Cursive brings Emo Rock to Nashville

Cursive is an emo rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was founded by frontman Tim Kasher, Matt Maginn (bass), and Steve Pedersen (guitar) as the aftermath of the breakup from their previous band, Slowdown Virginia in 1995. The band has actively put out albums throughout the years with a few hiatuses and lineup changes in between

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The Midwestern Takeover

The Midwest took over the East Coast last week as Minneapolis punks Dillinger Four and Off With Their Heads brought along newcomers Tightwire to play a few shows in New York City, Washington DC, and Asbury Park, NJ. Their Asbury date at House of Independents was the last of their mini tour and a celebration of Asbury Park music scene legend Jim Norton’s 50th birthday. In addition to the three midwestern bands were Jersey rockers, The Vansaders and their blend of punk and rock n roll. What had transpired was one hell of a birthday party.

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Courtney Barnett will tell You how she really feels

Australian indie rocker Courtney Barnett gained recognition in 2013 upon the release of The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas which is a compilation of her two first Eps. When her first proper debut album, Sometimes I sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit came out it quickly became critically acclaimed and was featured on many of the best albums of the year lists in 2015. After constantly touring Barnett Joined forces with Kurt Vile in 2017 and recorded an album titled Lotta Sea Lice, and performed a limited string of shows together in the United States.

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Taking Your Time with Blood Orange, MADEINTYO, and Empress of

On a balmy Los Angeles night, Blood Orange gave a beautiful production of his latest work, Negro Swan, at The Greek Theatre. The Los Angeles Greek Theatre is one of the most charming and historical venues that holds a stage where many iconic artists have performed. And now Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange, can be added to that list of iconic artists. Accompanying Dev Hynes, openers MadeinTyo and Empress Of all revealed a raw emotion in their live performances. The gradual musical flow into Blood Orange’s final performance was sentimental and blossomed gracefully throughout the evening.

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Underoath: Erasing Limitations and Continuing a Legacy

“Erase Me” is a bold opening statement from a band that took a near career-ending hiatus from the post-hardcore rock scene a little over five years ago. However, after an almost decade-long pause since their 2013 Farewell Tour and shockwave-inducing disbandment, Underoath has re-emerged once again with a renewed sense of passion and purpose.

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Didirri to Debut First North American Headline Tour in LA This November

Known for his soothing melodies and thoughtful lyrics, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter, Didirri, is definitely a name that music fans will want to keep on their radar.

With two sold-out headline tours following the release of his breakout single, “Blind You” as well as appearances at Fairgrounds, Grampians, and Boogie Festival, Didirri took his home country by storm in 2017.

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Mom + Pop Records Celebrate their 10th Anniversary with Courtney Barnett, Sleigh Bells, and More…

Mom + Pop Records, the label behind some of this decade’s (and last decade’s) best indie rock artists, celebrated their 10th anniversary Monday night at Brooklyn Steel. Veterans and friends of label, Courtney Barnett, Sleigh Bells, Tom Morello, Neon Indian, and newcomers Sunflower Bean and Alice Merton played the anniversary show, and Flume headlined the after-party.

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Matt Kearney Brings CRAZYTALK to the San Diego House of Blues

Nashville-based phenom and platinum selling artist, Mat Kearney, has been a busy bee for quite some time. Welcoming his first child into the world back in January 2017, change as well as an increased sense of maturity and growth has not only provided the singer/songwriter with a human bundle of joy, but has also helped inspire the makings of a fifth studio album.

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Dreaming about the DREAMERS’ Show at the Troubadour

The rock trio DREAMERS successfully concluded their first headline tour. With their positive message stating that basically “nothing is impossible,”  they entertained fans through their pop-rock songs, highlighting the ones from their latest EP release, FLY. After slowing it down with an almost fully acoustic version of “Come Down Slow,” they brought the energy back up with a cover of The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Bullet with Butterfly Wings.” DREAMERS played an incredible show, and clearly every member of the (surprisingly) diversely aged crowd enjoyed it.

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The Coronas light up the stage at The Sinclair in Boston

The Coronas are an Indie Irish rock band from Dublin made up of four band members Danny O'Reilly, Dave McPhillips, Graham Knox, and Conor Egan. This Irish multi-platinum-selling band have released five studio albums, Heroes or Ghosts (2007), Tony Was an Ex-Con (2009), Closer to You (2011) The Long Way (2014) & Trust The Wire (2017).

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New York trio Sunflower Bean returns with Sophomore Album Twentytwo in Blue

Sunflower Bean is a New York alternative trio with post-punk influences and psychedelia. The band was Founded Nick Kivlen and Jacob Faber. The name comes from Kivlen’s sunflower seeds obsessions and Fabor's love for coffee. The two later decided to add Julia Cumming to their lineup as lead singer and bass player.

