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Columns » Sonicbids Spotlight

Penrose

Sonicbids Spotlight: Penrose

July 22, 2011, By

For Tom, Pat and Dan Murphy, the brothers who make up Philadelphia blues-rock band Penrose, originality stems from the big sound of blended influences and …

Norton

Sonicbids Spotlight: Norton

July 15, 2011, By

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that indie pop band Norton is from Portugal. With the unfamiliar accents and layers of drums …

Eldridge Rodriguez

Sonicbids Spotlight: Eldridge Rodriguez

July 8, 2011, By

Eldridge Rodriguez is the solo project from Cameron Keiber, frontman for the Beatings. He steps away from the group setting in order to display a …

Nosaprise

Sonicbids Spotlight: Nosaprise

July 1, 2011, By

Upon hearing rap musician Nosaprise (real name Nosa Edebor) is from Houston, one can only think of the chopped and screwed genre but Nosaprise wants …

Oh No! Yoko

Sonicbids Spotlight: Oh No! Yoko

June 17, 2011, By

It’s a rule of thumb that, when you come across a band with an exclamation point in its name, you should prepare to hear …

The Black And White Years

Sonicbids Spotlight: The Black And White Years

June 10, 2011, By

When asked about the Black And White Years‘ influences, Scott Butler (vocals, guitar, keys, words) gave a list of obvious answers—’80s bands like Talking …

Wolf Ram Heart

Sonicbids Spotlight: Wolf Ram Heart

June 3, 2011, By

Columbus, OH’s Wolf Ram Heart formed in 2008, but you could say that things really began when its frontman and songwriter, David James, was hospitalized …

Howler

Sonicbids Spotlight: Howler

May 27, 2011, By

When you ask frontman Jordan Gatesmith how Howler formed, he says: “Howler came to be about a winter ago when I made the realization that …

Max Burgundy

Sonicbids Spotlight: Max Burgundy

May 20, 2011, By

Max Burgundy, a rapper born and bred in New York City, takes on the complexities of the world within his rhymes but refuses to forget …

Mad Planet

Sonicbids Spotlight: Mad Planet

May 13, 2011, By

Hailing from Hollywood, CA, the boy-girl electronic duo Mad Planet combines downtempo grooves, electronics, expressionistic lyrics and scratching into a mellow rock atmosphere to create …