SOUNDTRACKING | New Foursome ‘Frankie’ Dials In Their Sound, Gets Set For Festivals

SOUNDTRACKING | New Foursome ‘Frankie’ Dials In Their Sound, Gets Set For Festivals

by Grady Mitchell | Vancouver quartet Frankie, comprised of singer/guitarist Francesca Carbonneau, keyboardist Nashlyn Lloyd, bassist Samantha Lankester, and drummer Zoe Fuhr, have pioneered their own new genre based on their distinctive style of dark, folky music. They’re calling it “twinkle rock”. That’s

SOUNDTRACKING | “Shimmering Stars” To Tease New Album At The Electric Owl Aug. 2

SOUNDTRACKING | “Shimmering Stars” To Tease New Album At The Electric Owl Aug. 2

by Grady Mitchell | On August 2nd at The Electric Owl, Vancouver quartet Shimmering Stars will offer a sneak peek of their second album, Bedrooms of the Nation, coming out August 13. Compared to their first record, Violent Hearts, Bedrooms is a vast,

SOUNDTRACKING | Local Band ‘The Shilohs’ Celebrating New Album With Chinatown Gig

SOUNDTRACKING | Local Band ‘The Shilohs’ Celebrating New Album With Chinatown Gig

by Grady Mitchell | On Thursday, June 19th, The Shilohs will be celebrating the release of their latest, self-titled album with a show at Fortune Soundclub. The jaunty, jangly twelve-track record – a time-capsule throwback to 60s and 70s pop – combines the work of three

SOUNDTRACKING | Greg Bevis Of Holy Oker & Bear Mountain On The Challenges Of Pop

SOUNDTRACKING | Greg Bevis Of Holy Oker & Bear Mountain On The Challenges Of Pop

by Grady Mitchell | Greg Bevis believes that pop music can and should challenge listeners. Decades ago, artists like Elton John and Fleetwood Mac were able to make hugely successful pop music that also had substance. These days, besides a few exceptions, that’s

SOUNDTRACKING | On Turning Corners And Going Solo With Mike Donovan Of “Sic Alps”

SOUNDTRACKING | On Turning Corners And Going Solo With Mike Donovan Of “Sic Alps”

by Daniel Colussi | San Francisco is undeniably a rock ‘n roll city, steeped in the lore of Bill Graham’s legendary concerts series, the Grateful Dead’s all night jam outs, the Dead Kennedys violent re-appraisal of the rock ‘n roll form, and so

SOUNDTRACKING | Local Band “B-Lines” Share Tunes Before Their Electric Owl Gig

SOUNDTRACKING | Local Band “B-Lines” Share Tunes Before Their Electric Owl Gig

by Daniel Colussi | I like to consider the four lads of B-Lines to be my personal professors of punk rock. Through many conversations across the Zulu Records counter I was tutored in the historiography of K.B.D. comps, introduced to the rarest of

SOUNDTRACKING | King Khan Journeys A Strange Road To The Album “Idle No More”

SOUNDTRACKING | King Khan Journeys A Strange Road To The Album “Idle No More”

by Daniel Colussi | King Khan And The Shrines is what happens when a dozen or so punk, soul and RnB freaks get together and throw their tastiest licks into a big black melting pot. King Khan is the shaman/cook who stirs the

SOUNDTRACKING | Six Fabulous Songs From Electric Syria & The Ravenous Arctic

SOUNDTRACKING | Six Fabulous Songs From Electric Syria & The Ravenous Arctic

by Daniel Colussi | Through various internet and real, physical world travels, I always come across new and interesting songs. These six are the latest that’ve particularly piqued my interest, demanded my attention, and reassured me that future is still bright for human expression

SOUNDTRACKING | Five Minutes With King Tuff Before This Friday’s Commodore Show

SOUNDTRACKING | Five Minutes With King Tuff Before This Friday’s Commodore Show

by Daniel Colussi | King Tuff is Kyle Thomas and he’s a true rock ‘n roll dreamer from Brattleboro, VT. Readers may recall that Thomas has been on the Soundtracking pages before, upon the release of his second, self-titled album. Said album is

SOUNDTRACKING | Five Minutes With Scout Niblett Before Tonight’s Gig At The Cobalt

SOUNDTRACKING | Five Minutes With Scout Niblett Before Tonight’s Gig At The Cobalt

by Daniel Colussi | Scout Niblett’s music is a breath of fresh air. It’s too primal and grunged-out to be called airy, but listening to the raw, jagged sounds of her albums over the years has consistently freshened my palate. Sometimes you just

SOUNDTRACKING | With Jesse Lortz Of  “Case Studies” Before Their Cobalt Show

SOUNDTRACKING | With Jesse Lortz Of “Case Studies” Before Their Cobalt Show

by Daniel Colussi | The music that gets played on my stereo is deeply affected by the weather. Two weeks of sunny days has meant a steady flow of Grateful Dead live bootlegs. How perfect it was to speak with Jesse Lortz on

SOUNDTRACKING | Alex Bleeker On Getting To Jam And Never Writing Break-Up Albums

SOUNDTRACKING | Alex Bleeker On Getting To Jam And Never Writing Break-Up Albums

by Daniel Colussi | Alex Bleeker’s main gig is playing with Ridgewood New Jersey transplants Real Estate, a band that specializes in a very distinct kind of autumnal, melancholic pop music. Real Estate are great and I love them, but when Bleeker surrounds

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