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The Cool Kids

What's the Deal? The Cool Kids' slow, deliberate vocal flow coupled with simple rhythms harkens back to the glory days of acts like Boogie Down…
Gary Blackwell / May 28, 2008

Tiger Lou

Who? Stockholm, Sweden's Tiger Lou is the brainchild of Rasmus Kellerman, lead songsmith in charge of playing and producing the band's material, but Pontus Levahn…
Gary Blackwell / February 21, 2008

The Hands

Who? Fuzzy throwback rockers the Hands formed from the remnants of Olympia, Washington bands the Measurements and Cougar Fucking Mountain. John Healy (guitar/vocals), Eli Chuckovich…
Gary Blackwell / January 31, 2008

Future of the Left

Who? Andrew Falkous (guitar/vocals), Kelson Mathias(bass/vocals) and Jack William Egglestone (drums) are the currentincarnation of Cardiff, Wales' Future of the Left. Formed from thedissolution of…
Gary Blackwell / January 18, 2008

The Dimes

Who? Johnny Clay (vocals/guitar), Pierre Kaiser(guitar/vocals), Ryan Johnston (bass/vocals/melodica) and Jake Rahner(drums/vocals) make up the lulling Portland, Oregon-bred pop act theDimes. The band's debut full-length,…
Gary Blackwell / January 18, 2008

Paper Rival

Who? Formerly known as Keating, this four-piece laysdown cascading, dreamy guitar pop. Singer Jake Rolleston, bassist CodyMcCall, and guitarists Patrick Damphier and Brent Coleman came…
Gary Blackwell / January 18, 2008

Innerpartysystem

Who? Main songwriter and vocalist Patrick Nissleyformed electronic rocking Innerpartysystem with Kris Barman (keyboards,guitar), Jarred Piccone (drums, beats) and Jesse Cronan (keyboards)amongst the go-nowhere small…
Gary Blackwell / January 18, 2008

Baby Elephant

Who? Baby Elephant's musical pedigree runs deep and long through esteemed producer Prince Paul (Stetsasonic, Handsome Boy Modeling School) and original Funkadelic keyboard legend Bernie…
Gary Blackwell / September 19, 2007

Scenes From a Movie

Who? Scenes From a Movie spawned forth from a pair of young guitarists tired of writing songs without vocals or a rhythm section. Luke Delpapa…
Gary Blackwell / September 14, 2007

No Age

Who? Los Angeles duo Dean Spunt (drums/vocals) and Randy Randall (guitars) assumed the No Age identity in 2006 after the demise of their hardcore trio,…
Gary Blackwell / August 21, 2007

Dog Day

Who? The laid-back Halifax outfit began as a Seth Smith (vocals/guitars) solo project dubbed Hi-Firey while Smith was playing in a band called The Burdocks.
Gary Blackwell / August 8, 2007

The Lonely H

Who?These Seattle throwback rockers booted out their first album, Kickin' Upstairs, in 2006. Taut live shows swirled with swank three-part vocal harmonies and earned the…
Gary Blackwell / August 6, 2007

The Lovemakers

Who? Band mainstays Scott Blonde (vocals/guitars) and Lisa Light (vocals/bass/violin) first got together in 2002 when Blonde stole then-girlfriend Light away from his record store…
Gary Blackwell / July 30, 2007