RIYL: Beachwood Sparks, The Feelies, Big Star, <i>Pet Sounds</i>-era Beach Boys and Wilco
RIYL: Elliott Smith, John Lennon and Bright Eyes
"Part of a noble line of L.A. psilocybin-country reaching back to the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Parsons are unaffectedly devoted to the most glistening of sunshine pop... approaching the more transcendent melodic moments on Loveâ€™s Forever Changes from a down-home direction" - LA City Beat "The Parson Red Heads... this impossibly pretty gang of California love and harmony plays like Brian Wilson never lost his mind and instead spawned a new generation of composers to finish his teenage symphony to God." - Los Angeles Metromix
Ever since Andrew Collberg was a child, he has been passionate about making music, writing songs, and playing shows. He has proven to have what it takes to make these dreams come true: talent, devotion, creativity and dedication. He spends most of his time at home writing & working on his new songs, making time to even see his friends a rarity. However, this has been the case for Andrew most of his life. He was 8 when he discovered his love for music, 16 the first time he won a band contest, 18 when he debuted his first album, and 22 when he created â€œOn The Wreathâ€- an album full of catchy and guitar oriented songs, and gems many a hyped UK band would build their entire career upon. Andrew is not British, though. His hometown is Tucson, Arizona, and the opinion leaders in Great Britain havenâ€™t discovered this lively scene in the Southwest US. Andrew Collberg belongs to a group of incredibly talented musicians such as Brian Lopez, Sergio Mendoza and Gabriel Sullivan, who have already set foot in Europe on their legendary â€œTucson Songsâ€œ Tour in 2012. Collberg: "Retro indie folk that nods to John Lennon, Simon and Garfunkel, and Elliott Smith." - AZ Night Buzz "(Collberg) is a little like a postmodern Simon & Garfunkel with some John Lennon and Elliott Smith tossed in." - The Music Edge
Four gentlemen from Barcelona who met at the university, where they studied cinema, and came to the brilliant idea to form a band. We dont know if they would have been geniuses in the science of cinema, we do know that their decision to become Mujeres paid of. The band is known for a mix of punk, garage, rock and roll and maybe even some blues and rockabilly. It is fast, exhilarating and fun. Within a year after releasing their self titled debut they had a full touring schedule. Not just in the little bars in Barcelona where they started their career, but in festivals all over the world Spain, UK, France, Italy, Portugal, Holland, Belgium. Mujeres even conquered the US several editions of SXSW in Austin, NYC, Chicago and Canada CMW in Toronto with their magnificent show. You dont even have to know the songs to sing and jump along. Mujeres is pure fun, for band and audience. They are now presenting their second album Soft Gems. The front row is unbridled chaos. Kids are bent-over-barricade stoked, screaming the words, throwing fingers and fists, jumping atop one another. They're responding like it's a long-awaited reunion show rather than a set from one of the Barcelona DIY scene's most popular recent groups. ...Mujeres are most concerned with the energy of their music, creating moments with audiences that are breathing and physical. Pitchfork
Dead Ghosts are a four-piece garage rock and roll band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Raunchy LoFi recording style, country esque vibes, sweet guitar pluck and jangle, driving rhythms, and the occasional Back From The Grave feel is the basic make up of their songs. To get another idea of their sound, they've gotten comparisons to namely the bands the Black Lips and King Khan & BBQ Show.
Kevin Michael Mayfield, Lana Rebel, Jeik Ficker, and Bobby Carlson are Hermanitos, wanna be our hermanito too?
1. Make a shrill howling or wailing noise, a caterwauling guitar 2. The human expressive sounds of Brittany Katter and Tyler Hosskinson. Also categorized as rock, soul or fuck yeah.
This is a league of hilarious, insightful women. We tell our stories, make our voices heard, and raise money for local charities. Female StoryTellers was founded in 2012 as a way for women to share their stories and their voices and platform for women of Tucson to express themselves. We work to promote feminism and equality In our community by empowering women. Each month women are invited to share their stories in the form of a 10-15 minute monologue. Our theme changes every month, but our mission remains the same- give women a space to speak and share. In addition to providing this much needed space, we donate money to local organizations that promote women, children, and the arts in order to stay connected and give back to the community that we love. FST! Is incredibly grateful for the warm reception and amazing way the community has embraced us and we couldn’t be happier to be part of Tucson.
Electronic Dance Music from 1980-1990 @ Plush New Wave, Italo, Disco, Synthpop, New Beat, Electro 21+ Free
RIYL: Ani Difranco, Tracy Chapman, Mary Lou Lord, Shawn Colvin and Michelle Shocked
RIYL: Aimee Mann, Joni Mitchell, Feist, early Liz Phair, Ryan Adams and Lucinda Williams
"No stranger to Flagstaff and a name suggesting sugar and spice...Hello Dollface is sultry and bluesy with the occasional Rocky Mountain rootsy rhythm slipped in. -FlagLive March 2012 "Mixed up melodic indie/soul with an ever-so-bluesy slant." -Santa Fe Reporter December 2011 "A unique sound that encompases many genres while still keeping an identity." -KSUT Radio November 2011
"(Lopez') talented voice...a mixture of Ani Defranco, Fiona Apple and Tracy Chapman. This accompanied by her Latin influenced breakneck style of guitar playing...With a voice like vanilla coffee, bold but smooth, Leila Lopez has a Spanish Bossa Nova style with influence from Santana to the Gypsy Kings and Joni Mitchell." - The Aztec Press "This native Tucsonan singer-songwriter plays six instruments, and writes lyrics with the poignancy of Dylan. They accompany a smooth, sweet, clear voice that has the jazzy, R & B style of Sade, with attitude... (like) a mellow Ani DiFranco." - Downtown Tucsonan
Hailing from Tucson, AZ, Copper & Congress is a dynamic three-piece ensemble bridging gaps between the genres of folk, jazz, blues, rock, and lounge. Their 2012 debut album The Leap Year features the talented vocalist/guitarist Corey Cottrell, drummer Kai Lindstedt, Joey Burns & Jacob Valenzuela from Calexico, and renowned producer Craig Schumacher. C&C unifies three musicians from widely disparate backgrounds to create passionate, beautiful, honest music. The band is reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, Feist, Portishead, Beck and Zero
Oddkinn is the adventures of lex and his friend Bunny. Sounds: Layers, looping, textures you can swim in. Lex is a former member of Saint Rorschcah, and current front man for Some Of Them Are Old...both based out of Tucson.
Ocean Void is a 4 piece band comprise of Vocalist Taylor Plecity, Guitarist Elias Gibbens, Bassist Nick Cashman, and Drummer Max Kanefield, known for their melodic and atmospheric sounds, as well as their more upbeat bass riffs and clever use of effects and feedback. Imagine the sound of a dreamchime craching into a traintruck, multiplied a bunch of times. Does that make sense? No? That's because describing a unique sound with nothing but written words and nothing to compare it to is impossible, or at the very least hard and i'm tired of trying. We'd love to demonstrate though! Come see us at one of our shows!
RIYL: Murs, Atmosphere, The Pharcyde, Jurassic 5 and The Roots
"After listening to Big Meridoxâ€™s The Block Bully Album, it is safe to say that this is just pure good music. A few of you may not agree if youâ€™re in tune with todayâ€™s modern hip hop, but for most of you who have a great appreciation for Golden Age hip hop, you will definitely appreciate this offering.â€ - DaGreenBeat
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