Indie Rock

Kevin and Hell

Grandpa Bay Records have released two remastered albums from Kevin and Hell including his self-titled 2015 release and Kevin and Hell Plays Jazz.

   

Cherry EP Release Show at KFN April 3

After the disbandment of Kite Party in 2014, Russell Edling continued working on new material that would eventually fall under the umbrella of his new project Cherry. This past February, he released its debut EP Gloom (which consisted of three lo-fi, slacker-rock/pop originals and a cover of Fugazi's "I'm So Tired") via Philly indie label Lame-O Records. They'll finally get a chance to celebrate its arrival this evening at Kung Fu Necktie, where Cherry will be joined by labelmate Lowercase Roses as well as Cave People and Sun Organ. Tonight's bill is certainly not a bad way to cap off a good weekend! Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $6, 21+ (Photo by Craig Scheihing) - H.M. Kauffman

   

Frenchgirls Cover The Strokes The End Has No End

The San Francisco based band, French Girls have released a cover of The Strokes´ The End Has No End. Take a listen and check them out TONIGHT at Hemlock Tavern with Everyone is Dirty and Fever Feel!

¨The sound of our previous albums have ranged from surf rock to grunge, but we have spent the last year retooling our sound. These days our sound is somewhere in the middle of a 3 way standoff between T-Rex, Tame Impala, and The Talking Heads. Because we’ve been been hard at work developing an art direction to exist along side of our new album, our singles have been taking awhile to release. To make up for our lack of releasing anything new, I’ve recently produced a cover of The Strokes’ “The End Has No End” and had artist Oakland artist Salina Shelton design a single cover to accompany it.¨ -Charlie of Frenchgirls 

   

Slingshot Dakota Release Show at Everybody Hits April 2

Slingshot Dakota shoots into Everybody Hits, headlining a record release show for their latest album Break, which was released last month via Topshelf Records. The husband and wife duo of Tom Patterson and Carly Comando explore emotive, earnest territory, adapting to life’s curve balls one pitch at a time. They don’t shy away from challenges, embracing the rough edges with a charming, thick-skinned sincerity. However, toughness is only a segment of their sound - one which also exudes a positive outlook despite the momentary obstacles that lie in the day to day, finding triumphant joy. Mercury Girls deliver loose energetic pop that lyrically digs into pain, contrasting with its harmony-rich polish. Petal, a.k.a. Kiley Lotz, showcases beautiful determination through rousing, unshielded vulnerability. With their new LP Guided Meditation due out at month’s end via Lame-O Records, the infectious, expressive, hook-laden pop-rock of Hurry completes this lineup. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8:30pm, $10, All Ages - Michael Colavita

   

Magic Shoppe play Great Scott on 4.4

Back in February Boston’s psych band Magic Shoppe released their second E.P. Interstellar Car Crash and it’s a trippy sonic masterpiece. The tracks are guitar centric pieces with distorted vocals floating in the background and cavernous reverb unabashedly pounding in your head. With beautifully languid melodies pulsing rhythmically throughout the E.P., Magic Shoppe succeeds at creating dynamic tunes that manage to maintain a sense of calm despite all that’s happening around them. The last track, “Interstella Car Crash” (streaming below), is the perfect example of that. Starting off with with an uniform tempo, vocals echoing in the distance the guitars sputter evenly before exploding into a spirited riff in the final minute. It’s like watching a star collapse into itself in slow motion and then witnessing it burst into a supernova of brilliant colors and sounds– a wondrous natural phenomena of galactic proportions that leaves us with our mouths agape, staring at the sky in awe.