Barry’s top 10 Bands to see.
Definitely one of my favorite bands out there right now. Not particularly because of their debut album Oracular Spectacular (which sounds like a Terry Gilliam movie tittle btw) but because of their Time ti Pretend EP that I bought later. Uber lo-fi power pop, that at times reminds me of the old school innovators the Silver Apples. I havent been able to catch these guys live yet and if you check their website, they dont have many future dates posted, so catch them while you can.
Band of Horses
These Seattle locals sound beautiful on record and live, caught them last year at bumbershoot and they were an experience that was only enhanced by the evenings sunset. I want these guys to play Funeral at my funeral.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Former Ima Robot Singer trades in the synths for psychedelics and storytelling. “After breaking up with his girlfriend, moving out of his house, and joining Alcoholics Anonymous, Ebert began work on a story about a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe. According to Ebert, Sharpe “was sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind…but he kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love.” Its quirky and fun and the bantering back in forth between Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos. Easily one of the best debut albums to come out in a while.
Broken Social Scene
Fell in love with this band after seeing the movie Half Nelson.
These guys are not afraid to fail and their songs succeed because
of it. They also have this great video where they bought the
crowd a drink for “Luck Ones” video.
Awseome hipster non black dudes
rapping and spouting rad poetry that tend to lean toward the
obscure and sometimes vulgar.
I recommend :The Hollows>
Powerpop drum heavy dance group from the northwest. Catchy and
kinda ridiculous, but you’ll be humming the tunes in your head for
These guys know how to write hit pop songs. Some of these guys have produced and written songs with “Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Kelis and won a Grammy for Best dance recording for the track “Toxic” by Britney Spears” Fun synth heavy and ready to make you get your freak on. Seeing them live, you will most definitely spill your drink in their dance pit.
Saw these guys at last years Sasquitch. The mix was horrible and at the time I hadn’t heard their music, since then I gave them a chance and bought their tunes. Catchy rad powerpop music. I just hope they sound good live this time around.