Interview with MS MR

Last weekend I had the privilege of chatting with indie pop group MS MR at Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival in Irving, TX. This was the first year that the festival stopped in Dallas/Fort Worth, and there was a surprisingly high turnout.

This was my third time seeing MS MR live, and each show just keeps improving. Hopefully it won’t be too long until a new album comes along.

Click here for the full interview and more photos from MS MR’s set. I’ll be posting more photos from the day soon.


Haven’t listened to London Grammar? You need to…

There is so much fantastic indie pop music being made right now, and one of my most recent pop obsessions has been London Grammar. My first taste of London Grammar was the lead single “Hey Now” last year, after the band’s publicist sent a link to the song. Instead of the usual “oh great, another indie band,” the haunting, atmospheric quality instantly grabbed me.


Hannah Reid’s voice is uniquely gorgeous, and the simple arrangements always push the focus on her vocals. Apparently it wasn’t a conscious decision, it was just because they couldn’t agree on hardly anything.

A few weeks ago I saw the band play in Dallas, and it wasn’t the most energetic of sets, but the music and vocals still sounded spot-on. To read my review and see photos from the show click here.