ALBUM REVIEW: Crush Songs by Karen O

  Back in 2006 and 2007, at the center of the hype-storm for the Yeah Yeah Yeah's grammy success, Karen O wrote and recorded the material on her current 2014 album release “Crush Songs”. The album offers a wistful retrospective as O looks back on where she was emotionally during that time. “When I was 27, I crushed a lot,” she says of her new solo album, “I wasn’t sure I’d ever fall in love again. These songs were written and recorded in private around this time. They are the soundtrack to what was an ever-continuing love crusade.”   Karen O has now

ALBUM REVIEW: Get Hurt by The Gaslight Anthem

  The Gaslight Anthem have come a long way since their last “punk” album “American Slang” (2010). The former-punk outfit have consistently been moving away from their old sound and embracing a more modern rock sound. The last album “Handwritten” (2012) showed a more mellow side to the band's sound, a sound they continue to explore and grow in on their new album “Get Hurt”. Some fans and critics have openly knocked the new album for its “in-cohesive sound” and calling the album an experiment “gone awry” for the band. However, regardless of the critiques on sound, there has to be something

ALBUM REVIEW: Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey

  As talented as she is controversial, sultry songstress Lana Del Rey is back with her third studio album “Ultraviolence”. While promoting the album last month, Del Rey came under fire for her comments in an interview when she romanticized the early deaths of artists like Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain, saying “I wish I was dead already.” While such comments may be a bit extreme, Del Rey delivers one of the strongest albums of the year with “Ultraviolence”, keeping in that same dark, romantic melancholy that fans have come to know and love while pushing herself as a artist as

ALBUM REVIEW: Lazaretto by Jack White

  Rock-n-roll maestro Jack White is back in fine form with his new album "Lazaretto". Fans and critics alike were foaming at the mouth for the new album after hearing debut tracks “Lazaretto”, “High Ball Stepper” and “Just One Drink”. In an interview with Rolling Stone, White described his guitar solos as “an attack” - but its not just his guitar solos that are on the attack on "Lazaretto". White launches a full scale offense on this album , attacking each song with a gusto. His last album Blunderbuss showed a softer side to White's work, with the songs barely rising above a

ALBUM REVIEW: Turn Blue by The Black Keys

The Black Keys have just releaed their 8th nstudio album Turn Blue. This latest effort showcases a different side to the band's sound, gliding through with a a hazy, blues-infused vibe that dominates throughout the album. The Black Keys are a band that is constantly pushing themselves from album to album, always challenging themselves to bring a new sound and new vibe to their work and “Turn Blue” is no exception. This is also the band's second time working with producer Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton. The majority of the album shies away from staple Black Keys elements like big hooks and

ALBUM REVIEW: The New Classic by Iggy Azalea

Rap-Pop sensation Iggy Azalea (moniker for Amethyst Kelly) has just released her debut studio album "The New Classic" which has landed on the US Billboard 200 Chart at number three, selling over 52,000 copies and solidifying her status as a bona fide starlet in the rap scene. When asked about the title of the album, Iggy simply said that it was a statement on the rap industry. “I represent a new style...it's not me saying my stuff’s classic. It’s me saying I think hip hop’s evolving and the face of hip hop can be different…it can be me, it can

ALBUM REVIEW: Sweet Disarray by Dan Croll

In late 2013, British artist Dan Croll caught the ears of fans and critics alike with his funky sound on his tantalizing singles "Home" and “Compliment Your Soul”, the second of which was featured on FIFA 14. The indie-pop artist released his debut album “Sweet Disarray” in March to rave reviews and marked himself as one of the artists to watch in 2014. “Sweet Disarray” features a seamless blend of global influences and eclectic arrangements. Tracks like “From Nowehere”, “Thinkin Aboutchu” thrive on a electronic hum and funky beats while slow jams like “Wanna Know”, “Can You Hear Me” and title

ALBUM REVIEW: Forcefield by Tokyo Police Club

For those of you who haven't already heard, indie-rockers Tokyo Police Club are back with their first album since 2010's “Champ”. The band teased fans when they debuted the first song off the new album “Argentina (Parts I, II, III)” and further incited the frenzy when they officially released “Hot Tonight” as their first single. “Since writing started for “Forcefield” in mid-2011 there have been so many trends and every kind of ‘wave.’ We saw them all come and disappear or change into something broader. It left us wanting to make something that would last.” stated the band's vocalist and

