Gold Fields to tour U.S. with the Aussie philosophy

Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts They've been tearing up dance floors across the States this past year opening for Capital Cities, and now Australia's Gold Fields are embarking on their first U.S. headlining romp. Armed with two (count 'em, TWO) drum-and-percussion kits manned by Ryan D'Sylva and Rob Clifton, and fronted by the energetic boy-next-door Mark Robert Fuller, this bombastic band of five will be sure to ignite audiences during the club outings on the schedule. The cross-country (and Canadian)... READ MORE

Basia Bulat steps into the light with 'Shadow'

Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:19 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music A soul sister of Dusty Springfield and Cat Power, Basia Bulat has a haunted quality about her. Fittingly, she just released the single "Tall Tall Shadow," off the upcoming album of the same name, due out Oct. 1 on Secret City Records. Her throaty, yearning delivery over chamber-pop orchestrations put her in league with Florence Welch. But where that songbird goes for operatic tones, Bulat coos like a dove on the wind. Aiding in nourishing... READ MORE

Tour Announcement - Horse Feathers

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts If you're longing for the days when Mumford & Sons would play tiny clubs, and the sweat of the atmosphere felt like a dusty, down-home rodeo, why not give Horse Feathers a try? Their bucolic brand of Americana is gracing intimate stages across the States, Canada and Europe this fall. You can stream their placid Cynic's New Year (Kill Rock Stars) at this link: 10/19 Vancouver BC Biltmore Cabaret 10/20 Seattle WA City Arts Fest 11/01... READ MORE

What's We're Digging Now: Audiafauna

Monday, June 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Can't wait until next Tuesday to pick up the new Fiona Apple record? Santa Cruz's Audiafauna will tide you over. Very much in the willowy, emotionally charged vein of Miss Apple, this woodsy yet urban quintet immediately grabs ears. The soulful sandpaper hush of Kelly Koval's vocals reverberate over her band mates' hip-hop beats and folksy strings. They recently released their full-length debut, Grow Down, which is the kind of album that demands... READ MORE