rey Pila @ Capitol Theatre (5/31)”
Rey Pila is a Mexican rock band making waves in the US rock scene. After a tour with Brandon Flowers of The Killers, opening for The Strokes tonight at the iconic Capitol Theatre, and headlining a special Cult Records show tomorrow night, Rey Pila is just warming up. With a new album in the works … Continue reading “Interview with Diego Solórzano of Rey Pila”
On last Thursday evening, Fruit Bats played Rough Trade in Brooklyn in celebration of their latest album, Absolute Loser, which came out on Friday. According to frontman Eric Johnson, it was their first show in New York in five years.
Little Green Cars, an indie-rock band from Dublin, Ireland, played Union Transfer on April 20. The five-piece band, signed with Glassnote, released their second album Ephemera on March 11. It features the lead single “The Song They Play Every Night”, named after a poem by Nobel prize winning poet W.B. Yeats.
The Wild Feathers, a Nashville rock n’ roll band currently touring with two albums under their belt, will be coming to The Foundry at The Fillmore on April 30. Last Thursday, WQHS chatted with Taylor Burns, guitarist and vocalist of TWF, about their new record Lonely is a Lifetime out since March 11.
Picturing Peter Kirk (frontman of Panama Wedding) in a business suit isn’t hard. With light features, no hair dye, piercings, or visible tattoos and a slightly receding hairline, he could walk through a busy street without anyone ever suspecting he performs on huge festival stages in front of crowds of sweaty music fans.
Not one bit less ridiculous than their name suggests, Norwegian garage-rockers Death by Unga Bunga put on a show that was equal parts ridiculous and delightful at Kung Fu Necktie last Friday.
Last week, WQHS chatted with Phil Cook – singer-songwriter, banjoist, and musician – about his solo tour and debut solo album, Southland Mission. Check out what he had to say, and catch his live show on April 5 at Boot and Saddle at 9PM.