ALBUM REVIEW: Supermodel by Foster the People

Pop-sensation Foster the People rode a meteoric rise to fame with their insanely catchy tune “Pumped Up Kicks”. Blending their unmistakable mix of 80's synth, global pop and 60's influence, the trio is back with the sophomore album “Supermodel” which is one the most highly anticipated albums of the year. Debut single “Coming of Age” has already been blowing up the airwaves but how does the rest of the album measure up? “Supermodel” serves a continuation of 2011's “Torches” but instead of making an album that is a note-for-note copy, as is expected for a follow-up album, the band explores their

ALBUM REVIEW: Morning Phase by Beck

Alt-rock icon Beck is set to release his 12th studio album this week and we here at B-Sides were more than happy when the artist put the album up for streaming a week early. Allegedly the sequel to 2002's “Sea Change” (often hailed as the masterpiece of Beck's career), “Morning Phase” shows a peaceful, pastoral side to Beck's work instead of the introspective brooding that marked “Sea Change”. The recurring theme throughout “Morning Phase” is new hope or a new dawning (hence the title). Instead of dark tones, Beck gives the meandering tracks a light, airy feel. From the beautiful subtly

ALBUM REVIEW: Voices – Phantogram

To say that we have been eagerly awaiting Phantogram's new album would be an understatement. The electro-pop duo are back with their long-anticipated follow-up to 2011's EP, Nightlife. Easily one of the best releases this year, Voices chronicles a new chapter for the band as they explore changes in their sound and push themselves as artists. “It's basically our original sound, just a lot more mature and developed” singer Sara Barthel told LADYGUNN. “With the songwriting, we wanted to make sure the production wasn’t taking over or overwhelming the songwriting. We paid close attention to that. We tried to add

ALBUM REVIEW: Transgender Dysphoria Blues – Against Me

Florida punk band Against Me! are back with their 6th studio album Transgender Dysphoria Blues. This is the band's first new music since lead singer Tom Gabel began the transition to becoming a woman. Gabel is now known as Laura Jane Grace and she still brings the same ferocity and vulnerability to the music as she did before she assumed her new identity. 7386

INTERVIEW: New Beat Fund

G-Punkers New Beat Fund are one of the bands to watch this year. With a whirlwind summer filled with spot on Warped Tour and the debut of their EP Coinz, we managed to catch up with the band at Riot Fest in Denver to talk to the guys about Macgyver skills, crazy party experiences and what's next for New Beat Fund. 5747

INTERVIEW: Lydia

Lydia released their new album Devil back in March and have been going nonstop ever since. With a big tour with Anberlin, The Maine and From Indian Lakes coming up soon, we caught up with frontman Leighton Antelman at Riot Fest Denver to talk about Devil, their big tour plans and the meaning behind their awesome album artwork. 5599

INTERVIEW: Touche Amore

Los Angeles hardcore band Touche Amore are back with their new album “Is Survived By”. This past weekend, we sat down with frontman Jeremy Bolm after their set at Riot Fest Denver to talk about the new music, their crazy touring schedule and leaving your mark on the world. 5516

PHOTOS: Riot Fest Denver: Day 2

Still covered in the dust and grime from the day before, fans converged on the second day of Riot Fest Denver like a swarm. Band after band delivered stellar performances, not to outdone by the lineup from Day 1. New Beat Fund, Kongos and Peelander-Z got the party started with some funky beats and rousing crowd participation. Denver boys Breathe Carolina really kicked up some dust with their electric set. Public Enemy always brings the riot, delivering a unforgettable performance. The rain clouds rolled in around 6pm right before Bad Religion was set to take the stage. In concern for crowd safety,

PHOTOS: Riot Fest Denver: Day 1

This is the first time Riot Fest has hit the Mile High City and from what we saw yesterday, we can only hope that Riot Fest will continue to find a 2nd home in Denver, Colorado. Crowds drifted in as things got off to a slow start on Day #1, which is a shame for anyone who missed the first few bands. Bosnian Rainbows and Touche Amore started off the day with a bang, both delivering show-stopping performances as the day had barely even started. The Dismemberment Plan and Minus the Bear kept the afternoon rolling as the crowds started pouring in

