Create your own Trails and Ways mix with their "Como Te Vas" game

I'm a big fan of musicians going beyond making music and into new territory such as visual art or technology. Well, Oakland's Trails and Ways has now combined their music with both and made a little game out of it, too. In their recently released "Como Te Vas" game, you can create your own mix of their track by the same name, turning each of the six tracks on or off, and adding various effects, such as "Brazilian Forest" or "Giant Cave". As you change the effects of each track, the groovy 8-bit landscape changes as well. It's an insanely [...]

Interview: On new album, Stars reclaim vision of 'The North'

Torquil Campbell the actor should know a thing or two about stage terminology. The son of two Shakespearean actors, a veteran of the theater and with appearances on television shows in Canada and the U.S. under his belt, Campbell knows the music his Montreal indie quintet Stars makes is not melodramatic. After nearly a decade of steady acclaim, the quintet’s sweetly crafted yet agonizingly conflicted pop music still gets stuck with that term – including during this recent phone chat – with which Campbell takes issue. Although he and smoky-voiced Amy Millan verbally spar and tell two sides to stories [...]

By |October 17, 2012|Tags: |

Geographer tours the US with Stars

Geographer - "Kites" A good look for local indie-pop band Geographer, who will spend the rest of the month touring the country with Stars. The SF trio's first appearance at The Fillmore (and second date on the tour) is November 10th (8pm, $27). Full Stars/Geographer dates below. Geographer tour dates with Stars Nov. 9 - Rio Theater - Santa Cruz, CA Nov. 10 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA Nov. 12 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Nov. 13 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA Nov. 14 - The Glasshouse - Pomona, CA Nov. 16 - [...]

By |November 8, 2010|Tags: , |
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