With their slackerfied-Blondie sounds, California trio Best Coast have a lot of potential as an up and coming band to get big on their first time around.
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Impresario of Baltimore's Wham City loft, Deacon's rocking is experimental, freaky, funny and hard-driving. His look pretty much redefines unassuming, but onstage he has a huge pied piper personality and can get a crowd to do pretty much anything. Tourfilter was at a Middle East show where Dan talked the entire audience of 600 into walking out of the club onto Brookline Street, and continued to play to an empty room for a few minutes before everyone shambled back in again.
Sea Wolf's indie-folk songs stand out for their combination of catchiness and poignancy. But this fall, Alex Brown Church, the singer-songwriter behind the band, turns down the volume and turns up the intimacy with a solo tour--just Church and an acoustic guitar--letting his voice, the song, and the narrative lyrics shine through.
teenage ruffians from Chicago
Young duo from Vancouver manages a very complete sound from just a guitar and a drum-kit. Their loud, slightly detuned and anarchic songs echo My Bloody Valentine and Lush.