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Riot Fest Denver

Next weekend the third installment of Riot Fest hits the Mile High city with two fulls days of some of the best acts music has to offer. We will be there to cover the madness but with such a jam-packed schedule, who are the must-see bands of the festival? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here is B-Sides “Must-See” list for the 2013 Denver Edition of Riot Fest. 5297

LIVE REVIEW: Queens of the Stone Age in Morrison, CO

Queens of the Stone Age were just named one of Rolling Stone's Best Live Bands of 2013 and it's not hard to see why - Queens of the Stone Age never fail to prove their lasting power in this industry with their dynamic live shows and evolving discography. After gypsy-rockers Gogol Bordello roused the crowd into a frenzy with their eclectic set, Queens of the Stone Age electrified the Red Rocks Amphitheater with the opening notes to “Keep Your Eyes Peeled”, the first song off their new album ...Like Clockwork. Frontman, Josh Homme's voice resonated out over the crowd inciting screams and fan

ALBUM REVIEW: Self-Titled by San Cisco

Australian Indie-pop act San Cisco have just dropped their Self-titled debut album. After making a name for themselves with indie-darling tracks like “Golden Revolver” and “Awkward” off their debut EP Awkward, San Cisco continues with the same “summer soundtrack” vibe on that drew fans to them in the first place. For fans of Vampire Weekend and Tame Impala, the album consist of infectious summer jams that will no doubt be the soundtrack to many a road trip, most notably “Fred Astaire” and “Stella”. Easy and breezy, the eclectic combination of effortless synth, tambourines and chunky guitar riffs give off a doowop-meets-the

ALBUM REVIEW: Time is a Machine by Listener

“Talk-music” act Listener has just released their fourth full-length album “Time is a Machine”. Known for Dan Smith's signature vocals and poetically profound lyrics, the new album “Time is a Machine” delivers a much fuller and heavier sound, which is mostly due to the addition of drummer Kris Rochelle to the band. The album still has that incredibly raw quality that most Listener material has but has a earthier quality to it this time around. The music no longer has to rely solely on the poetry of frontman Dan Smith and definitely feels like a group effort musically, which is

ALBUM REVIEW: Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend

New York quintet Vampire Weekend just dropped their third studio album “Modern Vampires of the City” in May and for those of you who wrote the band off as baby-faced Ivy-leaguers who were a one-trick pony (i.e. 2010's “Contra”), prepare to be pleasantly surprised. "I wanted us to embrace our identity in a way. I wasn't afraid of sounding like we had before in some ways, because I think there was an opportunity to go deeper than we ever had before," said guitarist and keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij in an interview. “Modern Vampires of the City” is the third installment

INTERVIEW: Nico Vega Talks New Album, Tour

Los Angeles rock band Nico Vega have been rapidly gaining fans off their single, "Beast", which was featured in the trailer for the video game, Bioshock Infinite. The track is included in their EP "Fury Oh Fury" that the band recently released after taking a break since 2009's self-Titled album and an EP of cover songs in 2011. B-Sides caught up with the band at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO to talk about the new material, opening for Imagine Dragons and Bioshock Infinite. 3297

LIVE REVIEW: Nico Vega in Morrison, CO

Los Angeles act, Nico Vega, has been bouncing around the music scene for quite a while now but with an opening spot for Imagine Dragons and their new EP "Fury Oh Fury", they are now taking their energetic live shows to a whole new level. "This is one of the biggest tours we've ever played. Thank you so much for watching us and for listening to us play." gushed front woman Aja Volkman before launching into a whirlwind set that had a little something for everyone, including dancy-pop tracks ("Gravity"), heart-warming ballads ("Wooden Dolls") and powerhouse rock songs ("Fury Oh Fury").

Bottlerock Festival Preview: Must-See Bands

Festival season is reaching full swing and we here at B-Sides got you covered. Now that Coachella has come and gone, next up is the rundown on the lineup and our recommendations for Bottlerock Festival in Napa Valley, May 8th-12th. The inaugural festival boasts one of the most amazing lineups, so far this festival season, that also features the best in food, beer and of course, wine, that the Napa Valley is known for. Bolstered by the token well-known headliners like Kings of Leon, Train, Jane's Addiction and the Black Keys, there are also a bevy of

LIVE REVIEW: Family of the Year in Denver CO

There is not much better than a cold beer and a warm venue on a cold Denver night. B-Sides came out to see Los Angeles band, Family of the Year, in Denver, CO after having heard so much about their dynamic live shows and falling madly in love with their single, "Hero." 3176

