Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Our friends at tastemaker WXPN Philadelphia say: "Tucker sounds a little bit like Beth Orton and Neko Case...and her self-titled debut is a confident collection of multi-textured and colorful rock based songs. We say: keep your ears on the lookout for Kate Tucker!" Very very cool. New York TALENTfilter readers should know that the band will perform at Piano's on May 17.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Live 105 also hosts, in our opinion, the best local music stage of any commercial radio station festival. Playing this year’s “SoundCheck Local Music Stage” are the following bands (with four-word descriptions to save time…yes we’re douchebags):
The Phenomenauts – new wave rockabilly garage
Love Like Fire – Female fronted indie rock
Here Here – Cool sound, iffy vocals
Magic Bullets – Echo And The Bunnymenish?
Apside – Sylvia Massy producing album
The Hundred Days – See Magic Bullets description
The Federalists – MySpace friends: Wilco, Spoon
The Action Design – Former Tsunami Bomb singer
Friday, April 11, 2008
The Revolt Magazine-sponsored "Loudspeaker SD Side Stage" features some quality local talent worth checking out:
The Material -- Female-fronted rock ...not as squeaky-clean as Paramore, but not as dark as Flyleaf. What we've heard could be spun on any Alt-station out there.
Weatherbox -- Signed to indie label Doghouse, these guys sound a bit like they were part of the Cold War Kids' fraternity.
The Burning Of Rome -- This band intrigues the shit out of us - they're a seven-piece outfit, and while they might live on the same sonic block as the Polyphonic Spree, they leave you with a lingering feeling that at any point, they're gonna launch into some crazy death metal jam-session and light the stage on fire. Or, they're gonna drop it down a notch and sing you to sleep with a lullaby. Remember the feeling you had when you started delving into some of the deeper solo material that Mike Patton was putting together in his early post-Faith No More days? Not as ENTIRELY carnival-wacky as Mr. Bungle, but close? THAT'S what The Burning Of Rome reminds us of.
The Sess -- We've only heard one song from this band -- good stuff if you like noisy, trebly melodic punk
Shark Attack -- DJ duo Patrick Heaney and Mike Delgado bring it to ya ala MSTRKRFT, LCD Soundsystem and Justice.