Music & Artist Spotlight
San Francisco based electronic producer Giraffage will be bringing his confident synth leading and dreamy R&B infused rhythms to Chicago’s very own Bottom Lounge. He has recently released his third full length album: Too Real which really shows his tight and well crafted ability to coalesce various genres all while encapsulating a heavily 80’s and 90’s sound. As a performer he’ll bring out his dance moves and surely keep the audience on their feet. Expect to be entranced by his beats and innovating music this Wednesday November 8th.
11/08 Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL, US
11/09 High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI,
11/11 Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO,
11/12 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO,
11/14 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT,
11/16 The Showbox, Seattle, WA,
11/17 Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC,
11/18 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR,
11/21 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA,
11/25 The Ritz, San Jose, CA,
11/26 The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA,
11/28 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA,
11/29 Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA,
11/30 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ,
12/01 Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM,
12/02 Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX,
12/05 Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX,
12/06 Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, TX,
12/07 Trees, Dallas, TX,
12/08 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX,
12/09 Republic, New Orleans, LA,
12/13 The Social, Orlando, FL,
12/14 Terminal West, Atlanta, GA,
Mr. Davidson is the mastermind multi-instrumentalist behind Twain. The indie-folk sensation is highly appreciated by fellow musicians such as Big Thief, who described him to be “a voice for the ineffable that must be heard.” After his collaborations with artists like Delondes and his part in The Low Anthem and Spirit Family Reunion, he’s decided to focus on his main project Twain and is releasing a new album “Rare Feeling”.
If you’ve known Twain longer, this title mind sound familiar. The acoustic song “Rare Feeling” has already been released on the EP Alternator, late last year. This explains track 6 on the album, “Rare Feeling pt. 2”, which is a newly recorded version of the song. Recently released songs “Little Dog Mind” and “Solar Pilgrim”, of which the last one has been premiered by Big Thief, will be on the full-length, along with 7 other tracks. Fan’s of Twain’s previous album “Life Labors in the Choir” are in luck, since the recent tracks reveal a renewed yet similar sound. A slightly nostalgic album you’d say, but in a refreshing and modern way. Out on the 20th of October.
By: Ava Rachel | Instagram: @avarachel | Exclusively for @Music, Why Not! – All Rights Reserved-
Starsailor may have been on the scene for awhile, but they are 100% worth a second glance.They recently released their new album, All This Life, in early September. This is the band’s first studio album since 2009, and it doesn’t disappoint.
Their lyrics can sing any pain away. They have an aw about them only expert songwriters can perfect. James Walsh, lead singer of Starsailor, has had plenty of experience to know his way around writing a song.
Speaking of songs, I have a few standout favorites on the album. They are “Take a Little Time,” “Best of Me” and “No One Else.” Each song has something different to offer. Their album is a new refresher to their older-released music. They really outdid themselves this time around.
James Stelfox on the bass grounds each song. The steady baseline brings the album together to make it complete. Ben Byrne on the drums keeps it interesting through the album. Drums are always the first thing I notice when listening to an album, and I wasn’t disappointed. Barry Westhead, keyboardist, absolutely kills it with each note. One of my favorite aspects to a song is if it has keys or not. For me personally, it brings a more elegant approach to a song. I commend him for what he has done with each track.
Overall, the album is worth a listen. Put it on when you drive around, while your studying, or maybe when you want to listen to a well-rounded album. It’s worth the time.
Check them out on the rest of their UK Headline Tour:
19th Oct – Liverpool, Academy
21st Oct – Newcastle, Boiler Shop
22nd Oct – Glasgow, O2 ABC
24th Oct – Manchester, O2 Ritz
25th Oct – Brighton, Concorde 2
26th Oct – London, KOKO
By: Allison Wyrsch | Exclusively for @Music, Why Not! – All Rights Reserved –
Rock is in the family for Adam & Elvis. The pair that started it all consists of Patrick and Tom Malone. The two have an incredible sense of style when it came to formulating their new album “Through Snow and Small Talk” with other bandmates Steve Wraight and Dan Robershaw. The strange synth-induced album keeps you drawn in, but you want to keep listening for more. Keep your eye on Adam & Elvis. They have major potential to be something great. The latest single, ‘She Bites Mosquitoes” is a killer track. I didn’t know what I was expecting when I first listened, but I was pleasantly surprised to hear it.
The band said, “It feels good to have it out there, I like the song, but having old songs waiting to be released whilst writing new ones, it does begin to feel like something blocking the drains. As an artist I hope the song relieves some younger and emotional souls and makes the slightly older smirk and think about sillier and more dramatic times.” The band worked together to create something that was truly theirs. Patrick of the duo said, “Me & Tom worked on the nightshift through a lot of it so that we could have uninterrupted access to the studio so I learnt that we can be determined when we need to be, but I also learnt how few people call us, which in truth helped make the album. Tom tried a lot of new things with the production so he found a lot of things that worked and a few that didn’t.” One of my favorite tracks on the album is “Darker Than Black.” It kind of reminds me of when I was watching “Across The Universe.” It is truly unique song which brings me back to the older styles of rock, while making it modern with synth work. This is music I’d like to play while going to work. It immedietly envelops me into their world of rock. We end the album review with a fun round of questions getting to know who the band is.
MWN: Who is your dream collaboration can be a producer, band, and other musicians?
Adam and Elvis: If they let Phil Spector out, which I don’t think they should, then I’d like to have him produce an album for us. A really mad one like Leonard Cohen’s ‘Death of a Ladies Man.’
MWN: What’s your favorite festival you’ve played so far and why?
Adam and Elvis: Y-not festival was fun, anytime we’ve played up north it’s been messy and wonderful. That festival we did 3 sets on this tiny stage next to the cigarette stand and we didn’t have one guitar tuner between the whole band.
