The Lions Rampant

The Lions Rampant

The Lions Rampant sound is R&R at its most raw and impulsive, but it's by no means Slop Rock.

If you need a genre, this one fits in the "Garage Rock" bin, but the songs are crisply melodic and…

Margot & the Nuclear So And So's

Margot & the Nuclear So And So's

Upheaval can be an excellent creative force, and Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s are the latest proof. The band’s longtime home in Indianapolis was damaged by a fire last summer, they were dropped by Epic, frontman…

Gold Motel

Gold Motel

GOLD MOTEL doesn’t exist, but if it did, you’d find it on a winding road somewhere in the sun-drenched hills of Southern California. Singer-songwriter Greta Morgan wrote her first song at age three and never stopped, cutting her teeth in the music business…

Indian Jewelry

Indian Jewelry

This free-floating Houston collective has a song called “Good Vibrations,” and it sounds absolutely nothing like The Beach Boys. Instead, it hovers around the borders of sound, trapping in snatches of voice, mystical, minimalist fuzz, plodding percussion and a sense of what it…

Phantogram

Phantogram

Phantogram is the duo of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel, friends since junior high who originally got together three years ago as Charlie Everywhere. With their label signing early last year, they changed to Phantogram and buzz-band status ensued with the release of their…

Best Coast

Best Coast

Best Coast's recently minted debut full-length, the aptly titled Crazy for You, opens with this lyrical nugget from singer/songwriter Bethany Cosentino: “I wish he was my boyfriend.” And that's just the opening salvo in an album rife with simple, California-centric pleasures. The lo-fi…

Aficionado

Aficionado

Have you ever had a friend serve you some exotic dish made from a recipe they found on an obscure overseas Web site, and it tastes really great and then they tell you that it contains Tabasco and whipped cream and lime Kool-Aid and…

Phantods

Phantods

"Fantods: n.pl. Nervous movements caused by tension. An outburst of emotion. A fit. That's what Webster has to say about it. Columbus would say Dynamic, Melodic, Mysterious, Creative. And they would spell it Phantods."
-The Hot 17

"Phantods' have expanded…

Josiah Wolf

Josiah Wolf

Josiah Wolf, like his younger brother and WHY? bandmate Yoni, has never been able to escape the call of music. His father, a Cincinnati rabbi, taught him drums at the age of 9, so that curly-haired kid could provide the backbeat for worship…