Posts tagged live music
An Unforgettable Night in Asheville With Tame Impala

As a stop on their 2019 tour, Tame Impala performed for a mesmerized crowd in Asheville, North Carolina. This United States tour features only a few stops, with lucky crowds in other cities such as Boston, Nashville, Atlanta, St. Augustine and Miami. After this, they will visit Europe and follow it with a few more stops in the United States on a summer tour. The Summer tour includes their first headlining gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden in August.

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PUP’s Sold-Out Show at Union Transfer

Toronto punks, PUP, performed a sold-out Union Transfer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joining them were Ratboys and Diet Cig. While PUP’s new album may be named Morbid Stuff, this show was anything but that.

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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 Revivalists Bring their Take Good Care Tour to the House of Blues Orlando

Follow the release of their newest album, Take Good Care, The Revivalists finally stopped in Orlando to preform at the House of Blues, Orlando. Formed just over 10 years ago, it was clear that the Revivalists have live shows down to a science. With a stellar set list and an unparalleled energy, this show was one for the books.

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Jungle Brings Down the House in Nashville

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.”

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An Evening With Rainbow Kitten Surprise

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.

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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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Hozier celebrates his birthday and St. Patrick's Day during his Wasteland, Baby! tour

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.

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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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Japanese Breakfast captivate Miami at their debut show

Japanese Breakfast, the solo project of Korean-American musician, Michelle Zauner, played their first Miami show in the Wynwood Arts District.

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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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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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St. Lucia: The Hyperion Tour

With the instant classic release of “When the Night” in 2013, followed by a three-year hiatus before the group’s follow-up album “Matter,” it is not surprise the band utilized another lengthy absence of two years to craft their latest project, “Hyperion.” These long stretches, however, do not come from a lack of inspiration or desire. Instead, they reflect the care and attention put into each track of an album before the ultimate culmination of the musical work. This time around, too, singer, synth-player and wife, Patti Beranek, added an interesting twist to the writing and creative process by bearing and giving birth to Indy, her and front man Jean-Philip Grobler’s child.

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Wild Rivers Showcase Folk-Pop at its Finest

Energetic and bursting with charisma, Toronto’s Wild Rivers radiate an unbeat sound that’s been quick to capture the hearts and ears of listeners around the world. And with an impressive tally of 30+ million Spotify streams stemming from the release of a single studio album and EP alone, Khalid Yassein (vocals/guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Andrew Oliver (guitar/bass), and Julien Laferriere (drums) clearly demonstrate a strong knowledge of what makes a good track.

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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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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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Echosmith: A Family Affair

Originally formed back in early 2009, Echosmith, solidified its prominence in the indie-pop realm with the release of their wildly successful hit, “Cool Kids.” The song reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was eventually certified double platinum in the United States with a staggering 1,200,000 sales in the U.S. alone. Just as impressive is the simple fact that the band is comprised almost entirely of siblings of the Sierota family. As originally formed back in 2009, the group consisted of Sydney Sierota, lead singer, along with brothers Noah Sierota, Graham Sierota, and Jamie Sierota.

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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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Z-Ro Performs Unplugged For His City

Z-Ro, also The Mo City Don – a nod to the Houston suburb in which he was raised, Missouri City – graced the stage at White Oak Music Hall on Friday night for a unique performance. In contrast to the largely popular DJ + Rapper stage production, seen with many notable rappers today, Z-Ro chose to venture off the trodden path and perform an “unplugged” set for his “day 1 fans.” Though not technically unplugged, Z-Ro chose to perform with the help of award winning production team and instrumentalists, “Beanz & Kornbread,” in lieu of a DJ.

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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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Young and Wild, The Strumbellas

Canadian folk-rock band the Strumbellas packed Terminal West from floor to ceiling. The band comprises of Simon Ward on vocals and guitar, David Ritter on vocals and keys, Jon Hembrey on lead guitar, Isabel Ritchie on violin, Darryl James on bass guitar, and Jeremy Drury on drums. The sextet formed in 2008, and has since completed three albums and several worldwide tours.

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Two Shows, One Night - Louis the Child and Nick Hakim Take Over White Oak Music Hall

The first stop on their “Last To Leave Tour” and proceeds of the evening were donated to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston.

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