File Under: alternative, experimental, indie pop
Like all the best pop music, Deerhoof has always been strikingly new and yet strangely familiar. Melodic beauty, as if out of a half-remembered dream, is set against flashes of brilliant innovation that seem to be as much of a surprise to the band as to the listener. With Deerhoof every song is an adventure. Classic rock, J-pop, jazz, classical, and noise suddenly become inseparable, as if no stylistic barriers had ever truly existed. This is reflected in their equally wide following: Ask five fans to pin down Deerhoof's sound and you'll get five completely different answers.
Don't forget to check out Deerhoof w/ TALIBAM! & Father Murphy @ LPR on Wednesday October 13th. To purchase tickets, click here!
File Under: punk, ska, alternative
Fishbone is an alternative rock band that plays a fusion of ska, punk rock, reggae, funk, heavy metal and more. The band was formed in 1979 in the ghettos of South Central Los Angeles by Angelo Moore, also known as "Dr. Madd Vibe" (vocals, saxophones ranging from sopranino to bass, and theremin); Kendall Jones (guitar); John Norwood Fisher (bass); Philip "Fish" Fisher (drums); "Dirty" Walter A. Kibby II (vocals, trumpet); and Chris Dowd (keyboards, trombone). The group came from the same Los Angeles scene that spawned the Minutemen, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction.
Fishbone is performing @ LPR on Friday October 22nd! To purchase tickets, click here!
File Under: singer songwriter, folk, minimalist
It's been three busy years since Martha released her eponymous debut album of confessional, fearless songs. And in that time, she's had a lot to be happy about. She's toured her songs internationally many times, watching them sweep up acclaim and awards with every flight ticket. She's made music with The Who's Pete Townshend, Damon Albarn's Africa Express, Antony Hegarty and Snow Patrol, with whom she scored a top 20 hit. She married producer Brad Albetta, and brother Rufus, mother Kate McGarrigle, father Loudon Wainwright, Linda Thompson, Emmylou Harris and Ed Harcourt sang at their wedding. She covered Leonard Cohen's songs for the film I'm Your Man, performed Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins with the Royal Ballet Company, and sang Pink Floyd's See Emily Play with her mother at a Syd Barrett tribute – a song she liked so much she's included it on her record. "What can I say? In terms of working with musicians, I'm definitely a whore. And a happy whore at that."
...and don't forget to check out Martha Wainwright w/ the Mittenstrings @ LPR on either Sunday (10/24) or Monday (10/25)! To purchase tickets for the 24th, click here! To purchase tickets for the 25th, click here!
File Under: alternative, experimental, indie rock
Cloud Cult is an experimental indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band’s founder and singer Craig Minowa has a degree in Environmental Science, and his environmental, political, and social awareness is reflected in much of Cloud Cult’s music. The band’s self-created non-profit record label, Earthology Records, uses the most environmentally friendly methods available to ensure minimum damage to the environment.
Cloud Cult is playing @LPR w/ Fort Wilson Riot on Saturday, October 3oth! To purchase tickets, click here!
Badly Drawn Boy
File Under: alternative, indie rock
It was June 2000 when the Mercury-winning, seminal The Hour of the Bewilderbeast, announced the arrival of the badly drawn genius of Damon Gough. It's been a curious, wonderful, inimitable, unpredictable decade of major prizes and minor incidents, all possibilities and pissing in the wind, at the end of which we find Gough starting the new decade as he did the last… at a creative peak, and back on his own label.
"It feels like a new beginning in a lot of ways," nods a refreshed and revitalised Gough over a pint in a Manchester beer garden, "it definitely feels like I'm on a roll."
Penning the soundtrack to last year’s Caroline Aherne film The Fattest Man in Britain sparked a period of unprecedented creativity for Gough, resulting in a wealth of great new songs. Invigorated and inspired by the approach of artists like mid-period Bob Dylan or Neil Young, who would go into the studio to record an album when the songs were flowing, rather than when the music industry cycle dictated to them, Gough decided the best way to capture this surge, and give the songs the exposure they deserved was to release a trilogy of albums. "I've got such a wealth of ideas I want to work on," explains Gough. "and intrinsically, as a creative person, you don't want to switch off the flow of ideas, because that's what keeps you ticking."
Don't forget to catch Badly Drawn Boy on December 3rd or 4th(or BOTH!) @ LPR! To purchase tickets, click here....or here!
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