Bloody Knives is an industrial/shoegaze band from Austin, Texas consisting of Preston Maddox (bass, voice, keyboards, samples, programming), Jake McCown (Drums, noise, programming, art), Kim Calderon (sound manipulator) and Christo Buffam (guitars/keys/noise). The band combines the sounds of heavy punk and industrial with blurry ambient electronics, shoegaze atmospherics, and 8-bit glitches and melodies.
I Can Chase Dragons! is the solo project of Julio Gudiño, lead singer from Mexican band The Plastics Revolution, who is currently based in Boston. With an expansive sonic palette, his music could be described as sample and loop-based experimental pop: a unique mixture of Latin American flavors rescued from old vinyls, psychedelic synths coexisting with tropical melodies, and electronic rhythms dyed in Caribbean colors, perfect to transform any place into a party in a beach.
There’s no shortage of country music in Crooks’ hometown of Austin, TX. But ask anyone who has crammed into a packed honky-tonk to catch one of their infamously rowdy late-night shows and they’ll tell you there’s something that sets them apart from the rest.
At only 19, Chance The Rapper has generated a buzz larger than many recording artist his senior. Since the Spring 2012 release of #10Day Chance has made several radio appearances including Chicago’s WGCI and POWER92, each appearance resulting in the trending of his hit tracks “Juke Juke” and “Hey Ma”. The young artist has also interviewed and appeared on the cover of the Chicago Redeye newspaper and received a review from Forbes.com stating “Chance The Rapper, an artist who draws upon a pool of (these) musical elements and pieces them together into an accessible, fluid amalgamation.
Electronic hip hop quartet Ain\'t No Love has been making noise in the Toronto/Montreal music scene for the past year. Comprised of two MCs (1990 & Beanz), one innovative producer (Liam Clarke of Love Thy Brother) and an eclectic singer (Saidah Conrad). They\'ve played alongside Iggy Azalea, Rockie Fresh, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, and Redman, as well as showcased at SXSW 2012, NXNE 2012, Pop Montreal, M For Montreal, and Halifax Pop Explosion. In February 2013 they will unveil their newest EP, Tears of Joy, featuring singles/videos Champion Babylon and Gone Already.
A rooftop overlooking Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. A fleabag motel on the banks of the Susquehanna River. A bus winding through sleepy Chicago suburbs. A book-filled bedroom. A sculpture garden in Washington, D.C.
With more tan 15 years of music career, Jessy Bulbo has demonstrated to be one of the most important femenine figures in Mexico’s rock scene.
Eagulls music draws from the palette of genres such as early punk through to post punk and shoegaze all the while sitting comfortably in non of the afore mentioned. Whilst still a relatively new band in both the duration of there existence and age each member have been playing in there own respective bands for years relentlessly touring Europe and the UK. If you have been lucky enough to catch one of there European shows with the likes of Iceage, Milk Music, Ceremony or Fucked up you will know that there one of the most thrilling and visceral experiences around at the minute.
Cinemacinco is music mestizo folk to the world. Is contemporary Colombian sound synthesis. Their debut album is entitled "Republic of Joy". Is a festival of colors, tastes and smells different on songs such as "Campesino". Sounds like tropical music in "Baila Cariñito" and " bolero sangroso" in "Ese pum pata pum". The band is currently presenting his second album "Buen Camino". Come to our showcase and live another look of celebration in the village of "chontaduro", "borojo" y "Camarón".
Black Lillies front man Cruz Contreras knows a thing or two about the road. His band was conceived upon it, during that year he spent driving a truck after losing both his wife and his old group, Robinella and the CCstringband. Its ties were strengthened, its sound sharpened, its skills honed, in countless shows along the way.