The Virginmarys’ Ally Dickaty Talks ‘Divides’

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Chicago – U.K. trio The Virginmarys will soon be releasing sophomore album Divides. In preparation, the English punk rockers have been touring relentlessly, including supporting Shinedown on a North American tour and playing South By South West in Austin, Texas. The Virginmarys first formed in 2007, as a project between friends Ally Dickaty (vocals/guitar) and

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Little Death Machine: The Q&A

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Berlin – Their groove is good, measure for measure, and now with their debut EP Dreaming in Monochrome out on Glasstone Records, the members of Little Death Machine are helping with the survival of electro-punk rock. Last month, in anticipation of Dreaming in Monochrome being released, London band Little Death Machine – a Best New Bands Featured Artist - shared the single “Healthy,”

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Cardiknox Shines Light On Portrait

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Chicago –  L.A. duo Cardiknox is ready to unveil Portrait, the indie pop band’s debut album. The masterminds behind Cardiknox – Lonnie Angle and Thomas Dutton – have been hard at work, making their dreams come true, despite the occasional obstacles here and there. The two met in Seattle, became friends, and together moved to New

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Sam Margin Of The Rubens Talks Hoops

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Chicago – Australian rockers The Rubens are set to release sophomore album Hoops this March, in the U.S. In 2012, the five-piece, comprised of the three Margin brothers, Zaac (guitar), Sam (vocals/guitar), and Elliott (keyboards), and long-time friends Scott Baldwin (drums) and William Zeglis (bass), earned critical acclaim with a chart-topping, self-titled debut album. The Rubens’ marvelous mix

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Alex Casnoff of Harriet Talks American Appetite

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Chicago – L.A. indie rock band Harriet recently released the fabulous debut album American Appetite via Harvest Records. The album was produced by Sean O’Brien (The National) and Tony Berg (The Replacements) and “touches on themes of money, greed, power, and corruption.” Harriet was formed in 2011 by singer, song-writer, and keyboardist Alex Casnoff, after leaving

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Grizfolk Talks Giants And Troublemakers

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Chicago – Earlier this month L.A. based electro folk-pop band Grizfolk released their highly anticipated debut album Waking Up the Giants, via Virgin Records. The band formed in 2012 when Swedish producers Fredrik Eriksson (guitar) & Sebastian Fritze (synthesizer, backing vocals) teamed up with guitarist and vocalist Adam Roth. Later bassist Brendan James and drummer

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Interview: Young Paris

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Berlin – Raised in New York by world renown Congolese performers, Young Paris crafts a unique sound that threads the boundary between rap and electronic dance music and samples heavily from traditional African drumbeats. Along with 5 of his brothers and sisters, he performs an exuberant live show that merges dance, performance art, and an

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