MWN: A bit of random fire round questions. If you had to play an instrument in a symphony what would it be?
Adam and Elvis: I would play a grand piano because they don’t have to sit in the midst of all the talented individuals, they sit separately, and I am a narcissist I suppose.
MWN: First recollection of live music? Saw the Stranglers live and my mate got strangled for going too crazy. True story. Favorite love song?
Adam and Elvis: ‘Aint no cure for love’ by Leonard Cohen. The last verse makes me cry without tears after a bottle of wine.
MWN: What is one musical event or recording you wish you had been alive to see or hear in person?
Adam and Elvis: I think Bukowski was hanging about with Lennon when he was recording ‘Imagine,’ I’d have liked to be around then to talk rubbish and get hammered with those two. I don’t like the album, but I wouldn’t want to interrupt a great album or steal ideas.
MWN: Any last thoughts?
Adam and Elvis: Check out “Through Snow and Small Talk.” If you’re into synth-rock with a vibe only they can provide. Can’t wait to hopefully catch a show when I’m in London next year. It’ll be a show worth remembering.
Interview By: Allison Wyrsch & Maria Limon | Exclusively for @Music, Why Not! – All Rights Reserved-
Like most bands, their name does not necessarily explain the sound one would expect; Lucille Furs does just that. Opening with the gothic tones of “The Fawn of Teal Deer”, Lucille Furs draws in its listeners and quickly transforms the rest of the song into a narrative by embellishing frontman Trevor Pritchett’s dream-like voice with their combination of psychedelia and classic rock.
Lucille Furs has described themselves as “ an amalgamation of people and experiences” which is highly evident in their penchant for storytelling. Tracks including “Sunset Moon”, “Carrie & Judy”, and “Baby Blaise” tell vivid recounts of attraction, confusion, and criticism. Their lyrical wit provides an effortless ability to create infectious music. Guitarist Nick Dehmlow’s effervescent melodies intricately collide with the driving beats of bassist Patrick Tsotsos. Organ player Constantine Haistailis highlights the mood of each song and drummer Brendan Peleo-Lazar ties the band as a whole through his relentless pulsating rhythms. Their blends of different genres versus a contained straightforward sound makes them a notable band to keep up with. There is nothing monotonous about the album. The vibrant as well as mindful transitions from song to song are carefully crafted.
- The Fawn of Teal Deal
- Carrie & Judie
- Thoughts & Words
- Does It Matter To You
- Pink Noise
- Alabaster Crayon
- Sunset Moon
- Please, Give Her This Letter
- Baby Blaise
- In Saṃsāra
- Our Lady of Perpetual Frustration
- Between Us Two – Saw You
Pre Order Link: http://preorder.lucillefurs.com/
In need of a truly soulful album? “Indigo” the second album release from Lady Rizo is for you. Following the album “Violet,” “Indigo” is another impressive release. Listening to the album in its entirety was my first step, and each song is delicately woven into one another, giving a well-rounded album. Lady Rizo is a veteran within music. She has a gripping aspect to her voice. Her music empowers you and throws you into the world of the song. Lady Rizo’s vocal range is nothing short of impeccable. The moody blues gives you a chance to close your eyes and just enjoy the music. She gives me vibes of a burlesque show in which the music floors you. I’d love to see Lady Rizo live one day. She is known for her eccentric performances, turning a club-aspect performance into a theatrical one.
Coverage By: Allison Wyrsch | Instagram: @allisonisthecooliest | Exclusively for @Music, Why Not! – All Rights Reserved-
make sure to be on the lookout for the release of his new EP.
Sep 2 Phoenix, AZ @ MIM Music Theatre
Sep 3 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Sep 6 Oklahoma City, OK @Tower Theatre
Sep 7 Tulsa, OK @ The Shrine
Sep 8 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Sep 9 Austin, TX @ One World Theatre
Sep 12 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Sep 13 Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room
Sep 14 Athens, GA @ The Foundry
Sep 17 Tampa, FL @ The Attic
Sep 19 Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
Sep 21 -22 Orlando, FL @ Epcot – Eat To The Beat Concert Series
Sep 23 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Amaturo Theater at Broward Center
By: Maria Limon | Exclusively for @Music, Why Not! – All Rights Reserved-
La banda colombiana Caravanchela, formada en el 2013 y liderada por los hermanos barranqueños Guillermo Palencia en la guitarra y Silvia Palencia en la voz, es una de las más exitosas en Colombia y son considerados como artistas revelación por la gran proyección internacional que han tenido.
Luego de su gira por Estados Unidos y México, Caravanchela se encuentra promocionando el video de su más reciente sencillo ‘Loco’. De las diez canciones que conforman su primer álbum denominado “Funky Feeling”, este es el sexto tema en tener su video musical. A una semana de su estreno, el video ya cuenta con más de 19,000 vistas y el número avanza.
‘Loco’ es tal vez la canción más animada del disco, pues con su ya característico estilo y la mezcla de pop, rock y punk, hacen que te transportes a un ambiente lleno de energía y buena compañía. Si el sonido ya logra hacer esto, el video no se queda atrás, con sus colores vibrantes, ritmo y letra pegajosa, vas sintiéndote parte de la gran fiesta y seguro te hará bailar.
Los tintes cómicos y la historia misma, hacen que quieras repetir una y otra vez el video, pues además de divertido es fresco y digerible para cualquiera que disfrute de la buena música. Así que si necesitas energía para comenzar la semana o quieres dejarte llevar en un fin de semana, esta es la opción. Vuélvete loco con Caravanchela y no pierdas de vista a este par de talentosos hermanos.
Coverage By: Berenice Morales Yines |Instagram @berefrommars | Exclusively for @Music, Why Not! – All Rights Reserved-