INTERVIEW: Family of the Year

Family of the Year have been making a name for themselves with their positive vibe and dynamic live-shows. Having opened for well-known acts like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and Ben Folds Five, the band is currently on a headlining tour promoting their new album Loma Vista. We caught up with band members Christina Schreoter (Vocals and Keys), James Buckey (guitar) and Sebastian Keefe (drums) at their show in Denver to talk about their new music video, writing on tour and their thoughts on the state of music today. 3152

LIVE REVIEW: A Day to Remember, Denver CO

There are few bands who can put on a show quite like the lineup of A Day to Remember's "Right Back At It Again" tour. For those of you who weren't able to catch this tour, you missed out on some of the best bands currently representing the past, present and future of hardcore music. Up-and-comers Issues started off the night with a bang. Playing through their debut EP Black Diamonds, including debut singles "King of Amarillo" and "Princeton Ave", the band warmed up the crowd for the sure insanity that was to come. These boys represent the future

INTERVIEW: Gemini Syndrome

Los Angeles band Gemini Syndrome have been making a name for themselves with their explosive debut single "Pleasure and Pain" as well as with their dynamic live performances. Fresh off a tour with Mushroomhead and already raring to go on a tour with label mates Device, we caught up with Gemini Syndrome guitarist Rich Juzwick to discuss the band's burgeoning success and spiritual symbology. You guys have been receiving positive feedback on your single "Pleasure and Pain", are you excited for fans to hear the whole album? Oh definitely. Pleasure and Pain is kind of an introduction to what the album encompasses,

LIVE REVIEW: Night Verses in Denver, CO

With a lineup that has most alternative rock fans drooling in anticipation, Letilive, HRVRD, Night Verses, Conditions and Rescuer all held their own for the night in Denver Colorado, delivering dynamic performances that would certainly put most other tours in 2013 to shame. However, we here at B-Sides were here to see one band in particular and that band is Night Verses. Night Verses was born when former The Sleeping vocalist Douglas Robinson joined instrumentalists Nick DePirro, Reilly Herrera and Aric Improta out in Los Angeles after Robinson heard the band play at a local venue. Formerly an instrumental band, Robinson's

INTERVIEW: Night Verses

Holding your own in a tour with a band like letlive is no easy feat but California/New York band Night Verses have been doing just fine. This atmospheric rock band has been bouncing around the scene for a little over a year now and we couldn't help but take notice upon the release of their debut EP Out of the Sky. We caught up with Night Verses vocalist (and former The Sleeping vocalist) Douglas Robinson when they passed through Denver to talk about the music, the meaning and the message behind the band. What's the story behind the band name? Night Verses

Noise Pop 2013 Lineup – Bands to See

Noise Pop Festival is upon us and we here at B-Sides wanted to give you a heads up on the the bands you won't want to miss this week. A lot of bands have gotten their big break at Noise Pop and we want you to be able to say you "heard of them first" so here's the rundown. 2961

ALBUM REVIEW: Heartthrob by Tegan and Sara

Sister folk-rock duo Tegan and Sara are back with their new album "Heartthrob", a far cry from their indie-rock sound that made them famous. "We did have to make a conscious effort to make our record sonically more smooth and pleasing…We didn't want to take a small step. We wanted to take a big step." Tegan told Rolling Stone in an interview before the albums release on January 29th. The album was co-produced by Greg Kurstin and Mike Elizondo, who have worked with artists like Ke$ha, Lily Allen and Maroon 5, but fans don't need to worry that Tegan and Sara have sold-out

LIVE REVIEW: Motionless in White in Denver CO

2012 has been a big year for goth-metalcore band Motionless in White. After becoming one of the “Must-See” bands on this year’s impressive Warped Tour line-up, Motionless debuted their new sound on their second full-length album Infamous. MIW is now on the Infamous tour, their first full-headlining tour across the nation, and one thing is for sure - there is nothing “motionless” about this band. Support bands Crown the Empire, Upon this Dawning, Stick to Your Guns and Chelsea Grin riled the crowd each in their own right but nothing matches the devotion and intense energy evoked by the black-clad crowd

