Last night we went to our first show of the year (Annuals/Jessica Lea Mayfield) and it was such a positive experience (undoubtably having a lot to do with the the company that we were in, but the music was great too) that it got us pretty excited for upcoming shows. Below is a sampling of music from some bands that we think you should definitely check out:
5. (mp3) The Little Ones - Like A Spoke On A Wheel Shins-esque, sunny music for days without sun such as ones we are having an abundance of as of late. They're coming to The Beachland Ballroom on February 21st along with Brett Dennan.
4. (mp3) Passion Pit - Cuddle Fuddle This is one of our jamzzz! Lucky for us, here in North East Ohio they are coming twice this winter. The first time is this Wednesday @ The Spot on Case's campus and a second time in March with Cut Off Your Hands (see details below).
3. (mp3) Anya Marina - Move You A singer/songwriter (reminding Kelly of a Emiliana Torrini in her younger days) from San Diego who also happens to be a radio DJ. She is coming to town this week on Wednesday @ The Grog Shop with The Virgins & Lissy Trullie. Her album was produced by Britt Daniel of Spoon.
2. (mp3) Obi Best - Who Loves You Now A back-up singer for The Bird & The Bee with vocals similar to Regina Spektor . She is coming to town to headline a show @ The Beachland in the Tavern. Opening for her will be The Poshi Army & The Muttering Retreats (we know Justin is looking fwd to this show).
1. (mp3) Cut Off Your Hands -Expectations We've had them in our Top 5 two other times so you know how good they are. So it is with very much excitement that we announce (if you have not heard already) one of the best shows this year: Ra, Ra Riot, Passion Pit and Cut off Your Hands are coming to Akron @ Musica on March 25th!! Previously when the dates were announced there were not dates close to us which made us pretty sad because we really want to see these guys live.