RY X Captivates Chicago

RY X by Sarah Hess for Best New Bands

Chicago – On a Thursday night, in the Windy City, I happened upon a surprising sight: a group of people had chosen to gather at Lincoln Hall to watch talented Australian musician RY X perform instead of watching the Chicago Cubs play the LA Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. Yeah, mind-blowing,

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James Blake to Tour with Vince Staples

James Blake - Best New Bands

New York - Grammy Award-nominated artist James Blake has announced that Vince Staples and Moses Sumney will join him for select dates on his recently announced Fall headlining tour. Staples will join the New York and Los Angeles dates, while Sumney joins all dates minus Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Tickets are available now HERE. James Blake hits the road beginning September 23rd at House of Blues in

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FYF Fest Lineup Announced


Good news for fans of new music: FYF Fest is proud to announce its return to the Los Angeles State Historic Park in downtown Los Angeles, where it’s been held for the past four years. Taking place on Sept 1 and 2 (which is Labor Day weekend), the festival will include performances by the newly

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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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