Indie Near You - Thursday, March 10
Tagged on their website as experimental Indie rock electronica, local act Pan Astral sticks out from the crowd, blending ethereal vocals with integrated chaos in rhythms that range from trippy to poppy. The subtlest hints of rock, grunge, psychedelic, 80s synth pop, trance, and even folk country somehow all find their way into these meandering streams of notes. If you're 18 or older, catch them at the Hi-Dive this Thursday, March 10 with Lamp! and &One.
Even though local Indie is arguably the best, it can sometimes be hard to get unless you're down on the scene. Check out these big-time bands in the meantime while you're digging:
Not familiar with Indie? The term is technically short for "independent," meaning independent of a major record label (akin to self-publishing in the book world). But in recent years, the concept has taken on a life of its own and now describes a whole cultural movement and music genre. Enjoy!