JMA had the opportunity to attend the 10th Anniversary of Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park. Pitchfork has always excited us for being a one-stop shop for up-and-coming musicians and artists on the verge of super stardom. This year did not disappoint and many of our staff were there to enjoy one of the festival’s most diverse lineup, from Sleater-Kinney to Jamie xx to A$ap Ferg.
Innovative duo J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth are Public Service Broadcasting, an exciting band out of the United Kingdom that use “old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material to teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future.” The new record from PSB finds the duo launching into orbit and tackling the Space Race, cleverly using samples from USSR and U.S. mission archives. The Race for Space, out on February 24th via Test Card Recordings, is another impressive entry in the young career of this band, with space funk single “Gagarin” and “lunar landing speed trial” “Go!” leading the charge.
Flint, MI alternative country artist Small Houses played an intimate set to an enraptured crowd last night at Schubas. Artist Jeremy Quentin is in the middle of an extensive tour to support his new album, Still Talk; Second City, bringing his brand of folk songwriting across the United States and into Europe. Quentin combines beautifully raw vocals with intricate guitar, providing moving instrumentals upon which he tells stories of his life.
JMA artist The Soil & The Sun visited WFPK Radio Louisville last week as part of the station’s final Winter Wednesday event, a concert series with showcases once a month. The band was very excited to perform music from their recent release, Meridian, for an eager crowd seated in the beautiful Clifton Center.
Last night, JMA hosted an advance screening of the highly-anticipated time travel thriller Project Almanac from Paramount Pictures. JMA was involved in the project as a music consultant, helping to coordinate scenes in the movie in which the kids revisit Lollapalooza 2013 and watch bands Imagine Dragons and Atlas Genius.