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  • 5 things you didn't know about ODESZA

    5 things you didn't know about ODESZA

    Atmospheric electro-pop has come a long way since beginning as an underground dance movement (plenty of pun intended) back in the 1990s. The evolution of synths and user-friendly electronic production technology has allowed bands like ODESZA to reimagine what dance music can and should be, as the...
  • 5 things you didn't know about MGMT

    5 things you didn't know about MGMT

    While they took a break from touring and recording beginning in 2014, MGMT came back in late 2017 in a big way. In October of 2017 the band released their first single in four years, “Little Dark Age, the title track from their fourth studio album. Two more singles followed, “When You Die” on Dec.1...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Alessia Cara

    5 things you didn't know about Alessia Cara

    Alessia Cara may be young (she just turned 21-years-old this past summer) but over the last few years she’s been able to build her career to the point of becoming a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter. The singer landed onto the mainstream music scene in 2015 with her breakout single “Here...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Sylvan Esso

    5 things you didn't know about Sylvan Esso

    The electro-pop duo known as Sylvan Esso have steadily become one of the more popular names in the indie music scene over the past few years. Comprised of electronic musician/producer Nick Sanborn and singer Amelia Meath, the collaboration between the two performers has taken them from recording...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Strange Names

    5 things you didn't know about Strange Names

    Strange Names may not be the kind of rock outfit who fans would consider a “household name,” but they’ve certainly come a long way since starting out as a college band at the University of Minnesota less than a decade ago. The trio made up of Liam Benzvi, Francis Ximenez, Fletcher Aleckson have left...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Dillon Francis

    5 things you didn't know about Dillon Francis

    Dillon Francis is not just a DJ and producer selling out shows in his hometown of Los Angeles and across the globe, but he is an all around comedian with one of the most outrageous personalities in the electronic music world.  He first rose to fame after the producer Diplo heard his cut “Masta...
  • 5 things you didn't know about the Arlington Theatre

    5 things you didn't know about the Arlington Theatre

    The Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, Calif. is more than just a music venue. The space was originally built in 1930 and renovated in 1976, and to this day those renovations still hold, giving the venue a historic, nostalgic feel.  Not only does this this venue have an interesting backstory, but...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Steven Tyler

    5 things you didn't know about Steven Tyler

    Since forming Aerosmith back in 1970, Steven Tyler has become one of the most recognizable voices, and faces, in popular music. Nearly 50 years later, the rock 'n' roll frontman is still loved by millions of fans around the world thanks to writing countless hit songs and his fun and ageless...
  • 5 things you didn't know about M.C. Hammer

    5 things you didn't know about M.C. Hammer

    M.C. Hammer is a master showman when it comes to creating excitement and the live concert experience. He makes it a point to envision and create shows that leave his fans impressed each time he arrives to a venue to put on a show. When it comes to his various talents, he is a prolific live dancer...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Badbadnotgood

    5 things you didn't know about Badbadnotgood

    Seven years ago, BADBADNOTGOOD established themselves as a compelling new act by fusing hip-hop and jazz in bold new ways. The group subsequently expanded their fan base by playing raucous live shows that proved it’s possible to mosh to free jazz. As a result of their collaborations with esteemed...
  • 5 things you didn't know about St. Vincent

    5 things you didn't know about St. Vincent

    St. Vincent has gone from a Dallas favorite indie musician and morphed into a Grammy award-winning alternative musician. However, while she has started winning awards, there is still a lot that fans might not know about the singer-songwriter. Here are five things you didn’t know about St. Vincent....
  • 5 things you didn't know about Flo Rida

    5 things you didn't know about Flo Rida

    Flo Rida is a huge hitmaker in the world of hip hop and rap and hit it big from the start, with his first single hitting No. 1 on the charts. Since then, Flo Rida has released four studio albums with a fifth on the way and has become one of the top names in music. With much more music to come from...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Spoon

    5 things you didn't know about Spoon

    Spoon is a native-Texan band that hit it big in the 90s during the alternative indie revolution. While many of their contemporaries have faded into memory, Spoon is still around and making new music. They even released a new album in 2017 called Hot Thoughts, the ninth of their careers. Here are...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Tori Amos

    5 things you didn't know about Tori Amos

    As a solo artist, Tori Amos has cultivated a loyal and well-earned fan base over the last three decades, thanks to her brilliant songwriting and electric live performances. She's not on tour right now, but if you've never seen her perform live, it's definitely worth the effort to do so. With 1...
  • 5 things you didn't know about SZA

    5 things you didn't know about SZA

    SZA is a singer who can’t be missed. From her signature big and bodacious hair to her dreamy voice that leaves fans swimming in thoughtful sometimes dark, but always honest lyrics, the singer is unapologetically vulnerable, feminine and funky. She is a force of nature with multiple layers and AXS...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Jon Batiste

    5 things you didn't know about Jon Batiste

    You might know him as the bandleader on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” But pianist Jon Batiste is so much more. Batiste is a composer, educator and multi-instrumentalist who has dabbled in a wide-variety of genres. Since forming his band Stay Human while at Juilliard in 2005, Batiste has...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Lisa Fischer

    5 things you didn't know about Lisa Fischer

    Singer and songwriter Lisa Fischer is perhaps most well-known for her work as a backup singer, most notably with the Rolling Stones. Fischer has sung with The Stones on every one of their tours since 1989. After singing with the legendary band for so long, Fischer has developed her own following...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Alvvays

    5 things you didn't know about Alvvays

    Canadian indie pop group, Alvvays emerged onto the live music scene out of Toronto in late 2014 and 2015 in promotion of their self titled  album debut. Lead singer Molly Rankin blends powerful yet soothing vocals with rhythms that carry influences of punk, electro and surf rock with a distinct 80's...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Rodriguez

    5 things you didn't know about Rodriguez

    Singer-songwriter, Rodriguez, has an interesting story. His career, which began in the '60s didn't really take off in the U.S. until the late '90s, but also it was because many people thought he was dead. He then "returned from the dead" after Australian South African fans discovered his music and...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Lil Yachty

    5 things you didn't know about Lil Yachty

    Rappers whose name begin with Lil are often thought of as young, possibly small in physical size and most likely one-hit-wonders who want to be the next Lil Wayne. Lil Yachty, however, has set himself apart from the masses with his uniquely colorful style, role as Creative Director for Nautica and...
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