We recently discovered beatboxing electro-comic magician Reggie Watts, thanks to the IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang!. The show highlights absurd impromptu duets featuring Watts and a number of celebrities, including Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Aziz Ansari, and Rashida Jones. More recently, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme stopped by the show to sing a little ditty called, “Taxidermy Love.”
The term “grass widow,” which dates back to the 1500s, refers to a woman whose lover or spouse is temporarily absent, out to sea, or off to war. Lillian Maring (drums, vocals), Hannah Lew (bass, vocals) and Raven Mahon (guitar, vocals) rely on themes of love, loss, and life to pen their post-punk influenced narratives. If you didn’t have the chance to see the San Francisco-based trio Grass Widow at this year’s NXNE conference, catch them cracking jokes on Portlandia with Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes!