Chicago’s Walsher Clemons is a jam band that know not just how to lock into a strong instrumental groove, but one that knows how to create a groove that actually moves. Described as a combination of Michael Jackson and Phish (with a little Steely Dan tossed in as well) this is sunny, Bonnaroo-friendly music that demands its listeners dance to their irresistible funk beats.
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Sweden has a tremendous knack for producing bands that understand psychedelic rock in a way that few other countries, if any, can match. Instrumental band Valley is the latest to surface, and they impress mightily on their debut EP Sunburst, which gracefully weaves its way through post-rock expansiveness, krautrock repetition, psychedelic dreaminess, and a welcome touch of Americana that sets the music apart from their peers.
Two years have passed since former Verbena member Duquette Johnston put out his PopMatters-approved album Rabbit Runs a Destiny, but that hasn’t stopped him from releasing a new video for the track “It Was You”. And for good reason too. As he explains, the song has deep meaning, and he and filmmaker Dillon Hayes had a great idea to convey that personal theme in a different medium.
You think Stage Three throat cancer will stop Eddie Spaghetti? No way in hell. Mere days after being diagnosed earlier this summer, fans of the long-running and perpetually lovable Supersuckers have rallied behind the inimitable singer, raising more than $61,000 to date to help cover the cost of treatment.
Combining a strong 1990s industrial rock element with a post-millenial indie rock sound, Austin band Boss Battle find a comfortable middle ground between rigid, harsh mechanical sounds and unique pop hooks on their debut album Attack Time, which is set to be released on 11 September. Featuring the dual lead vocal stylings of keyboardist Erin Frazier and guitarist Chico Jones, it’s all about the dynamic push and pull between the two sides, as you hear on the new track “Ride”.