Tag Archives: The Beatles

Divus Julius presents…Arlie

Arlie, the band, came together on Vanderbilt campus in 2016. Their early singles “Big Fat Mouth” and “Didya Think” gained traction on Spotify’s curated indie playlists. And now, to much anticipation, the band has released its first EP. They call it “Wait.”

There’s something very “Vampire Weekend” about Arlie’s “Wait.” A band of recent college graduates releasing a debut project both technically mature and unabashedly youthful. Yet, where Vampire Weekend revels in its own Ivy League preppiness, Arlie projects a more playful, summery image of young adulthood. The result is an album that alludes just as much to The Beatles and The Beach Boys as it does to Arlie’s contemporary indie counterparts.

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Music by Bergman: The Magic Gang 

South coast heroes The Magic Gang have released their debut album. The band are a potent live force, while a flurry of singles have perfectly outlined their art-rock manifesto.

The Magic Gang are a Brighton four-piece apparently weaned on Norman Blake’s aforementioned group, Weezer, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and the recently departed London duo Ultimate Painting. The best thing about their self-titled debut might be their four-part harmonies: a raggle-taggle chorus full of personality.

Favourite Gig: Jake Bugg

El britànic Jake Bugg, ha construït una sòlida carrera que va començar als 12 anys quan va aprendre a tocar la guitarra. Inspirat per artistes com Don McLean, Johnny Cash o The Beatles, va començar un parell d’anys després a compondre els seus propis temes. Ara, amb només 23 anys i després d’estar nominat al Mercury Music Prize i als Brits, defensa el seu quart disc, ‘Hearts that strain’ (2017), una nova mostra del seu pop rock de guitarres.

Hit of the week: The Molochs ‘No More Crying’

Hailing from LA, The Molochs are a 60’s-inspired garage pop band. They have released the single, ‘No More Crying’ which, with its twangy pop guitar, lively beat and sunshine vocals recmind of the Yardbirds, with tinges of The Beatles,’I Feel Fine’ mixed in.  It’s a bouncy, addictive and superbly dance-worthy track that surges into your head with rocking guitars and a driving harmonica steering the way.

El propi Jake Bugg

El britànic Jake Bugg, ha construït una sòlida carrera que va començar als 12 anys quan va aprendre a tocar la guitarra. Inspirat per artistes com Don McLean, Johnny Cash o The Beatles, va començar un parell d’anys després a compondre els seus propis temes. Ara, amb només 22 anys i després d’estar nominat al Mercury Music Prize i als Brits, presenta el seu tercer disc, ‘On my one’ (2016), una nova mostra del seu pop rock de guitarres.

A més, una de les noves sensacions de l’indie britànic Blossoms, que acaben de publicar el seu disc  de debut,  faran de teloners. Aquesta nit a L’Auditori dins del cicle Amplificats.

Best Covers: The Rolling Stones “Come Together”

This weekend, six of music’s most iconic acts descend on Indio, California for the first Desert Trip Festival, a.k.a. “Oldchella.” Friday featured performances from Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. The latter act treated the high-paying audience to a few unexpected performances, namely a cover of The Beatles “Come Together” (the first time they’ve played the song live); the first performance of Tattoo You track “Little T&A” in a decade; and “Ride’ Em on Down” from their forthcoming album Blue and Lonesome.

 

Local Bands: Pësh

Pësh is the alter ego of Santi Carcasona, a veteran musician and drummer who now parked drumsticks for singing with the sound of the ukelele, with a flavored pop-rock sound through very poetic compositions collected in his album Where the Sidewalk Ends (2016) inspired by the poet and songwriter Shel Silverstein.

Influenced by artists like Eels, The Beatles, Dave Matthews, The Who or Tom Waits, Pësh has achieved a very own sound, with a palpable fusion between the crude American sound with a British touch.