Marion Walker: Giving Brand New Meaning To Artistry

Reno/Seattle-based tune trio, Marion Walker, will be making their way down on June 13 for a show at Fat Baby, in New York City. The band consists of two songwriters, Jessie Marion Smith and Kyle Walker Akins, collaborating with drummer Donovan Jordan Williams. Together, they have created an innovative …

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Wire: Tapping The Wire

Despite a few hiatuses and some changes in members, English rock band Wire has been influencing the music industry since 1976. Since their involvement with the punk and post-punk scenes, they have been steadily releasing forward-thinking, innovative music such as their most recent self-titled album. Wire is the group’s 13th …

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Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions – Can You Catch Them All?

After an initial run with sold-out performances in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, PA, the Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Tour is back and covering 30 new dates and locations. This video game concert series is a nostalgic experience for fans of all ages of the Pokémon franchise. Fans will get to enjoy …

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Uke-Hunt: Luau Vibes

Spike Slawson, lead singer of punk rock cover band Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, has unveiled his new ukulele-based musical endeavor titled Uke-Hunt. The group’s self-titled album contains 10 cover songs traversing multiple genres of music such as Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence,” The Carpenters’ “Rainy Days And …

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Calexico: On The Edge Of Genre

Much like the bordertown from which Calexico takes its name, this 25-year-old band doesn’t stick to any one style, genre, culture, or language. Their new album, Edge Of The Sun, starts out slow, countrylike, perfect for driving down an Arizona highway. Listen long enough, though, and you’ll get the …

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The Liza Colby Sound: Or, Maybe, Liza Zeppelin

Liza Colby of The Liza Colby Sound rather aptly describes her band as “Tina Turner fronting Led Zeppelin”—you could throw in some of Diana Ross’ soul, too. Along with Adam Roth on guitar, C.P. Roth on drums, and Alec Morton on bass, Colby roars through songs like “Bad Love,” “All …

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Northside Festival: Back In Brooklyn

Yep, everyone’s been hanging out in Brooklyn without you: but this time it’ll be for the Northside Festival, New York’s 400-band-strong indie spectacle. You can see new headliners like the explosive noise pop pair Sleigh Bells and Zola Jesus (think Florence And The Machine with a techno feel). Or …

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The Tallest Man On Earth: This Is Not The End

Swedish singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson, better known as The Tallest Man On Earth, is currently on tour in the U.S., promoting the release of his fourth album, Dark Bird Is Home, which just came out May 12. He’ll be finishing up the tour in our area, with one show …

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Hutch And Kathy: The Dynamic Duo Returns

Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster of indie band The Thermals are playing a couple of shows in the New York area, with the first being on Friday, May 29, at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn, and the second on Thursday, June 4, at Mercury Lounge in New York …

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Laila Biali & The Radiance Project: Radiance Comes To New York

Laila Biali & The Radiance Project could easily be described as Colbie Caillat meets The Sgt. Pepper-era Beatles; she couples adult contemporary and indie roots with large-scale orchestral arrangements, creating something beautiful in the process. Biali has been nominated for and won several awards in Canada, and has toured …

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