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Hot Band Alert: Riothorse Royale set to ignite Satellite with September residency

Most of last year, I was a regular at Bardot’s weekly free-with-RSVP It’s a School Night showcase. I often went without knowing any of the bands that were playing and more often than not walked away with some new tunes to look up when I got home. Few nights fit that description better than when […]

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Hot Band Alert: Sand Babes Premiere New Song “Carousel” From Forthcoming EP

Echo Park’s Sand Babes may be fairly new to the local music scene but already they are bringing a bright sense of honesty to their music as they begin to hone and craft their dreamy psychedelic sound. The band will be releasing their self-titled debut EP in full on August 5th but we are stoked […]

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Hot Band Alert: White Reaper—Debut LP is a smashing mix of high energy punk and pop

Straight out of Louisville, KY and keeping it real…real loud and badass, is four-piece outfit White Reaper. These barely 20-somethings are charging right out of the gate with a smashing mix of high energy punk and pop on their debut full-length album White Reaper Does It Again, available July 17th on Polyvinyl Records. Their powerhouse […]

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Hot Band Alert: NEONHEART—A radiant combination of synth-pop ballads and dance jams

Sometimes people find each other, a spark is lit, and they make beautiful music together. In the case of Los Angeles synth-pop duo NÉONHÈART, thanks to a meeting via a mutual friend, what originally started as a producer-for-hire arrangement quickly turned into a full-fledged band. The duo comprised of songwriter/composer HAOO and singer-songwriter Christina O’Connor […]

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Touristes
Vieux Farka Touré and Julia Easterlin announce new project Touristes, listen to first single “Little Things”

Now this is a gorgeous new music find for your ears. Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré, who is well known as the “Hendrix of the Sahara,” has teamed up with Brooklyn vocalist on the rise, Julia Easterlin for a new album project called Touristes. The two connected this past summer of 2014 and what came […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Picturebooks — it’s all about rock ‘n’ roll, skateboarding and motorcycles

Photo credit: Stefan Lind With long hair a flowin’ and hot asphalt beneath their choppers and bobbers, you would think the rock ‘n’ roll duo known as The Picturebooks came straight out of a scene from “Easy Rider.” Surprisingly, these dudes are form Gütersloh, Germany. With a love for music, skateboarding and motorcycles—the blues-rock duo […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Rudy De Anda — Wild Pack Of Canaries front man goes solo, listen to new song “Visions of Plumeria”

After making his way through small club shows with his Long Beach psych-prog band Wild Pack Of Canaries, Rudy De Anda is spreading those wings and is ready to fly with his solo debut. The past few months De Anda has been getting the cogs turning and hashing out some writing and recordings for an […]

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Hot Band Alert: Pearl and the Beard — listen to new singles from forthcoming album

Brooklyn indie pop-folk trio Pearl and the Beard have given us three tasty aural morsels from their forthcoming album, Beast, which have left us craving more, more, more! Singles “You,” “Again Animal,” and  are like an amuse bouche, a quick bite to invigorate our musical palettes and a delicious preview of what’s to come once […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Watch Amber-Simone’s collagescope video for “I’m Feeling High”

18 year-old British wunderkind Amber-Simone’s voice is a massive force. At times she sounds tinged with a Michael Jackson voraciousness, at others she weaves through the dark corridors of the Weeknd’s most sensual meanderings. But on her breathtaking new single “I’m Feeling High” Simone has become more difficult to compare than ever. It’s telling that […]

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Close Talker
Hot Band Alert: Close Talker — watch new video for gorgeous song “Burnstick”

Canadian indie rock quartet, Close Talker have shared the official video for their euphorically melodic “Burnstick”. With a penchant for arranging gorgeous soft indie rock melodies with deep lyrics, Close Talker have definitely grabbed our attention. Although most of their songs have a poignant tone, it’s their soaring melodies and lush harmony that truly shines. […]

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