BOCC first gained people’s attention in a very clever and mysterious way. The promotional campaign included a hotline and a bench advertisement which appeared to invite people to join a religious cult with a message that stated that “At Better Oblivion Community Center. Experience relaxation redefined. Expert care and service catered to find your own better oblivion”. The duo finally released the album January 24th and has become heavily acclaimed around the world.Read More
Can you witness a spiritual experience at a live concert?
Your views on spirituality and the connection to music may be swayed during Spiritualized's celestial concert and heavenly spacey discography. Audience members were blessed by a two hour performance at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. The sold-out show was the first California tour date for Spiritualized’s highly anticipated North American tour. Fans traveled from across the United States for a chance to attend this once in a lifetime event. Avid Spiritualized fans waited outside of the iconic venue two hours prior to doors opening to grab their ideal spot for the intimate set. As patrons crossed the streets during the abundant rush hour traffic in West Hollywood, they could spot a line on the corner of the street wrapping around the block.Read More
Lil Baby is an Atlanta rapper signed to Motown records. In 2016, he released his first mixtape, Perfect Timing, which featured big name rappers Young Thug and Lil Yachty. He went on to release another two mixtapes before releasing Too Hard in December of 2017. This was the mixtape that gave the rapper his big break, and he has not looked back since it’s big release.Read More
Jungle is a London band which created their own unique sound by combining elements of funk, soul, and tropical rhythms. The band was formed by childhood friends Josh Lloyd-Watson also known as J and Tom McFarland otherwise known as T. The band became an internet sensation in 2013 when they released the music video for their song “Platoon.”Read More
SWITCHFOOT is a Christian Alternative Rock band from San Diego, California. Made up by Jon Foreman as lead vocals, Tim Foreman on bass guitar and backing vocals, Jerome Fontamillas and Drew Shirley on guitar and Chad Butler on drums. After an early success within their career, SWITCHFOOT gained their first mainstream recognition by contributing four songs the movie soundtrack, “A Walk to Remember.” This recognition led the band into receiving their first major record deal that led to their debut album, “The Beautiful Letdown” which featured their overall top hits “Meant To Live” and “Dare You To Move” and selling over 2.6 Million records. “Hello Hurricane” was their seventh album that received a Grammy award in 2011 for the Best Rock/Rap Gospel Album.Read More
Sam Tabor has been writing and playing music since he was nine years old. As of right now, he considers himself to be a solo artist, but would eventually like to have a full band for live shows, although he isn’t opposed to playing acoustic shows. The Farewell Friend released his first five track EP in December 2018. The EP is titled “About Time.”Read More
Andrew Hozier-Byrne, better known as Hozier, is currently on his North American Wasteland, Baby! Tour. Selling out the Walt Disney Theater in the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center is no easy feat. With a 2,700 seat capacity, Hozier effortlessly filled the venue with a passion and energy that reached every attendee.Read More
Ben Kweller is an indie songwriter icon who had been on a hiatus for many years so that he could spend more time with his family, specially after him and his family suffered a near death experience due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Despite his lack of activity in the last few years he still has a loyal cult following and now is finally back. Kweller self-released his debut album, Sha Sha in 2000. Two years later he signed to ATO Records and the label decided to release a new version of Sha Sha with a few changes.
Touring in promotion of their latest album, “How to: Friend, Love, Freefall,” released back in 2018, Rainbow Kitten Surprise – also known as “RKS” – brought their invigorating live set to Houston, Texas. Joining them was opener Mt. Joy, riding the success of a trickle of singles dating back to 2016 and culminating in a self-titled debut album, “Mt. Joy.” Though both groups provided a taste of indie-folk-inspired-rock, each provided its own unique display of influences and performance style.Read More
In a world saturated with red-carpet glamour and Hollywood bravado, where shallow facades and trend-driven performers catch our eye, it’s the exceptional musician whose rich sense of culture and natural charm can truly draw us in.
