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  • Curtis Peoples recently played at the Bardot in LA as part of the Tunecore Live Event

    Curtis Peoples: Performer Profile

    Curtis Peoples is a Southern California based pop artist and singer/songwriter who definitely understands how to create dynamic yet radio friendly music that fans of both rock and pop can enjoy equally. Peoples released his first self-produced EP, Whisper to a Scream in 2005, followed by Rock Out...
  • Mendelssohn releases debut CD Years, and it was worth the wait!

    Mendelssohn makes it worth the wait with the release of debut CD 'Years'

    Mendelssohn is an alternative pop/rock band based in Missoula, Montana. The core of the band, lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Filkins and backup vocalist, keyboardist and trumpeteer Sarah Marker, met during their college days at Elmhurst College outside Chicago, Illinois. In fact, all but one of...
  • New York's 'The Royal Guard' set to debut new sophomore release

    New York's 'The Royal Guard' set to debut new sophomore release

    Native New Yorkers The Royal Guard's second full length album Hail the King, has been a product of many trials and tribulations. The latest work from these Indie darlings which debuted on iTunes April 21, is full of energetic punk-pop combined with a driving hard rock edge. As a dynamic three-piece...
  • Indie pop artist Bitter's Kiss has a soothing voice sure to delight many

    Indie pop artist Bitter's Kiss has a soothing voice sure to delight many

    New artist Chloe Baker, or Bitter’s Kiss, has released a new self titled album, and it truly is a gem for the ear. The album seems to be deep expression coming from a young woman who has been facing her plights. Universally, the message is all there for us to understand, but the album does cater a...
  • Aussie Meg Mac releases debut CD

    Aussie Meg Mac releases debut CD

    Meg Mac – Lyor Cohen’s latest signing to 300 Entertainment and Australia’s biggest breakout artist who just made her U.S. debut at SXSW– is on her very first U.S. tour. She just released her self-titled debut EP and is currently on the cover of InStyle Australia alongside Miranda Kerr. She occupies...
  • Second Lovers hanging around town

    Second Lovers turn it up at the House of Blues

    Houston indie band Second Lovers have been making beautiful noise around town in one form or another since 2010. Despite several personnel changes and setbacks along the way, Second Lovers veterans, lead singer and guitarist Nicolas Morales and guitarist Thomas Truver have remained dedicated and...
  • Jamestown Revival performs at Coachella 2015 on the Outdoor Stage.

    Getting to know a Coachella band: Jamestown Revival

    The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has steadily grown in influence and stature since it was first conceived in 1999. The annual event is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Over the years, the event has grown from one day to two days to three days and now encompasses two...
  • Wild Ones release 'Keep it Safe'

    Wild Ones release 'Keep it Safe'

    Portland, OR indie quintet, Wild Ones, have finally released their debut album Keep It Safe -- an album that almost didn't see the light of day. It was only a few years ago that the band was on the brink of collapse. The original drummer left the group. Seve Sheldon, his replacement, had to practice...
  • Kanisha K's new single is headed to the top of the charts

    Kanisha K's new single is headed to the top of the charts

    Kanisha K recently debuted her first single of 2015 “Oh Damn Yeah.” The single, written and produced by Joe Vulpus (Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Richie Blackmore, Jennifer Love Hewitt) was mastered by Tom Coyne (Adele, Beyonce, Same Smith, Taylor Swift, Pink, Ariana Grande). The song made a jump on...
  • Hozier adds new dates to U.S. tour

    Hozier adds new dates to U.S. tour

    Hozier released the EP Take Me to Church in 2013 which contained the songs "Like Real People Do", "Angel of Small Death," "The Codeine Scene" and a live version of "Cherry Wine." But it was the the title track "Take Me to Church" that ended up being one of the most-streamed songs of last year, after...
  • Captured Tracks announces new artist EZTV

    Captured Tracks announces new artist EZTV

    The Brooklyn-based independent record label, Captured Tracks, have announced new artist EZTV. Captured Tracks was founded in 2008 and emerged in 2010 with the debut LPs of Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing and The Soft Moon. Each band have demonstrated the ability to produce indie hits and the record...
  • The Bright Light Social Hour announces Spring tour dates

    The Bright Light Social Hour announces Spring tour dates

    Psychedelic rockers The Bright Light Social Hour just released their sophomore album Space Is Still the Place and have embarked on a headlining North American tour in support. The 10-track collection, out on Frenchkiss Records, was written, performed, produced and engineered by the band at their...
  • Who is Young Guv and why is he ripe for love?

    Who is Young Guv and why is he ripe for love?

    Who is Young Guv? Though he has only 1,500 followers @youngguv, and may be still somewhat of an underground artist, everyone will know him soon. He's a ripped, bald kid with fake Emoji neck tattoos, fronting one of the most important and successful hardcore bands in Toronto history. He's written...
  • Nicky Will debuts music video for new single Save Me

    Nicky Will debuts music video for new single Save Me

    On March 17, hip-hop artist Nicky Will will debut the music video for his new single "Save Me," which he co-wrote with Bess. Not only did Will co-write the song with Bess, but she also is a featured vocalist in the music video. The music video is being debuted on YouTube, and AXS readers will...
  • SXSW event to benefit Whole Planet Foundation

    SXSW event to benefit Whole Planet Foundation

    The SXSW Festival has grown into one of the biggest events in the country, featuring musical performances, industry panels and a film festival. It is held every year during March in Austin, Texas, and has helped launch the careers of many of today's biggest stars. One of the special events this...
  • Carl Barât & The Jackals' 'Let It Reign' LP out now

    Carl Barât & The Jackals' 'Let It Reign' LP out now

    Let It Reign is the highly anticipated debut album from Carl Barat & The Jackals. “Don’t touch me, you’re a marked man now/ You can say goodbye to the last gang in town,” Barât rasps on the opening song, Glory Days, featuring Beastie Boys percussionist Alfredo Ortiz. The songs on this album...
  • Indie hip-hopper Kool A.D. brings his laid-back vibe to New York City in April

    Indie hip-hopper Kool A.D. brings his laid-back vibe to New York City in April

    Kool A.D., best known for his role in the humorous rap group Das Racist, has been working on an extensive solo discography for years and will be bringing his material to New York City in the spring. A native of the San Francisco Bay, he is beloved for his introspection into topics ranging from...
  • Northern Faces announces co-headline tour with Vinyl Thief with show in Chicago

    Northern Faces announces co-headline tour with Vinyl Thief with show in Chicago

    Northern Faces is a band from Albany, N.Y. that consists of Bryan Shortell, Marco Testa, Matt Ippolito, and Mike Ryan that formed in early 2012. They will head out on a co-headline tour with electro-rock band, Vinyl Thief that kicks off on March 11, 2015 in New York City. The band will make stops in...
  • Album Review: Paperhaus' self-titled debut

    Album Review: Paperhaus' self-titled debut

    What started out mostly as sessions of intense musical improv, has over the course of two years evolved into the new self-titled album from DC's Paperhaus. The themes of the album are discovering your place in the world, creating a better awareness of yourself and the world around you, and mind...
  • Hooton Tennis Club Share Heavenly Recordings Debut 'Jasper'

    Hooton Tennis Club Share Heavenly Recordings Debut 'Jasper'

    Hooton Tennis Club are gearing up for the release of their debut single "Jasper / Standing Knees" out February 24th on Heavenly Recordings. "Jasper" has the attitude of a last limbed, sunken soul and the spirit of a wild awakening. Though steeped in classical influences, the song has that gloriously...
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