Kara Scott’s Monthly Poker Playlist

Indie bands on the poker player’s iPod

Song choices at a poker tournament, online or live, can make or break your game. The games are long, so a variety of music might help pull you through those long sessions. During the WSOP 2013, numerous players were interviewed about their poker playlists, and popular choices were meditation songs to soothe the nerves and electronic, rock or hip hop to get that boost of energy. Kara Scott’s playlist, on the other hand, is rather different.

On the Partypoker blog, she revealed that she is a fan of new and obscure music. To get to know Kara and her music taste a little more, here are some short music profiles on the bands that are on her poker playlist.

Cut Copy
Formed in 2001, Cut Copy is an Australian electronic band comprising of four individuals on vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drums. Their music has been classified as electropop, indie electronic, dance-punk, and new wave (all genres that fit under Kara’s taste of obscure music). The music video for “Free Your Mind”, one of their more recent tracks, features True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård.

Little Green Cars
This Irish indie rock band originated from the former band The Revolts back in the mid 2000s. They’ve recently started gaining attention across the pond as they’ve played at several music festivals last year, including SXSW music festival in Austin, Coachella in California, Lollapalooza in Chicago, and Osheaga festival in Montreal. They’ve also performed their hit single “Harper Lee” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Alt J
Reigning from Leeds, this English indie rock band has been known to dabble in genres such as experimental rock, indie rock, electronic, and art rock. They’ve been nominated and have even won several British music awards in the last few years. Many of their songs have been featured on several television series, such as “Tessellate” which was included in the musical score of the Star-Crossed pilot.


Alt J at Sound Academy, Toronto, March 2013 (Copyright: PeteHatesMusic and Martin Bazyl)

Electric Guest
Electric Guest is an LA based indie group with songs that range from indie pop to electronic rock. Although they only just formed their band 3 years ago, they’ve already made a big name for themselves as they’ve made appearances in local and international music festivals. They’ve even performed at Berlin’s Fashion Week as wells Cannes Film Festival.

Lake Street Dive
Last, but not least, Lake Street Dive is Brooklyn-based group that compose indie jazz and soul songs. The band members met while attending the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and have been extensively touring North America and Europe ever since. Their rendition of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” captured the attention of many, thus increasing their fan base.

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