And luckily for up-and-coming artist and co-founder of Rainbow Blonde Records, Taali, these vital ingredients are ones already radiating throughout her music in the form of heartfelt melodies and rich personal stories of triumph, adversity, and ancestry.Read More
The origin of the Avett Brothers resonates much closer with punk-rock and metal, seemingly an attempt to break free of their musical roots back home. Amidst tireless efforts to pursue a career in those heavy-handed genres, Scott and Seth realized their calling lied with inspiration from family, friends, and the sounds of home. Stripping back the loudness and distortion of guitars heard in the earlier years, the group ultimately migrated to an emphasis on vocal harmonies and carefully crafted guitar riffs seen vividly in Thursday night’s performance.Read More
Ireland based singer-songwriter Hozier recently released his second studio album, Wasteland, Baby!. Following this album release, he announced a tour which is set to travel through the United States and Europe. During the first week of this tour, Hozier visited Charlotte, North Carolina. This show was not only special because it was St. Patrick’s Day, it was also the singer’s 29th birthday.Read More
Ireland based singer-songwriter Hozier has had a busy few years. In 2013, he kicked off with his EP Take Me To Church. The groundbreaking title track, “Take Me To Church,” went on to become a platinum hit. After the release of the debut album, Hozier, the musician received multiple notable awards and a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year.Read More
Moderation within itself can be deceptively complex. But when you find balance, everything can fall into place with a somewhat intrinsic harmony.
Cue Lilac Kings, an up-and-coming Tulsa-based outfit who’ve clearly run with this sentiment and elevated it to new heights.Read More
Metric and Zoé have been doing a co-headline tour since the beginning of this year with July Talk as their supporting act. Though the tour seems like a social experiment as both bands have a very different fan base, they do share some similarities and by exposing themselves to different audiences it is a great way to test their music and see how others react to it. Talking about some of the similarities between Metric and Zoé, their careers spans two decades and they both released a new album last year.Read More
Growing up in the small town of Ozark, Arkansas, singer/songwriter, Jesse Wells, originally spent his days on an artist compound. And while he struggled to make ends meet, the budding talent gained a fruitful education in all things J.D. Salinger, Apocalypse Now, and Led Zeppelin, as he rented books, music, and films from the local library.Read More
Japanese Breakfast, the solo project of Korean-American musician, Michelle Zauner, played their first Miami show in the Wynwood Arts District.Read More
Currently on their Press Restart Tour, Walk the Moon attracted a massive crowd for their sold out, Monday night show at the Orlando House of Blues. Although doors did not open until 7 pm, the earliest fans arrived at 8 am to ensure a place on the barricade. By 6 pm, the line wrapped all the way around the building. The passionate fans were easy to spot from far away. Yes, they were the ones at the front of the line chatting excitedly with others, but they’re also the ones who had carefully painted faces with stripes, dots, and other patterns. This display of support for the band was bigger than just wearing merch, it was a way for each fan to express their individuality while simultaneously showing their support for the band.Read More
Oswald Brothers Band has played to over 3 million combined audience members through hundreds of shows. They released their first EP in July of 2018. One of their most popular songs “Mona Lisa” has acquired over 1.5 million streams on Spotify, and was featured in a Google Chromebook ad and an episode of “Dude Perfect.”Read More
On one of the final nights of their winter tour, Walk The Moon performed at the Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina. Walk The Moon has performed at the venue before but this time the venue was sold out. In 2006, lead singer, Nicholas Petricca, created Walk The Moon, deriving their name from the Police’s song “Walking on the Moon.” In 2011, the band added Eli Maiman, completing their current roster. They went on to write chart topping singles such as “Shut Up and Dance,” “Kamikaze,” and “One Foot.” They also contributed to the new Ghostbusters movie with a rendition of the beloved title track.Read More
Interpol emerged in the late 1990s in New York City and are one of the main contributors to the post-punk revival along with other bands such as The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, and The Libertines. The band founded by Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler, Sam Fogarino, and Carlos Dengler took over the scene in 2002 when they released their full-length debut, Turn On The Bright Lights. The album was well received all over the world and instantly became an indie classic. Interpol managed to differentiate themselves from their contemporaries thanks to its bass-driven hooks, Kessler’s guitar riffs and Banks’ gloomy lyrics and somewhat monotonous yet powerful melodies that only he can pull off.Read More
On February 9, Chicago singer-songwriter and violinist Andrew Bird played at the third annual GroundUp Festival in Miami Beach, closing out its Saturday night date.Read More
Kicking off their 2019 Paradise of Thought tour, COIN filled the Beacham in Downtown Orlando on Tuesday night. Exactly one year after preforming at the same venue for their previous tour, Florida fans were thrilled to find out COIN would be returning to Orlando at the start of this year. Fans started waiting in line at 7 am in order to secure their spots on the barricade and one fan had driven all the way from Tennessee to see the first night of tour with her friends. Another couple shared a story about how they met at the previous COIN show a year earlier and were now returning to celebrate their anniversary as a couple. Every person in line had a different story as to how COIN had connected them to so many other people who love the band. It’s clear that the fanbase has turned more into a family than anything else.Read More