Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 11:49 am
Grimes is the one-woman project of Claire Boucher, a talented and eclectic Canadian singer. Born and raised in Vancouver, she moved to Montreal for college but left to pursue her craft when her work as Grimes began to take off. Marrying lo-fi punk with dreamy pop, Grimes quickly became a fixture in Montreal's underground music scene. Boucher incorporates elements of dance, video and still images into her live performances, creating otherworldly and entrancing multimedia experiences in the process.
Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 9:52 am
When I first saw Cat Martino, she was in Sufjan Stevens' band, performing in what is honestly the best concert of my life. I was with a bunch of friends that knew her and her music and there they were shouting her name at the top of their lungs. I later saw her as a one person band in Washington, D.C., looping and singing her own quieter songs.