Indie Music http://nhpr.org en The Thing In The Spring Returns To Peterborough http://nhpr.org/post/thing-spring-returns-peterborough <p><strong>The Thing in the Spring </strong>is coming to downtown Peterborough, New Hampshire next weekend, June 6-9th. The quirky music and arts festival has over twenty bands playing in various venues around town and its own arts fair. The ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­founders of the festival, Eric Gagne and Mary Goldwaith came to give us the scoop on “The Thing.”</p><p>We have music from some of the bands who will be at the festival, under the cut. Thu, 30 May 2013 18:29:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28494 at http://nhpr.org The Thing In The Spring Returns To Peterborough Cloud Cult: Musicians On A Mission http://nhpr.org/post/cloud-cult-musicians-mission <p>You may know the band cloud cult from an animated commercial that aired during the Super Bowl a few years ago. In exchange for the work, e-Surance helped fund some of the band's costs for greening the recording of album. The fact that <strong><a href="http://www.cloudcult.com/home.cfm" target="_blank">Cloud Cult</a></strong> chooses deals like that--writes heart-warming songs, and travels across the country to perform for good causes--may have you wondering if they are for real. But doing good and staying positive are deeply embedded in the DNA of <strong>Cloud Cult</strong>. This evening the band will perform <a href="http://media.wix.com/ugd/2c2f03_e31ac5ed614d8596b37e881dbf804136.pdf" target="_blank">a live acoustic set</a> during a yoga class at the <a href="http://www.atomyoga.com/" target="_blank">At Om Yoga</a> studio in Concord. It’s a benefit for a local child with pediatric cancer. I talked with <strong>Craig Minowa, </strong>singer, guitarist, and leader of Cloud Cult before they headed to New Hampshire and can say that the whole kind-hearted thing is not just PR. In fact, I told him that they are just about the least cynical indie band I can think of.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:16:02 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25203 at http://nhpr.org Cloud Cult: Musicians On A Mission Word Of Mouth 03.23.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-03232013 <p>All of the pleasure, none of the guilt. Our Saturday show gets you caught up, in a convenient snack pack size. This week….A video game attempts to replicate the experience of autism; spying in space with the help of spectroscopy; a look back to when <em>Peyton Place</em> was in its heyday, almost 60 years ago; the delicious and sweet tradition of capturing maple syrup; making music by “playing” a tower; and a musician gives a private concert in Studio D, then talks about teenage inspiration and her love of pie.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:41:18 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 24210 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 03.23.2013 Lady Lamb the Beekeeper http://nhpr.org/post/lady-lamb-beekeeper <p></p><p></p><p>The moniker, <a href="http://www.ladylambthebeekeeper.com/"><strong>Lady Lamb the Beekeeper</strong></a> came to Mainer Aly Spaltro in a dream, and has been popping up on marquees up and down the East coast ever since. Not to mention online, where we read reviews of her captivating – almost spellbinding --&nbsp; live performances and steady output of original, idiosyncratic music that we’re calling a mix between Feist and Nirvana<em>.&nbsp; Ripely Pine</em> is her first studio album, and has already been featured by <a href="http://entertainment.time.com/2013/02/22/ripely-pine-a-new-album-that-details-what-its-like-to-be-a-twenty-something-in-2013/">Time Magazine</a> and<a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/02/28/172890601/from-behind-the-counter-lady-lamb-the-beekeeper-emerges"> NPR</a> setting Lady Lamb well on her way to becoming a national name. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:28:47 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23954 at http://nhpr.org Lady Lamb the Beekeeper Gushing Over Guster http://nhpr.org/post/gushing-over-guster <P>Guster’s stripped-down acoustic tour is stopping at the <A href="http://www.themusichall.org/about_us/news_and_press_room/press_releases/just_announced_an_night_of_acoustic_music_with_guster" target=_blank>Music Hall </A>in Portsmouth for a sold-out performance this Saturday. That’s kind of typical for band that sprang out of Boston in the early 1990s and hit the pop charts with the 1999 song, “Fa Fa.”&nbsp;Their new album <A href="http://www.guster.com/?page_id=114" target=_blank><EM>Guster: Live Acoustic </EM></A>features 16 songs from performances recorded last year. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:00:35 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20335 at http://nhpr.org Lake Street Dive Gaining Momentum http://nhpr.org/post/lake-street-dive-gaining-momentum <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6EPwRdVg5Ug" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:29:49 +0000 Zach Nugent 19769 at http://nhpr.org Ingrid Michaelson: Not Just For TV Soundtracks http://nhpr.org/post/ingrid-michaelson-not-just-tv-soundtracks <p>If you have never heard of <strong>Ingrid Michaelson</strong>, don’t worry… chances are you have heard her music. Whether it was during an O<em>ld Navy</em> sweater commercial…or on TV shows like O<em>ne Tree Hill</em>, A<em>rmy Wives</em>, or most frequently, <em>Grey’s Anatomy</em>. Her brand of accessible and emotional indie-pop has made her music a go-to for soundtrack supervisors… and since, built her a grassroots army of fans devoted to each of her five studio albums.&nbsp; Her latest is called <em>Human Again</em>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Ingrid + Grey's= Tears</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:40:58 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15391 at http://nhpr.org Ingrid Michaelson: Not Just For TV Soundtracks Scientific Ingenuity from the American Garage http://nhpr.org/post/scientific-ingenuity-american-garage <p>The occasional household explosion is no cause for alarm - it's all part of the garage-science revolution.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:50:12 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2441 at http://nhpr.org Scientific Ingenuity from the American Garage Dr. Dog: A Standout Among Stereotypes http://nhpr.org/post/dr-dog-standout-among-stereotypes Sometimes I wonder: Do the members of young indie-rock bands know that they're walking stereotypes? There's the scruffy dude who's obsessed with everything vintage and analog, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/124322253/pavement" target="_blank">Pavement</a>-worshiping, whiny-voiced lead singer, the rhythm section that knows its way around every oddity recorded by <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15420606/the-kinks" target="_blank">The Kinks</a>. That's pretty much how I pegged the Philadelphia sextet <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15291938/dr-dog" target="_blank">Dr. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:09:00 +0000 Tom Moon 1906 at http://nhpr.org Dr. Dog: A Standout Among Stereotypes