The group chose the name "Augie March" in reference to the book The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow, attributing the choice to the way in which Bellow's descriptive and poetic language reflected singer/songwriter/guitarist Glenn Richards own song writing style.
Described as darkly melodic, The National originated in Cincinnati, but came together in Brooklyn. They have recently released Boxer, their follow-up to their 2005 release Alligator.
Songs performed: "Ungawa," "Hey, Hot Tomato," and "Sugartooth."
Oregon-based Blitzen Trapper is on track to win over new fans with their latest CD "Wild Mountain Nation" which was released on June 12, 2007.
Robert Stephens founded the Geek Squad as a one-man operation in the early '90s. Now the Geek Squad has agents across the U.S. -- and even abroad -- working to help people with their technology conundrums. However, technology doesn't drive him; how it will help his life and his family is what really interests him.
How does the price at the pump get priced? Is it truly just a function of supply and demand or is it being manipulated along the way to wring out extra profits? Steve Seel was joined by Akshay Rao and David Strom to talk about how much we should be paying, where the money is going and whether affordable gas is a luxury or a necessity for the American economy.
New York's Robbers on High Street stopped by about dining adventures at South by Southwest, who gets to be in control of the music while riding in the tour van, and their love of bowling in the Twin Cities.
Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles began with the intention of just some friends getting together on Sunday afternoons to drink some beer and play some cover songs.
On his newest CD, "White Moth," Australian Xavier Rudd charts his spiritual journey over the past few years. On this release, he pays respect to Australia's indigenous people, and features guest vocals from Aboriginal singers.
It was about a year ago that Sound Team visited the Current studios. They have been touring as a five piece band for a little over two years now.
Eleni Mandell's debut album Fishbone was released in 1999 to rave reviews including being named best local singer by the Los Angeles Magazine and best song writer by the Los Angeles Weekly.
The sound of The Last Town Chorus can be described by a room full of people and each individual will undoubtedly have their own take on it. The lap steel guitar adds another layer of melody to their refreshing sound.
While the Minneapolis-based Umbrella Sequence utilize the basic guitar/drums/vocals of their indie-rock peers, they also use a smattering of laptops, drum machines, and an old-school Nintendo Gameboy to achieve their distinctive sound.
In the 9 years since Air's "Moon Safari" became one of electronic music's most celebrated recordings - while simultaneously helping to redefine the genre itself - the duo of Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin have emerged as increasingly detail-oriented soundscapers, and sought-after collaborators as well.
Melbourne's Love of Diagrams sound like they emerged from the early '80s. They've got a choppy, call-and-response sound similar to Mission of Burma.