The Canadian indie-electro duo, Junior Boys, is back with a new album, It’s All True, available today on iTunes. Made up of original member Jeremy Greenspan and Matthew Didemus, Junior Boys are known for a funky, synth-pop style that is sure to make listeners bop their head in breezy delight.
Harmony Festival descended upon Santa Rosa this weekend complete with fizzy tonics, tie-dye shirts, and herbal delights. For the uninitiated, Harmony is an annual celebration of progressive lifestyles with a heavy hippie slant focused on sustainability, social consciousness, sacred community activism.
The Apache Relay’s new album, American Nomad, is the perfect selection for anyone who refuses to categorize their musical tastes by genre. It’s an amazing mix of motown, country, rock, soul, and acoustic influences that make you feel free to like whatever you please.
Katie Stelmanis, the founder and mega-voice behind Toronto-based band Austra (pronounced Ow-stra) grew up a classically trained musician, sang in the Canadian Children’s Opera, and was headed to continue her studies at university when she took a life-changing turn, she saw a punk show and decided to skip college and form a band.
It’s funny to think that Glaswegians Mogwai hail from the same part of the world that gave us twee acts Belle & Sebastian and Camera Obscura — and all within the same year, too. The band’s Monday night set at the Regency was a mindbender. And an earbleeder.
Thousands headed down to New Orleans this past week, including many from Northern California, for the 42nd Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, featuring lots of local flavor, plus sets from touring headliners Arcade Fire, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Rock, The Strokes, and many more.