Samantha Promisloff

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All Points West ’08 Recap: Saturday

Ladies of the World Unite! Playing in her native New Jersey, Nicole Atkins emerged from the shadows as a new kind of American sweetheart, blending…
Samantha Promisloff / August 11, 2008

All Points West ’08 Recap: Friday

The New Pornographers and Grizzly Bear: Eating Indie Rock for Dinner: Grizzly Bear and the New Pornographers, two bands comfortably considered indie rock staples in…
Samantha Promisloff / August 10, 2008

Dr. Dog

What? Many artists take time off to adequately unwind between albums, but Philly-based quintet Dr. Dog, which put out the excellent We All Belong just…
Samantha Promisloff / July 17, 2008

Catch the Buzz: Jukebox the Ghost

Who? With undeniably infectious hooks and never-boring pop formulation, D.C.-born, Philadelphia-based three-piece Jukebox the Ghost rekindle the communal, sing-along pop styling of '60s FM radio…
Samantha Promisloff / May 29, 2008

Windsor for the Derby

What?Windsor for the Derby find beauty in barren Texas with a mellow, driving drone of artful, amalgamative post-rock. Slow-burning and quiet, the band offers a…
Samantha Promisloff / May 23, 2008

Air

What's the Deal? With an eclectic, drifting-in-midair-like mix of intricate pop songwriting and romanticized electronic renaissance, Air's outstanding studio debut Moon Safari has virtually invented…
Samantha Promisloff / April 18, 2008

Pattern Is Movement

What's the Deal? Artful Philly bred duo melds traces of the '70s with glitchy chamber pop, replete with warm keyboards and billowing walls of well-orchestrated…
Samantha Promisloff / April 4, 2008

Jaymay

What's the Deal? The 26-year-old Jaymay, a.k.a. Jamie Seerman, vividly crafts series of vignettes that play like a novel, illustrating the intensity and incredible emotion…
Samantha Promisloff / March 10, 2008

The Jet Age

What's the Deal? The D.C.-based band draw from the post-grunge inspiration of Sugar and Bob Mould while exploring challenging rhythms like the gleefully erratic Dismemberment…
Samantha Promisloff / February 27, 2008

Evangelicals Exorcise Their Rock’n’Roll Demons

It's hard to find many people who will make it out on a Monday night in downtown Athens, Georgia, but Norman, Oklahoma's outrageously awesome rock…
Samantha Promisloff / February 19, 2008

Lightspeed Champion

Who? Since disbanding chaotic dance punk outfit Test Iciclesin 2006, Dev Hynes has transformed himself into a pop folkie touched bycontemporary American alt-country, a.k.a. Lightspeed…
Samantha Promisloff / January 18, 2008

Dead Confederate

Who? Hailing from a combination of Georgian cities(Atlanta, Augusta, Athens), John Watkins (keys), Jason Scarboro(drums), Brantley Senn (bass), Hardy Morris (guitar/vocals), and WalkerHowle (guitar) create…
Samantha Promisloff / January 18, 2008

Drive-By Truckers Take a Bow For ‘Bright’ Debut

As the clock struck midnight last evening (Jan. 10), Athens,Georgia's Drive-By Truckers took the stage in a tightly packed 40 WattClub to debut tunes from…
Samantha Promisloff / January 12, 2008

The Black Ghosts

Who? No, your disco's not haunted -- it's just at thehands of Simian's Simon Lord and Wiseguys' DJ Touche (nee TheoKeating), together known as the…
Samantha Promisloff / November 13, 2007

MGMT’s Halloween ‘Spectacular’

No matter how you celebrate Halloween, it's definitely a freakshow. Last night (Oct. 31), townies and students were one in the same,showing off spooky standards…
Samantha Promisloff / November 1, 2007

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