Natalie Scenters-Zapico is an El Pasoan and fronteriza through and through, and today she returns for a reading that marks the prominence she has found in the literary world.
Detroit-based Musician, Jonathon Franco, announced his debut album will be out after four years in the making. The album, Swimming Alone Around the Room, will be self-released on November 9th.
Shannon Lay is among the handful of artists that have the capability to have you head banging and happy one track, and weeping the next. Her musical prominence was clear from the moment I heard her work in the punk band, Feels. But her solo album was worlds apart.
Alien Boy is the loud gay band from the City of Roses, Portland, and they’re hitting the road for their North American Tour following the recent hometown album release party for the group’s debut LP, Sleeping Lessons.
Pastel Ghost’s second album, Ethereality, will be out October 5th via Cleopatra Records. She will celebrate the release of her album with a release party in Austin, TX, were she is currently based out of, on the day of release.
Junks is a band based out of Hangzhou, China. Their music is a simultaneous blend of retro synth sounds that make you reminisce about the days in arcades, as well as futuristic tinges that will place you in another millennia. Their self-titled EP will be out this Friday, September 7th via Modern Sky Entertainment.
Sotomayor is the dynamic brother-sister duo of Paulina and Raul Sotomayor. This past summer they embarked on their most intense and lengthiest tour across Europe and the U.S., including a night in El Paso, TX at the Lowbrow Palace.
Shannon Lay has risen to fame as a member of the band, Feels. But her heavy, building-shaking riffs also have a soft side. Lay’s solo work has made listeners far and wide come to calm and tears with simple and soft melodies. She ended summer with tour dates with indie artist, Dent May, including a stop in El Paso, TX at The Monarch.
The Navy Gangs is a Brooklyn based band, consisting of Matt Tillwick, Noah Kohll, Eric Carney, and Wilson Ford Keithline. Their album Poach, was released August 3rd and their rhythmic and catchy beats will leave you wanting more.
The New York band Public Practice are set to release their debut EP, Distance is a Mirror, on Wharf Cat Records this October 26th.
Julia Why? released the single, “Pocket,” from their forthcoming album and keep the riot grrrl sound and spirit alive. This latest track is a prime example of why you need to listen to this band now.
The Goon Sax’s sophomore album is set to release September 14th, and with the album right around the corner, the band consisting of Louis Forster, Riley Jones, and James Harrison has released the final pre-release track: “We Can’t Win.”
The new track by U.S. rising vocalist star, Matt U Johnson and Canadian producer/DJ, Siconic, “Move Your Body,” will be out September 7th. The news comes after they signed with German record label, Ultimative Music.
The Austin duo known as Charlie Belle has released the track “Essay” from their upcoming EP, Like I Love This. The EP was originally meant to be an LP but was divided into to EP’s, the second of which will be out Spring of 2019.
mmph is back with his next EP, Serenade, which will be out via Tri Angle Records on September 7th. This EP follows his last with the cover art being a white background with an image of personal significance; this time, a blue and white crucifix given him from his grandmother.
The trio from Oakland, CA., Super Unison, have announced their next album Stella will be out October 26th via Deathwish Inc. Super Unison consists of Meghan O’Neil, Kevin DeFranco, and Justin Renninger. Their upcoming album was recorded by Steve Albini, most renowned for his work with Nirvana,
Spain’s Mandala Brush will be out September 28th on Dangerbird Records and he has released first single, “Maya In the Summer.”
Death Valley Girls have announced their new album and first on Suicide Squeeze Records, Darkness Rains, will be out October 5th. With the album release date comes the music video for the track “Disaster (Is What We’re After).” The video is a remake of an Andy Warhol video featuring Iggy Pop.
Holy Golden , the duo of Leslie Schott and Andrew Valenti, has announced their upcoming EP- Sleepwalkers in the Milky Way– with a triumphant music directed by Madelynn De La Rosa. They will be touring this Fall as well as releasing this upcoming EP.
IAN SWEET, otherwise known as Jilian Medford, released the first track “Hiding,” from her upcoming album Crush Crusher. The album will be out on Hardly Art records on October 26th. The track also came with a music video and the announcement came with tour date starting in October.
Chicago born artist Tolliver is set to release his debut EP, Rites, this Fall. His music highlights themes of recovery and breakdowns. Tolliver brings a unique background, being the son of a Baptist pastor who now works not only as a musician but also as a Mormon gay porn editor as his day job.
Indie rocker, Mac DeMarco announced that he is launching his own record label, “Mac’s Record Label,” the name for which he credits friend and fellow musician Jen Twynn Payne, a member of the Canadian band the Courtneys.
