New Politics Releases Fifth Studio Album ‘An Invitation To An Alternate Reality’

Just two weeks before their North American "3 Dimensional Tour" with The Mowgli's and Plain White T's, Danish alt-punk/rock band New Politics (vocalist/keys David Boyd, bassist/guitarist Søren Hansen, and drummer Louis Vecchio) dropped their highly anticipated fifth album An Invitation to an Alternate Reality (Big Noise Music) the follow-up to their 2017 album Lost In Translation. The album is definitely an early present for the new month as November marks the band's tenth anniversary since they formed in 2009. The record, produced by John Feldmann, which his work comprises of Good Charlotte, The Used, Panic! At The Disco, Blink- 182, All Time Low, and

Win Free Tix For Death Valley Girls At The Chapel

Enter below for your chance to win free tickets to see Death Valley Girls at The Chapel in San Francisco on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019! Contest Date Range To Enter Before Deadline: Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019, 9:00 am- Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019, 9:00 am PT Contest Rules: By entering this form you agree to attend the show, send us pics/vids for our socials or tag us @bsidestv , and that you’re at least eighteen (18) years or older. One entry per person, however, if entrant shares on social media (Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook) to their friends/family and they re-post/enter that counts as a new

PHOTOS: FINNEAS Headlines San Francisco, CA 10/15/2019

Finneas has been touring with his sister Billie Eilish and performing his own set throughout the year, sometimes opening for her and most recently played his own set at Austin City Limits. That set was a sneak peek of the music on his debut EP 'Blood Harmony,' which was just released on October 4th via OYOY. The singer/songwriter kicked off his sold-out North American headlining tour in San Francisco at August Hall. The energetic crowd came early as they were lined up for hours before doors and they reached a frenzy when the lights went down before Finneas took

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Kodie Shane Talks Rolling Loud 2019 Oakland, Forthcoming New Music

The debut album by Kodie Shane, Young HeartThrob was released late last year via Epic Records, garnering critical acclaim and helped establish a growing fanbase. Shane's live shows have been getting attention for her energy and engaging stage presence and enabled her to have performed as festivals around the world, from Rolling Loud, Made in America and SXSW to most recently at ComplexOn. The Chicago native who now lives in Atlanta, first attracted attention with 2016’s debut EP Zero Gravity, which features her breakthrough “Sad” [feat. Lil Yachty], as well as “Drip On My Walk.” B-Sides spoke with Kodie Shane

LIVE REVIEW: Lacuna Coil & All That Remains – Berkeley, CA 10/02/2019

Lacuna Coil and All That Remains have been inspiring people to headbang for the past couple decades. Lacuna Coil was formed in Milan in 1994 and they've been entertaining metal fans from around the world.  Merging gothic imagery and music, Lacuna Coil is characterized by their mid-tempo songs featuring guitar lines with contrasting vocal harmonies provided by lead vocalists, Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro. Massachusetts-based All That Remains has been highly successful since their formation in 1998, having just released their ninth studio album, Victim of the New Disease last year. Lacuna Coil: Lacuna Coil and All That Remains co-headlined

INTERVIEW: Catching Up With NOTD On US Tour With Zedd, & New Single

Swedish duo, Tobias Danielsson and Samuel Brandt better known as NOTD, began their musical journey connecting through Soundcloud, and to their surprise, later realized they were attending the same high-school. Soundcloud became their platform in remixing popular songs such as Ed Sheeran- “Shape of You”, Shawn Mendes- “There's Nothing Holding Me Back”, and Alessia Cara- “Scars to Your Beautiful.” The catchy tunes and melodies they incorporate into each remix created an interest in many Soundcloud users. Aside from being DJ’s and remixing pop songs, Sam and Tobias are instrumentalists, releasing original music, including “I Miss Myself” with HRVY and “Keep You

INTERVIEW: Boy Scouts Talks Tour, Debut Album Release, & Her Golden Retriever

Oakland native, Taylor Vicks who goes under the artist name “Boy Scouts” began her music career as a DIY artist, recording songs on her laptop and using Garageband as her framework, she's released a total of three albums. Taylor’s proper debut album “Free Company” was released on ANTI-Records this year. The tracks are a blend of highs and lows, her simplistic instrumental approach focuses on her unique melancholic voice which puts you at ease, and her heartfelt lyrics create a sense of familiarity and connection within each song. Boy Scouts will be opening for Jay Som on her nationwide tour

Imagine Music Festival’s diverse lineup

What sets Imagine Music Festival apart from any other music festivals, is its aquatic experience and theme. Located in the Atlanta Motor Speedway, this four day camping event features art workshops, dancers, cirque acts, and a daytime pool party for imaginers to dive into in between performances. Not to mention the variety of different electronic sub genres that the festival will be providing, creating a space for all types of EDM music lovers to enjoy. In addition below are a few artists to look out for: Louis the Child The Chicago based producer and DJ duo, Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennet are rising to

Mondo Cozmo Collaborates with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on “Black Cadillac”

