Category Archives: Icky Blossoms

Q&A: Phoenix’s Thomas Mars on Lollapalooza, “Bankrupt!” and the band’s rocket to success

When Phoenix had its breakout release, the band was already a veteran group. The French indie pop band, which headlines Lollapalooza on Sunday, put out three albums before 2009′s “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” became a hit with songs such as the … Continue reading

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SXSW: Icky Blossoms and Harouki Zombi end the night with a dancey bash

Oh, the lights! Icky Blossoms traded in the crappy, always-on red lights at The Parish Underground for their own light system. The band uses a system of lights and projections that bursts with its music, and it definitely added to … Continue reading

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The Waiting Room gets new sound, more beer

When you walk into The Waiting Room Lounge tonight (or over the next couple weeks), you’ll notice a few changes immediately. One is the stage, which has been refinished and physical walls have been added where there were once curtains. … Continue reading

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Icky Blossoms tells about its drunkest fan, rudest moment and more in tour diary

Icky Blossoms apparently had a good time while on the road with Trust and The Faint. Sarah Bohling wrote up a tour diary for Paste where she describes how a promoter in Montreal kicked them out of the venue for … Continue reading

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List: The Best Albums of 2012

Strange pop gems, country dirges, sad songs, indie rock icons, punk treatises and megahit albums cross my desk throughout the year. Most of them aren’t that good. Some are listenable. A few — very, very few — have stuck with … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Faint plays ‘Danse Macabre’ at tour-closing hometown show

Friday night felt like four years ago all over again: The Faint sold out Sokol Auditorium and turned the polka hall into a hotbox on a frosty December night as the kids flailed and danced to every bass crunch and … Continue reading

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Maha: Icky Blossoms tear it up

Who was that band that started a wild dance party at Maha Music Festival? That was Icky Blossoms, my friends. The dance-rock band stole the show. I have a feeling that a lot of people who came to Maha for … Continue reading

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Maha: Delta Spirit delivers

Delta Spirit got its set in just under the wire. Moments after the band finished playing, it began to rain at Maha Music Festival. Not hard, but still… rain. I enjoyed seeing the band at SXSW earlier this year, but … Continue reading

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Tilly and the Wall album coming in September

While on the phone today with Derek Presnall, he mentioned twice that a new Tilly and the Wall album is coming soon. “We recorded a Tilly and the Wall record last year through the fall. We did it in sections up … Continue reading

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Watch: Icky Blossoms’ new video, ‘Babes’

I danced to this several times at SXSW, and I’ve been dancing to it since I bought the single on Record Store Day. Now it’s your chance to party down to Icky Blossoms’ “Babes.” Watch the video below. The band’s … Continue reading

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