All this talk about music festivals and shows means Festival Season 2015 is finally here. Ultra and Coachella are just the beginning of what will prove to be one of the busiest festival seasons yet. With more music festivals to chose from than ever, chances are there will be more first timers than not. Stages are popping up in woodlands, boats, lakes, downtowns and beachside venues from now until late September. No matter the situation, whether it be a one day festival or a weekend camping trip, be sure to include these items to have the best and most efficient festival experience possible.… Continue reading
Palma Violets have been working hard on their follow-up to the boisterous debut, “180”. Their live shows are raw and energetic, enhancing the recorded material and taking it to new levels. It was their live performances that was integral in helping the band gain visibility when starting out as videos of their shows were uploaded and heavily viewed. After a year off, the band has completed their second album, “Danger In The Club”, which is set for release on May 22, 2015.… Continue reading
Echosmith have been riding high after the release of their lead single, “Cool Kids”. The track went platinum in the U.S., selling more than 1 million copies leading to numerous television appearances and extended tour dates. The Los Angeles-based band consists of the Sierota siblings, Sydney(lead singer), Jamie(guitarist), Noah(bassist) and Graham(drummer), who started releasing covers on YouTube when they were younger and honing their skills. Two Warped Tour appearances and various tours as a support act, Echosmith is in the midst of their first headlining tour and first extended European run this spring.… Continue reading
Walk The Moon released their sophomore album, “Talking Is Hard”, late 2014 and have been riding high since. The lead single, “Shut Up And Dance” topped the alternative music charts and the band is on a successful spring tour in support of the album. The quartet from Cincinnati, Ohio have made good on their debut after breaking through with the infectious track, “Anna Sun” in 2010 and show no signs of slowing down.… Continue reading
Coachella Music festival 2015 is sponsoring the next two crazed weekends that will be headlining the West Coast . The amount of talent that’s going to be within the area will be slightly overwhelming. Apart from world famous EDM headliners, there will be more than a few performances that you don’t want to miss.… Continue reading
We’ve finally had time to digest it all. Jay-Z, along with many other music heavyweights – Madonna, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, etc. – have started their own music streaming service. Their pitch, gathered from the highly publicized launch video, is that Tidal allows the artists to control the industry.… Continue reading
Fresh on the heels of their performance at Coachella 2015, Tame Impala has released their first official single “‘Cause I’m A Man.” The track will be featured on the Australian band’s forthcoming album, Currents, which will be released later this year. … Continue reading
I’ll be honest with you. I’ve been looking forward to Wale’s The Album About Nothing just as much as I looked forward to To Pimp A Butterfly. Unlike Kendrick, Wale has been teasing this album for some time, releasing promo videos, partnering with Complex and Jerry Seinfeld for hilarious skits. He even released a mixtape in December called Festivus (an ode to the Costanza family anti-Christmas event). And, come on, it features Jerry Seinfeld!
With Coachella approaching quickly, the number of performing acts over the two weekends may seem overwhelming, which is why we’re here to break down the top 7 indie acts you should totally catch while you’re at the festival. Of course headliners, Drake, Jack White and AC/DC are givens but there are numerous acts whose performance can be a springboard towards growing their fanbase and/or catapult them into headlining themselves one day.… Continue reading
Miami Music Week and Winter Music Conference came together last week to create a one-of-a-kind week for EDM lovers across the Nation. With traffic and Uber surges that were out of the usual norm, Miami was littered with visitors taking advantage of the musical festivities. Several venues offered complimentary shows ranging from Drum n Bass artists to massive OWSLA performances.… Continue reading
Death Cab for Cutie is finally legal, as the band celebrates their eighteenth year with an admirable new album “Kintsugi,” one that serves as a nice swan song for the bands guitarist/producer Chris Walla. The opening track “No Room in Frame,” sets the tone for an album that is more of a return to form for the band after 2012′s more keyboard based “Codes and Keys.” The album title is seemingly a nod to the decision to bring back the guitars and sounds of old, as kintsugi is, according to Wikipedia, “a type of Japanese art involving fixing broken pottery, and as a philosophy of treating breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something… Continue reading
BØRNS got the bug for the arts and performing at an early age, starting with piano lessons at six and entertaining the neighborhood kids at various parties with his magic act. His passion and drive for learning music garnered him a scholarship to the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan when he was 13. BØRNS honed his skills over the years, mastering numerous instruments and eventually wound up in Los Angeles, CA after spending a brief stint in New York City. Now signed to a record deal, BØRNS released the debut EP, Candy, performed at CMJ, SXSW and is slated for numerous festivals in 2015 including Lollapalooza.… Continue reading
Tribe Society is a band of musicians who moved to New York to pursue their dreams. They started out this year and signed to record label Lokal Legend. Since then, things have been moving at a rapid pace. Their mixtape was just released on Spotify and they plan on going on tour this summer. If you missed them at SXSW, don’t worry they are coming to a city near you.
B-sides : Welcome to SXSW, how has this year been completely to last year?
Tribe Society: This year has been cool, we flew over here and didn’t rent a car. It’s probably the smartest move we’ve made. Last year we rented… Continue reading
Last week Twenty One Pilots released a new single titled Fairly Local along with the official music video. This is the first we’ve seen so far from the new album Blurryface, set to release May 19th. The song has a brand new sound we haven’t yet heard from the duo, and its instrumentals are reminiscent of Die Antwoord’s style of music. If Fairly Local is any indication of what we’ll see from Blurryface, it’s clear that the album will be straying far from the path Vessel has set them on, which might bode well for them.… Continue reading