Fujiya & Miyagi, Evan Voytas, TV Girls
Better than... listening to Fujiya & Miyagi through headphones.
There were moments where it felt incredibly awkward to stare at Fujiya & Miyagi, the British four-piece, as they played at The Echo last night. Frontman David Best would back awa ... More >>
As SXSW approaches, we figured we'd be a little servicey and give you a guide to some of the highlights of the official showcases, alphabet style. Last week we gave you A through D; today it's E-H. So here we go: five more awesome bands to see in SXSW's official lineup.
Steve GullickFoalsFoals' arty fusion of indie-rock and dance music took two albums to coalesce, but it did on Total Life Forever, which came out in May on Sub Pop.
The album earned the Oxford, U.K., quintet a nomination for Britain's Mercury Prize. What it's earning them on their current 22- ... More >>
Fran HealyFran Healy could charm the fedora off a hipster. In fact, he pretty much did Sunday night in one of the closing sets at Filter's Culture Collide festival.
The frontman of the Scottish quartet Travis played an acoustic set inside a crowded, steamy church in Echo Park, starring as mu ... More >>
Guided by VoicesYou could almost feel the pop geeks pinching themselves when Dayton, Ohio's favorite former fourth-grade schoolteacher Robert Pollard announced earlier this year that Guided by Voices would reunite to play the Matador at 21 festivities, and then do a reunion tour too.
The tou ... More >>
Ben FoldsThere's no Five with Ben Folds on his current tour -- it's just the 43-year-old singer-songwriter, his musical weapon of choice and his current fascination with Chatroulette. His "Ben Folds and a Piano" tour has featured stripped-down versions of songs from his deep catalog (yes, he' ... More >>