Monday: Clementine - 'Farewell for Now' Show
Clementine is an ambient grunge pop band from Minneapolis, MN. The band consists of singers and guitarists Christopher Connors and Pete Krausert, bassist Father Philip, and drummer Aaron McGuire. Their debut record, Crooked Brain (out now on Camaraderie Records), is a compilation of clever storytelling, gritty guitar leads, and dynamic themes.
Sounds like: Flatsound, Turnover, The Front Bottoms
Tuesday: Jacuzzi Boys
Hailed by critics as “the most significant band Miami has produced in years” (Miami Herald) and loved for their sweat-soaked brand of melty garage rock, Jacuzzi Boys – Gabriel Alcala (guitar/vox), Diego Monasterios (drums), and Danny Gonzales (bass) – have released three full-length records since their humble beginnings in 2007. Happy Damage is the band's most recent album.
Sounds like: Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Nobunny
Wednesday: Busdriver - 'Supercare' Tour
Possessing a hyper-literate, intellectual style of rapping augmented with dizzying elocution that would tongue-tie even the fiercest auctioneer, Busdriver is eclectic and eccentric enough to cite vocalese jazz singer Jon Hendricks as a primary influence. Born Regan Farquhar, the Los Angeles MC was introduced to hip-hop culture early. His most recent album, Thumbs was made to further explore the concept of a homogenous citizenry from his last record, Perfect Hair.
Sounds like: Aesop Rock, El-P, Buck 65, Sage Francis, Serengeti
Thursday: Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room
Dan Andriano is a renowned bassist and vocalist who comprises one half of Alkaline Trio's songwriting team. The Emergency Room project started when Dan found himself living in Florida and experimenting with the idea of doing a stripped down record that would exist completely separate from his work in Alkaline Trio. His last album, Party Adjacent, was released in 2015.
Sounds like: Matt Skiba, Dave Hause, Chuck Ragan, Sundowner
Chicago’s Mutts are a keys/bass/drums trio described as “like Tom Waits fronting a garage band” by Time Out Magazine, and “what Queens Of The Stone Age would sound like if they ditched the guitars and started playing dirty sounding organs” by Loud Loop Press. In 2016 the band is working on new music while playing regionally – highlighted by a sold out hometown show at Schubas on February 27, 2016.
Sounds like: Black Pistol Fire, John The Conqueror, Mike Maimone
Saturday: The Geek x VRV
The French duo The Geek x VRV recently released Origami, their first EP, on Embrace Records (in Europe) and All Good Records (in the USA). In this panoptic calling-card, the up-and-coming combo showcases the incredible versatility of their music, ever-so smoothly weaving a world symphonizing futuristic electro beats, hip-hop twists and a dash of pop.
Sounds like: Brock Berrigan, Alkota, Ledeunff
SALES is the collaboration between long time friends Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih. The Florida indie pop duo self-released their eponymous six-track debut EP on September 22, 2014 featuring the singles “renee”, “chinese new year”, “vow”, and “getting it on”, and were named “Ones to Watch” by Hype Machine + BBC Radio 6 Music. So far, the songs on SALES EP have over 2.5 million streams on Soundcloud and over 6 million streams on Spotify.
Sounds like: Porches, TV Girl, Rostam
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