Best You’ve Never Heard: Sh! The Octopus

So, you’re starting a band. The guitarists, the drummer, the bassist and the vocalists are set. What’s next? The perfect name – something unique, unusual, memorable. Something that fans can shout rhythmically to get you to perform an encore.[headphones] When thinking about unusual band names, little known movies might be the way to go. The […]

Best You’ve Never Heard: Sh! The Octopus

So, you’re starting a band. The guitarists, the drummer, the bassist and the vocalists are set. What’s next? The perfect name – something unique, unusual, memorable. Something that fans can shout rhythmically to get you to perform an encore.[best] When thinking about unusual band names, little known movies might be the way to go. The […]

Best You\’ve Never Heard: El Boxeo

[one]It can be hard to set yourself apart in a world of barely-making-it bands. El Boxeo\’s sound allows them some distinction in a business where it is easy to blend in. But together they come, with expertly flowing harmonies and bizarre rifts and backgrounds. Some of their songs have lyrics and some don\’t, but the […]

Best You\’ve Never Heard: Mason Proper

[mason]Grab a few techno beats, mix in some percussion and eccentric guitars, add some strong, melodic vocals and you\’ve got Mason Proper. Without an official recording studio, this band is making records in kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms. Hailing from Michigan, the men of Mason Proper thrive on packing their bags, hitting the road and […]

Best You\’ve Never Heard: Great Lakes Myth Society

[band]We all know the indie rock thing has been done. The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Belle & Sebastian are sure to ring a few bells to those of the particular persuasion. However, few bands have created the unique sound that the Great Lakes Myth Society (GLMS) has. Forget the in sync harmonies and […]

Best You\’ve Never Heard: Jen Sygit

[jen]There’s something about folk-roots artist Jen Sygit that draws people to her. It might be her sinuous harmonies that will make you tap your foot and nod your head. It could be the gripping lyrics about the truth of love, life and everything in between. Maybe it’s the many instruments that find their way into […]