Los Angeles – Hippo Campus is already making a name for themselves before their first LP even hits the streets. The Minnesota indie rock quartet had an impressive 2015 and 2016 with addictive singles such as “Suicide Saturday” and “South”. While barely in their early 20s, Jake Luppen (vocals/guitar), Nathan Stocker (guitar), Zach Sutton (bass),
Los Angeles – On a mellow night, in Downtown LA, at a little known venue known as The Teragram Ballroom, Bad Suns performed to an electric sold-out crowd. Off the heels of its fantastic sophomore LP, Disappear Here (which is a favorite of Vinyl Theatre’s Keegan Calmes), the hometown quartet performed 17 songs, to a packed 600
Los Angeles – With 2017 just around the corner, annual “Best Of” lists will soon begin to circulate, and while we here at Best New Bands have begun reflecting on the bands that have shown brightly this year, it is clear Maryland-born, Brooklyn-grown synth-pop trio Prinze George has been staking its claim as one of the
Los Angeles - Let’s get something out of the way: Prinze George is one of the best new acts of 2016. Agreed? Good! Maryland synth-pop trio Prinze George made its LA debut at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. The three-piece was the opening act for up and coming New York duo Lewis Del Mar, at the sold
Los Angeles - Syracuse band Ra Ra Riot set the stage on fire Friday night, at the Greek Theatre, opening for Young The Giant. As far as openers go, Ra Ra Riot could have easily been the headliner, considering the band’s 2016 record, Need Your Light, is the quintet’s liveliest and most enthused material to date.
Los Angeles - From Indian Lakes is the multi-genre conception of California-based multi-instrumentalist Joey Vannucchi. The moniker is derived from Indian Lakes, California, where Vannucchi started writing and recording songs at the age of twenty. Over the course of three full-length albums, Vannucchi has steadily evolved both sonically and emotionally. His proclivity for subdued guitars and
Los Angeles - During Local Natives’ live performance last Friday night, at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, singer and guitarist Taylor Rice stated that L.A. is the best place right now in the world. After all, the five-piece indie act originated in Silverlake, but surely he’s not biased, seeing as he and his bandmates have traveled all around
Los Angeles – As Light As Light is Los Angeles natives Andrew and Daniel Aged’s sophomore LP, but it is the duo’s first release after christening themselves inc. no world. The siblings formed Teen Inc. in 2010 before changing the band’s name to simply “inc.” Not too long after this name change, inc. released an EP and then a
Los Angeles - Niklas Kramer is a Berlin-based artist, who performs under the moniker Still Parade. On June 10th, Still Parade is set to release his ten-song debut, Concrete Vision. He first hit the scene a few years back with the Fields EP and its mesmerizing single. “Actors.” The release was recorded in well-equipped professional studios, with seasoned producers. Then, in 2014,
Los Angeles - This past March, Minneapolis-based psych-country group Night Moves proudly returned, after nearly four years, with sophomore LP Pennied Days (Domino Recording Co.), which features the songs “Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry” and “Carl Sagan.” On this latest effort, principal members John Pelant (vocals, guitar) and Micky Alfano (bass) display a penchant for 70s and 80s rock.