LIVE SHOW REVIEW: CANDACE in PORTLAND!

When the bond of bandmates is strong, a crowd can feel it--the synchronicity, the flow, and the seamless harmonies. Such was the case with Candace, the new-wave rock trio that currently calls Portland, Oregon their home.  Relocations and lineup shifts have made the journey a long one for the group. They’ve been through a lot... Continue Reading →

“RUMORS” — NEW MUSIC FROM THE BULLS

Hey y'all!  Check out this dreamy new tune from Los Angeles-based band The Bulls, comprised of Anna Bulbrook (The Airborne Toxic Event/Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) and Marc Sallis (The Duke Spirit), who bonded over their love of new wave and shoegaze from the 80s and 90s during a chance meeting in the Mojave Desert. The duo are releasing their debut... Continue Reading →

PREVIEW: AAVE ALBUM RELEASE at THE CRYING WOLF on 8/13/15

Nashville-based shoegaze outfit aave (pronounced "ahh-vey" which is Finnish for "ghost") will be celebrating the release of their new album, There's Nothing, at East Nashville landmark The Crying Wolf on Thursday, August 13th.  I had the chance to hang out with the band after a recent performance at The Mercy Lounge; "Do you consider your music shoegaze?"... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: AAVE at MERCY LOUNGE

Nashville-based shoegaze-y four piece aave (pronounced ah-vey) performed at the Mercy Lounge not too long ago to give us a sneak peak at the songs from their debut full length album, There's Nothing, set for release on August 14th on Villain Place Records/Rock Ridge Music, and yours truly was there to experience it.  I use the term "experience," because that's... Continue Reading →

PREVIEW: AVERS at THE STONE FOX on 3/13/15

Look out y'all....Richmond, Virginia-based six-piece shoegaze-y supergroup Avers is rolling into the Music City and playing at the Stone Fox on March 13th.  Comprised of members from bands like The Head and The Heart and The Mason Brothers, this collective may have formed by chance, but let me tell you, the music they've made is... Continue Reading →

WRAY RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “BAD HEART”

What's up beloved readers?!?  This one's for all of of the krautrockin' shoegazers out there...Wray, one of our favorite bands from Birmingham, has released a new video for "Bad Heart" from their self-titled debut on label Communicating Vessels: "Recording their debut in their hometown at Ol Elgante Studio alongside mastermind engineer, Daniel Farris (Man Or... Continue Reading →

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