Monthly Archives: June 2019

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Best New Indie Songs of June 2019

Every month our editor listens to 100s and / or 1000s of songs from a variety of lesser-known acts and indie bands to create our Best New Indie Songs of the Month Spotify playlist. Spanning the best music from all genres including r&b, punk, hip hop, electronic, folk, alt rock, shoegaze, garage rock and more […]

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Raconteurs at Jewels Catch One Los Angeles
Raconteurs rip and roar at secret LA concert at Jewels Catch One

The iconic Jewels Catch One played host to a secret Raconteurs show Thursday night in gritty mid-city Los Angeles. The band composed of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Greenhornes), and Patrick Keeler (The Afghan Whigs, The Greenhornes) were in LA as part of their string of small club “secret” shows. […]

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Lost In A Lover: Multi-instrumentalist Hēran Soun Debuts With ‘Barricade’

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Hēran Soun creates a dynamic, ornate world in his artist debut: ‘Barricade.’ Lush, endearing tones tell a story in every corner of this tale of two lovers losing innocence to one other. The tendency we have to melt entirely into our person is not without sacrifice; in the end boundaries must arise, […]

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Raconteurs Announce “Secret” Los Angeles Show at Jewels Catch One

Now that the cat’s out of the bag, we can share the good news that the Raconteurs have a “secret” show tonight in Los Angeles. That’s Thursday, June 27, 2019! Not surprised that Jack White, front-man of Raconteurs would fancy the old school, small club venue known as “Jewels” Catch One. It’s gonna be raw, […]

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Premiere: Henry Chadwick cuts through the noise on new single “Awake”

Santa Cruz-native Henry Chadwick has shared his latest single “Awake,” a further foray by the singer/songwriter into his sublime blending of garage-rock with power-pop. Tackling a sense of existential dread that had left Chadwick feeling pulled in a variety of different directions, both in his creative and personal endeavors, the song is a moment of […]

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Jordan Rakei at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Jordan Rakei graces LA with exquisitely crafted funk at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

I recently discovered the smooth funky music of Jordan Rakei and fell in love with his recently released album Origin. Rakei will be touring this album across the globe; but before heading out he stopped by the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to deliver a wonderful performance to a sold-out crowd. When I […]

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Molly Moore’s ‘I Love You But I Don’t Like You’ Gives Heartbreak A New Look

Bold lyrics and a steady swagger lead the way in Molly Moore’s latest release, ‘I Love You But I Don’t Like You.’ In the aftermath of a breakup, we’re left to grapple with unprecedented feelings, bringing us annoyances like like grief, guilt, and anger. Moore’s track is a brave two minute account of where she’s […]

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Blood Cultures Wish Us Well in “Best For You,” Announce New LP Due in September

At the heart of Blood Cultures’ new single, “Best For You,” is a lack of trust. Ironically, the band’s own manifesto preaches a vastly different message: to trust yourself. What’s that—a manifesto? Yes, the band wrote a manifesto to provide some explanation for their thick shroud of anonymity, and it gives art and its interpreter […]

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Prettiest Eyes at Zebulon
Ty Segall and Prettiest Eyes join CFM at final night of Zebulon Residency

Zebulon has been hosting rockers CFM all month and this past Monday included some very special surprise guests. Those in the know, which were way fewer than one might imagine, were treated to the first guest friend of the band Ty Segall who performed a beautifully fun DJ set. Segall took the stage bundled in […]

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Friendly Fires end eight-year hiatus with the heady-disco of “Silhouettes”

Ending their hiatus with their first new song in eight-years, Friendly Fires have shared the pop friendly “Silhouettes” off the upcoming album Inflorescent. A bubbly drum rattler that dips in and out of its disco dreaminess with the help of an eclectic melody—blended together in a groovy mix of horns and synth bliss. “Silhouette” itself […]

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