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Pale Waves shake and cry until the walls bleed in new music video for “Kiss”

Pale Waves new music video for their single “Kiss,” between the bloody wall drips, black-and-white cutaways, and their jangle-rock infatuation feels like the weird love-child of The Cure and Tears for Fears we never knew existed stepping into the light. The comparison is apt, and not just because lead-singer/guitarist Heather Baron-Gracie’s pitch-black curls are Robert Smith-esque, […]

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Outside Lands 2018: Five Must-See Lesser Known Acts

Outside Lands 2018 revealed its lineup a few weeks ago, but you can be forgiven if you’re still spinning like we are from the absolutely stacked bill of bands and artists who are slated to perform. Like FYF in Los Angeles, Outside Lands will mark the return of pop superstar Janet Jackson, as well as performances […]

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Healymania ensues with The 1975’s performance at the Greek Theatre

In Berlin 1841 the term “Lisztomania” was coined to describe the bat-shit frenzies fans would succumb to during composer Franz Liszt’s performances–French pop-rock group Pheonix even wrote a song about it. A hundred and twenty years later, “Beatlemania” similarly enthralled fans around the world with the bowl-cut quartet from England. While footage exists of the […]

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