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DARKSIDE is a collaboration between electronic musicians Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington. Their first release was an eponymous 3 track EP in 2011. Their first album, “Psychic” was released in October 2013.
Darkside’s debut album has received many positive reviews. “Golden Arrow”, the first song on the album, was named Best New Track in a Pitchfork review.
Darkside posted a video of “Golden Arrow” with some sweet footage in the background, check it out below.
They’re playing at Metro on 1.17. Tickets are available here.
Indians is the moniker and alter ego of Danish singer-songwriter and musician Søren Løkke Juul signed to 4AD record label. In concerts, he is accompanied by some musicians also collectively known as Indians. Village Voice has dubbed Søren Løkke Juul / Indians as “Denmark’s Bon Iver”
Søren Løkke Juul, a keyboard player and later also a guitarist, started working in various Danish bands for almost 10 years and most notably in the band Other Lives. Eventually he got disenchated of being in the background and decided to do something musically to challenge himself. The result was a set of songs he penned and made available online. Performing his first solo show with the moniker Indians in February 2012, he self-released his debut single on 7” a few months later. He also extensively toured Europe and North America. He was eventually signed to British well-known indie record label 4AD with his debut album Somewhere Elsereleased in Europe on 28 January 2013 and in North America the following day. The album charted in his home country in February 2013.
Check out a live 4AD session with Indians below:
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Betty Who blends indie and pop music into an irresistible mix of bold soundscapes, Top 40 hooks, and knowing lyrics. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she played cello by age four and began writing her first pop songs in her early teens. Her voice is striking and memorable, and, according to Billboard, “shimmers with a self-assuredness extremely uncommon in an unsigned artist.”
Betty Who recently put together a throwback jams mix, enjoy below. Grab tickets for her 1/16 show here.
James Adomian is a daredevil dancing queen — but don’t you know deep down he’s just a kitten? James was a top-10 finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and is a frequent guest on Comedy Bang Bang and other wild podcasts. He performs stand-up and characters live at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and festivals, theatres, gay bars, party schools and radical political events across North America. Set phasers to “chill!”
James Adomian is well-known to audiences for his impressions and characters in the podcasts in which he appears frequently. Some of his most notable impressions include Jesse Ventura, Gordon Ramsay, Garey Busey, Tim Gunn, and Huell Howser. Besides podcasts, Adomian has released several viral internet videos in recent years, including several in which he portrays George W. Bush.
James Adomian is doing two shows at The Hideout on 1.16. Get tickets here.
Superchunk is an American indie rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, consisting of singer/guitarist Mac McCaughan, guitarist Jim Wilbur, bassist Laura Ballance, and drummer Jon Wurster. Formed in 1989, they were one of the bands that helped define the Chapel Hill music scene of the 1990s. Their energetic, high-velocity style and do-it-yourself ethics were influenced by punk rock.
Superchunk members Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance founded the successful indie record label Merge Records as a way to release their music. They greatly expanded and now have over 70 artists signed and have had multiple records on the Billboard charts.
Superchunk is playing at Metro on January 18. Get tickets here.
Superchunk released I Hate Music this August. Check out the music video for their single, “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo”:
A pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop and contemporary classical composition, San Fermin is the work of Brooklyn composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone. His self-titled debut album is strongly influenced by his unique background in classical music, which includes a job assisting composer/arranger Nico Muhly.
San Fermin recently released their first, self-titled album on Downtown Records. Check out this video for the popular single off of the album, “Sonsick”, described as “a panic attack disguised as a birthday party”.
San Fermin will be playing at Schubas on January 18 and tickets are available now.
Yuck is an alternative / noise pop band which formed in London, England in 2009. The band consists of Max Bloom (guitar, vocals), Mariko Doi (bass, vocals) and Jonny Rogoff (drums).
Yuck released their first, self-titled album in 2011 on Fat Possum. They just released their second album, Glow and Behold, in September of 2013. Critics have likened the band to artists such as Dinosaur Jr., My Bloody Valentine, and Sonic Youth.
They play on January 19th at Lincoln Hall. Tickets on sale now.
Check out this video from the popular single off of their first album, entitled “Get Away”:
1.15 _ Cayucas with Jeremy Messersmith _ Bonzie _ Bad Bad Hats
No one knows summer like Santa Monica’s Zach Yudin, a man of leisure who recognizes “the epic” in something as simple as a twilight bicycle ride or a short drive up the coast. As Cayucas, Yudin has set about creating an impressionistic portrait of summer’s long, bittersweet dazzle.
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