Indie-rock musicians are known for being moody, serious and so self-introspective that their social skills border ineptitude. Come across one that parlays such incredible wit and humor and you have a rarity. Come across a few more and you have the boys of Foals.
Despite the wearisome task of traveling by van across the massive expanse known as Canada, there is an unmistakable sparkle and glow of ambition ever so present among the boys of Sandman Viper Command.
If you are expecting to see a deathly dark performance by My Chemical Romance on their current North American tour, their new kaleidoscope of color might just burst your bubble.
What is it about Pete Yorn? Maybe it’s the slightly disheveled shaggy hair, or the effortless way he croons into the microphone through a perma-grin that has the tongues of all pop/folk/indie-rock music fans wagging.
After roughly six years since releasing Born 4, Jakalope have reinvented themselves as a band, with front woman Chrystal Leigh singing the enchantingly dark melodies of the new album, Things That Go Jump in the Night.
If you encounter John O’Regan’s onstage alter ego, Diamond Rings, you are guaranteed to do a double take at this twenty-something year old east coast Canuck for his fearless sense of style that mixes touches of glam pop flamboyance with the occasional basketball jersey, and plenty of immaculately applied eye shadow.