Indie Boy & Bear
Sponsored by 89.3 The Current
Minneapolis, MN 55403
In 2011, mere days before the release of their US debut album Moonfire, Boy & Bear played one of its most memorable gigs to date in front of a sea of people at Lollapalooza. "That was pretty much insane," smiles lead singer/guitarist Dave Hosking. "To be a part of one of the most highly regarded festivals in the world was enough to feel really good about, but to get a few thousand people to walk up to our tent was a genuinely special moment.
Sure, you’ve probably heard of a boy named Sue, but what about a girl named Timothy? The distinctive female forename happens to belong to the equally unique singer of Portland-based indie-pop band Dresses. Comprised of Timothy Heller (vocals/ukulele/piano) and Jared Ryan Maldonado (vocals/guitar), the frock-rock duo have been playing music together since January 2012 and released their SideOneDummy debut album, Sun Shy, on Oct. 22, 2013.