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By Dustin Verburg – General Manager/Producer: The Negative Zone

In a few years, this whole “lo-fi/noise pop/beach punk” thing is going to look like it was a fad. Young bands will move on to the next big thing and it will be a footnote in rock and roll history. There will be some bands, however, that will be remembered for rising above the movement, brushing past the genre confines and concentrating on making great records. Brooklyn’s Vivian Girls are exactly one of those bands. They are true believers that stand out among the pack of clones, weekend warriors and fashionistas based in the “lo-fi sound.”  On their third LP, Share the Joy, Vivian Girls make a vital and soulful entry into the canon of underground rock.

By Dustin Verburg – General Manager/Producer: The Negative Zone

On Friday, 4/1/11, we spoke with Ian McFeron and Alisa Milner of the Seattla-based Americana/roots/folk group the Ian McFeron Band. Ian and Alisa talk about their new album, Summer Nights, which was recorded in Nashville by Doug Lancio and features members of Ryan Adams’ band. They also talk about life on the road, their musical beginnings and what it means to be an independent artist.

Ian and Alisa are playing Friday, 4/1/11, at Pengilly’s Saloon in downtown Boise at 9pm.

Listen to the interview and listen to a 4 song in-studio set after the jump!

By University Pulse Senior Staff

On Friday, 3/18/11, Eric Gilbert of the Boise rock band Finn Riggins spoke with us during our weekly live show. Eric discusses Finn Riggins’ forthcoming split 7″ with Hillfolk Noir, recording songs for Daytrotter, extensive touring and their new approach to recording.

Finn Riggins is playing at the Visual Arts Collective on Wednesday, 3/23/11 along with Delicate Steve (NJ), Hosannas (OR), Teens and Owlright.

Check out the interview after the jump!

By Dustin Verburg – General Manager/Producer: The Negative Zone

(Photo by Cody Finney)

Jumping Sharks are a Boise rock band that describe themselves as psychedelic desrt music. In this interview, Zane Norsworthy, Reggie Townley and Ben Wieland discuss their new album, their upcoming tour, playing with other local bands, their influences and a mysterious portal between Oregon and Oklahoma.

Jumping Sharks are playing a release party for their album Dreams of the Dying, Light of the Living on 3/18/11 at The Visual Arts Collective.

Listen to the interview after the jump!

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By Dustin Verburg – General Manager/Producer: The Negative Zone

With 2008’s Receivers, Brooklyn’s Parts & Labor transfigured themselves from a scrappy, noisy punk rock band into something much different. The band did not simply move into “noise pop,” a term which brings to mind the tedious realm of Michael Cera movie soundtracks: instead, they rose above the narrow confines of subgenres entirely . In 2008, Parts & Labor created 8 life-changing, futuristic, chaotic rock and roll anthems. 2011’s Constant Future sees them creating 12 more.