The Duke Spirit were founded on one of music's most time-honored traditions: singer Liela Moss and guitarist Luke Ford met in art school and dropped out to form a band.
Over forty years of rock and roll history will come to life on the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater Wednesday, April 15 as Mary Lucia welcomes photographer Bob Gruen for a very special installment of The Current's Fakebook.
The Submarines, the indie pop duo of John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard, has gone through several incarnations since first meeting in Boston.
After releasing seven albums under several incarnations of their band, The Jayhawks, the duo reunited in 2008 to record the heavily acoustic album, "Ready For The Flood."
With their fourth album "Secret are Sinister" under their belts, Brooklyn indie-rockers Longwave are hoping the release of this album will go better than the last. Challenges like Hurricane Katrina, a record label merger, and a canceled tour plagued the release of their previous album "There's A Fire." After some encouragement, the band decided to record another record.
Tom Morello is probably best known for his work with the band Rage Against The Machine. However, he takes on the moniker "The Nightwatchman" when he performs his Pete Seeger/Woody Guthrie-inspired solo work.
The music of Brooklyn's Yeasayer is an eclectic mix of rock, pop, folk, dub, Middle Eastern, and African musics. They first garnered national recognition in 2007 at the SxSW music festival and soon after, released their debut CD, "All Hour Cymbals" in October of that same year.
The Rumble Strips are a London based band whose music has been described as a mix of rock, soul, indie, and pop.
Punk-pioneer Alejandro Escovedo has just released his ninth solo album earlier this year entitled "Real Animal."
The Magnetic Fields are a band, but in many ways they are simply the extension of Stephin Merrit. As well as a multi-instrumentalist, Merritt writes, produces, and sings their material.
After winning "The Last Band Standing" competition at The Double Door in Chicago, The Melismatics got back to work and are currently touring to support their latest album "The Acid Test."
Jamie Lidell's mother sang professionally with different orchestras, so it's no coincidence that this guy can hold his own as a singer. After playing in the bands Subhead and Super Collider, he's released a number of solo records including his most recent "Another Day."
Glasgow natives The Fratellis enjoyed a great deal of success on their home turf with their debut "Costello Music." In 2008 The Fratellis released "Here We Stand," their sophomore effort.
The band The Hold Steady was formed in 2000 after vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn moved to New York City from Minneapolis. They released their debut CD "Almost Killed Me" in 2004 and it's been nonstop for the band ever since.
Sam Beam is Iron & Wine. That's the moniker for the singer/songwriter behind the delicate guitar picking and soft-spoken voice that has covered The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights" and has been featured on a psychedelic M&Ms commercial. Iron & Wine has also released three full-length albums and a whole slew of EPs.