Jo Firestone‘s debut comedy album is out now via Comedy Central records. She has written for shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Chris Gethard Show, and Joe Pera Talks With You. She also co-starred and co-wrote a web-series called Womanhood with her friend and “partner-in-depressive-humor,” Aparna Nancherla.
After rising to prominence with Big Thief and making her mark as a prolific songwriter, Adrianne Lenker has announced a solo album, abysskiss, which will be out October 5th on Saddle Creek. Lenker has been writing since she was ten years old and this album is sure to show off that writing.
Kristina Esfandiari continues to show off her range through her solo career under the moniker, Miserable. This October 14th she announced, Miserable will release Loverboy EP, as well as a reissue of her Dog Days EP with Sargent House.
To announce her upcoming album, Emma Ruth Rundle premiered “Dark Horses.” The album will be followed by a tour that will take Rundle around the globe. It is her third album with Sargent House.
Exploded View is an international project: it consists of Berlin-based Annika Henderson, and Hugo Quezada and Martin Thulin based out of Mexico City. The band has announced that its second full-length album, Obey, will be out September 28th via Sacred Bones and will be followed by their first ever North American tour.
Today marks the launch of the inaugural Oye Fest, a festival that will not only be filled diverse eclectic Latinx beats but panel discussions, art on exhibit, and donations to fight for inclusivity. Oye Fest is a promotional company and music festival created by Monica Campana, Margarita Rios, and Randall Ruiz: three Latinxs entrenched in a love of music, activism, and tolerance.
Samsaruh is back with a fierce single, “Speaking Fire.” The single builds on the success of her debut releases, and showcases her commanding vocals with a base of striking guitars, lyrically touching on the madness of the world around us.
Peel Dream Magazine is the creation of New York musician, Joe Stevens. Their upcoming album, Modern Meta Physic, will be coming out October 5th via Slumberland Records. The band has also released the first track off the album, “Qi Velocity,” an edgy take on French Pop.
Newcastle rocker, Demi Mitchell released her debut album, The Overflow. The album was recorded on a solo trip to Melbourne to work with Roger Bergodaz at Union St Studio Melbourne in three days.
After three full-length albums, a 7-inch, numerous cassettes, and unlicensed “cover albums” of artists like Lou Reed, The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, Omaha songwriter David Nance is releasing an album as David Nance Group. The album, Peaced and Slightly Pulverized, will be out October 5th on Trouble in Mind Records.
In 2000, the iconic Plaza Theatre began restoration setting up the 2008 creation of a film festival named, The Movies Return To The Plaza Theatre. This was the inception the Plaza Classic Film Festival. The PCFF has drawn over 400,000 film fanatics in its eleven year existence featuring appearances from legends of film such as Al Pacino, Debbie Reynolds, Rita Moreno, Richard Dreyfuss, Eva Marie Saint, Kathleen Turner, Tippi Hedren, Robert Wagner, Cindy Williams, Don Bluth, among others.
Kid Lucifer or Henry Girard, Quinn Letendre, Sam Schuette and Linus Heyes, are the band originally from Vancouver who moved together to Montreal to follow their dreams, work on their music, and develop as a band.
Sorry to Bother You left me at a loss for words and, from the looks of Audience Scores on Rotten Tomatoes, so has it left its audiences. This film interrupts the common movie going experience both figuratively and literally. It’s almost as if the film is sorry to bother the steady stream of digestible content to communicate to the world that there are realistic problems the filmmaker would like to address.
Le Butcherettes and their leader, Teri Gender Bender, have risen to acclaim in the music industry not just for their riff filled garage rock sound but also for their peculiar style and fashion. What really makes the band stand out however isn’t the usual lone bright stripe of color across Teri’s eyes that has become so famous but the binationality of the band.
Madeline Kenney, “an Oakland-dwelling Seattle transplant” dream pop artist, is now on tour with Wye Oak, promoting her upcoming album, Perfect Shapes.
Jean Guerrero is a “multimedia reporter with experience covering Latin America,” reads her staff bio page for KPBS, San Diego’s public media outlet. But Guerrero is using the simplest words, a storyteller; a skill she picked up strolling along the beach hand in hand with her father as a young girl.
Last Friday, the Ophelias released their debut album, Almost on Joyful Noise, an album that drifts listeners along like a life raft in the ocean with soft melodies that strike as melancholy and a medley of instruments as serene as night sounds. But the Ophelias have a unique story that resonates with many.