The name José González is familiar to many as his work as a folk artist has been at the forefront since his rendition of “Heartbeats” originally performed by The Knife, catapulted his profile in 2006. However, he has been a part of the band, Junip, since 1998 with drummer Elias Araya and keyboardist Tobias Winterkorn. Even though the band has been around for quite some time, they will release only their fourth album on April 23rd, an eponymous release. [..]
On Radar: The 1975
Manchester natives, The 1975, has taken the last year building up towards releasing their debut album, due out mid-2013. The 1975 released a series of EPs to showcase a selection of the songs that will be be featured on their highly anticipated forthcoming album, including the much blogged about tracks “Sex”, “You”, and “Chocolate”.
The four-man band consisting of, Matthew Healy (vocals), Adam Hann (guitar), Ross MacDonald (bass), and George Daniel (drums) have recently announced their first North American tour dates, which comes highly anticipated after the band had successful shows in the UK.
The 1975 is On-Radar for B-Sides as we look forward to hearing more from them, especially after they play Austin’s SXSW festival.
The 1975 — Live Dates
March 20, 2013 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
March 22, 2013 – Pittsburgh, PA – 6119
March 23, 2013 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
March 25, 2013 – Albany, NY – WEXQ-Miller Light Concert
March 26, 2013 – Boston, MA – Radio BDC
March 27, 2013 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
March 28, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
March 30, 2013 – Washington, DC – DC9
March 31, 2013 – Norfolk, VA – Jewish Mother 96X Spring Fling
Glassnote Records artist, Robert Delong has been described as a “one-man futuristic dance party with beats as cerebral as Orbital and club-ready as Calvin Harris.” Hailing from Los Angeles, DeLong explores the many facets of identity and spirituality within the catchy atmosphere of dance beats and pop-hooks. His debut album, Just Movement, is due on February 5, 2013, and has already spawned quite of interest from the lead single, “Global Concepts”.
DeLong has performed live, using a myriad of tools that include Wii-motes, keyboards, and drums to develop a live rock show that CMJ claims worthy of “an 8-bit warrior, seamlessly creating danceable electro beats with his Wii Remote and Sega Genesis controller on par with the Chemical Brothers.” He uses MIDI interfaces, a full drum set, drum pads, keyboards, laptops and game controllers, looping his music live to fuse electronic dance beats with striking melodies and lyrics with emotional heart.
Catch Robert Delong live:
DATE CITY VENUE
Wed 1/16 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
Mon 1/21 Los Angeles, CA Bardot
Tue 2/5 Los Angeles, CA Amoeba Music
Fri 2/8 Saratoga Springs, NY Putnam Den
Sat 2/9 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts – Wolf Building
Tue 2/12 Cambridge, MA TT The Bears
Thu 2/14 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
Thu 2/21 San Francisco, CA The Rickshaw Stop
Watch “Global Concepts” by Robert Delong, who is on B-Sides On-Radar!
Los Angeles rock band, Kitten, is primed for a successful 2013, having opened for No Doubt, Young the Giant, performed at SXSW and released their debut EP “Cut It Out”as the title track has been gaining momentum since its release in 2012. The quartet lead by 17 year old vocalist and writer Chloe Chaidez, seemed destined to be involved in music somehow, as her father is drummer Mike Chaidez of the now defunct East L.A. punk band, Thee Undertakers. Chaidez sites early influences from the Go-Go’s, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Motels and other female musicians. Prior to Kitten, Chaidez led the all-teen cover band, Wild Youth(a nod to the song by Generation X). [..]
San Antonio band, Hacienda, is quite the family affair. Hacienda was formed in 2006 by cousins Abraham Villanueva (piano/vocals) and Dante Schwebel (guitar/vocals) and Villanueva’s brothers Jaime (drums/vocals) and Rene Villanueva (bass/vocals). In 2005, their paths crossed with Dan Auerbach when the Black Keys were playing a club show in San Antonio and was given their demo. It wasn’t long until Hacienda was opening for The Black Keys and access to Auerbach’s ears in helping them record and produce their debut album at his studio in Akron, Ohio. [..]