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Drag City's Ty Segall is a prodigy; an Ariel Pink-esque student of forms of pop, he filters it all through big, garagey guitar riffs and bratty, whiny vocalizing that frequently visits the sublime.
Fela's youngest took over his band, Egypt 80, for which he sings and plays crisp, driving saxophone.
Mount Eerie is the AKA of Phil Elverum, previously KA The Microphones. His lo-fi, atmospheric tunes are strongly connected to the landscape around his hometown, Anacortes, Washington.
A great nephew of John Coltrane and cousin to Ravi Coltrane, LA's Flying Lotus features left-of-the-dial instrumental tracks: strange, pretty sounds laid over dance beats - though you probably wouldn't dance to this. listen
Bad girls from Southern California sing jangly four on the floor pop that draws from 60s garage rock. Leader Dee Dee Penny made a short,trippy film with Bret Easton Ellis.
The singer of hard-riding '90s Matadorians Come hasn't lost her signature growl, nor her unadulterated punk come-on. She's prolific and a magnetic performer - and definitely one of the biggest things to come out of Boston (and come back) in the last 25 years.
The Vancouver supergroup is led by AC Newman, but busts out at the seams with talent like Neko Case and Dan Bejar (aka Destroyer). The frantic, metronomic tempo of their earlier albums have given way to a looser, slower and more colorful sound since their 2007 LP "Challengers."
Peter Hook was the bassist for Joy Division, and, after Ian Curtis' death, New Order. And yep, he can sing. Here he is singing for New Order live in NYC in 1982.
The Budos Band share a label (Gabriel Roth's Daptone Records) and a musical philosophy with the breakout Dap-Kings, but they play much smaller venues and evince a hairier, warmer vibe.
Sheperdess' 90's-drenched indie rock songs sound ready to break the frak out of Boston. Tourfilter favorite track: Green Seat!
Since the moody fog of Radiohead cleared, the new generation of electronic/rock/psychedlic acts favors a brighter palatte with more minimal strokes, and a clearer path to the dancefloor. None typify this more than Caribou (formerly Manitoba), who released their latest, "Swim," earlier this summer.
UK DJ/Producer signed to Ninja Tune. Often tours with a live band, playing gorgeous lounge-y downtempo techno with echos of Burial and Album Leaf.
On this night Boston's Major Stars are celebrating their new album, out on on Chicago's Drag City label, home to Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bill Callahan, Jim O'Rourke, etc. etc. Long signed to Cambridge's Twisted Village, which is a noise/experimental label as well as an underground record shop on Eliot St. in Harvard Square, Major Stars play loud, guitar-heavy psychedelic rock.