Mayer Hawthorne On His Past, Touring and Kid Rock

Published in Interviews
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:00
As we profiled last week in our Artist of the Week feature, Mayer Hawthorne is an artist on the rise. He’s in the midst of a month and half tour with some headlining dates with his band The Country and will opening for Foster The People on others. Crowds seem to like what they hear, check the photo below as an example of what greeted the singer a...
If you’re not one of the lucky ones going to Coachella, fear not, for Record Store Day 2012 is here. (Now that I think about it, even if you will be in the desert this weekend there’ll be a tent there, too. We just can’t win...)  If you aren’t familiar with Record Store Day, it’s an annual event held by independently run records stores around the...
After a sold-out US tour late last year, The Kooks are thrilled to announce their return to the U.S. in 2012 for a February/March headlining tour. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 20th. This will be succeeded by dates as special guests of Foster The People, of which both Central Park NYC shows have sold out five months in advance. The Ko...

Festival Preview: 96X Winter Meltdown, 12/1/2011

Published in Festivals
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 23:14
Just when you thought the festival season was over in the northern hemisphere along comes the 96X Winter Meltdown. Okay, you might not want to camp out, but it's still 9 bands and two stages and the line up includes some of our favorite new bands. Not bad for $45.00 - Day Of. (Young The Giant shown above). Here's the information:...

Artist of the Week: We Barbarians

Published in Featured Artist
Monday, 07 November 2011 22:33
Although the band has its roots in California, there is something far more east coast about We Barbarians’ post-punk revivalist sound.  The grandiose hard-pop of their new EP, Headspace, sounds more at home darting between skyscrapers and roaming the 8 million person blob of New York, than basking in the laid-back fun in the sun of LA.  It call...
This past weekend, I made the journey up to San Francisco from Los Angeles to the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park. Here is my story.
FRIDAY 12:35 p.m. Looking for parking in the Outer Richmond, a foggy neighborhood with limited spaces. K-Flay is on in 10 minutes. Fuck. Is that a parking spot? Nope. Keep drivi...

Twitter Feed

 

New On BestNewBands.com

Tiny Ruins at Mississippi Studios

24 July 2014

Portland - Hollie Fullbrook's calm, pensive singing might lead one to believe that she's already been defeated by the world.  Maybe it’s because of that distant gaze, or her modest attire. Maybe it'...

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

24 July 2014

New York - After Franklin, Tennessee's CALEB reinvented, renamed and re-imagined themselves to create Colony House, band members Caleb Chapman (vocals), Scott Mills (guitar) and Will Franklin Chapma...

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

24 July 2014

Los Angeles - Rey Pila has announced they will be supporting Interpol on their upcoming tour, starting September 15 in Vancouver, BC and have been added to this year's incredible Austin City Limits ...

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

23 July 2014

Los Angeles - Tame Impala has released Live Versions, an album of songs selected from a 2013 Chicago Tame Impala concert on Interscope Records. Chief songwriter Kevin Parker chose the 9 tracks for t...