Live 105’s BFD 2015 lineup abounds with local independent acts

  Live 105 bills itself as "The Bay Area's Alternative," and the radio station is living up to this title with its BFD 2015 lineup, which was announced this morning. Headlined by indie rock stalwarts Modest Mouse, Icelandic indie-folkers Of Monsters And Men, and indie-pop act Panic! At The Disco, and with main stage support from the likes of Cold War Kids and Atlas Genius, BFD 2015 will also feature a host of local independent bands playing three of the festival's four stages on June 6 at Shoreline Amphitheatre. That's right, this year's iteration of the alternative radio station's summer [...]

Interview: Of Monsters and Men break from Iceland’s isolation

Of Monsters and Men – "Little Talks" Iceland’s folky start-ups Of Monsters and Men are in the midst of the brief moment between first radio airplay and becoming a household name. It was just a few months ago that the sextet began to consider lives without day jobs; two weeks ago, they played an MTV-sponsored show in New York with a 1930s vaudeville circus theme. “I knew we would be wearing costumes, and we were asking the audience to wear costumes,” vocalist/guitarist and bandleader Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir said, attempting to explain the surrealism that followed. “But it was a completely [...]

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