6 New Bands to See at Voodoo 2016

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New Orleans –  All Hallow’s Eve is upon us y’all, and for those living in the greater New Orleans area, that can only mean one thing: FRENCHMEN GONNA BE POPPIN’ Y’ALL!  WOOOOOOOOOO! Er…well, maybe two things. For all those native to the GNO—and those lucky enough to visit the Crescent City on this particularly spooky

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15 New Bands to See at Lollapalooza 2016

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Chicago – It’s late July, you’re standing in the middle of an open field in downtown Chicago, and there are multiple bass tones and distant drumbeats battling for your attention. Chances are you’re at Lollapalooza, and festival season is in full swing. The festival – one of the famed “Big 4” (the other three being Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Austin

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Foals Announce Fall U.S. Headlining Tour

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Los Angeles – Foals have announced a headlining tour to take place this fall across the United States. The run will kick off on September 23rd in Seattle, WA at the Paramount. Fan club pre-sales will launch on Tuesday, July 12th at 10:00 AM local time. The general on-sale will launch on Friday, July 15th

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Foals – Live At The Fox Theater

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Los Angeles – Now with four records under its belt, it seems Oxford indie rock band Foals is finally receiving the much-deserved attention it was always deserved. I was witness to this last Thursday night, at the Fox Theater in Pomona, California, when the band blew the roof off the historic venue with an intensely wild performance. The quintet – consisting

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BBC 6 Music Festival

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Bristol, UK – This is the third year now that the 6 Music Festival has taken over a city – a different one each time – and got a certain type of music fan, in that city, very excited. Well, momentarily excited anyway, before then feeling crushingly depressed because they’ve failed to get tickets to a hugely popular

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Cage The Elephant, Silversun Pickups & Foals Announce US Arena Tour

Spring Fling - Best New Bands

Los Angeles – This March, Cage The Elephant, Silversun Pickups, Foals, and Bear Hands will embark on Spring Fling Rock AF 2016. The 15-city U.S. arena tour packages some of the best new bands in alternative music today, and harkens back to the days when artists crisscrossed the country together on package tours – often hitting cities and towns that otherwise wouldn’t have access to

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Foals Live At KCRW’s Apogee Sessions

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Los Angeles – There’s no way the five members of Foals do not feel on top of the world right now. First of all, their last album, Holy Fire, produced an out-of-left-field modern rock radio hit in “Inhaler”. Then the band spent the summer headlining ever-larger music festivals, and they just released what could truly

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White Rabbits Have Nothing But Time


I had the opportunity to sit down with three of White Rabbits: Alex Even, Matthew Clark and Brian Betancourt. The Brooklyn, New York six-piece, by way of Columbia, Missouri (including Stephen Patterson, Greg Roberts and Jamie Levinson) could fall into the ever-expanding category of “indie rock,” but I believe experimental and even, energetic, would be

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