The Knocks Announces 2017 North American Tour

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New York - Fresh off releasing the new smashing single, “HEAT” (feat. Sam Nelson Harris), New York based electronic duo The Knocks (known for its critically-acclaimed sold-out live shows) announced a massive 2017 North American Feel Good Feel Great tour. The Knocks has curated a support lineup that boasts a diverse mix of “who’s next” in electronic and dance music, including Manchester, UK multi-platinum

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The Heirs join Vans Warped Tour 2016

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New York – California 80s inspired electro-pop band The Heirs are set to play a full lineup of summer shows on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. This comes after performing at SXSW and touring with The Big Pink. Last year The Heirs released the debut four-track EP Ecliptic (Capitol Records), which features the single “Alright

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M83 Announces Initial 2016 Tour Dates


New York – M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, has announced an initial series of North American tour dates, including special performances at the renowned Coachella festival in Indio, CA and The Governor’s Ball in NYC.  This summer will see further festival performances across the globe, including stops in Spain, Germany, Sweden and more. Tickets will be

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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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5 New Bands At Treasure Island – Day 1

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San Francisco – Ah, Treasure Island Music Festival.  It’s such a glorious event: beautiful weather, no overlapping sets, minimal panic-inducing crowd swarms.  The annual two-day event is a great festival for locals, due to its conveniently close-to-everything location smack dab in the middle of the bay between San Francisco and Oakland, and the price is

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Autre Ne Veut – Age of Transparency


San Francisco – “The title comes from marketing jargon,” Autre Ne Veut helmsman Arthur Ashin explains in a statement. “It’s a term for the place we’re in now, where truth and transparency are just ways to sell things and honesty is its own kind of performance.”  The eagerly awaited follow-up to Autre Ne Veut’s breathtaking

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Disclosure – “Caracal”


San Francisco – Fraternal UK electronic/garage-throwback duo Disclosure are no strangers to the theatrical.  The brothers Lawrence—Guy (24) and Howard (21)—and their debut LP Settle released back in 2013 (which spanned fourteen gorgeous tracks), re-introduced the world to the forgotten genre of garage electronica, casting a diverse crew of collaborators to embody their vision.  Settle

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