Preview: Suuns at Black Cat in D.C., April 16

Preview: Suuns at Black Cat in D.C., April 16

Montreal rock band, Suuns, were formed in 2006 when vocalist/guitarist Ben Shemie and guitarist/bassist Joe Yarmush got together to make some beats which quickly evolved into a few songs. The duo was soon joined by drummer Liam O’Neill and bassist/keyboardist Max Henry. Suuns signed to Secretly Canadian records in 2010. The same year, Suuns released […]

5GB With Kids These Days; Playing Black Cat, Dec 6

5GB With Kids These Days; Playing Black Cat, Dec 6

They’ve got a unique sound, and may not fit into any genre, but Kids These Days (KTD) are definitely a young band to watch. With features in the NY Times and Rolling Stone, these “kids”  from Chicago have also scored spots at Lollapalooza and an appearance this summer on Conan. If that doesn’t convince you, […]

5GB With Caspian; Playing Rock & Roll Hotel, Dec 4

5GB With Caspian; Playing Rock & Roll Hotel, Dec 4

Post-rock band Caspian plays The Rock and Roll Hotel tomorrow in support of their September release, Waking Season, and it’s a must-see for fans of heavy, ethereal rock with a soft instrumental edge. After numerous European and American tours, the band has opened for Fang Island, Cursive and Minus the Bear, and most recently was […]

5GB With Elephant Stone; Playing DC9, Dec 4

5GB With Elephant Stone; Playing DC9, Dec 4

“Hindie-rock.” I bet you’ve never heard that one before, and neither had I until I listened to Elephant Stone. Heavily influenced by Indian classical music, sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir formed the Canadian band in 2009 and was immediately taken in by the indie/psyche scene. After touring with the Brian Jonestown Massacre in 2011, they are touring […]

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