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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The Black Angels Announce New Release


New York – The Black Angels are excited to announce the official release of their new offering Clear Lake Forest, due July 22, 2014 via Blue Horizon. Clear Lake Forest saw a limited 10″ vinyl release on Record Store Day, but on July 22 the 7-track set will have a much wider release in a variety of formats. It is now available for pre-order

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Featured Artist: The Black Angels


Many will spend this week sifting through the rubble that was South-by-Southwest to see who survived and who was left behind, perhaps losing themselves in a similar way that Alan Garner lost himself in Vegas during the first Hangover. As every insider type heads back to their locales and each band continues with their tour,

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