Euphoria Festival Adds Eric Prydz, Cherub In Addition to Bassnectar, Above & Beyond

euphoria-smallFollowing up the December lineup announcement for the fifth annual Euphoria Festival, comes the announcement that Eric Peydz and Cherub have been added. Now in its fifth year, the festival, which will take place in Austin, TX April 7-10, will showcase stellar talent that includes Bassnectar; Above & Beyond; Dillon Francis; STS9; GriZ; Juicy J; and Tycho. … Continue reading

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – The Bright Light Social Hour Talk Touring, Upcoming Video For “Dreamlove”

the bright light social hourAustin-based band, The Bright Light Social Hour, released their latest album, Space Is Still the Place in 2015 and was met with favorable reviews. After releasing their eponymous debut in 2010, the band had toured heavily, particularly in the South, which influenced the album’s theme of a “Future South”. Known for their enthusiastic and engaging live shows, The Bright Light Social Hour usually stayed with people in various cities instead of hotels and gained a new perspective on the struggle young Americans faced after experiencing it first-hand. The band took that perspective into song, as Curtis Roush of the band stated, Our generation has grown up in continuous financial crises, a lot of unemployment, a lack of opportunity, widening inequality, and pervasive issues of race, gender, and class. We’re taking a lens to some of these gritty realities and espousing an optimistic, frontier-looking gaze into the future. ‘Future South’ is both an aesthetic and political statement. We’re taking forms and influences from soul, blues, and gritty southern music and ushering them forward. The idea evinces the south can be a vibrant egalitarian place. You can love barbecue and not be racist.”… Continue reading

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Ohlayindigo Talk Origins, Moving To The U.S., New Music

ohlayindigoWhen the duo of Ohlayindigo moved to the U.S. recently, they were greeted with enthusiasm and a willingness to help by the local San Francisco music community. Lead singer/songwriter Hanna Ponth is no stranger to moving around as she left her Norwegian roots to attend the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and developed Ohlayindigo as her alter ego. There she met another LIPA student Zak Shrapnell and found common musical interests, which led to the formation as a duo. B-Sides recently spotlighted their recent single, “Love You To The Moon” and met up with the band during their San Francisco debut to get to know them a little more. … Continue reading

On-Radar: A Great Big World

A Great Big World is an American duo group formed by Ian Axel and Chad King who met studying at NYU. These two music business majors decided to work together after King heard Axel sing. Axel was the first under the spotlight when he released a solo album which contained songs all co-written by King. Although they had yet to call themselves A Great Big World, as the world knows them now, they were a great team from the beginning.… Continue reading

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Oh Wonder Talk Early Success, Origins

ohwonderLondon-based duo, Oh Wonder, have steadily built a strong and growing fan base as they spent all of 2015 releasing a new track every month throughout the year on Soundcloud. The result culminated in their self-titled debut album release in September followed up by a small handful of live shows. Their music garnered over 14 million streams across various streaming sites with many of the tracks landing in the Spotify Viral 50 top ten in the UK, US and Global charts. … Continue reading

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Ephwurd Talk Touring, Origins, Future of Datsik

ephwurdEphwurd have been on fire after making their mysterious debut as a duo in early 2015. It wasn’t long before the masterminds behind this new project were revealed – dubstep/electro legend, Datsik and his tour manager, Bais Haus. Their first release was a remix of Major Lazer’s hit, “Lean On”, which was followed up by a collaboration with Jauz on “Rock The Party”. “Rock The Party” resonated with a huge audience, garnering nearly 6 million total plays on Soundcloud and YouTube. Ephwurd’s follow up, “Duckface” was one of autumn’s biggest hits and lead into their debut performance on the mainstage of Insomniac’s Escape: Psycho Circus Halloween festival in October. With new material and touring slated for 2016, Ephwurd is poised for more success.… Continue reading

ON-REPEAT: Spirits by The Strumbrellas

hopeCanadian band, The Strumbrellas, is set to release their third studio album, Hope, on February 5, 2015 on Six Shooter Records. There’s much anticipation for new music from the band who were met with approval from fans and critics alike upon the release of their debut album, My Father And The Hunter in 2012. As their fan base grew, the band was quick with their follow-up in 2013, We Still Move On Dance Floors, which garnered multiple awards, including their first JUNO award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year. Hope was recorded at Toronto’s Lincoln County Social Club with producer Dave Schiffman (Weezer, HAIM, Sky Ferreira) and its lead single, “Spirits” is out now.… Continue reading

ON-REPEAT: Ohlayindigo – “Love You To The Moon”

921162_489481894545851_8221129182836030833_oTantalizing our earbuds as of late has been the infectious track, “Love You To The Moon” by Ohlayindigo. The Scandinavian-originated, San Francisco-based duo consists of Hanna Ponth (vocals) and Zak Shrapnell (drums), who formed in Liverpool, England. Ponth had attended the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and developed Ohlayindigo as her alter ego, which “she lives out her eccentric dreams and artistic musings”. “The track explores the themes of endless love, and dedication to someone,” explains Shrapnell of the inspiration for “Love You To The Moon”. “It describes how sometimes it can be difficult to explain just how much someone means to you, hence why we sometimes say ‘I love you to the moon and back.'” … Continue reading

The Edwardian Ball Still Going Strong After 16 Years

edwardian-ball-2014-S-395 copyIt’s that time of year where fans of author Edward Gorey celebrate the works of the revered author and illustrator for the Edwardian Ball. This year marks the sweet 16 anniversary of the event, which takes place over the course of two nights in San Francisco, Friday and Saturday, January 22 & 23, 2016 and also in Los Angeles, February 26, 2016. As described by the event organizers, costumed and enthusiastic attendees traveling from across the nation and from all corners of the globe flock to this West Coast celebration for a delightful blend of ballroom dancing, live music, riveting stage shows, DJs and dancing, fine art installations, an award-winning vendor bazaar, mystical and nonsensical oddities, absinthe cocktails, steam machinery, parlour games, alluring sideshows, and much more. Each year, The Edwardian Ball presents a featured Edward Gorey tale in an original stage performance. This year’s event takes a unique turn, with Edwardian Ball founders Rosin Coven teaming up with longtime collaborators Dark Garden Corsetry in an operatic presentation of Gorey’s ridiculous tale, “The Stupid Joke.” Ball co-hosts Vau de Vire Society will also present a series of vignettes throughout the evening paying homage to the most controversial works of the (in)famous illustrator.… Continue reading

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY: Ephwurd Debut In San Francisco

ephwurdEphwurd burst onto the scene in mystery in 2015 with the tantalizing remix of “Lean On” by Major Lazer & DJ Snake. Once it was revealed the Ephwurd was the brainchild of Baishaus and Datsik, fans were pleasantly surprised and eager to hear more. The duo is kicking off 2016 with only a handful of performances that includes New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. B-Sides On-Air has your free tickets to their San Francisco debut 1/14/2016!… Continue reading