Hillary Smith

DiscoveryHEAR THIS: Bay of Plenty
June 19. 2012 | By Hillary Smith

HEAR THIS: Bay of Plenty

This Norwegian group reminds us that there are many reasons to like rock.

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DiscoveryYOU GOTTA SEE THIS: “Let’s Go Home” by Carousel
May 23. 2012 | By Hillary Smith

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS: “Let’s Go Home” by Carousel

Carousel delivers gentle vocals and feel good music just in time for summer.

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DiscoveryYOU GOTTA SEE THIS: “This Is Sally Hatchet” by Father John Misty
May 18. 2012 | By Hillary Smith

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS: “This Is Sally Hatchet” by Father John Misty

Blood, confusion, beautiful people, haunting vocals: all relevant reasons why you should take a look at this music video.

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Live ReviewsLIVE REVIEW: Lia Rose and Kelly McFarling @ Rickshaw Stop, SF 5/2/12
May 09. 2012 | By Hillary Smith

LIVE REVIEW: Lia Rose and Kelly McFarling @ Rickshaw Stop, SF 5/2/12

When Lia Rose stepped on stage, she didn’t do it alone- in fact, far from it. At any one point there were at least eight people on stage, sometimes even ten.

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FeaturesEXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Stomacher
April 04. 2012 | By Hillary Smith

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Stomacher

Stomacher’s Jarrod Taylor has been making his way through “the darkness” since he was 14, and as a result has come up with some unique sounds.

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FeaturesEXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Said the Whale
March 23. 2012 | By Hillary Smith

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Said the Whale

Said the Whale cracks a few jokes and talks about everything from Nicki Minaj to drawing inspiration from microbialites at the bottom of a lake.

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FeaturesEXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Yellow Ostrich
March 21. 2012 | By Hillary Smith

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Yellow Ostrich

Alex Schaaf of Yellow Ostrich sits down with TOM and gives us some insight into the new sounds of sophomore effort, Strange Land.

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FeaturesEXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Crushed Stars
March 19. 2012 | By Hillary Smith

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Crushed Stars

The soul of the ’80s and ’90s is back for a second round, and if you didn’t get in on it the first time, Crushed Stars is giving you a second chance.

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