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Future Islands flies in fresh from its European tour to push electronic dance music forward
at the Southern on Monday.

Future Islands finds its place in the EDM sea

Throw the word “post” before the name of a music genre, and it can pretty much mean whatever you want it to. The members of Future Islands, an act caught somewhere in the limbo between indie rock and electronic dance music, once called themselves a “post-post” band. Fortunately, the three-piece outfit is willing to get […]

Ohana looms large in the feel good, hyponotic jams of Santa Barbara’s reggae-tinged Iration, which brings much love to the Jefferson.

ARTS Pick: Iration

Sunny California meets the Aloha spirit in the alt-reggae troupe Iration, comprised of childhood friends Joseph Dickens, Adam Taylor, Cayson Peterson, Micah Pueschel, and Joseph King. The five-piece is currently gigging on its third release, Automatic, which features a collaboration with Cage the Elephant guitarist Lincoln Parish. The album skyrocketed up the Billboard and iTunes […]

Hippie drums get hardcore with Blooddrunk Troll's performance during an evening of Virginia-based Thrash.

ARTS Pick: Blooddrunk Troll

Mention hand drums to most metal heads and you’re likely to get virulent responses, or worse. But the members of local band Blooddrunk Troll prove that hippie drums can be hardcore. John Jones, the dark master of the hand drum, bangs out serious beats on his djembe, laying the foundation for Luke “Beer Troll” Smith’s […]