British

  • Calva Louise, Back in the USA (5/21 at KFN)

    The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection first met multicultural British rock trio Calva Louise in April of 2022 on their first-ever US tour, when they were supporting alt-rockers Slothrust at The Church.  Well, the band – comprised of Venezuelan vocalist/guitarist Jess Allanic, French bassist Alizon Taho, and...
  • The Charlatans and Ride, Back in the USA: “We’ve got a lot of history…” (1/19 at UT)

    “Me and Mark Gardener looked alike, we released records at the exact same time, and we were in the studio with Flood and Alan Moulder, who were best friends,” jokes Tim Burgess, frontman for The Charlatans, about his legendary Madchester band’s longtime relationship with shoegaze (although I hear they...
  • MAUVEY: “YOU CAN EXPECT EVERYTHING I HAVE TO GIVE AND A LITTLE MORE.” (4/21 at MilkBoy w/ July Talk)

    “Mauvey really, really is head and shoulders above the crowd… the music is absolutely fantastic,” says BBC Radio 6 Music of the postmodern-leaning Canadian/British singer/songwriter who blends pop, rock, punk, alternative, and electronic into something as profoundly uplifting as it is danceable.  Tomorrow (4/14) MAUVEY drops a brand new...
  • The Joy Formidable and Cuffed Up at Underground Arts

    Welsh alternative rock band The Joy Formidable are currently finishing up their 2022 US tour for their fifth studio album, Into the Blue. Lead singer Ritzy Bryan, bassist Rhydian Dafydd, and drummer Matthew James Thomas took the stage at Underground Arts on October 27th for the fourth date of the...
  • The Joy Formidable: “We haven’t seen our gear for three years!” (10/27 at Underground Arts)

    “We have lots of happy memories of playing there!” says Ritzy Bryan when I ask for her thoughts on the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.  Ritzy is the lead vocalist and guitarist for Welsh alternative rockers The Joy Formidable (alongside bassist Rhydian Dafydd and drummer Matthew James...
  • The Spectacle of Sleep Token, Tonight at The Fillmore (w/ In This Moment)

    Tonight alternative metal legends In This Moment bring their part-circus, part-Broadway, part-festival-ready rock show to The Fillmore.  And supporting the LA-based band will be Nothing More, Cherry Bombs, and, most notably, proggy, artsy, and surprisingly poppy English experimental metal collective Sleep Token.  The literally masked and anonymous band, fronted...
  • Employed To Serve go “straight up metal”

    Last week British metal outfit Employed To Serve released “Mark Of The Grave,” which frontwoman Justine Jones has called, “A positive metal anthem for people to blast when they’re having a shitty day.”  The song is the second single off of Conquering, the band’s forthcoming album, set to drop...