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Ed, Edd n Eddy Composer Patric Caird Talks Netflix’s “The Order”, Clay Pots, and His Love of Scoring Hallmark Films

No matter if you’re a horror buff, a comedy lover, or in the mood for a relaxing summer romance movie, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the work of award-winning composer and musician, Patric Caird

Best known in America for scoring the Cartoon Network animated classic, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Caird has been making waves in the industry for nearly three decades. And as a recipient of numerous accolades including a Genie Award (Canadian Oscar), as well as multiple Leo and SOCAN Music Awards, it’s clear that the skills of this highly decorated Canadian-American talent is in high demand.  

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Saying everything LovelyTheBand could never say...

Fort Lauderdale’s Culture Room was rocked by Indie-Pop band lovelytheband from California. Lovelytheband had the venue lit with blue, red and yellow neon headlights that was shone on the crowd, along with thumping beats, melodic lyrics and guitar riffs. 'Make me feel pretty" was the opening song on the setlist of the show, with its upbeat beach boy vibe. Shaking up the crowd with the song 'emotions', allowing the lyrics to run through your veins. Blue and pink headlights are being moved in various of directions as arms are tossed up into the air as your head starts to bob to the beat.

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Keep singing, Keep breathing with Thousand Below

Starting off the set with 'Sinking In' with head-banging drums and kicks, guitar riffs fills the air of the venue as James DeBerg the lead singer sings the verses of the song. The crowd starts to sway side to side, bouncing their arms back and forth in the air along with beat of the drums and nodding their heads. The set continues with melodic riffs and catchy chorus, and lyrics that will have you in a daze. The bliss feeling running through your veins, as you start to crave for more as James sings his heart out with each song. Thousand Below is a band that will forever will be on your repeat within your playlist with songs like ' Sinking Me', 'Tradition' and 'No Place Like You'. Your body will involvitary start dancing on its own, and there's no stopping it.

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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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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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Symphonic Spiritual Awakening with Spiritualized at the Troubadour

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.

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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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Night of Synth Wave at 1306 Miami - Private School & Los Wálters

Private School took the stage with a soothing ambient performance of groovy beats, synth melodies, and guitar grooves. Warming up the crowd for the headliner, Los Wálters. Private School’s set carried a steady upbeat and vibrant mood at 1306 Miami which set the tone for the night.

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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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Lilac Kings: Artists on the Rise

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.

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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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Walk the Moon Plays Sold Out Show at the Orlando House of Blues

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.

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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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A Night of Dancing With Walk the Moon

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.

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COIN draws huge crowd for first night of Paradise of Thought Tour in Orlando, Florida

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.

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Meg Mac Talks New Music, Self-Empowerment, and Her Upcoming Tour

Reminiscent of Adele with her powerful vocals and soul meets dark-pop crossover sound, Australian up-and-comer, Meg Mac, is a woman on a mission.

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Catfish and the Battlement announce first details of highly anticipated new album, "The Balance"

Catfish and the Bottlemen’s third album, The Balance, will be out Friday, April 26 via Capitol Records. In the breaks between electrifying outdoor and festival shows in 2018, Van McCann (vocals, guitars), Johnny Bond (guitars), Robert “Bob” Hall (drums), and Benji Blakeway (bass) retreated with Irish producer Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers) to carefully craft The Balance over a 12-month period. Recorded in seclusion at two locations – Grouse Lodge in Moate, Republic of Ireland, and The Chapel in the countryside of East Lincolnshire – the band lived and breathed the album while residing together in rural isolation. The album was mixed by Craig Silvey (Florence + the Machine, Arcade Fire).

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