Yesterday marked the first day of the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Together with the interactive conference and film festival, SXSW’s music showcases and speaker events complete the trifecta of South by Southwest, a premiere destination for discovery in tech, music, and film.
Greta Kline, aka the 21-year-old behind Frankie Cosmos, has announced a new album, Next Thing, out April 1 on Bayonet. Her single “Sinister” is now available online, and album pre-orders are available for purchase. They include a vinyl, zine, poster, lip balm and pin. WQHS got to talk to Greta this week about her music, song titles, and … Continue reading “Interview with Greta Kline of Frankie Cosmos”
Cherry Glazerr, a high-school-garage-born rock band from LA, opened for Best Coast and Wavves at Electric Factory last week. A band both ridiculous and unattainably cool with tracks such as “Grilled Cheese” (“grilled cheese, in my mouth”) and “Bloody Band Aid” (“I feel weird”), Cherry Glazerr brought personality and an eccentric punk-rock sound to the … Continue reading “Cherry Glazerr @ Electric Factory (2/17)”
Ones to Watch is a two year long program that seeks to promote up-and-coming musical artists from a variety of genres; this past Wednesday, on the 24th of February, the tour lived up to its name. Vinyl Theatre and Finish Ticket both delivered unforgettably passionate performances at the Foundry in Philadelphia.
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This week, WQHS had a chance to chat with bassist Mat Santos of Ra Ra Riot, who will be playing a free show at WXPN’s World Café Live tomorrow, Friday, February 12 at noon.
Find out what Yoel and Joe of ‘Songs That Are Good’ have to say about Foxygen’s second full-length album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic.
The room darkens, and six musicians slowly walk onto the stage. The crowd cheers as they hear an echoing “hello,” followed by a buildup of feedback. Suddenly the beat of “Be Above It” drops, and Tame Impala begins a show that no one in the crowd will ever forget.
Making the last-minute switch to headliner at Johnny Brenda’s on Saturday night, Cults took the stage after 11 pm and played a brief set (under thirty minutes) of the catchy, charmingly dark music that’s garnered them so much ‘buzz’ over the past year. Read on for our exclusive interview with Cults where they reveal how … Continue reading “Cults @ Johnny Brenda’s 3/26/11: Live Review and Interview (in a van)”
When you first step into Beautiful World Syndicate, it may seem like any old record store. Vinyl is everywhere (the tables, the walls, the stairs), and visitors are immediately greeted by collections of punk and indie music, two genres that fit the preferences you might expect from the type of people you’d conjure up when … Continue reading “What a Beautiful World”