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CD review: Second Hand Marching Band, A Hurricane, A Thunderstorm
The snappy snare drum, the tinkling glocks, the brassy horns there's definitely something about the Second Hand Marching Band that does indeed bring to mind a high school band parading up and down the football field - if that parade was led by Stuart Murdoch with Sufjan Stevens one step behind and Bellowhead lagging far in the distance.
Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music
This week's concert calendar may be lean, but the following shows would have all made for suitable additions to the Noise Pop curatorial scheme.
Which State Loves Rick Ross The Most? What About Miguel? Find Out
Which state is the craziest about Wiz Khalifa ? What about Rick Ross ? Would it surprise you if I told you that Sufjan Stevens is way big in Illnoise - I mean, Illinois? Well, now all of this info is at the tips of your itchy fingers thanks to a fun little hack that shows which band or artist defines taste in each of the 50 states.
Metric is the most distinctively popular band in Minnesota
Have you listened to Metric on Spotify today? No?! Well, according to a new map created by fella at the Echo Nest -- the "music intelligence platform" company that provides data for VEVO, MTV, and tons of major record labels -- the Canadian indie rockers represent the most uniquely popular act in Minnesota.
Review: Split EP by Joie de Vivre and Prawn
Illinois quintet Joie de Vivre and Jersey's Prawn have recently teamed up for a split EP on Topshelf and Count Your Lucky Stars Records.
Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 2/16/2014
SAN FERMIN Wexner Center for the Arts 2/19-2/19/2014 Fans of Dirty Projectors and Sufjan Stevens will also go for the music of San Fermin, a band spearheaded by the classically trained Ellis Ludwig-Leone, a close collaborator with rising-star composer Nico Muhly .
Fans of Sisyphus face an uphill battle at Walker Art Center
Friday night's Walker After Hours party is a celebration of the Jim Hodges exhibit that officially opens Saturday.