Sharon Van Etten Announces New EP

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Chicago - Sharon Van Etten already has four albums under her belt from over the past six years and in that time, she has become one of the most shrewd new cartographers of the heart. Van Etten is able to portray both emotional difficulties and joys with keen lines and a voice that never compromises in the

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Best New Bands Announces 2014 Newbie Awards Nominees

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New York –, a top destination for reviews, interviews and news about the world’s best emerging recording artists, has announced the nominees of its 2014 Newbie Awards honoring the year’s best new band, male artist, female artist and album—plus one new category (Breakthrough Artist), as determined by a poll of the site’s editorial staff.

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4 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day One

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Chicago – In all my years attending Pitchfork, Friday marked a first: the weather was perfect! The entire day deserved a #feelgoodfriday. Pitchfork weekend tends to be sweltering hot, but thanks to our new friend, the Polar Vortex, temps were in the 80s. The breezy afternoon and a handful of new bands made for an

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5 New Bands To See At Pitchfork

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Chicago – We sure do love us some music festivals here in Chi-town. One of the most beloved is the ever-growing Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, which begins Friday July 18th and ends Sunday July 20th and will feature over 40 acts across three stages. Pitchfork has been independently organizing the fest since 2006, booking some

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NPR’s 2012 Winter Music Preview


NPR’s  All Songs Considered rings in the new year by telling us about new music from Reign Of Terror , Sleigh Bells (Shown), Craig Finn, Sharon Van Etten and many more.

Northside Festival Highlights


The dust has settled from the 4-day whirlwind of music that was Northside Festival, but what an amazing whirlwind it was. There was music just about everywhere, spilling into the street from bars, some people literally playing on a street corner (not part of Northside, but street bands always pop up during festivals), and some

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