ALBUM REVIEW: ¡DOS! by Green Day

After such socially broad albums like American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, no one is really sure what to make of Green Day’s new trilogy. The first installment of the trilogy, ¡UNO!, left fans wanting with its lackluster content and over-commercialized sound and ¡DOS! seems doomed for the same fate. While Green Day does get back to their garage-rock roots, you can’t help but wonder what is going on in the heads of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool with this album. Tracks like “F*ck Time” and “Makeout Party” sounds like something a college-band full of frat boys would

LIVE REVIEW: Anberlin in Denver 10/16

Anberlin recently released their 6th studio album Vital to glowing reviews and embarked on one of their most prestigious tours to date, opening for the Smashing Pumpkins.  We here at B-Sides got to see the band perform in Denver the day their new album was released and if there is one band that seems to get better with every performance, its Anberlin. The first track off their new album “Self-Starter” started the set with a storm of sound and energy that have marked Anberlin as one of the most dynamic live bands on the scene - and despite the lackluster response from the

INTERVIEW: ANBERLIN

There aren’t many bands who can re-invent themselves album after album the way Anberlin can. Whether it be a contemplative album like Dark is the Way, Light is the Place or an overtly-aggressive album like their latest release Vital, Anberlin is one band you can count on to never put out the same album twice. We had the pleasure of sitting down with  frontman Stephen Christian the day the new album was released to talk about the new material, a short film the band is releasing and how they are running out of rock bands to tour with. Your last album Dark Is The

LIVE REVIEW: Marilyn Manson in Denver, CO 10/2

As a fan, you often wonder where your $60+ for a ticket to a big show goes. The band just stands there and plays – you need $60 for that? This isn’t the case at a Marilyn Manson show. You have no doubt that 100% of that ticket price goes towards giving you, the fan, one of the most memorable nights of your life. The theme music to “Suspiria” faded and the curtain fell. A masked Manson strutted out onstage, instantly commanding the attention of the hoard of black-clad, heavily made-up fans who roared their adulation. He launched the set with

LIVE REVIEW: Built to Spill- Denver, CO

Sister Crayon opened the show with a moody vibe that matched their equally moody electronic sound. Enigmatic front-woman Terra Lopez bobbed and weaved in between the low lights, her haunting vocals resonated over the crowd. Songs like “(in)Reverse”  showed off the “techie” side of Sister Crayon’s sound but unless you are a techie-music nerd, you probably won’t appreciate half of what’s going on onstage during a their show. Where they really shine is during songs like “Thief Boxer, Asleep”, which has an authentic human element when Terra Lopez abandons the technology and sings out in an almost-opera soprano voice. She lowered the

LIVE REVIEW: August Burns Red in Denver, CO

The Overseer knew they had a tall order as the opening band for some of hardcore’s titans but they managed to rile the crowd into a tumultuous pile with songs like “Arkansas” and “Traitor”. The passion emoted by the band during the performance was impressive – this band clearly understood that as an opening band, they had to give more than 110% if they wanted to be remembered the next day after the performances the crowd was about to witness from the next few bands. I can guarantee more than a few people were converted to Overseer fans and we

INTERVIEW: Of Mice & Men

Hard to believe that just a few short years ago, the name Of Mice & Men would have been associated with a novel you were forced to read in high school instead of a hardcore band. Since their formation in 2009, Of Mice & Men (the band) have been making a name for themselves with their high-octane live shows and unmistakable melodic hardcore sound. The band reissued  their second album The Flood  back in July with four new tracks, giving fans a taste of some new material the band is working on. Currently on tour with August Burns Red, we chatted with

INTERVIEW: August Burns Red

Nearly unparalleled in their technical ability, hardcore titans August Burns Red put skill to passion with their album Leveler. The band has been touring non-stop since the release of their album in June of 2011 and right now ABR is on a headlining tour with Of Mice & Men, The Color Morale and The Overseer. We caught up with drummer Matt Greiner before their sold-out show in Denver to talk Leveler, Acoustic songs and Christmas. 2049

ALBUM REVIEW: Coexist by The xx

Following such a strong debut album in 2009 with xx, fans and critics alike weren’t sure how London trio The xx would be able to out-do themselves on this next record, but it’s hard to ignore the sheer brilliance on a single like “Angels"­­­, the first release off their much-anticipated second album Coexist. As of September 3rd, in collaboration with Internet Explorer, the band had released Coexist for streaming on their website, also including an interactive map that allows fans to share the album and allows them to see how many places the album has been shared around the world on

