Mamby On The Beach Day 1

Mamby On The Beach is a bit odd compared to other music festivals. Unlike React’s Spring Awakening, Mamby isn’t purely an electronic music fest, though the crossover of fans seems pretty high. This year’s lineup brings out a decent amount of rap and electronic artists, but many of them blend the two together. And then you have bands like Animal Collective and Wild Belle that … Continue reading Mamby On The Beach Day 1

JoyCut-“Wireless”

Synth and drum music can often feel cold and detached. JoyCut feels like a breath of fresh air because they imbue their tones with the glowing warmth of positive energy. “Wireless” makes me think of what Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger” might sound like were it originally recorded by Vangelis or Tangerine Dream. With two drummers providing the beats, and one person manipulating the synths, … Continue reading JoyCut-“Wireless”

Mister Lies at Schubas 10/10/2013

I generally don’t go in for sets when it’s just going to be a guy behind a laptop. I listened to Mister Lies new release Mowgli and decided to check him out because there is something in his music that gets into your head. He was doing an opening set for the Montreal band Young Galaxy, and it didn’t seem like there was much interest … Continue reading Mister Lies at Schubas 10/10/2013