Celebrating their 10th year as one of independent music’s most substantive bands, Louisville’s Coliseum return with their fourth full-length, the stunning Sister Faith, released on April 30, 2013. Expanding on the anthemic direction the trio veered toward on 2010’s highly acclaimed House With a Curse, Sister Faith’s 13 songs are the most dynamic and immediately […]
By Ellen Eldridge Australian punk band Total Control is cruising through the United States this summer, playing post-punk jams from their split with Thee Oh Sees, Henge Beat (2011), and new songs from their forthcoming LP. Total Control features Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring) and Daniel Stewart (Straightjacket Nation / UV Race.) The band […]
For the uninitiated, Dead Confederate is a five-piece rock band from Athens, GA whose music runs the gamut of infectious psychedelia to a uniquely southern and ferocious dirge. Although, placing labels on a band like this is rather pointless as their sound seems a constant and fluid evolution; they never seem content with abiding by the guides of one sub-genre, so maybe it’s best we just leave it at “rock” for simplicity’s sake.
With their third full-length, “In The Marrow”, recently released, Dead Confederate has been hitting the road hard sharing their new music with fans around the country. For old time’s sake, we dug up this awesome interview with Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate that’s been in our vault of interviews from a couple years back! Check it out!
What is the most outrageous gift you’ve ever received from a fan?
A fan once made a box full of odd things, like charms and guitar pics, and then remembered she forgot something and came back in with an old Mars bar, that she says she thought of me when she saw it.
How do you take your coffee?
One spoonful of sugar, unless I am hungover, in which I put some milk in it, so I am can slam it back quick! Now I have a questions for you! What do coffee and Eric Clapton have in common? They both suck without Cream! Read more about Interview: Hardy Morris Of Dead Confederate; Playing The Black Cat 5/17 …
Twin Sister trade in a brand of dreamy pop that’s equal parts Galaxie 500, Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac, and Lynchian weirdness. They claim it will make you feel good enough to hook up with that one person you’re not supposed to hook up with. UH-OH! We caught up with the band before they hit the road […]
There’s little doubt that Marnie Stern lives up to her reputation as “the lady who shreds,” but for Marnie, shredding is not enough. After putting out three critically-acclaimed albums, Marnie could have gotten away with putting out another album filled with her richly layered sound, singular frenetic finger tapping and almost philosophical lyrics. However, as […]
Telekinesis is Michael Benjamin Lerner, an indie rocker based out of Seattle who is currently signed to Merge Records. The band was signed to Merge Records in early 2009, and shortly afterward released the eponymously named debut album Telekinesis! on April 7, 2009. With the recent release of their third album, Dormarion, Telekinesis was ready […]
Back in 2010, LA Record claimed, “He’s My Brother She’s My Sister is like a time warp to the golden present, wrapping nostalgia around the here and now with throwback flair and good taste. They make debauchery and estrangement so glamorous. The songs are as catchy as a radio pop jam, but throw off the […]
Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray are a Chicago duo of incredible talent and ablity. These friends of the club use an arsenal of Americana – from banjo and guitar to keyboard, single kick drum and some manner of finger chime – to put forth some of the most dark and heart-wrenching songwriting you’ll ever hear. […]
By Ellen Eldridge Gun Outfit plays at the Black Cat in D.C. on Tuesday, April 30, to support the April 2 release Hard Coming Down. Fans of any SST band, Sonic Youth, Wipers or Pavement will love the album as well as the live show. Vocalist and guitarist Caroline (Carrie) Keith answered our interview questions: […]
Photos & Review by: Tommy Dingus This shredfest of a night in DC began with the hometown sound of Caustic Casanova. This group with revolving members hit the stage with what they call ‘Mark II,’ the trio consisting of Stefanie Zaenker, Francis Beringer, and Andrew Yonki. Zaenker’s drumming provided the relentless lead for the boys […]
Twin Tigers is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia formed in 2007 by Matthew Rain and Aimee Morris. The band just released their second full-length album, Death Wish, on April 9. Spin Magazine claims, “Twin Tigers manages to sound simultaneously claustrophobic and expansive while sharply swerving guitar lines and cymbal swirls bleed color into […]
Cloud Cult is an experimental indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota led by singer/songwriter Craig Minowa. Cloud Cult developed in 1995 as a solo studio project of Minowa’s. His early work earned Cloud Cult several offers from record labels, but all were rejected in favor of self-publishing and maintaining total control over the ethical aspects […]
Photos & Review by: Tommy Dingus Me & This Army, Caged Animals, and Darwin Deez put on one of the most generous and amiable shows possible. Baltimore’s Me & This Army, fronted by Courtney Hargrove, kicked things off by making a lot of noise. Then she promptly apologized for it. Albeit half-heartedly, because that didn’t […]
Photos & Review by: Tommy Dingus Tonight was a test of how many artists and instruments the stage at the Black Cat could hold. The Shifters from right here in D.C., brought 10. That’s enough to field a baseball team, WITH a designated hitter. They lit into their set with the dapper Scotty Muroski at […]
Shattered & heavily-treated guitars pound into focus by a primal assault of beats and shifted tempos. A vocal delivery, honest to its bloody, shredded core, forces the attention of listeners. Not a moment of pause prevails; an improvised journey from one song structure to the next weaves incessantly throughout the live performance. These are just […]
The production duo Javelin have covered some ground in the two years since Luaka Bop dropped their genre-hopping LP No Más. They’ve carved out a niche uniquely their own- a pastiche of live music and recreated samples played live – with a hard focus on melody that pretty much makes anything they touch simply, ‘the […]
Photos & Review by: Tommy Dingus Jukebox rock is alive and well in the form of Portland, Oregon’s Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside. Especially when bassist Tyler Tornfelt swaps the guitar for the standup. He provides the groove that Sallie rides while jamming on her retro-inspired guitar. The thing is the same mint green […]
By: Shelby Lum The UK has been churning out stars since The Beatles, from Adele to Arctic Monkeys to One Direction. The Maccabees hailing from Brighton, England rapidly garnered attention as the new, but different British band to follow. “I think the only similarity is that we play guitar and that we are from England,” […]
By Eileen Tilson
To kick off our D.C. interview series “5GB,” we decided to choose a D.C. artist. Olivia Mancini is a D.C. native (very rare these days!) and cut her teeth playing bass for the Washington Social Club, until they disbanded in 2007. Having just released her first Vinyl, Olivia sat down with TA Live to chat before her show at The Black Cat on August 12.
Hi Olivia! Do you know you are our very first interview here on TA Live?
Really? Wow, thank you! I will try not to disappoint!
We are starting to do a series called “5GB,” a quick five questions about gigs, and you are our very first artist, so without further delay:
First gig you ever went to?
My dad took me to see Eric Clapton when I was around 10. It was right around the time “Tears in Heaven” came out, so everyone was crying! I remember my dad (who does not play guitar) told me that the reason that Eric Clapton was such an amazing guitar player was because he bends the guitar strings down when he plays, and everyone else bends them up. I remember thinking how cool that was, even though it really doesn’t make any sense! Read more about 5 GB With Olivia Mancini; Playing The Black Cat, August 12 …