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Musiciens Je Veux Frencher – Too Many Questions for Majical Cloudz

Majical Cloudz @ Le Belmont 3/1/2013 He invited me to the le after party. And by the time I was half way down the block I couldn’t remember why I refused. There was a freezing snow falling that crunched under my boots. I was replaying the moment after the kiss. We both blinked dumbly, smiling. [...]

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People Who Frenched at Igloofest

People Who Frenched (me) at Igloofest @ le Vieux Port, Montreal 2/9/2013 There was a moment I stopped dancing and looked up into the night sky. The snow fell like confetti, suspended in ribbons by the stage light beams. Tommy Four Seven was building his next deep-house drop, and I was pushed forward by a [...]

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Musiciens Je Veux Frencher—Spitballing with Juveniles

Musiciens Je Veux Frencher | Juveniles @ Le Divan Orange 9/5/2012 In the basement of Le Divan Orange there actually exists an orange couch. It’s a burnt umber floral with velveteen cushions. And it’s terrifying. This is the environment I chose for a sweaty french kiss? Nervous, half-drunk Emily decided oui. It had all been [...]

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New Pop Act ‘Gospel Music’ Isn’t Exactly Religious (Video)

In late 2010, Owen Holmes (bassist of indie darlings Black Kids) branched out on a solo project called Gospel Music.  Holmes’ new act—of course—has nothing to do with its eponymous genre.  Instead, the new LP How to Get to Heaven from Jacksonville, FL covers the more or less typical mix of alcohol, ennui and noncommittal [...]

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INDIE: Bobby Jealousy (Episode 2, Pt. 1)

Bobby Jealousy is a self-described “throwback,” “dirt pop,” “melodic,” “soul-inspired,” and (charmingly) “death-obsessed” band from Austin, TX.  The members are somewhat seasoned players—one is particularly accomplished as a solo artist—and each is undeniably gifted.  The ethos seems to be:  work hard, master the melodies in studio, then get drunk and play the imperfect f*ck out [...]

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The Stray Cat Lee Rocker: Rockabilly, Revival Fest and “Fishnet Stockings”

Last week, Vesper Magazine had the incredible honor of sitting down with rockabilly legend Lee Rocker.  Rocker is probably best known for his work with The Stray Cats—an act that garnered 23 gold and platinum records worldwide and established itself as an essential figure in the post-punk era.  But Rocker’s list of collaborators after the [...]

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UPDATED: Bear in Heaven–Two Live Tracks at The Parish

Pop yet unequivocally experimental, Bear in Heaven is a Brooklyn outfit founded by frontman Jon Philpot. The band is synth-driven three piece that Pitchfork laments as impossibly hard to classify: “something familiar, wholly of the moment, and yet impossible to pin down – you knew some combination of ‘indie,’ ‘rock,’ ‘synth,’ ‘dance,’ and ‘electro’ should [...]

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The Magnificent Snails: Their Final Song was a Funky One

Last week, a young Austin band died, then like Saint Lazarus, rose from the dead.  And though we wish the band had selected guitarist Charlie Magnone’s submission–The Vintage Years–as their new moniker, we genuinely enjoyed their set and wish the former Magnificent Snails, now The Gorgeous Hands, the very best.  We especially liked their wide [...]

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OTHER LOVERS: New Folk Rock Duo from Austin, TX (Video)

guaranteed cashannual feeno balance transfer Megan Fowler and Brandon Boyd (not of Incubus) appear to be relatively new to the scene, at least in this incarnation—the band formed less than a year ago.  Vesper very much enjoyed their straightforward orchestration and the surprising depth of Megan’s voice (which we thought reminiscent of Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir).  [...]

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INDIE: A New Web Series for the Austin Music Scene

Six weeks ago, we decided to approach the Austin music scene very differently from what we initially had envisioned.  We had one basic impulse: get closer to our community’s musicians.  If Vesper Magazine is a baby publication—and it is:  we’re only a few months old—then it’s in a stage of development in which it has [...]

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