Broken Hope was formed in 1988 by guitarist/chief-lyricist-songwriter, Jeremy Wagner and original vocalist, Joe Ptacek as friends in high school. In 1989 and 1990, Broken Hope recorded two demo tapes and secured a recording contract with an independent record label. In 1991, Broken Hope’s debut album, “Swamped In Gore” was released worldwide, launching the band out of the underground and into the mainstream. *Swamped In Gore was the first digitally-recorded death-metal album.
Weekend is a punk/shoegaze/psychedelic band from San Francisco, CA. Their debut 10” was released on Mexican Summer records in December 2009. They released their full-length debut album Sports in 2010 and their brand new album Jinx in July 2013.
Alcest - that is music from another world, a world that is real, but that exists beyond ours and cannot be grasped by our senses. A world where all appearances - trees, glades, streams - emit a pearly light and where a faraway and celestial music fills the air like sweet perfume.
We are an original four-piece rock band based out of the southwestern Chicagoland suburbs. We have a diverse writing style and try to create something different and unique within each song. Our songs are meant to tell stories, some real and some fiction, and to paint pictures within the minds of our audience to bring those stories to life.
At times, French songstress Julie Meckler's story can sound almost cinematic. Leaving behind a life as a theater actress in her native Paris, Meckler immigrated to the US in early 2008 and bought her first guitar in New York City. There, the music began, as did her journey across a country she'd never seen before. After visits to Buffalo, Detroit, Portland and Vancouver, she settled in Chicago. Over the past three years of honing her craft onstage - from gallery lofts to songwriter circles to packed venues such as Empty Bottle and Schubas - she's assembled a collaborative group of Chicago veterans that includes bassist Brett Bakshis (Wooden Rings, Musikanto), guitarist Will Phalen, guest guitarist Ryan Anderson (Go Long Mule), trumpeter James Davis (ALDRIC, Zing!), and drummer/percussionist Shawn Rios (Stolen Silver, Dick Prall).
AUSTIN, Texas — In the course of evolving from loose assemblage to world-class rock ’n’ roll outfit, the Band of Heathens has built a potent body of recorded work that’s won the Austin, Texas ensemble a fiercely loyal fan base and a reputation as one of its hometown’s most vital musical resources. BoH is also known as one of America’s hardest-working touring acts, while revealing a musical and lyrical depth that consistently enriches an infectious songcraft.
Acoustic Syndicate is a rock/folk/bluegrass band from North Carolina formed in 1992.Their sound is characterized by tight three-part vocal harmonies, blazing guitar picking, complex polyrhythmic banjo playing, backed by a rock-steady rhythm section.
Emily Hearn: I think I was eleven when I first realized I might like to take the stage as a performer. I had been proudly singing different musical numbers around the house for years, so I figured it was about time that I auditioned for a play. My whole family piled into the tiny audition room to support me. Within a few moments I was up on stage, terrified, staring at my feet, quietly singing my best rendition of “Tomorrow” hoping that they would cast me as Annie.
It’s the magic from the young Dutchman Sandro Silva that is the future sound of electro. Blazing hot with releases on Dimmak, Mixmash, Ultra and Atlantic Records and pounding the stage at EDC Las Vegas, Creamfields, Ushuaia Ibiza and London’s iconic Ministry of Sound, its undeniable the roads are fast, but there’s no brakes in this music career.
Good Times: In 2010, Clint Kesinger found himself with a song unlike those of which he had written before. The song “All My Friends Are Ghosts” sparked his interest in this new style of music. After playing the song for a few friends he decided to persistently pursue this new style of songwriting.