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London Grammar Make Music A Religious Experience -- READ MORE
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Whiskey Shivers Know How to Entertain

Whiskey Shivers Know How to Entertain

17 April 2014

I’m just going to lay it out there: roots/bluegrass/folk music is not my thing. If I had to pick one genre to avoid, this...

MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success

MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success

15 April 2014

Austin - The duo of Lizzy Palpinger and Max Hershnow, better known as MS MR, has been creating music together since 2012 though both...

Scavenger Hunt’s Self-titled EP is Ethereal

Scavenger Hunt’s Self-titled EP is Ethereal

14 April 2014

Nashville - What do you get when you get when you combine a pop vocalist and an 80’s musicality? Out of the musical depths...

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MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success

MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success

15 April 2014

Austin - The duo of Lizzy Palpinger and Max Hershnow, better known as MS MR, has been creating music together since 2012 though both are no strangers to the music industry.  Palpinger as the founder of Neon Gold Records and Hershnow as a producer.  Sharing a love...

Sylvan Esso Releases “Play It Right” Live Video At Sofar London

Sylvan Esso Releases “Play It Right” Live Video At Sofar London

15 April 2014

New York - Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band.  Rather, Amelia Meath had written a song called “Play It Right” and sung it with her trio Mountain Man.  She’d met Nick Sanborn, an electronic producer working under the name Made of Oak, in passing...

Scavenger Hunt’s Self-titled EP is Ethereal

Scavenger Hunt’s Self-titled EP is Ethereal

14 April 2014

Nashville - What do you get when you get when you combine a pop vocalist and an 80’s musicality? Out of the musical depths of Los Angeles emerges Jill Lamoureaux and Dan Mufson of Scavenger Hunt, a musical duo that has recently released their debut self-titled EP...

Album Preview: The Antlers – Familiars

Album Preview: The Antlers – Familiars

14 April 2014

Brooklyn – For a band that built its brand on evocative and sentimental lyrical narratives, we would expect nothing less than for The Antlers to bowl us over once more. The group has been busily curating their next stack of tracks and, as usual, the first cut...

Showcase: Wednesday At Bar Matchless In Brooklyn

Showcase: Wednesday At Bar Matchless In Brooklyn

14 April 2014

New York - The first real signs of Spring are finally beginning to emerge for us here in the city that never sleeps, but just because the nights are getting shorter and the sun’s rays are getting longer doesn’t mean we’re easing up on our monthly showcase....

We Talk With Maya Tuttle Of The Colourist

We Talk With Maya Tuttle Of The Colourist

13 April 2014

Seattle -- Since the release of their debut full-length album last month, Orange County-based The Colourist has been making a splash with their, as BestNewBands.com's writer Beth McAllister put it in her review, “relatable front with an eccentric twist.” While selling out shows on their first-ever headlining tour...

Record Store Day - Special Releases By New Bands

Record Store Day - Special Releases By New Bands

11 April 2014

New York - Record Store Day is just a week away! Marked as a day of record store culture celebration, and when hundreds of artists release special vinyls, CDs, and cassettes, rarities and splits, to remind us why physical stores need to exist. Every year there is...

Kyle Wilson Tells Us About His Brooklyn-Bred Band Milagres

Kyle Wilson Tells Us About His Brooklyn-Bred Band Milagres

10 April 2014

Brooklyn - Milagres front man Kyle Wilson is not just a fantastic music writer; he is a talented conversationalist to boot. Wilson spoke with Bestnewbands.com about his Brooklyn-bred band Milagres, and delved into the deeper meaning behind their latest album, Violent Light. The takeaway from this interview is...

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If you Los Angelenos need a great way to start your summer, head over to The Echo tonight to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. play live with supporting acts EMA and Oregon Bike Trails.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is touring for their new upcoming LP It's a Corporate World.  You may have seen these guys play at SXSW or read about them in Stereogum's "40 Bes...
White Denim minus new guitarist Austin Jenkins Excitement abounded for me last night, a perfectly average Wednesday in May, as I headed down to The Echo to see one of my favorite bands, White Denim.  As you might’ve heard (read?) me say before, I first witnessed this Austin-based band’s in-your-face talent when they opened for Portugal. the Man ...

Nick Goose Offers A Promising Solo Start

Published in Album Reviews
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:00
A veteran of the Los Angeles music scene, Nick Goose has finally taken off on his own, releasing his first solo EP, Change Please. It’s not just a clever title for an album. In this case, it’s an artist taking a chance on a new sound, but it is the first step on embarking on a new adventure as a solo artist. ...
Last night, I found myself back at Los Angeles’ Troubadour—my seeming home away from home.  On this uncharacteristically chilly night, I was there to see Buffalo Tom, an Boston-based band who just released their 10th album, Skins. I had given the album a few good listens, and dug the solid rock feel, so I was excited to see the band live. I walke...
The Black Angels in a haze of awesomeness. On Saturday night, I had the chance to see The Black Angels, Cold Cave, and The Kills at The Fox Theater in Pomona.  So I drove east to the city, parked in a somewhat scary parking lot, and headed into the theater which looked a lot like The Wiltern on the interior, actually.   Down on the floor beneath...
  The Black Angels opening for Cold Cave and The Kills Who: The Kills with Cold Cave and The Black Angels
When: Saturday, May 14th, doors open at 7, show starts at 8
Where: The Fox Theater, Pomona, CA
Cost: $22.50 advance, $25 day of show
Age Restrictions: All Ages ...