Tag: indie rock


#Roadlife

March 17, 2014   |   Events, Music, News, Outside, Travel   |   0 Comments

Nobody spends more time living on the road than the bands criss-crossing the American interstate highway system. Touring is tough: and we don’t mean the sort of “touring” enjoyed by the shed and arena bands of the world, living in the relative luxury of tour buses, hotel rooms, and catered meals.

We’re talking about the vast majority of acts out there- the ones hitting the clubs and bars of American, crashing on floors every night, driving 6 hours every day in an Econoline, and sometimes [...] Read More >



Grab a free download from White Like Fire

February 26, 2014   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

Check out the latest single from our JanSport Battle of the Bands winners White Like Fire by downloading it for free below.

You can learn more about the band and check out their upcoming tour dates (including a stop in Austin to play our official SXSW day party) on their official site.

Download or Stream “See How Far” (click above, then right click on the player and select “save as” to save to your computer)  Read More >


#Jansportjams: Solids

January 13, 2014   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments
Solids Sounds like: Japandroids, but louder and dirtier. A bit of Dinosaur Jr. with a dose of Fugazi. A more rough and tumble Foo Fighters.

This week’s #jansportjams was love at first listen. We came across the first single from this Montreal duo’s upcoming LP, “Traces” a few months ago and couldn’t help turning the volume up. Like, way up.

Like other material from the band, their latest single, “Haze Away”, draws heavily from undeniably 90′s alt/indie rock influences like Sonic Youth, Superchunk, and Dinosaur Jr. The [...] Read More >



Listen To This: Tim Kasher

November 13, 2013   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

Tim Kasher is a pretty prolific guy. No doubt about it. With 12 full length LP’s under his belt in the last 15 years, Kasher is already at hard worker status. Add to that fact that 10 of those 12 LP’s come from Kasher’s bands Cursive and The Good Life, both of which kept heavy touring schedules for the better part of the oughts, and you’ve got a full blown workaholic.

Kasher’s latest release, Adult Film, is his second [...] Read More >



Now playing: Buttons, by Mahgeetah

November 11, 2013   |   Music, News   |   0 Comments

SF locals Mahgeetah have been kicking out their brand of Americana Rock & Roll since 2010 and have a carved out unique place in San Francisco’s incredibly eclectic music scene. Their most recent LP, Heavy Baby, plays off a clear rock and roll influence from the likes of Dr. Dog, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket but with enough diversity to stand on it’s own. We took a liking to the band at a recent SF event, and they were kind enough to let [...] Read More >