And Now, Let’s Hear It For The Brits

Little Mix at The Brits - Uncredited - Best New Bands

London – Continuing Best New Band’s weekly round-up, last week was owned by the Grammys. This week the focus switched across the Atlantic to London where the Brit Awards were aired in a never more cavernous-looking London’s O2. Long gone are the days of Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox proving an unlikely couple in the

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Featured Artist: Vancouver Sleep Clinic

Vancouver Sleep Clinic - BEST NEW BANDS

New York – Twenty-one year-old Tim Bettinson, better known as Vancouver Sleep Clinic, is a young Australian singer with a penchant for dreamy melodies and hard-hitting vocals. His debut EP, Winter, was self-released in 2014, and was followed by a sold out tour of Australia and Europe, due to its success. His forthcoming full length album,

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6 New Bands to See at Voodoo 2016

Voodoo Music Festival - Best New Bands

New Orleans –  All Hallow’s Eve is upon us y’all, and for those living in the greater New Orleans area, that can only mean one thing: FRENCHMEN GONNA BE POPPIN’ Y’ALL!  WOOOOOOOOOO! Er…well, maybe two things. For all those native to the GNO—and those lucky enough to visit the Crescent City on this particularly spooky

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New Bands to See at Desert Daze 2016

Desert Daze - Best New Bands

New York – This weekend ushers in California’s 5th annual Desert Daze in Joshua Tree, where for three days, from October 14-16, festivalgoers from around the world will experience “what music festivals once were, while illuminating the future of what music festivals can be.” I am hoping that by the end of this weekend I will

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5 New Bands to See at Riot Fest 2016

Riot Fest by Sarah Hess

Chicago – Ah, yes, it’s that time of year again – time to experience all four seasons while attending one of Chicago’s best music festivals: Riot Fest. For some, the chances of getting rained on, spending the weekend slowly walking through mud, and on the daily experiencing an Autumn morning, humid afternoon, and then a

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Riot Fest Featured Artist: Black Foxxes

Black Foxxes - Best New Bands

Chicago – Once again, in preparation for Riot Fest 2016, we’re featuring an up-and-coming band performing at the festival: U.K. punk rock band Black Foxxes. Last month, this phenomenal trio, comprised of Mark Holley (guitar, vocals), Tristan Jane (bass), and Ant Thornton (drums), released its powerful debut LP I’m Not Well. The emotional album often focuses on frontman Mark Holley’s brave journey,

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