Pavo Pavo Finds a Second Home

Pavo Pavo by Maja Smiejkowska for Best New Bands

London – On its fifth London gig in the space of a fortnight, Brooklyn band Pavo Pavo could be excused for starting to think of the city as its second home, or at least by now might have memorised the London Underground map, in its North and East quadrants. The short European hop started with

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Bad Suns Ignites a Fire in LA


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

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Arc Iris Proves Extraordinary


London – On its latest album, Moon Saloon, the Providence, Rhode Island trio Arc Iris, comprised of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams, Zachary Tenorio-Miller (keyboards) and Ray Belli (percussion), demonstrated a shift away from Americana territory towards a more experimental terrain. Similarly, in a live set mixing songs from the recent album with some new material, there was

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Rebecca Ferguson Lights Up London

Rebecca Ferguson by Ruth Geraghty for Best New Bands

London – Since its 1910 opening, the London Palladium has been synonymous with variety entertainment, including the hugely popular family TV show of the mid 50s to late 60s, Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Today it hosts stage musicals and pop and rock concerts, amid Rococo style surrounds that predate it somewhat. For many

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New Bands at Treasure Island 2016

Treasure Island Music Festival 2016 by Corey Bell for Best New Bands

San Francisco – Every October, for ten years, concert fans in the Bay Area have been flocking to the Treasure Island Music Festival, a small oasis located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay promising a weekend filled with music and celebration. Plagued by several last-minute artist cancellations and a very rough period of

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