With an excess of frenetic energy and penchant for well crafted, unconventional dark indie rock, Ravenna Woods has quickly become a favorite among Seattle concert-goers and music critics alike. Their 2010 full length ‘Demons and Lakes’ and subsequent follow up EP ‘Valley of the Headless Men’ earned them top KEXP album status 2 years in a row and a home at the well respected Chicago-based booking agency - Red Ryder Entertainment. They also garnered attention from the television network ABC, who have since hired Ravenna to write and record an original composition.
The Futures League formed in March 2012 bringing together Jon Badfoot, Jack Rose, Scott Ruth and John Fontana. Their sound is somewhere between garage, punk, psychedelic and rockabilly, which feels like its been spun through 2" in tape and shot forward from the early 70's.
Their self-titled debut EP was released on 11/20/12 consisting of 5 songs that take you through the soundscape of The Futures League. At times its funky, at times its twangy, at times its fast and at times its mellow, but its always The Futures League.
The Boom Booms are a Vancouver-based six-piece indie band whose music is a mash-up of pop, hip hop, reggae, soul, and funk. Since their 2007 launch, The Boom Booms have built a loyal fanbase that stretches across generations. The video for their feel-good party anthem, “When the Night”, reached #6 on the Much More Music chart in 2008 and was optioned for an episode of 90210. “Delivered”, a surreal banjo ballad that conjures up images of a jungle river baptism, garnered an award for Best Roots Song at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Nashville.
Two years after releasing their debut album ‘Reverence for Fallen Trees’ (2009) Dutch folk-rockers The Black Atlantic released their new EP ‘Darkling, I Listen' in Europe and are set to release the EP in the US in February, 2013.
Suburban Living is the project of 21 year old Wesley Bunch from Virginia Beach, Virginia. After self releasing a few singles on the internet in 2011, Bunch went on to produce his latest EP - "Cooper's Dream". His EP has been deemed "Dream Pop", combining textural synths, thick guitar melodies, and bouncing drum beats. Come get lost in the sauce!
'No Brain' is a Korean punk rock band consisting of the 4 members Bulldaegal(vocal), VOVO(guitar), BBogle (bass) and HyoongGa (drum) that first began performing at the Hongdae area of Seoul in 1996. They officially debuted with the release of their first album titled Our Nation Vol.2 in 1998.
Austin-based, Alabama-raised singer/songwriter Nakia has a heart that beats to the rhythms of Muscle Shoals soul, pumping blood infused with Stax funk to cells lined with Chicago blues grooves. His vocal talent is the kind that instantly turns listeners into fans — among them CeeLo Green, his coach and mentor from Season One of NBCV's 'The Voice,' who invited Nakia to sing on his Muppets Christmas special.
All of the greatest bands to ever plug into an amplifier wanted to change the world. Be that by their socially or politically charged lyrical narrative, their musical power and aggression standing tall to rebel against the tidal wave of shit dominating the airwaves or creating something totally unique due to the frustration and stagnation of what their peers around them are serving up. Meet Sheffield’s While She Sleeps. How do they want to change the world? By channeling all of the above into their phenomenal debut full-length album, ‘This Is The Six’.
Tesoro has a unique sound that captivates even the most sophisticated Flamenco purists and enthusiasts. With rock, world, and jazz influences, Tesoro takes Flamenco Fusion to a new level.
Having performed live with groups like Del Castillo and Calexico, Tesoro has been fortunate to enjoy such memorable shows. Flamenco dancer Natalie Fernandez performs with the group and has performed with such acts as the Gipsy Kings and Esteban.
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Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–15
Music: March 11–16
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