The Takers and Leavers
words by Stephanie Estrada
I have been listening to The Strokes non-stop for the past month (can’t stop won’t stop) and I wanted to find similar bands like them. I found out about The Takers and Leavers randomly on Spotify and I instantly fell in love with their music. I can’t seem to stop listening to their singles “Dog” and “Mars.” Their music reminds me of The Strokes, The Killers, and Artic Monkeys! The Takers and Leavers is a Miami, Florida based band formed back in November 2016. The band is made up of Alex Alston on lead vocals and guitar (witty dude), Cairo O’Toole on lead guitar and backup vocals (slays the guitar), Kevin Blackburn on drums (you need to see him play one day), and Garrett Craig on bass (damn skills). I was able to see them perform twice and they always engage with the audience with funny jokes!