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  • Alex Clare is still an artist to watch

    Alex Clare is still an artist to watch

    Alex Clare appeared to come out of nowhere a few years ago, taking over radio and television with his hit song “Too Close.” The British singer was virtually unknown in the US before the single, from his debut album, The Lateness of the Hour, was featured in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 commercial...
  • Western Vinyl's Balmorhea reissues self-titled album on limited edition vinyl

    Western Vinyl's Balmorhea reissues self-titled album on limited edition vinyl

    For the past eight years the duo of Rob Lowe and Michael Muller have nurtured and refined their creative partnership as the core members of the band Balmorhea. Though their first album on Western Vinyl Rivers Arms (2008) garnered some remarkable press, their self-titled debut, recorded in 2006 and...
  • The best live music venues near Vanderbilt University in Nashville

    The best live music venues near Vanderbilt University in Nashville

    Located in the heart of a town dubbed Music City, it’s no surprise that Nashville’s Vanderbilt University has no shortage of great music venues a short bus ride away. While known primarily for its country music, Nashville also has a thriving independent and college music scene as well. These five...
  • Sondre Lerche announces new tour dates and releases new single

    Sondre Lerche announces new tour dates and releases new single

    "Bad Law" is the new single off Please, the stunning new album by Sondre Lerche. Though Lerche recently divorced his wife of eight years, he transforms his suffering into a great album brimming with bold, economic production, crisp electronic flourishes, and an infectious new energy and sense of...
  • The Burgeoning announce national release date for EP

    The Burgeoning announce national release date for EP

    Love Alchemy, Life Algorithm is the debut EP from the Pennsylvania-based quartet The Burgeoning. The album consists of six tracks of raw, millennial angst, showcasing the band's haunting lyrics and captivating melodies. Independently released in early 2014, the EP spawned a loyal #TeamBurge fan...
  • LaRae on banjo

    Familial harmonies reign in Spokane with Redhead Express

    Redhead Express is an indie band based in Columbia, Tennessee. Composed of sisters LaRae, Kendra, Alisa and Meghan, and brothers Joseph and Sean, Redhead Express performs more than 200 shows per year across the United States, many of them at fairs. The band performed at the Spokane County...
  • Listen to David Vandervelde's new single "One More Time"

    Listen to David Vandervelde's new single "One More Time"

    David Vandervelde’s third full length, Shadow Sides, embraces the limitations set forth by recording and mixing using a Tascam 246 four-track cassette. In a world where digital has become the norm, Vandervelde pushed the boundries by using analog to capture his musical expression and vision in...
  • Doughbeezy: The Southeast Beast

    Doughbeezy: The Southeast Beast

    Hailing from southeast Houston, TX - Doughbeezy is one of the few artists that is changing the sound of a city that is known for its laid back drawl when it comes to music. After winning a number of showcases and gaining a diehard following, Dough released his first mixtape Reggie Bush and Kool-Aid...
  • Keaton Simons continues to hone his craft as an indie artist

    Keaton Simons continues to hone his craft as an indie artist

    What defines a successful artist? If you say they need to be signed to a major label, tour across the country and be heard on radio, television and movies, then Keaton Simons is truly a successful artist. Simons was born into the entertainment world. His father, Jimmy Simons, was the force behind...
  • Bibio's remix of Tycho topping the Hype Machine charts

    Bibio's remix of Tycho topping the Hype Machine charts

    With his latest release, Bay Area located Tycho received critical acclaim for his LP Awake. Tycho's music hits a soft spot for listeners who both enjoy electronic compositions and good guitar mixed into them. With his guitar looping capabilities Tycho is able to create a new take on what would...
  • Toneden: your one-stop shop to creating a stronger online presence.

    Toneden: your one-stop shop to creating a stronger online presence.

    Toneden is a new platform that is changing the way artists, bloggers, music management and fans connect. Originally created by UC Berkeley students, the goal in mind was to create a new way for people to interact within the music industry, especially in the wake of the cultural lag associated with...
  • Swear and Shake announce August tour, festival dates

    Swear and Shake announce August tour, festival dates

    New York indie group Swear And Shake are gearing up for their next US and Canadian tour (including a first time stop in Colorado). The group will be bringing their folksy-foot-stomping rock to a few music festivals along the way, including Yarmony Grass, Mile of Music, Campfire Outdoor Adventure...
  • Ash: A return to original '90s trio, continue to tour but only release singles

    Ash: A return to original '90s trio, continue to tour but only release singles

    “Do you remember the time I knew a girl from Mars?” sang the boyish lead singer of ‘90s UK chart-toppers, Ash. If you do remember the time, you were likely part of that generation of indie kids who knew Ash had a good run at the alternative rock charts. They toured the world, graced the covers of...
  • Denver’s Underground Music Showcase returns July 24-27, 2014

    Denver’s Underground Music Showcase returns July 24-27, 2014

    The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase (UMS), Denver’s biggest annual celebration of indie music, is returning next week for its fourteenth year, taking over approximately twenty venues along South Broadway between Thursday, July 24 and Sunday, July 27 to host over 400 bands, both local and...
  • Review of Lana Del Rey's "Ultraviolence"

    Review of Lana Del Rey's "Ultraviolence"

    You already have an opinion about Lana Del Rey. This is inevitable: She’s been such a polarizing figure in independent (and mainstream) music for long enough that most everyone has decided what they think of her. Whether you think she’s underrated or overrated, there’s no denying that Ultraviolence...
  • Vampire Weekend’s popularity grows with every beat

    Vampire Weekend’s popularity grows with every beat

    Alternative indie rock ban Vampire Weekend sent out new sound waves with their breakout hit song "A-Punk" back in 2008. Now they can boast a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album of 2014 for their third studio album, Modern Vampires of the City. Already famous from their previous albums...
  • The FYF 2014 lineup has been announced

    The FYF 2014 lineup has been announced

    Although it’s been relocated from just outside of Chinatown to the LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park, The FYF Fest is still the best big Los Angeles music festival (if you’re not counting Coachella). This one has a few great advantages over Coachella, however. For starters, it’s within driving...
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