London – Continuing Best New Band’s weekly round-up, last week was owned by the Grammys. This week the focus switched across the Atlantic to London where the Brit Awards were aired in a never more cavernous-looking London’s O2. Long gone are the days of Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox proving an unlikely couple in the
Los Angeles – Hippo Campus is already making a name for themselves before their first LP even hits the streets. The Minnesota indie rock quartet had an impressive 2015 and 2016 with addictive singles such as “Suicide Saturday” and “South”. While barely in their early 20s, Jake Luppen (vocals/guitar), Nathan Stocker (guitar), Zach Sutton (bass),
New York – Cage The Elephant received their first GRAMMY® AWARD for Best Rock Album for their fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, which was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and released in December 2015 via RCA. This is the band’s second nomination, following a nomination for Best Alternative Album for
New York – Late last year, former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero and his band The Patience suffered a major setback when he and members of his crew were struck by traffic while on a press tour in Australia. The accident forced them to cancel all their U.S. tour dates while Iero recovered, but now, he
London – Glastonbury Festival has just announced details of its Emerging Talent Competition 2017, once again generously supported by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation. The free-to-enter competition offers new UK and Ireland-based acts of any musical genre the opportunity to compete for a spot on one of the main stages at this summer’s Festival.
New York – After a sold-out summer tour, acclaimed U.K. band Bear’s Den embarks on additional dates starting January 17th, with stops at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre, Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley, Boston’s Brighton Music Hall, Philadelphia’s Underground Arts, and many more. See below for a complete list of dates.
Los Angeles – Philadelphia’s Modern Baseball announced a spring headlining US tour today, with support from Kevin Devine, Sorority Noise and The Obsessives (all tour dates below). Tickets for all shows will be on-sale to the general public this Friday, January 6th at 12pm EST but limited pre-sale tickets for the shows are now available
Richmond, Virginia – St. Louis band Foxing released a stunning new video today for the song “Indica,” featuring a new version of the song with guest vocals from Tancred’s Jess Abbot. Directed by John Komar and Foxing bassist Josh Coll, the affecting video explores the far reaches of the song’s dark content. “Indica” is from Foxing’s sophomore
New York – The Head and the Heart are excited to announce that after spending 9 weeks at #1 at Triple A (and still remain in the top 5), their single “All We Ever Knew” off of their latest album Signs of Light has reached #1 at Alternative this week. In other exciting news, The
Los Angeles – On a mellow night, in Downtown LA, at a little known venue known as The Teragram Ballroom, Bad Suns performed to an electric sold-out crowd. Off the heels of its fantastic sophomore LP, Disappear Here (which is a favorite of Vinyl Theatre’s Keegan Calmes), the hometown quartet performed 17 songs, to a packed 600