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.
Melanie Martinez’s sold out Cry Baby tour made a stop at the Trocadero last Saturday. The venue was filled to the brim with fans eager to see Martinez, some of whom had waited outside all day. Many members of the crowd were adorned in pacifiers, bibs, and had tear marks drawn on their faces, while others … Continue reading “Melanie Martinez @ Trocadero (3/26)”
This weekend, WQHS chatted with Johnny Stubblefield, longtime drummer of the pop band Parachute. We talked a cappella influences, songwriting, crazy fans, and all about the new album Wide Awake. Parachute is in town on Monday, March 28, playing Union Transfer. Be sure to come out to their live show, and check out their latest … Continue reading “Interview with Johnny Stubblefield of Parachute”