10 New Bands to See at Pitchfork Fest 2015


Chicago – Yes, yes it’s that time of year again! Time for one of the hippest music festivals around: Pitchfork. As to be expected, the line-up is stellar. As an added bonus, it’s loaded with Chicago artists, from the legendary Wilco and the remarkable Ryley Walker, to local hip hop celebs Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper.

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Years and Years’ Darkly Poppy Debut LP

Years and Years

New York – London-based synth-pop trio Years & Years have already achieved widespread success since their formation in 2010. They have been slowly but steadily building up a collection of critically lauded single releases and won BBC’s Sound of 2015 (past winners of which include now household names Sam Smith, Haim and Ellie Goulding).  Years

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Jacco Gardner Hypnotizes the Echo

Jacco Gardner by Matt Matasci

Los Angeles – Though outside The Echo the temperatures had fallen a few degrees from their scorching mid-day high by Jacco Gardner’s late 11:30 start time, the venue’s ancient cooling system still failed to provide relief inside the packed club. Thank goodness Gardner specializes in a brand of baroque pop that is not really meant

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Red Bull Music Academy Announces Class of 2015


Los Angeles - The Red Bull Music Academy is proud to announce the 61 participants of the 2015 Academy edition at la Gaîté lyrique in Paris. Selected by a jury out of 4,509 applications, this year’s class is composed of producers, DJs, instrumentalists, vocalists and composers from 37 different countries. (Represented for the first time in the Academy’s 17-year history are artists

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