Music

Indie-supergroup hypnotizes thousands at Orpheum Theater

When indie-folk group Monsters of Folk rolled into downtown’s Orpheum Theater in late October, there were certainly high expectations for the group.

This was especially true in terms of what Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, Jim James of My Morning Jacket and M. Ward were going to achieve with their personal work.

Back in 2004 the group congregated for handful of shows under the banner “An Evening with Conor Oberst, Jim James, and M. Ward,” playing as an off shoot of each of the musician’s core bands. A few years later the band reassembled for an album, and are now embarking of a world tour.

Emerging artist ‘rockets’ to the moon with new release

In a world where technology is advancing faster than the latest techno beat, new artists emerge from being a no body to popularity in seconds, just by numerous clicks on YouTube or Pandora.

One of the latest fads in the music scene these days is a single man band who uses synthesizer vocals and drum kits to make their music.

Along the lines PlayRadioplay! and Owl City, a slightly less known band by the name of A Rocket to The Moon recently emerged on to the music scene.

The best never heard

During lunch or after school, any Brophy student can hop online and download the newest music album or single and listen immediately.

However, this can mislead many avid fans of music. The large amounts of new artists emerging at any given time is a blessing and a curse for discerning ears. Fear not, there is hope because amongst the rough there is a diamond, and he goes by Drake.

Indie super group deliver monstrous debut

Musical collaborations usually turn out one of two ways. Amazing, like anything featuring Kanye West, or dreadful, like anything featuring Akon.

For indie folk super group “Monsters of Folk,” the collaboration turned out wonderfully.

Five years ago, the stars aligned when stunning folk figures, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes and M. Ward collaborated for a tour under the banner “An Evening with Conor Oberst, Jim James, and M. Ward” which included an appearance of the PBS program “Austin City Limits.”