You would expect the side project of Swedish singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez to sound a lot like, well, Jose Gonzalez. But in fact, Junip was around before any of his solo material hit the market, and after a five year hiatus, the trio have reunited to play a krautrock form of folk with haunting drumkit and keys in tow.
Describing themselves as "saltlick of the earth, blue collar sons of fathers who worked on their own cars in cold garages," the Rockford Mules jam so hard that their bassist broke a string during their in-studio session.
Three is the magic number. For their third stop at The Current for an in-studio performance, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltin played three songs from their third, and newest, album entitled "Let It Sway." The Springfield, Missouri pop-rock four-piece, worked with Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla on their latest effort full of trademark catchy pop gems.
Red Pens are Howard W. Hamilton III, former member of The Busy Signals, and Laura F. Bennet. The duo met when a friend introduced them to work on an art project. Red Pens are best known for their energetic and unpredictable live shows.
Arzu Gokcen and Christy Hunt met shortly after high school in Minneapolis. But it wasn't until Hunt ended her two year stint on the road with the Von Bondies that the two came together to form Pink Mink.
The Dandy Warhols formed in Portland, Ore., in 1994 and released their debut, "Dandy's Rule OK?" in 1995. Capitol Records signed the band but rejected a second album they submitted. After reconnecting with the producer of their first project, Tony Lash, the group released "Dandy Warhols Come Down" in 1997.
In 2005, The Black Angels released their self-titled debut EP, and the band followed it up with their full-length, "Passover," in April 2007. The band's latest offering, titled "Phosphene Dream," was released earlier this fall.
Matt Costa, like many California boys, dreamed of becoming a professional skateboarder. After a seriousd leg injury and over a year of rehab, however, he decided to focus on songwriting and playing the guitar.