Mondo Cozmo aka Josh Ostrander, has had lots of highs the last couple of years. The singer-songwriter and producer experienced a well-deserved career renaissance with the song, "Shine" that garnered commercial radio airplay, millions of streams and invitations to play endless music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Boonaroo to name a few. Fast forward to 2019 and a change in record labels, Mondo Cozmo is set to release a new album titled, New Medicine. Mondo Cozmo is giving fans a taste of what the albums sound is all about, with the recently released single, "Black Cadillac." The single has

ALBUM REVIEW: Illenium’s Newest Album “Ascend”

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Illenium's popularity increases with every album and EP he has released since he began his career in 2013, having recently won the award for "Best Male Artist" at the 2019 International Dance Music Awards. His previous two albums, Ashes in 2016 and Awake in 2017, have reached #6 and #3 respectively on the US Billboard Top/Dance Electronic Albums chart. At every music festival, it is now common to see fans wearing his signature baseball jerseys and hats. On August 16th, Illenium released his much-anticipated third album, Ascend. In the track, "Take You Down", it has tranquil vocals that accompany light guitar strumming

ALBUM REVIEW: Clairo – ‘Immunity’

Clairo has come a long way from producing music videos from the comforts of her bedroom. The Atlanta-born singer-songwriter launched into viral stardom after she released a music video titled "Pretty Girl" in 2017 on YouTube which as of this writing, has garnered over 36 million views. Shortly after the video's release and popularity, Clairo attracted interest from major record labels such as Capitol, RCA, and Columbia. Last year, Clairo had released her debut EP titled Diary 001, which led to positive reviews and gave proof that she was more than a "one-hit fluke". On August 2, 2019, Clairo released

PHOTOS: X Games 2019 Shines in Minneapolis

It wouldn't be summer without X Games, the premier action sports competition showcasing the best in BMX, moto and skate, combined with amazing musical performances. With headliners Wu-Tang Clan, Diplo and Incubus performing throughout the multi-day event, the best athletes congregated in Minneapolis, MN at US Bank Stadium. The first day of competition kicked off with BMX Vert and two of the best in recent years, veterans Jamie Bestwick and Vince Byron battling for the gold. The youngest in the field at 29, Byron was trailing Bestwick after he laid down an impressive first run to move into the top spot.

LIVE REVIEW: Kim Petras – San Francisco, CA 07/31/19

German pop singer Kim Petras performed at Mezzanine in San Francisco, CA on July 31, 2019 and the sold out show was buzzing with fans who couldn't wait to see Petras perform.  The atmosphere inside Mezzanine came to life when the fans screamed as Petras arrived on stage with her friend and producer-songwriter, Aaron Joseph.  Throughout the whole show, she wowed the crowd with her lively dance moves and intense vocals as she sang tracks from her debut album, Clarity that was released on June 28, 2019, and her third EP, Turn Off The Light, Vol. 1.  Wearing a white suit

ALBUM REVIEW: Two Door Cinema Club – “False Alarm”

Two Door Cinema Club has released their fourth studio album, False Alarm, on June 21, 2019. It is the first album from the Northern Irish indie-rock band since the release of their third album, Gameshow, three years ago. On February 11, the band released a teaser video on their social media accounts with the caption, "Album 4 - who's ready?" and they soon released the album's first single, "Talk", on March 18 and their second single, "Satellite", on April 24. Shortly after, the band released two extra singles before the album's release, "Dirty Air" on May 21 and "Once" on June 19. False Alarm

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Phono Del Sol – 06/15/19 – San Francisco, CA

After a one-year hiatus, The Bay Bridged and Noise Pop has brought back Phono Del Sol to the Potrero Del Sol park. San Francisco Magazine has called Phono Del Sol the "Best Music Festival" in San Francisco as it promotes both well-known bands and local music talent at the same time. The festival brought in people from all backgrounds to take in local and emerging artists on a Saturday afternoon. Blues Lawyer The first band to play at Phono Del Sol's Mission Stage was Blues Lawyer, an Oakland-based indie rock band. The band's guitar strumming had constant rhythmic flows as their music is

ALBUM REVIEW: AURORA – “A Different Kind of Human (Step 2)”

On June 7, 2019, Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer AURORA released the second chapter of her second studio album titled, A Different Kind of Human (Step 2). It is the sequel to the album's first chapter, Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1), which came out on September 28, 2018. Aurora continues making a name for herself in the electro-pop scene since 2015 when she released her debut EP, Running with the Wolves, which preceded the release of her debut studio album in 2016, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend. AURORA confirmed the release of A Different Kind of

Pride Month Playlist 2019

June marks National Pride Month for the LGBTQ community! We acknowledge out-spoken and open individuals especially musical artists who identify themselves in the group. These artists are coming out and singing about their personal experiences about their sexuality through music. While The Drums and Japanese House are writing about their exes, MNEK is singing about a closeted relationship in "Girlfriend", Morgxn writing about hope within gay oppression, and the queer trio MUNA whose music is a safe haven for those afraid to fully express themselves. They're all becoming a voice to the present and future LGBTQ generation. They're musical role

