Artistic expression manifests in myriad forms. Music, in particular, is an amorphous beast at best—ranging from shuddering dub-step bass drops, to stripped-down acoustic folk numbers—variety is inherently enmeshed within the medium. With a surplus of musical diversity comes an equally ravenous following of enthusiasts. While some may confine themselves to one genre, there are the pioneers out there—those who thrive in the poly-rhythmic chaos of aural variety.
For those desirous of venues with a multiplicity of musical options, look no further: here are 5 spots that range the spectrum—providing the panacean sounds of your choice!
Confidence is the second album from San Jose natives The Holdup. It’s a darker and more personal record than Stay Gold (their first LP). Some of the songs off this album are the band’s finest recordings to date.
"Summertime Baby" embodies the essence of what this band is about: feel good music with a relaxed vibe and a radio friendly quality.
"Slow" is a good example of how the band has expanded into a more electronic/hip-hop oriented sound on this record, and how they’ve incorporated darker themes in their lyrics.
Many of the songs focus on personal issues with relationships, ambition, and the struggles of being an aspiring musician. Yet, it’s the joyous moments that make this band such a pleasure to listen to. And when they capture that fun spirit and festive atmosphere on record, their music becomes downright addicting.