The Grand Legacy of Modest Mouse

Cavernous, heavy, and deep like the ocean of the Pacific Northwest, tempered by the frothy delicacy of front man Isaac Brock’s distinct vocals, Modest Mouse has made a career combining the extremes and achieved a mainstream success that belies their more alternative roots. Contrasts are reflected in everything from song compositions, which frequently play with

Run River North

In a previous life, Run River North was making the kind of casual, indie-rock that one might notice as background music in a car commercial or Forever 21—as a matter of fact, back in 2013, when they were still using the name Monsters Calling Home, Honda featured the band in an advertisement, surprising them with a slot

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Gets Social

Back in 2005, MP3 bloggers fueled the success of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah when they introduced audiences to Alex Ounsworth and “The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth,” a gem showcasing his distinct twang and quirky guitar work. The last time he visited Orlando, CYHSY had already devolved into a solo project, playing shows in

Minus the Bear

After spending the weekend at South by Southwest, Minus the Bear will take the stage at The Beacham to promote VOIDS, their latest LP since 2012’s Infinity Overload. Vocalist Jake Snider told Billboard that plans for a follow-up were complicated when long-time drummer Erin Tate left due to “medical issues” in 2015. VOIDS opens with

A Tribe Called Red

Cancel your plans—or make some—and head downtown to The Social this Thursday night. A Tribe Called Red, the celebrated DJ group out of Ottawa, is about to throw an indigenous-inspired dance party you won’t want to miss. Mix-men DJ NDN, Bear Witness, and 2oolman spotlight the music of First Nations while dropping beats that combine

El Ten Eleven

True to their namesake airliner, instrumental masterminds El Ten Eleven craft music that generates substantial force while maintaining a delicate, cloud-like lightness. Guitarist Kristian Dunn and drummer Tim Fogarty previously played in the indie-pop quartet The Softlightes but decided to ditch the weight of vocals—plus any sense of twee—and establish El Ten Eleven as a sophisticated,

Devendra Banhart

For the first time, Grammy-nominated folk-rocker Devendra Banhart will bring his distinctive sound to central Florida when he performs at The Beacham later this month. Citing everyone from Grace Jones to Guns N’ Roses as influences, Banhart draws on this eclectic musical knowledge to create intimate songs that blend and defy genres.  His latest album,

Strange Trails

IMAGE COURTESY OF JESSICA YURASEK Lord Huron’s new album Strange Trails (out April 7) is already making waves. Frontman and writer Ben Schneider, whose appearance resembles that of a man from The Gilded Age, finds inspiration in the natural world and in his travels. With his four-person band he is traversing the U.S. and Western

Jon Bellion

At 24, Jon Bellion has written songs for Eminem, Rihanna, and Jason Derulo, released three mixtapes, and toured internationally–there is no direction he can go except rocketing upwards. His latest release, The Definition (2014), was released to critical and popular acclaim, and is spreading like wild fire throughout the globe. Following the release of The