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.
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.
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.
Sarah Tudzin, or illuminati hotties, released one of the most tender debut albums of 2018 so far, Kiss Yr Frenemies. The album is track to track, nonstop, contrasting punk riffs and gentle warm vocals.
The L.A./Seattle band, La Luz have garnered large audiences through playing psychedelic surf pop rock sound. They are smack in the middle of a tour promoting their third album, Floating Features. Their music can expel all the stress from your body one guitar riff at a time and their latest album was no exception.
“This mic kills fascists,” reads the tagline on Hari Kondabolu’s new special now out on Netflix, Warn Your Relatives. It is just the commentary we all needed right now. In a politicized era where almost any topic and any comment is being evaluated under a political microscope, Kondabolu gives us an hour that is not pedantic but just a self-deprecating recounting of a comedian of color’s experience in 2018 U.S.A.