When Jordan Smith and his friends started playing concerts around Nashville, Tennessee in college, they made their intentions very clear. They would be the most "extreme, obnoxious, visceral, in-your-face" rock band of all time. They called themselves Diarrhea Planet.
It's usually not a good idea to access a band by their name, but in the case of the folk-rock band the Melodic, it makes perfect sense.
Alex Turner walks onto the stage, lights flashing, and before he opens the Arctic Monkeys' set, he hammers out a few quick guitar riffs. The reverb is turned all the way up, and Turner's sweet nothings echo through the sold-out crowd before they fade away into the screams of the audience.
The Hold Steady's Facebook page, where the band lists their musical genre, simply states: "Straight up Rock & Roll."
At 31 years old, Washed Out is one of the older chillwave artists, a genre dominated by artists in their teens and young twenties, but don't let that cast a shadow on his cultural relevance.
Days after releasing their debut record, Brooklyn indie stars, Lucius, filled the KDHX studio with catchy riffs and deep harmonies.
The Love Language, hot off the release of their latest album "Ruby Red," dropped by the KDHX studios for a session packed with energy, distortion and heartbreak.
After a few years of reading the headlines of Spin and Rolling Stone, a few things have become absolutely clear: Young rappers will never learn how to stay out of trouble, the Rolling Stones will always have another tour and New York City indie bands will always have something to complain about.