The Steady Road Of The Dodos

The unconscious charm of The Dodos has been comfortably present for some time. The San Francisco duo of guitarist Meric Long and Logan Kroeber, whose most common claim to fame was playing background in a commercial for Miller Lite’s posthumous summertime half-breed Miller Chill, have been floating through the stream of indie’s more promising acts […]

Japandroids and Celebration Rock

Japandroids is a famously forceful live duo that blows through their music, aurally energizing crowds with each song. Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Brian King (vocals, guitar) and Dave Prowse (vocals, drums) fuse together to create some serious power rock. Back in 2009 when a future for the band seemed questionable, their debut album Post-Nothing (Polyvinyl Record Co.) garnered high praise […]

A Decade of Xiu Xiu

Xiu Xiu: a ten-year-old indie act piloted by Jamie Stewart, a man whose personal life becomes excessively intertwined within his band’s songs. In person, Stewart is a quiet and thoughtful character, thinking before he speaks when he talks to strangers. On stage, he’s a passionate musical wizard, mesmerizing crowds with his non-stop performances that exude […]