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Jan 25

Vandana Jain

“Raised in India and educated in London, Vandana Jain has collected an eclectic tapestry of both musical and aesthetic influences over the years, all of which find a place in the music. Everything from Portishead to Pink Floyd, the rave scene in London and Indian pop music lend to her unique layered style of glitchy beats, electronic swells and heavy synth melodies that lay beneath Jain’s emotive front and center vocal play.

Jain performs as a duo with Yusuke Yamamoto with an all analog set. Her band is associated with the indie underground and DIY community in NYC playing electro-synth-post-punk-pop music.”

 

The Downtown Club

“The Downtown Club is an “ethereal, post-punk Trio” , set to release there debut Full-length LP in 2014. Recorded over the past year with Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile) The band leaned heavily on 70’s-era Italian synths and delayed, sometimes noisey guitars. The music forms a “….dark wave/goth feel”. Multi-instrumentalist lead sInger April Harkanson sings haunting, operatic style vocals behind a driving rhythm section. The band recently opened up for Yacht on select dates. The music recalls Siouxsie Sioux, Pylon, and early Killing Joke.”

 

And The Kids

“And The Kids is an always changing independent accessible unconscious existential folk rock glitter popsicle band from Northampton, MA. The band features the songwriting of Hannah Mohan (lead vocals, electric guitar, and electric uke). Hannah met Rebecca Lasaponaro (drums and vocals) in their grade 7 music class, and they have been collaborating and developing the And The Kids’ genre ever since. The group has had many line-up changes since the summer of 2011 when they launched the project under the name And The Kids And The Pirates. The name was shortened to And The Kids in spring of 2012 and their first official EP, Nothing Came First, was released six months later on December 6th, 2012. Currently playing with ATK is Megan Miller (synth, glockenspiel, vocals) who met Hannah and Rebecca at the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) in Goshen, MA at their women’s recording and sound engineering program in August, 2011 and joined the band one year later.
And The Kids has built their fan base mostly from busking on the streets of Northampton, and also from creating JamPony, an underground studio space and performance venue in Holyoke, MA run by Hannah and Rebecca from August 2011 to August 2012. And The Kids’ sound can be described as youthful, rowdy, and quiet then suddenly loud then quiet again. They hope to inspire the hearts of all living beings of light and laughter one stage or sidewalk at a time.”