By John Vettese

Kississippi | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com

We’re still reeling from a mindblowing opening night of #KeyFest over here at XPN HQ – pictures later today! – but there’s plenty more where that came from. Tonight at MilkBoy, we celebrate the vibrant sounds that come from DIY basements and indie rock bars around the city. Read on for an overview.

Madalean Gauze impressed us in a big way with her American War EP two years ago. It channeled the passion and catharsis of PJ Harvey and Throwing Muses into a collection of songs that shimmered and rocked. …read more