ALBUM REVIEW: Sun by Cat Power

After a 4-year break filled with ups and downs, fans of indie-rock goddess Chan Marshal were expecting the new Cat Power album to be nothing short of brilliant. Sun is Marshall’s first full-length studio release since 2008’s Jukebox and Dark End of the Street EP. This new album features a bolder, fuller sound than her previous organic style. Marshall wrote and recorded all the music herself before handing it off to producer Philippe Zdar for the final touches. Marshall definitely hasn’t lost any of her melancholia but her breathy vocals take a backseat to the industrialized instrumentation that dominates most of

LIVE REVIEW: Refused in Denver, CO

"People ask why we came back - we came back because of you, the fans, because we love you!" confessed Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzen to a packed show in Denver, CO. After a 15 year hiatus, Refused are back in action performing and touring, despite not having any new material to promote. We had the privilege of seeing the band in action at their show at the Ogden Theater and all we can say is, it was nothing short of a rock-n-roll religious experience. Fans sat in the dark for a good 10 minutes before the lights rose and the band

ALBUM REVIEW: Southern Air by Yellowcard

Any pop-punk fan in their right mind had a copy of Yellowcard’s Ocean Avenue and played it on repeat mercilessly back in 2003. Since then Yellowcard have been putting out versions of Ocean Avenue and fans are still eating it up. The band just dropped their latest album Southern Air and while the album may not bring anything new to the table, when you find what works why change it? The standout single from the album is “Here I Am Alive” featuring Tay Jardine from We Are The In Crowd, with whom Yellowcard will be touring with in the fall. The

ALBUM REVIEW: The Quiet Life by Anchor and Braille

Anchor and Braille is the solo project of Anberlin frontman Stephen Christian and his second album The Quiet Life was released on July 31st. A deeply private person, Christian offers us a glimpse into his world by way of The Quiet Life, quoted as being “His most personal work to date.” In addition, this latest album offers a much fuller and thoughtful sound than A&B’s previous work and it was definitely a step in the right direction. “Goes Without Saying”, “Knew Then Know Now” and “In With the New” ease the listener into this fuller sound with an up-tempo, indie-pop beat, with

LIVE REVIEW: LIARS in Denver, CO

When a band has become known for their explosive live sets and experimental rock sound, you never know quite what to expect when said band puts out a 100% electronic record - but then again, Los Angeles rockers Liars aren’t your average experimental rock band. Armed with their first fully electronic album “WIXIW” (wish you), Liars seem to have had little trouble in taking their cacophony of electronic sounds and fitting them into an already impressive live performance. Liars graced us with their presence at The Bluebird Theater in Denver on a balmy summer night. The fog rose in time with

INTERVIEW: Cadence Weapon

With his new album “Hope in Dirt City” being hailed as “The return to real hip-hop”, Cadence Weapon proves that he is a force to be reckoned with as he storms the U.S. of A. with fellow Canadian act Japandroids. Easily one of the busiest people in rap music today, Cadence Weapon poet and mix master Rollie Pemberton sat down with us at the sold-out show in Denver to talk about the new album, rap music history and plans for the future. 1357

ALBUM REVIEW: Celebration Rock by Japandroids

Canadian duo Japandroids have just release their latest album Celebration Rock, a more polished-sounding follow-up to 2009’s Post-Nothing. The aptly-titled album at first sounds repetitive and one-note but eventually becomes a game of hide-and-seek as you discover the smaller nuances between the melodies upon a second and third listen. More than half the album plays off the listener’s sentimentalities as most of the songs could easily be the montage soundtrack to anyone’s summer. Tracks like “The Night of Win and Roses”, “Adrenaline Nightshift” "The House that Heaven Built" and “Evil’s Sway” are all good examples of the infectious noise-rock Japandroids are

LIVE REVIEW: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros just dropped their new album but we here at B-Sides got to see the band in action back in March, fresh off their highly-acclaimed performance and screening of “Big Easy Express” at SXSW. The Magnetic Zeros delivered a spell-binding performance to the sold-out crowd at the Ogden Theater in Denver, CO. The venue hummed with the sound of conversations that  turned into a chorus of cheers when the band members strode out on stage. Lead vocalist Alex Ebert crouched down in front of the stage mumbling something about how they had just been in the