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The Molly Ringwalds are not just another “cover” band.
They are The World’s Greatest 80’s Experience. Hailing from Sheffield,
England, this legendary quintet has been able to combine their individual
and very formidable talents to create the true essence of the most radical
decade to ever be called “The 80’s.” The Molly Ringwalds create an 80’s
Experience by honing their abilities to apply make-up and tease their hair
while showcasing all the musical genres of the decade. From their days
of building a following at a pub located in a large portion of a big city near a
small village located south of a place you’ve never heard of, to selling out
large venues in the United States, The Molly Ringwalds are an indescribable
act. Luck and circumstance brought these young lads together. The rest is
the history of the 80’s.
Dear listening ears/reading eyes,
For a long time I’ve introduced myself as a banjo player from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I’m a hiker and an environmentalist. I’m an optimist. I’m loud.
I’m still those things, but I went quiet for a few years. I cut my long hair short. I got a cat named Cat Stevens. I fell in love. I moved to New York, to France, and back.
Inevitably, I found my space in the place between knowing who I was and finding out who I am.
I’m a producer, songwriter, and performer from Brooklyn. I’m an optimist. I’m a feminist. I’m loud when I laugh. I’m freckled. I love my old jeans. I love pink eye-shadow. I cry when I dance sometimes. I feel a lot, maybe too much, but in a song it always seems to be just enough.
The thing about songs is that no matter how far away I go, or how long I stay away, they always seem to find me. And as wild and unpredictable as they are, I’ve learned to trust them. I write to feel and sing ’til I feel a new way.
I love the music most when it makes me feel human. Feet…[read more…]
Long Bony Arms is one of the best Birmingham bands that you’ve probably never heard of. But that’s all about to change as they are set to release an albums worth of new material. Allow us to introduce you. LBA is the latest project from Bham singer/songwriter Nathan Peek. Nathan is no stranger to the Birmingham music scene, previously as a part of The Nathan Peek Band and Kids Your Age. LBA consists of members from each: guitarist Hank Jones, bassist Casey Patton, and drummer Jason Vickers. LBA’s music highlights the band’s easily recognizable personality crisis; playing everything from garage rock to power pop to country, and portraying each with as much energy and vigor as an audience can stomach in one night.
For fans of Wilco, Golden Smog, Soul Hat, White Denim, Ryan Adams, Paul Westerberg and Tom Petty.
Featured here this New Music Monday is their most recent single, The Not-So-Wonder Years.
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Katie Crutchfield’s southern roots are undeniable. The name of her solo musical project Waxahatchee comes from a creek not far from her childhood home in Alabama and seems to represent both where she came from and where she’s going. Since leaving home, Crutchfield has drifted between New York and Philadelphia but chose to return to Alabama to write her first two albums: American Weekend, her debut filled with powerful lo-fi acoustic tracks full of lament, and Cerulean Salt, a more developed and solid narrative about growing up. Both are representations of a youthful struggle with unresolved issues and unrequited feelings.[read more…]
St. Lucia is BACK with an infectious new single “Dancing On Glass” and a brand new album Matter. And with those comes a series of North American dates, following up on the band’s sold out fall 2014 headline tour.
St. Lucia’s 2013 debut LP When The Night earned raves everywhere from Entertainment Weekly (“an absolute smash”) to Elle (“we have an obsession for this group”) to Billboard (“essential listening”). The last two years have also seen the band touring with the likes of Ellie Goulding, Empire Of The Sun, Charli XCX, Foster The People, performed at Coachella and Lollapalooza, and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Late Night With Seth Meyers.
KiND is a synthesis of organic member interplay and electronic live-production.
Members, Gabrahm Vitek, Scott Shirock, Anthony Jorissen, and Kevin Buster, float from sample based workstations to live instruments to provide their modern new wave hook and texture.
KiND released their debut LP, ‘Eunoia’, in 2015 and shared the stage with acts including; St. Lucia, Mute Math, Twin Shadow, and Jack Garret.
2016 began with the release of the ‘Eunoia Remixes’ EP. The band toured the American West and made live appearances at Sundance Film Festival and SXSW.
KiND is currently working on…
Lucius is a triple-threat of vocal harmonies, infectious hooks, and dance-inducing percussion. Pair those traits with the band’s irresistible live show and it’s easy to see why NPR Music calls Lucius “a fabulous band playing such infectious pop songs.” Charismatic co-founders and lead vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig sing in unison uniquely delivering songs with stories told from the same perspective. Multi-instrumentalists Andrew Burri, Peter Lalish, and Dan Molad round out the quintet.[read more…]
Ten years and five acclaimed albums into one of the most uncompromising careers in American music, the singer/songwriter whose work has been compared to Prine, Cash and Nebraska-era Springsteen by some the toughest music writers in America may have finally conquered his most demanding critic of all: himself.
To see and hear them now, you might never believe that a few short years ago Radio Birds had a completely different lineup, look, and sound. In early 2013, rising united from their earlier musical experiences, these four young men decided to take a risk and start completely over with a new name and sound. They quickly worked up a batch of new songs, and by that summer they had recorded a successful EP and had begun playing extensively, even winning the 2013 Masquerade Musicians Showcase in Atlanta, GA. Within a year of their rechristening, they were booked for The Rock Boat 2014 (and 15!), were featured in a major motion picture (Jason Momoa’s Road to Paloma), played SXSW, and attracted the services of indie Atlanta label Brash Music. Things have moved quickly for a reason, and everyone involved points back to two causes: Radio Bird’s irresistible character and undeniably…[read more…]