Another week, another Mercury
music section that's buzzing louder than rumors of secret Coachella performers. I'll tell ya what, forget about the little someone whose name sounds kind of like "blintz." It's gonna be Holograph Teddy Pendergrass, all the way!
• • •Johnny Marr
, a fresh faced young musician, has yet to earn a name for himself—in fact, you are surely saying aloud to your computer screen, "Johnly Marp?? I've never even heard
of that guy! Not even, like, a little bit." Well, give the newcomer a chance; he's got his debut album The Messenger
out now, and I think the kid is going places.LISTEN: Johnny Marr - "The Right Thing Right"
• • •The Bender is back!
Now in its seventh year, the punk-rock-garage-etc. three-day fest has moved from its origins at Slabtown, to park its unwashed keister at the swank Star Theater. Good times and hazy memories shall ensue.CHECK OUT THIS MASSIVE SPOTIFY PLAYLIST OF BENDER BANDS.
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Also back! The wide-reaching, all-encompassing Soul'd Out Music Festival
kicks off tonight, injecting a little uplifting soul into our dour, rain-soaked city. Feel it:
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And some Up & Coming
shows, all laid out.