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Found Sound: Laura Mvula ‘Sing To The Moon’

While seeing Iron & Wine at The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA a couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to catch show opener Laura Mvula. With a vocal style echoing back to Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald, I was taken back by the timelessness of Mvula’s voice, the soaring orchestral arrangements, and the sheer musicality of her band. ... …

Show Review: Boyce Avenue

I entered The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA on a Thursday night to find a sold out room of eager fans awaiting the Sarasota, FL-based pop-rock band, Boyce Avenue. ... …

Found Sound: Volcano Choir, 'Repave'

Volcano Choir is a project of Justin Vernon, who is otherwise known as the Grammy-winning indie artist Bon Iver. While most are familiar with Vernon for the latter, Volcano Choir actually existed for years before Vernon ever released Bon Iver material.Volcano Choir began as a collaboration between Vernon and members of one of his favorite bands, Collections of Colonies of Bees; consisting of... …