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Helado Negro Performs to an Intimate Audience at the Exit/In Nashville

Roberto Carlos Lange, better known for his stage moniker “Helado Negro” is an American multi-instrumentalist born to Ecuadorian immigrants. Lange’s sound is a melting pot of different textures and genres that are sometimes hard to describe due to its ever-changing nature. Lange first came to the scene when he released his debut album, “Awe Owe” in 2009 through Asthmatic Kitty. Since then, Lange has released six albums and several EPs.

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Ben Havok to Release New Single: A Triumphant Return to Rock and Roll

Confident, catchy, and dripping with heavy riffs and defiant melodies, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, Ben Havok’s latest solo effort proves that sticking to one’s roots can never steer you wrong. 

Set for release on June 28th and recounting a self-described “quest for purpose”, the up-and-coming musician’s second single, “All the Way” is both a nod to formative years spent listening to classics such as Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, as well as a determination to re-discover the sounds which encompass his own personal identity as an artist. 

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San Diego Native Kara Connolly Brings Personal Lyrics and “Girl-Next-Door” Charm to the San Diego County Fair

Born and raised in La Jolla, and based in Los Angeles, California, charismatic singer/songwriter Kara Connolly, had spent many a childhood day at the San Diego County Fair. But this year, it was finally time for the young artist to skip the fried oreos (or not!) because the spotlight was once again calling her name.

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Los Angeles band, Analog Party, honor Rock n’ Roll in all of its glory

For any Rock band trying to make it in today’s Pop sphere, it’s not an easy feat. The late 2010s have been all about sleek electronic Pop and Trap, leaving Rock unofficially declared as “dead” everywhere you look. Los Angeles band, Analog Party, is well aware of this shift and want to make a statement with their music, eager to bring back the primal and organic quality of the Rock music they grew up loving. Comprised of lead singer, Ani, and bassist, Charles Horin, the duo’s influences range from Psychedelic and Classic Rock to Grunge, Industrial and Alternative Rock that dominates the ’90s.

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Disconnecting and Creating with The Voidz

What do you get when you mix blasts of color, retro-fashion, and synth-infused tribal beats? Enter The Voidz.

Musical director and lead singer, Julian Casablancas’ collaborative project, The Voidz, is an outlet for the artist’s creative and experimental artistry. This isn’t Julian Casablancas’ only music outlet, he owns his own independent record label and store, Cult Records, featuring The Voidz! Also, in between managing a record label and touring with his group, Julian Casablancas continues to tour with The Strokes, which created the foundation of his music endeavors. Exploration is key for The Voidz which is embarked on through innovative mediums. The Voidz’ creativity ranges from multi-colored cinema, foreign instruments and subliminal imagery in their songs, and retro-inspired merchandise.

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The Drums Share Joy and Human Connection with "Brutalism"

Currently on their Brutalism tour, The Drums are connecting with their faithful audience through compelling tracks, personal social media posts, and riveting live music experience. Jonny Pierce’s introspective and vulnerable lyrics manifest an immediate connection with first time listeners. Each engaging track provides meaningful dialogue on unrequited love, depression, and self exploration. Avid fans seek to find out more about their favorite tracks through The Drums and Jonny Pierce social media posts due to the gritty details shared in the lyrics. The nostalgic tracks highlight important issues not easily discussed in every day life. He presents in his art form, social media, and live performance on how joy can be achieved with connecting with others and connecting with oneself.

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Lil Baby’s The New Generation Tour

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.

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Native Tongue Tour with SWITCHFOOT

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.

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It's about About Time! Cincinnati Youtuber and singer-songwriter, The Farewell Friend, releases debut EP

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.”

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Hozier Sells Out the Walt Disney Theater in Orlando, Florida on Wasteland Baby! Tour

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.

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Taali Combines Jewish Heritage and Contemporary Pop with New Album “I Am Here”

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.  

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Metric and Zoe Co-Headline U.S. tour with supporting act July Talk

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.  

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Welles to Headline The Moroccan Lounge and Space Bar San Diego

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.

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Get to Know Pop Band, OBB, and their New Song “7 Billion”

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.”

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Nashville’s Rayland Baxter Returns Home To Play At Marathon Music Works

Rayland Baxter is one of the most notable artists in Nashville’s rising scene of indie music. Baxter ‘s music has strains of Americana and folk rock mixed with catchy hooks. His music stands out by its laidback vibe and simple yet appealing storytelling. He debuted his career as a songwriter with his album Feathers & Fishhooks in 2012 and has released two albums since then.

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Hometown Hero, Dorothy, Recieves a Warm Welcome at the San Diego House of Blues

For San Diego locals, hometown hero, Dorothy Martin, is a must see act. And based on the size of the crowd that poured into the San Diego House of Blues on a cold and rainy Wednesday evening, it was obvious that fans clearly felt the same.

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Manu Beker’s Newest EP Tell It Like It Is Will Blow You Away

Manu Beker is an independent singer-songwriter from Mexico City and is currently living in Los Angeles where he attends CalArts’ music department. Beker started playing guitar in his early teens and looking to improve his musicianship he expanded to piano and vocals. For a 21-year-old Beker has accomplished quite a few milestones such as releasing three EPs (one of them with his project Sol-Setter), collaborating with Grammy-winning artists and producers, as well as composing scores for television and film.

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Twenty One Pilots: The Bandito Tour

This duo, currently comprised of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, began their rise to stardom in 2012 upon signing to the label “Fueled by Ramen” and shortly thereafter releasing “Vessel” in 2013 – though Tyler Joseph self-released two earlier albums with alternate bandmates, who left the group in 2011.

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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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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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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Don't Do Encores and We Are Not Worthy

Maybe there’s something in the water or just maybe Australia is secretly one big talented musician factory disguising itself as a country, but we have AC/DC, Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, The Avalanches, Nick Cave, Wolfmother, and so many more to thank the down-under for. Aside from our cringeworthy, annoying, and slightly offensive Australian accents (I am so sorry), us Americans really do love Australia and appreciate all of the great music native to the fantastic country. And now, many more Americans find themselves thanking Australia once again for King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard!

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The Glitch Mob and Elohim hit New Orleans’s Joy Theater on their 2018 World Tour

Hard-hitting yet so fittingly fluid, The Glitch Mob’s unique sound is so great both recorded and live. The release of “See Without Eyes” comes four years after their sophomore album “Love Death Immortality” and without a doubt has some of their most sophisticated production work yet.

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An Appetite for Music Making: Bad Bad Hats

Psychic Reader is the first LP from the Minneapolis indie pop trio Bad Bad Hats. Vocalist/guitarist Kerry Alexander's pure voice might be defined as "sweet" or "childlike," but her innocence is belied by her apt songwriting, which translates her experiences into poignant, universal stories which attract a wide variety of crowds.

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Shondra's Sweet Notes Take Over Denver

Rarely am I as happy to see two bands share the stage as I was for this line up. With singer/songwriter Jake La Botz, hailing from Nashville, TN and Low Cut Connie all the way from Philadelphia, PA, Denver opened their arms with a sold out show at The Hi-Dive. A diverse crowd, all coming together for the love of music, dancing, and laughter, the night couldn't have been better.

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