When NO lead singer Bradley Carter, a New Zealand native, crossed paths with American bassist Sean Stenz, it was a match made in brooding heaven. Comparable to The National and White Lies, the echoey baritone vocals and dark-edged guitar make for an interesting ride. Continue reading “Shows We're Stoked For: Tonight – NO @ DC9”
We Were Promised Jetpacks has clearly come a long way since their modest beginnings in a high school somewhere in Scotland. Their clever mix of post-punk and indie rock has earned them a quite diverse audience, including many fans of various age groups, from 40-somethings that missed the honesty and talent of the DIY shows of their college years, to high school girls accompanied by their fathers, who were dragged to the event, only to find themselves actually enjoying the company of a great stage performance. Continue reading “We Were Promised Jetpacks @ The Black Cat”
Having become familiar with Augustines after randomly stumbling upon them while perusing through Youtube related videos, I expected a predictable, yet enjoyable indie rock show. What I saw on Wednesday was not that, it was something much, much different.
This was indeed a quite special stop on their US Walkabout tour. It was the first show in which the regular bass player and keyboardist Eric Sanderson was back, after leaving for a family emergency. What a comeback it was.
Opening up for Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, Jarell Perry had quite a multi-cultural crowd to impress last Wednesday night. Despite his only band only consisting of someone armed with a laptop to play the beats, Jarell’s powerful vocals carried him through the night with grace.