My interview with John Gourley of Portugal. The Man was rescheduled twice, somewhat fitting considering how busy the Alaska-formed, Portland, Oregon-based band seems to be.
An adjective that frequently appears in descriptions of the Felice Brothers' music is "ramshackle," usually referring to their mix of classic folk and Americana instrumentation and rock and roll stomps.
It is rather unexpected that Sylvan Esso, the result of a synthesis between one member of psych-rockers Megafaun and one from Vermont folk group Mountain Man, would be so groovy, so wobbly and so electric.
Sharing stories that seem too mature for 24-year-old to possess, Jessica Lea Mayfield has been recording dark, eloquent alt-country since her late teens, and played in her family's bluegrass band for years before that.
About 10 minutes before Black Lips took the stage, a chant began: "T.P. party! T.P. party!" "T.P. party!"
In the late 1970s and early '80s, Gary Numan became a new wave messiah with his paranoia-filled robo-rock tune "Cars."
When she first joined KDHX as the Development Director she had no intentions of hosting a show, but it wasn't long before Caron House began working on Wax Lyrical, her Monday afternoon celebration of singer-songwriter craft.
When Chris Mills sings, he really sings, with a deep yearning and a perfect amount of imperfection, and lyrics that reflect an authenticity that could only be the result of nearly 20 years of ups and downs as a singer-songwriter.
Jayson Kramer, frontman for indie rockers California Wives, was on pace to become a doctor and had just finished taking the MCAT when he decided to pursue music full-time.