Luz Elena Mendoza (of Y La Bamba)
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Luz Elena Mendoza (of Y La Bamba)

Y La Bamba frontwoman Luz Elena Mendoza returns to themes of searching and metamorphosis in her newest works. Her clarity of voice is intimately tied to a renewed musical approach, which Luz attributes to a greater self-awareness that developed through recent collaborations with singer-songwriters Edna Vazquez and Lila Downs, as well as an exploration of…

Moon Honey
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Moon Honey

A Moon Honey show is not just a collection of dense, dizzying sonic splendor, but a visceral experience that saturates every sense. A guitar solo spins into a soaring vocal arpeggio only to slam down to earth with a thud. Moon Honey’s music is like a bomb going off inside a Fabergé egg—an accurate depiction…

Wimps
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Wimps

Seattle’s wimps are a Seattle-based three-piece comprised of Rachel Ratner (Butts) on guitar and lead vocals, Matt Nyce (Meth Teeth) on bass and backing vocals, and Dave Ramm (The Intelligence) on drums. Wimps serve their own brand of rapid-fire punk with a smattering of lo-fi post punk guitar work to create an angular, slightly off-kilter…

Thick Business
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Thick Business

From Boise, ID, Thick Business will throw an introspective dance party for those festival-goers and town folk alike. “Thick Business borders on the epic while still being a damn good time.” – says Fiona Hannigan for APES ON TAPE. SUPER HARD SUPER STARS “It was like I was watching The Doors but Jim Morrison had…

Hillfolk Noir
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Hillfolk Noir

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and other influences musical and otherwise. Recommended pairings: Drinking and dancing. Hillfolk Noir’s touring line up…

Clarke and the Himselfs
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Clarke and the Himselfs

Clarke and the Himselfs is the sonically extended portion of Clarke Aleksandr Howell. What originally began with multi-track records, transmographied into the full band it is today, with Howell using the drums, guitar, his voice, and no loops, creating catchy, dark, powerful sounds that are supported ultimately by the gravity of the songs themselves. 2015…

Bijouxx
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Bijouxx

Artist K. Velate Swope brings new music to EOFF in her most recent incarnation Bijouxx. “bijoux sings, nested gently in some infinite and horizontal plane.Both a ripple and a void, she releases her rounded pearls to skitter outward and bathe you in loneliness.

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Mr. Henshaw is the new solo project from Mike Surber (of Sons of Guns andFast Man). The acoustic guitar lays on a bed of stomp box percussion and ethereal string echoes. The lyrics are a shoebox full of old love letters and dirty pictures. It’s an intense and gentle one-man show. It’s sentimental garage…