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First City Festival Photos – Beck, Phantogram, The National, Cults, Geographer, Lo-Fang, and More

All photos by Leopold Ruiz The weekend before Labor Day, the second annual First City Festival took place at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. The line-up included headliners like Beck, The National, Phantogram, Geographer, as well as performances from a bunch of other mostly indie rock artists including Cults, Best Coast, Liars, Tokyo Police [...]Show More Summary

DIY Band to Watch – Evaline

Evaline – UK and California With six members from California to the U.K.), indie rock band Evaline released their debut album in 2010, followed by their sophomore album, produced by Dan Austin (Doves, QOTSA, People in Planes). Since the release of their 2006 EP, Portrait of Skin, produced by The Used’s Quinn Allman, Evaline have [...]Show More Summary

Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – The Airplanes

The Airplanes – Fayetteville, Arkansas These are bands, like bands and artists we’ve been profiling since 2008, that fly largely under the radar, but whose music warrants more attention. Here’s the first of seven bands we’ll feature over the next week. If you would like to support IRC, and help us grow and feature more [...]Show More Summary

Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – Evaline

Evaline – UK and California With six members from California to the U.K.), indie rock band Evaline released their debut album in 2010, followed by their sophomore album, produced by Dan Austin (Doves, QOTSA, People in Planes). Since the release of their 2006 EP, Portrait of Skin, produced by The Used’s Quinn Allman, Evaline have [...]Show More Summary

Music Mix Monday, Vol. I – Kill City Cartel, Guardian Alien, Battles, Dan Friel, Grinderman, Jon Lindsay, Lioness, The Budos Band

Music Mix Monday (M3) is a new playlist series aimed at featuring a mixed bag of standout, genre-bending singles from both DIY and signed artists that we listen to regularly in the cafe, and/or have featured on IRC in the past. Hard to believe that IRC will be 8 years old this month! First up [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – S. Walcott

S. Walcott – Rhode Island Five experienced, teenage musicians and friends in Providence, Rhode Island, decided to start up a band last year after hearing their friend sing at an open mic night. After that night, the five youngsters officially launched as S. Walcott. We’re not exactly sure what that name means or where it [...]Show More Summary

In Dee Mail, Vol. XXV – Gems, Mighty Fox, Canopy Climbers, Ekos, The Etiquette, The Gifted Children, Cousin Dud

This latest installment of IRC’s longest running indie rock music series, In Dee Mail, marks the 25th volume, and includes a whole new bunch of music never before featured on IRC. The bands profiled below include Seattle band Gems; Chicago’s Mighty Fox; Little Rock’s Canopy Climbers; Mexico’s Ekos; Rochester’s The Gifted Children; Los Angeles band, [...]Show More Summary

50 Great Indie Halloween Songs – Beach House, Radiohead, The Kinks, Pavement, Beck, Cults, The Kills, The Black Keys

Happy Hallowscream. Over the years, IRC has put together over 20 different Halloween playlists, featuring hundreds of Halloween, or Halloweenish, songs. Some songs were picked merely because the title is in some way, Halloweenish; you know, blood, ghosts, monsters, death, vampires, skeletons, darkness, and so on. You’ll also hear some tracks that don’t really sound [...]Show More Summary

Band of the Week – Baltimore’s Indie Pop DIY Band Joy Classic

Joy Classic – Baltimore The band has a fantastically catchy, bright, sunshine-filled indie pop sound with reverb-laden vocals, high-pitched electric guitar chords and notes, steady, understated beats and a hopping bass line on songs like “Ya Know” and “Blossom.” We know that we’ve come upon a great new band – that hardly anyone knows about [...]Show More Summary

7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear, Vol. IV – Evaline

Evaline – UK and California With six members from California to the U.K.), indie rock band Evaline released their debut album in 2010, followed by their sophomore album, produced by Dan Austin (Doves, QOTSA, People in Planes). Since the release of their 2006 EP, Portrait of Skin, produced by The Used’s Quinn Allman, Evaline have [...]Show More Summary

7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear, Vol. IV – Ivy Dye

Ivy Dye Drop Their Second EP Ivy Dye is a Chicago band formed in 2011 by Chris Adams, the head songwriter. His best friends, who happened to be the musicians he played with regularly, were going off to college, so he needed a new outlet. Thus, Ivy Dye was born. Blending elements of ’90s alternative [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – S. Walcott

S. Walcott – Rhode Island Five experienced, teenage musicians and friends in Providence, Rhode Island, decided to start up a band last year after hearing their friend sing at an open mic night. After that night, the five youngsters officially launched as S. Walcott. We’re not exactly sure what that name means or where it [...]Show More Summary

7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear, Vol. IV – The Bellegards

The Bellegards – Selden, New York This is second band in the latest series of 7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear. Monday we featured Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear, Vol IV – The Airplanes

The Airplanes – Fayetteville, Arkansas For the next week, we’re going to profile a band to watch every day. In previous 7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear series, we’ve featured all of the bands in one post; but we received enough feedback that it was too many for a lot of people to review at once [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

The Edge of Summer: The Season’s Teethiest Tunes – Centro Matic, CYHSY, Gold Bears, Morrissey, Stagnant Pools, Mogwai, Beverly

For indie music lovers, this summer’s flow of new releases successfully fulfilled every vein and niche of sub-genre enjoyment. From the Vampire Weekend-ish jams busted out by Island to Fleet Foxes’ somber folk melodies, all the way to the glitchy electronic drones of Diplo, this summer’s indie rock, folk, electronic drops encompassed the entire spectrum [...]Show More Summary

First City Festival Photos – Beck, Phantogram, The National, Cults, Geographer, Lo-Fang, and More

The weekend before Labor Day, the second annual First City Festival took place at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. The line-up included headliners like Beck, The National, Phantogram, Geographer, as well as performances from a bunch of other mostly indie rock artists including Cults, Best Coast, Liars, Tokyo Police Club, Lo-Fang, Sleepy Sun, Dale [...]Show More Summary

Second Annual First City Festival Kicks Off This Weekend in Monterey Featuring Stellar Line-Up

This weekend the second annual First City Festival in Monterey will kick off at the Monterey Fairgrounds, the location of what is largely considered the first major rock music festival in the U.S. – 1967?s Monterey Pop Festival. It’s also the fest where Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin first became international pop stars. This year’s [...]Show More Summary

Artist To Watch – Chicago Musician Jeremy Marsan

Marsan is a solo project of 21-year-old Chicago musician, Jeremy Marsan, who is currently in the band Acker, and was previously a member of Shy Guy Says. In 2012, Marsan kicked-off a side solo project as a way mainly to channel his “interest in replicating the textures and grooves” with the use of “live instruments” [...]Show More Summary

In Dee Mail, Vol. XXIV – Scarlet Youth, Brokeback, Santah, Widowspeak, Stellar Young, Gibson, Recorder, Javier Dunn

For those who have followed IRC for years (and thank you for that), you may be familiar with a profile and playlist series called In Dee Mail, which is a play on words to symbolize music that we receive by email. The In Dee Mail series, first published in 2008, is one of the longest [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Best New Indie Songs & Albums, April 2014, Vol. II – The Afghan Whigs, Woods, Cloud Cult Plague Vendor, Eels, Modern Rivals

A few days ago, we posted the best singles from the top new albums released in the first part of April. Sure, it may be a bit overdue, but the fact that remains is the quality of the music. Here is the second half of the best singles from new releases for April 15th through [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

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