Hey guys, just wanted to fill you in on the latest development in our partnership with Grolsch. We have launched the #ChooseInteresting Music Series website that will host listings for our higher profile shows, featuring artists like Alberta Cross and The Stepkids! Visit the site to enter for your chance to win VIP Ticket Packages, that include :
- Tickets to the show for you +3 friends
- Reserved table seating
- Unlimited Grolsch beers for the duration of the show
- Four (4) prize packs of Grolsch and TurnStyle branded merchandise
Enter now, for your chance to win the package for next Thursday’s (3/21/13) show with Alberta Cross at DROM. Check out Alberta Cross’ latest video, for their single “Crate of Gold” below, and we’ll see you at the show!
For the last three months, I haven’t been able to get these girls out of my memory. Once again, I’m a little late to post, since they released their first official video for the single “Forever” a month ago. With a guitar riff that calls to memory Michael Jackson‘s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’”, this song should definitely be in the discussion for song of the summer. Many critics have likened the band to a cross between Fleetwood Mac and En Vogue, but I’m getting more of a cross between MJ and The Pretenders. Watch the video below, and make sure to check out my previous posts about Haim, here and here.
To continue the electro pop theme, is the 1986 smash hit “I Can’t Wait” from Nu Shooz. This is a good reference point for the music of Passion Pit and MGMT we’ve explored in the last few weeks. Brush up on those tracks by clicking here, here and here. Watch the fantastically 80s style video below.
Let’s put the Electro Pop renaissance on hold for a bit and shift to a Pop Rock act that has written some timeless songs. Irish 90′s Alt. Rock stars The Cranberries have recently gotten back together and will be kicking off their U.S. tour in New York City tomorrow night at Terminal 5. Judging by their two SOLD OUT shows to open the tour in New York, it seems like at least 6,000 people still care. Despite not securing a ticket of my own, I also still care. Watch my favorite song, “Ode To My Family”, below.
Annie Clark is another insanely creative female indie pop artist that has really changed the game over the last few years like tUnE-yArDs‘ Merrill Garbus. She goes by the stage name St. Vincent, and her virtuosic guitar playing is matched by her commanding vocals and brilliant knack for catchy songwriting, poetic lyrics and quirky melodies. The 29 year old Texas native, and Berklee dropout, is a former member of Alt. Rock stalwarts, The Polyphonic Spree. That’s quite the pedigree. Watch the lead single, “Surgeon”, off her third album Strange Mercy, which was released this past September on 4AD Records and see if she lives up to the hype. I think so.
Also, for those of you lucky enough to live in the Southwest or the Bay Area, you can catch Annie and Merrill together as they co-headline 4 shows, aside from both being at each weekend of this year’s Coachella festival. Tour dates can be seen here.
Just a follow up on my post from last Friday about tUnE-yArDs. You can get a little more background on the adorable children in the video at Pitchfork. Watch below, to hear her latest single “My Country”.