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The Legend of Mac DeMarco

The Legend of Mac DeMarco

15 April 2014

Austin – I'm standing on the top floor of the three-tiered Mohawk. From my vantage point, you can see straight down Red River, past...

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...

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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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...

Interview – Birdy

Interview – Birdy

09 April 2014

Brooklyn - UK-darling Jasmine Van Den Bogaerde, better known as Birdy, is a 17-year-old prodigy whose work floats in the realm of emotive, expressive and accessible pop. After earning an international following with the release of her first album in 2011, the young musician has reached record...

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On Saturday the 22nd, I headed on out to the Troubadour for another typical night of Los Angeles' rocking live music scene, and, naturally, I was not disappointed.  I don't mean to make all you non-Angelenos jealous, but you should be totally jealous.  It took me a while to understand the hype behind this city, but its lives up to its fame--I mean,...
Last night, I made the quick jaunt up to the Covel Grand Ballroom on “The Hill” at UCLA (essentially, the heart of on-campus housing/dorm life/pajama-clad kids sipping coffee at 10 pm and giggling loudly) to see a concert held by student organizations.  This charity event concert, called Acoustic Coffee House 2011, featured a bunch of student...

The Pierces Share A Secret At The Hotel Cafe

Published in Live Reviews
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 13:00
Finishing up a successful stint in the City of Angels, The Pierces brought their show to the Hotel Café last night. Usually, a late night Tuesday gig may as well be the graveyard shift, but the alt-folk outfit nailed it in front of a near capacity crowd at the famed Hollywood venue. Though this was the duo’s third show of the day, Allison and Ca...

Q&A: Dan Epand of Nico Vega

Published in Interviews
Friday, 14 January 2011 13:00
Over the past few years, the Los Angeles indie rock scene has fortunately began to replace itself in the hearts and minds of music fans who once thought of the city solely as a Mecca for hair metal bands. With the emergence of groups like Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, The Airborne Toxic Event and No Age, the city has become a fertile bree...

Sometimes, songwriters can find inspiration in the strangest places. For Ross Flourney, listening to a radio show provided the inspiration for him to break a long spell of writers block, which was partially due to the end of his band, The Broken West. He was down and out, living in Pasadena, until an unlikely source provided the inspiration...

ACIDIC Never Tasted So Good

Published in Interviews
Sunday, 02 January 2011 17:00
Over the past few years, Los Angeles has emerged as a city that is very kind for indie rock bands. The vibrant scene has produced some of the best rising bands in the country. ACIDIC is one of these groups. Started when in high school by lead singer and guitarist Michael Gossard and bassist Ted Dubrawski, the band has seen its profile grow immens...