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Q&A: UFN (Until Further Notice)

How did you come up with the name of the band?We had hoped that we could use the name to create statements about our current mood or ideas. With our upcoming album, we feel that there’s a deeper story behind saying, “This is Temporary-Until Further Notice” etc. We also love the acronym name. How would… Keep Reading

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Local Artist: Aya Safiya

How did you come up with the name of the band?Aya Safiya is my stage name. Aya is my given first name, and I chose Safiya as the second part of my stage name because it’s the perfect middle ground between my two middle names. Sonically it sounds like the Arabic version of Sofia, the… Keep Reading

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Local Band Spotlight: Ha Vay

How did you come up with the name of the band?It is the Chinese name my grandmother gave me when I was born. I’m half Chinese, but grew up in a majority white town and did not share much of my cultural background with my peers. So in making music I wanted to take ownership… Keep Reading

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Local Artist Spotlight: TREASVRE

How did you come up with the name of the band?We wanted something simple, memorable, poignant but unique. How would you describe your sound?Atmospheric rock. It’s a little postrock, a little shoegaze, with prog rock and electronic influences. We draw from a wide swath of musical styles for inspiration, so it’s hard to pin us… Keep Reading

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Local Artist Spotlight: New Manhattan

How did you come up with the name of the band?It is the name of a drink at a local coffee shop of ours. How would you describe your sound?The best way to categorize us would probably be just alternative rock, digging deeper though we have a lot of elements of punk and garage and… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Nabi Air

How did you come up with the name of the band? Yoonha: The word Nabi means butterfly in Korean and bubbling up in Hebrew. They both have great symbolic meanings we vibed with and we coined the term Nabi Air since our sounds–vocals and instrumental–have an airiness to them. How would you describe your sound?… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Frosty

How did you come up with your artist name? My name Frosty came about one day when one of my teammates (when I was playing junior college baseball) randomly started calling me Frosty. The word included my last name “Rost” in the word, so it just stuck from there. I wish I had a more… Keep Reading

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