A Gentlemen’s Picnic

A Gentlemen’s Picnic @ Twilight Bar 11/18/10 A little like Nintendo music mixed with Depeche Mode this two piece will most definitely make you want to dance. Devon and Brent switch off singing every now and then which in some circumstances can be obnoxious but since they both have great voices that compliment each other … Continue reading

We Miss The Earth

We Miss The Earth @  The Knife Shop 11/5/10 We Miss The Earth has a fun, pop/ post-punk sound that is simple and interesting. The drums and bass are the most striking features of this act.  The combination of acoustic and electronic drums was interesting to watch and added depth and texture that can be … Continue reading

A Tasty Sound-Sandwich

No Kind of Rider @ Backspace 10/29/10 The major element in a great band is a good singer, while the rest of a band matters greatly, with out a great singer a band has nothing. No Kind of Rider doesn’t just have a good singer, Sam is a fantastic singer, the harmonies with Jeremy on … Continue reading

Flying with Falkor

Unicorn Domination @ Ella St. 10/21/10 Venturing out for the first time in almost three months Chelsea, Duncan and Clint put on a mesmerizing show despite a few technical difficulties which were smoothly worked out while Chelsea speaking in her comical “Satan voice” and the magical dancing unicorn entertained us. The most defining aspects of … Continue reading

Dance Parties and Mix Tapes

Adventures! With Might @ Backspace  10/16/10 Adventures! With Might is Marc Swart and Isaac Medina. Marc’s voice has a a quiet, hiding in the dark feel that combines with Isaac’s driving bass lines, keyboards and a drum machine to create a dance party that sounds like a mix of industrial and pop. I thoroughly enjoyed their song … Continue reading

Sunshine Under A Black Light

Grey Anne at Backspace 10/10/10 I dare you to go see Grey Anne perform live and try not to love her. I did just that, I dismissed her as another singer/songwriter with nothing worth listening to. Then she takes the stage alone, with a guitar and a gong. This can’t be good I told myself … Continue reading

You Can Hug These Tigers

Tiger House at Slabtown 10/1/10 Tiger House kicked off the evening with Gender Steady from their EP Doom Pop but things really got started with Plurals which featured funky disco inspired bass lines sprinkled with falsetto vocals and a groovy drum beat.  Another stand out song of the evening was Video Vamp. Full of rock … Continue reading