The 12th annual Kalamashoegazer took place Saturday Nov. 10. The event hosted a variety of Shoegaze and Dream Pop bands from across the country including Ringo Deathstarr, Spring House, Tears Run Rings, Seashine, Brief Candles, Tambourina, Soft Science and Airiel. All of these acts showcased their deep and intricate soundscapes as they performed at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. The entire event was organized by April Zimont, who doubles as the lead vocalist for Tambourina. “This was
Bringers is a duo from Chicago Illinois who create experimental ambient pieces with singing and spoken word. The duo, comprised of Mary and Paul Cardona, played a captivating set at Satellite Records on October 13th. “We started playing together 5 years ago actually as a folk band. I was doing ukulele and Mary was playing melodica and bells,” said Paul. “We were writing folk rock songs. Then we got a keyboard and another keyboard and then we got a sampler and it just started
Brother Son is an alternative rock band hailing from Detroit that writes fun tunes with some jazzy chords and southern flare. Currently on the second leg of their tour, the band played a house show on Wednesday Sept. 19 in Kalamazoo. The quartet is comprised of bassist Jimmy Walkup, keyboardist Drew Gijsbers, drummer Chris Pecorelli, and guitarist/vocalist Frank Harrington.
In an interview, Harrington,explained how the band was formed.
“My first job was at Westborn Market
Featuring an unorthodox instrumental setup of a drum and cello duo that takes influences from punk, grunge and other styles of rock music, Lung is challenging the definition of what a punk band can be. In an interview after a show at Satellite Records on Oct. 23, drummer Daisy Caplan talked about how the duo was formed out of the remnants of a former musical project. “We met because we were in another band together. That band broke up so we started doing this. Also we’re frie
Spirits Having Fun is an experimental music project that takes influences from progressive rock and post-punk and implements improvisational techniques found in genres like free jazz to create colorful performances with lots of personality. Based out of Chicago, the band is comprised of Drummer Phil Sudderberg, Guitarist Andrew Clinkman, Bassist Jesse Heasly and Guitarist and Vocalist Katie McShane. With two of the members living in New York, the band has learned to go months