Mutual Admiration: Jakubi and Their U.S. Audiences

Jakubi

Portland – Melbourne’s soulful newcomers, Jakubi, are on the rise to fame. The vivacious band is currently on their second U.S. tour promoting their EP Holiday and newly released single, “Couch Potato.” The band’s show at the Goodfoot Pub & Lounge brought even their underage fans. Bassist Jacob Farah didn’t let them leave empty-handed however,

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Interview: Andrija Spicanovic of VVHILE

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Berlin – Founded in 2011 by Andrija Spicanovic and Stevan Cirovic, VVHILE is a punk rock band that has done what many bands in their native Serbia have managed to do as of late, escape the boundaries of their small eastern European country and make an impact throughout Europe. Blending elements of experimental and pop

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Interview: Mystery Skulls

Mystery Skulls

Austin – Seeing Mystery Skulls name in the SXSW music guide was liking seeing a high school classmate on the news. His name was familiar from the time we overlapped in Dallas—me going to college, him working on a nascent music career—but he was always one of those artists you tell people you’ll “check out

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Diarrhea Planet Gets Serious

Diarrhea Planet by Wrenne Evans

Chicago – Over the last several years, Nashville’s music scene has been reborn. The city that was once known as a Country Mecca has now become the new hub for modern music, from punk and garage rock to indie and pop. It’s become the home for big dogs like Kings of Leon, Jack White, and

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Gang of Youths Leader Sheds Light on Debut LP

Gang Of Youths

Los Angeles – Over the past few years, Sydney, Australia quintet Gang of Youths have been producing incredible singles, but it wasn’t until just last month that they finally released their highly anticipated debut LP, The Positions. I reviewed the record for Best New Bands noting, “The Positions will haunt you, but console you. It

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Until The Ribbon Breaks Talk Hip-Hop And Philosophy

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Austin – Until The Ribbon Breaks leaves strong first impressions. The name alone suggests weighty artistic ambitions, and if you’re savvier than me you might grasp the nostalgic allusion to tape that’s played to the breaking point. Their hip-hop beats and gothic synths seem relentlessly austere if you didn’t listen closer to the eponymous “Until

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Getting To Know The Dazzling Lylit

Lylit

Chicago – A quick scroll through Austrian singer Lylit’s facebook and you’ll the following: “One voice. One light. One sound. One Lylit.” But just who is Lylit? Kedar Massenburg, the former president of Motown Records, discovered the talented Lylit, who was born Eva Klampfer. She has been navigating the music business since the age of

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