Best New Bands Does Desert Daze

Desert Daze by Nick Comaratta for Best New Bands

Joshua Tree, California – “Pretty much everything about this festival is unprofessional.” That was the easiest way to reflect upon Desert Daze 2016, as we walked back to our camp Sunday night following the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s closing set. This is in no way meant as a criticism either. Desert Daze was described as the “no rules

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New Bands to See at Desert Daze 2016

Desert Daze - Best New Bands

New York – This weekend ushers in California’s 5th annual Desert Daze in Joshua Tree, where for three days, from October 14-16, festivalgoers from around the world will experience “what music festivals once were, while illuminating the future of what music festivals can be.” I am hoping that by the end of this weekend I will

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Album Review: Pond, Hobo Rocket


The Australian quintet Pond is only five years old and is already proving to be quite the prolific group. Pond released Hobo Rocket, in the US August 6 on Modular People Records. In a fit of unabashed frankness we can admit that this album might not be for everyone. It’s abrasive. It’s unrelenting. At its

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