The Beatles

  • Together Pangea’s William Keegan on DYE: “We did it like a 9-5.” (4/9 at Underground Arts)

    “I feel like we’re at the peak of ourselves as a band, so I’m excited to get out there and play these songs,” says William Keegan, guitarist and vocalist of SoCal power-poppy garage rockers Together Pangea.  The trio released their fifth full-length, DYE, last October on Nettwerk Records, and...
  • Petite Amie: “It was really like a pandemic gathering.”

    “As a band, we’re not married to a certain kind of music, other than that sound that makes it Petite Amie.  We’re really open,” says Isa Dosal, one of two vocalists in Mexico City-based indie pop outfit Petite Amie.  Guitarist Carlos Medina (bassist of Little Jesus, who play the...
  • Stars: “It’s the holidays! So we are pulling out all the stops.” (12/11 at WCL)

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Stars’ debut LP, Nightsongs.  It also sees the Montreal-based intellectual indie poppers bringing back their customary holiday shows, after last year’s painful drought of live music.  Torquil Campbell, Amy Milan, Evan Cranley, Chris Seligman, Patrick McGee, and Chris McCarron will bring The...
  • Sammy Rae & The Friends: “I didn’t want to be a solo artist…” (10/3 at WCL)

    “It’s rare to see such a large project, and it’s nice to see a lot of people all care about each other at the same time,” says Sammy Rae, frontwoman of Sammy Rae & The Friends, while describing her band.  She goes on to say, “I think it’s really...
  • Breland Talks Cross Country (9/22 at MilkBoy)

    “I’m in service to the songs.  And what I mean when I say that is songs kind of have a life of their own.  There’s an energy when creating a song where I want the song to do what the song wants to do and not necessarily what I...
  • Bandits on the Run: “We try to cultivate a sense of community”

    “Recently we were playing a gig in New Jersey and the promoter said Now Is The Time made him feel inspirational, and that’s always our intention, so that was really cool,” says Regina Strayhorn, accordionist, melodica player, glockenspieler, and one-third of Bandits on the Run, a folksy, Brooklyn-based, indie...
  • The Return of Heartless Bastards (10/1 at WCL)

    2021 sees the return of bluesy, folksy, garagey Americana rockers Heartless Bastards.  A Beautiful Life, their first album since 2015’s Restless Ones, drops September 10th courtesy of Sweet Unknown Records/Thirty Tigers.  This current iteration of Heartless Bastards has singer/songwriter/mainperson Erika Wennerstrom (who released her first solo record, Sweet Unknown,...
  • Frances Lion Talks Linda Perry, Home, and T-Shirts and Fishnets

    Last month a new partnership between legendary songwriter and producer Linda Perry and Repost released its first single, “Home,” by British singer/songwriter Frances Lion.  The song is a bold folk anthem recorded during lockdown and inspired by Lion’s hometown of Hampshire, England.  It was produced by her own brother...
  • Chelsea Collins: “I’m just a sad kid making music in my room.”

    “I always try to look like a schoolgirl version of Harley Quinn.  I actually get most of my fashion inspiration from fictional characters,” says Chelsea Collins.  Upon first glance, Chelsea Collins resembles a cross between an icon of TRL and the starlet of a ‘60s exploitation film.  Her sex...