Indie Rock

Escapism & Confrontation: Q&A with Nisa

Rising New York singer-songwriter previews her poignant & introspective new EP Time to Plant Tears

Lila Drew – “Crystal Ball”

L.A.-based indie singer-songwriter shares honest, stripped-down new single

Natural Storytellers: Q&A with Fetch Tiger

Bi-coastal indie group highlights mental health struggles on new single “Peter”

Kat Frankie – “Shiny Things”

Berlin-based singer-songwriter shares her raw, emotional new single off her forthcoming LP

Tommy Lefroy – “Vampires”

London-to-L.A. indie duo shine on poignant latest single

Japanese Breakfast at the Neptune Theatre

Japanese Breakfast – the indie rock band led by Michelle Zauner – delivered a spectacular performance this past weekend on the first of three sold out nights at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre. Zauner & co. played a bunch of tracks off her excellent latest LP ‘Jubilee’ as well as material from ‘Sable’ – the recently released videogame that she scored. The Toronto musician Luna Li opened the show.

Queen Cult – “Show & Tell”

Manchester pop rock duo delivers searing, driving anthem

Mannequin Pussy and Pinkshift at Schubas Tavern

Philadelphia indie punks Mannequin Pussy – one of the best bands in the game and currently supporting their recent Perfect EP – thrilled fans with a throttling set at Schubas Tavern in Chicago. Meanwhile, the promising Baltimore pop-punk up-and-comers Pinkshift delivered a fiery opening set of their own. Scroll through for the full ride.

Bartees Strange at Empty Bottle

Still riding high off his stunning debut album Live Forever, the shapeshifting Washington D.C.-based indie rocker Bartees Strange tore it up onstage at the Pitchfork Music Festival after show at Empty Bottle. It was a treat for die-hard Chicago fans who weren’t able to make it to the fest, and a magical double dose for the lucky ones who did.

The Metamorphosis of Indigo De Souza

Tommy Lefroy – “Knievel”

Rising duo shares evocative piece of soft indie bliss

Hovvdy – “True Love”

Austin indie rock duo shares stunning title track off upcoming LP

Lola Wild – ‘Strange Shapes’ EP

U.K. duo explores retro indie noir on their excellent debut EP

‘Alone Together’ with BOYO

L.A. indie rocker talks SXSW set, stylistic influences & working with Ron Gallo

Keir – “Boys Will Be Girls”

Berlin musician challenges gender norms on upbeat new indie anthem

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