By: Emily Holtzman, Asst. Editor-In-Chief/iTunes Expert
For any of you who have ever doubted it, I’m here to tell you that Columbia is full of amazing bands. Here’s just a few of my favorites below:
1) Nevada Greene – “Early Morning Joggers”
Nevada Greene is an ambient band comprised of four local Columbians. Their live show is a beautiful mix of nostalgic projections and dreamy songs that shouldn’t be missed.
2) Dubb Nubb – “Mound City Baby”
The three sisters of Dubb Nubb sing poetic folk songs that can make anyone feel proud of the Midwest. Stay tuned for their soon to be released full length “Wild Dreamin,” and catch them playing all over Columbia.
3) Neatly Knotted – “A Hopeful Pause”
Lo-fi and minimalist, Neatly Knotted cites influences such as The Jesus and Mary Chain, John Maus, and My Bloody Valentine. His fourth release, Mountain of Youth, is dark, understated, and intriguing.
4) Rip Rap – “For the Workers”
Rip Rap will leave you wanting to dance and cry all at the same time. Don’t miss any chance to see them play around Columbia.
5) Paper Ceilings – “Serious Song”
Jesse Ceilings, also known as Paper Ceilings, has a uniquely hilarious collection of songs. This song, along with all of his recordings, seems to perfectly encompass the thoughts many of us have each day.
6) Curtain Co – “IOU”
While technically half of the band is a Columbia expatriate, we can still have claim over them for a little longer. Ryan Curtis and Dominick Lee self-define Curtain Co. as “sexy music you would listen to if you were an expensive person.”
7) Believers – “Finder”
Believers is probably one of Columbia’s best known local bands, and for a good reason. “Finder” is nostalgic and interesting, and we’re all looking forward to seeing where Believers is going next.
8) Vulvette – “Close to Tricia”
Vulvette is the ideal alt-country rock n’ roll band. Comprised of Steph Foley, Mike Danger, Doug Freeman, and Jon Boldt, Vulvette brings back all of your sweetest summer memories.
9) Cuffers – “Nothing”
Cuffers includes Dubb Nubb guitarist Hannah Rainey and Curtain Co.’s Ryan Curtis. Their recently released self- titled EP is a melancholy, and somewhat chilling, collection of songs.
10) Stepdaughter – “The Words”
Stepdaughter is an acoustic and dreamy duo grown out of Mizzou. Their voices and guitars hypnotize the listener with their odd yet amazing harmonies.