indie music http://wamc.org en 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Lucius http://wamc.org/post/2013-solid-sound-festival-lucius <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Our time as an official presence here at <a href="http://www.solidsoundfestival.com">Solid Sound</a> is nearly at an end. But before we go - we’re going to really get you revved up for the festivities by letting you get to know <a href="http://ilovelucius.com">Lucius</a>.</p><p>They are a fabulous band with a catchy indie-pop sound and we are very excited that they are joining us this morning.</p><p>The members of the band are Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig, Danny Molad and Peter Lalish, and Andrew Burri and they join us to talk and to perform live.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 67549 at http://wamc.org 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Lucius "Futurity" by The Lisps at MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/futurity-lisps-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Futurity</em> is an original indie-rock musical by <a href="http://www.thelisps.com">The Lisps</a>, a Brooklyn-based co-ed of 21st century theater-prone indie rockers. Within a theatrically-staged song cycle, Futurity fuses found text, experimental music, and The Lisps' own brand of quirky pop to tell the story of a Union soldier in the Civil War who is an aspiring inventor.</p><p>The Lisps bring Futurity to Club B-10 at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA this coming Saturday, April 27th at 8pm.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:30:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 62952 at http://wamc.org "Futurity" by The Lisps at MASS MoCA Aimee Mann at Helsinki Hudson on 4/18 http://wamc.org/post/aimee-mann-helsinki-hudson-418 <p><a href="http://www.aimeemann.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Aimee Mann</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> most recent album, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Charmer</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, was released on her own </span>SuperEgo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> label in September of last year. It was her </span>8th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> solo album after splitting with the new wave band, </span>Til<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tuesday in 1990. Mann is is playing at </span><a href="http://www.helsinkihudson.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Helsinki Hudson</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Hudson, NY on Thursday, April </span>18th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at </span>8pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span><a href="http://www.tedleo.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ted Leo </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">will open.</span></p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:56:12 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 62082 at http://wamc.org Aimee Mann at Helsinki Hudson on 4/18 David Longstreth - Dirty Projectors http://wamc.org/post/david-longstreth-dirty-projectors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After the release of their 2009 break-out album, <em>Bitte Orca</em>, the band, <a href="http://www.dirtyprojectors.net">Dirty Projectors</a>, became synonymous with layered, conceptual indie rock.</p><p>Thus far in their over-a-decade career, Dirty Projectors and David Longstreth - the bandleader and primary songwriter - haven’t done the same thing twice. Their most recent album, <em>Swing Lo Magellan</em>, was released last year by Domino - “It’s an album of songs, an album of songwriting,” says Longstreth. Previous albums have been conceptual - from 2005’s <em>The Getty Address</em>, an album about musician Don Henley, to the 2007 album <em>Rise Above</em>, which is all Black Flag songs as re-imagined from memory, to <em>Mount Wittenberg Orca</em>, an EP the band did with Bjork with songs about and sung to a pod of whales - but <em>Swing Lo Magellan</em> is a collection of songs on a record - not tied to one idea or story.</p><p>Dirty Projectors are playing a handful of shows in the WAMC listening area in the coming weeks. This Saturday, April 13th, they’ll be at <a href="http://www.skidmore.edu">Skidmore College</a> in Saratoga Springs, NY, on Monday, April 15th they’ll play <a href="http://www.iheg.com">Pearl Street</a> in Northampton, MA, and on Thursday, April 18th they'll be at <a href="http://www.highergroundmusic.com/">Higher Ground</a>&nbsp;in Burlington, VT.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 61796 at http://wamc.org David Longstreth - Dirty Projectors Pixies' Frank Black visits Helsinki Hudson as Black Francis http://wamc.org/post/pixies-frank-black-visits-helsinki-hudson-black-francis <p>WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Frank Black of the Pixies.</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 57003 at http://wamc.org Pixies' Frank Black visits Helsinki Hudson as Black Francis