Two local Indie Rock bands have had their music dismantled and pieced back together by a slew of area producers and electronic musicians. If you’re familiar with the Rock bands Wussy and The Koala Fires, imagining them as dance-floor-friendly Electro acts is a far-fetched concept. But both new remix projects are revelatory, retaining (and often putting more focus on) the songwriting and vocals of the originals.
"Earthquakes" is a live music/dance night at Northside's Mayday on the last Saturday of every month. Founder Kendall Bruns (and fellow DJ John Hogan) spin a variety of cool dance/Indie tunes and showcase an original local band. This month check out locals State Song, who are currently finishing work on their debut release for Phratry Records.
Taken aback by that crazy-looking dude wielding a big knife in your neighbor's backyard last weekend? Don't be: It was probably just one of the 56 area teams that took part in 48 Hour Film Project, a celebration of creative smarts.