Take Mozart, Kurt Cobain and Simon and Garfunkel. Mix them in a bowl. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. What do you get? A Matt Costa cupcake.
Sitting around a bonfire? Drinking some Pabst? Perhaps even smoking a Parliament? The Cave Singers have your soundtrack.
Few artists can put you in that place where time stands still and you know you're in love, but not sure with who or what. Sarah Jaffe is that place.
School of Seven Bells might be named after a pickpocket academy, but don't worry, your watch and wallet are safe. Well, at least we think so.
If the electro pop of the '80s were to marry today's indie nu disco, their child would be Hot Chip. Don't worry, we won't get into the sanctity of their marriage.
Hospitality radiates a friendly, upbeat and inviting sound that doesn't just sit pretty in the happy-pop genre; it redefines it with a fresh, realistic and relatable approach.
Overflowing with cheerful energy, KDHX DJ Kate constructs each episode of Beep Beep Boop Boop (every Wednesday night, 9-11 p.m. Central) with exceptional precision and the goal of sharing something unexpected with listeners.
After 15 years together, New York-based band Fountains of Wayne has proven it has what it takes to withstand the test of time. Bassist and songwriter Adam Schlesinger attributes the band's longevity to maintaining personal space and doing what feels right at the time.
Mountain Man isn't laying out bear traps or roughing it in the wilderness, but it is pioneering an alluring, primitive, American folk subgenre.
It is physically impossible to be sad or bummed out when listening to Kelly Willis. Her voice, so gracefully soft, smooth and simply lovely, radiates an energy that immediately puts the soul at ease.