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Volumes TakeOver Feels Good

Volumes is an American progressive metal core band based in Los Angeles, California. Volumes music consist of upbeat and bouncy guitar riffs, groovy breakdowns and dual lead vocalists. Volumes hit Miami twice within the last year and came back even harder then before, while performing at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale.

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Taylor Swift Solidifies New “Reputation” During Houston Performance

With only two more dates to close out her Reputation Tour across the United States, Taylor Swift landed in Houston over the weekend to perform in front of thousands at NRG Stadium. Scanning the crowd, one might have had preconceived notions of what the audience would look like - females, tweens - but this crowd seemed different - diverse and welcoming. From father-daughter outings, to best friends experiencing an unforgettable night, to small children seeing their first ever concert, this night was filled with memories as diverse as the people in attendance.

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Tall Heights Rock the Tourmaline Stage at KAABOO Del Mar

Boston duo, Tall Heights hit the Tourmaline Stage at KAABOO Del Mar on Sunday, September 16. With over 130 million Spotify streams and tours alongside the likes of Ben Folds, Judah & the Lion, and Colony House, Tall Heights’ Paul Wright (vocals/cello), and Tim Harrington (vocals/guitar) have been making considerable waves in the indie-pop scene. With a sophomore album, “Pretty Colors For Your Actions” set for release on October 5th and a supporting North American headlining tour beginning on October 11th, Tall Height are definitely a band to keep on your radar for the foreseeable future.   

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Leon Bridges serenades the crowd at the Ascend Amphitheatre

Leon Bridges is a Fort Worth native who rose to fame in 2014 with his debut album, Coming Home. The songs from that album are soulful and nostalgic with a notable influence from soul legend Sam Cooke present. The album became number 6 on Billboard’s top 200 chart and also got him a Grammy nomination for best R&B album of the year.

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Lydia Concludes Tour at the Legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles

The night opened with Cherry Pools. Their evidently handmade banner which declared “NO GODS, NO LABELS, NO GENDER, NO SEXUALITY, NO GENRES, NO RELIGION,” felt quite empowering. Everything about this band, from lead singer Martin Broda’s bright blue hair, to their captivating music, put a smile on every member of the audience.

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Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes U.S. Tour 2018 will make a stop at the Orpheum in Los Angeles December 19th and 20th

Thom Yorke has confirmed a series of live electronic performances in the U.S. during which he, Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri will perform songs spanning his solo works The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes and Atoms For Peace’s Amok. Support will come from special guest Oliver Coates. The tour will stop at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on December 19 and 20 at 8:00 PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17 at 10:00 AM via www.Ticketmaster.com.

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Portugal. The Man to Headline the Historic Shrine Auditorium

With humble roots tracing back to the small town of Wasilla, Alaska, and approximately twelve years time since the release of their first album, alternative-rock group, Portugal. The Man, have experienced a monumental rise in global stardom since their impressive run in 2017.

Looking back, it appears that while long-awaited, this catalyst year was a well-deserved treat for the experienced band who, although clearly an established force in the industry, truly burst onto the international stage with the release of their eighth studio album, Woodstock.

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We Can Always Go For Hall and Oates and We Will Never Forget Philly at the Forum

The heart and soul of Philly graced Los Angeles' Forum with invigorating performances by music legends, Hall and Oates. They performed classic hits and collaborated on stage with Patrick Monahan of Train for songs such as, "Wait for For Me" and "Philly Forget Me Not." The artists have been touring North American together and it's a concert experience not to be missed, you can see a preview here at their iHeartRadio concert.

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Canadian Punks, Spanish Poetry, and Bloody Smiles with Chastity, MOURN, and Playboi Carti at the Observatory

Canadian Punk Rockers, Chastity, raw performance at the Constellation Room evoked locals to randomly jump into the audience at other's bewilderment. Their storytelling music videos catches the viewer's attention with contrasting rhythms from dreamlike vocals to heavy instrumentals. The ethereal track, "Heaven Hell Anywhere Else," enraptures listeners with elevating melodies and intense percussion. This daydreaming track was the first single off of their debut album, "Death Lust." The album was released on July 13th on Captured Tracks. Their hefty track, "Children" is reminiscent of 90's Alternative Rock accompanied by a chilling tale depicted in their music video of young angst. Catch Chastity on tour and listen to more tracks here.

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The Palms Casino and Resort presents Adam Ant!

The Glam Skanks, LA based band, hit Vegas with their bombastic beats and colorful glittery vibes.  An all girl band formed in 2013, Veronica, Vanessa, Millie and Cassie performed songs from their self titled album Glam Skanks and also their latest album Glitter City.  They brought high energy, killer guitar riffs, thumping bass and drums had the crowd jumping and dancing at the Pearl Concert venue inside the Palms Hotel and Casino.  With an edgy punky attitude combined with a serious rock influence, this band really showed Vegas a great night!  Can't wait for their return!

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