LIVE REVIEW: Marianas Trench – San Francisco, CA 06/03/19

Marianas Trench is one of the few Canadian bands that have achieved mainstream success in both Canada and the United States. Lead vocalist Josh Ramsay created Marianas Trench in 2001 in Vancouver and since then, the pop-punk band has produced five studio albums and attained multiple nominations and awards, especially at the Juno Awards and the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's leading music awards ceremonies. Some of their awards include "Group of the Year" at the 2013 Juno Awards and "Your Fave Video" and "Pop Video of the Year" for their respective songs, "Stutter" and "Desperate Measures", at the 2013 MuchMusic

LIVE REVIEW: Billie Eilish Kicks Off Sold-Out North American Tour in San Francisco, CA 5/29/2019

What seems like a meteoric rise to stardom for Billie Eilish in the last year has actually been many years in the making. The track “Ocean Eyes” was released online in 2014 and became a viral hit, leading to a record deal with Interscope and a handful of EPs that were strategically released to build up her audience. Not only did the singles from the EPs resonate, they received massive attention that led up to an instant chart-topping debut album, When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? that was released in March. Eilish performed a noteworthy set at Coachella

INTERVIEW: GG Magree at Shaky Beats 2019

As a rising star in Australia's electronic music industry, GG Magree has been entertaining audiences as a multi-talented Trap/Bass DJ. In 2016, Magree made her vocal debut on "Frontlines", a track she collaborated on with NGHTMRE and Zeds Dead. The Sydney-born producer has sold out shows, performed at festivals such as Tomorrowland and Hard Festival, established brand partnerships, and produced original releases. Outside of music, Magree is also the founder of her own streetwear brand called YEAH PUSSY. B-Sides TV reporter Mariana Alzate caught up with GG Magree at the Shaky Beats Music Festival in Atlanta where she discussed about

LIVE REVIEW: Disclosure Delivers a Different DJ Set in Miami, FL 5/17/2019

Miami’s notorious nightclub, Space, is known to bring in the best DJs from around the world to perform an eclectic array of techno, lasting from dusk to dawn. Disclosure was one of those DJ’s on the list that fans were buzzing about. The entire venue was packed, with no room to move as the night began with resident DJ Ms. Mada, whose set got the crowd moving and swaying to the beats of her deep techno grooves. Next up was Disclosure which consists of brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence, who both began setting up, with much anticipation the entire crowd was

K.Flay Announces ‘Solutions’ Album Release And Upcoming Tour Dates

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Two-time Grammy Award nominated artist K.Flay has announced the release date of her much-anticipated third studio album, 'Solutions'. Currently available for pre-order, 'Solutions' is set to be released on July 12 and the album's notable tracks include 'I Like Myself (Most Of The Time)', 'Bad Vibes', and 'This Baby Don't Cry'. K.Flay stated she chose 'Solutions' as the name of the album because the solution to almost every problem is to "stay connected to the people she loves, taking care of herself the way she wants her friends to take care of themselves, and doing things she knows that

ALBUM REVIEW: Simple Creatures – ‘Strange Love’ EP

In the midst of a post blink-182 tour depression, Mark Hoppus decided he needed to self medicate with some collaboration. What he had intended to be a project involving multiple friends from bands he had worked with in the past, quickly turned into a new band all in of itself. Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low was the first to come over to jam, and the two knew they had stumbled onto something special. And so gave birth to Simple Creatures. The band released their first single "Drug" a few months ago, and it was the perfect introduction to the tight

ALBUM REVIEW: Billie Eilish – “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”

Seventeen year old wunderkind Billie Eilish wastes no time stomping her foot down on her debut full length "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" After a brief vocal track of her declaring she has removed her invisalign, the creeping bass of "bad guy" seeps into your ears with a menacing bounce that will make you wanna get up and dance. This song really sets the tone for the album, a beautiful, bass driven collection of goth-pop songs that feel sometimes like the music we would've gotten from Lorde, or Taylor Swift had they grown up listening

20 Cool Acts To See At Coachella 2019

As festival season is approaching, the most exciting music festival is celebrating their 20th anniversary---Coachella! The first Coachella festival occurred in 1999 with acts: Beck, Tool, Morrissey, Rage Against The Machines, A Perfect Circle, and so forth. Coachella is the Woodstock of Southern California with it's numerous performances of various genres. Each year, Coachella keeps getting bigger with their attendees and their artists. This year, Coachella is stretching their two weekend festival from Friday April 12-Sunday April 21. Here is our list of twenty performers to catch at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The 1975 The British quartet The 1975

PREVIEW: Outside Lands 2019

A Bay Area favorite music festival Outside Lands returns this year on August 9-11th. Outside Lands is celebrating their eleventh anniversary here in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Back in 2008 when it began, Outside Lands keeps out doing itself every year with their countless of headliners from Radiohead, Tom Petty, Incubus, The Killers, Tenacious D, Metallica, Lorde, etc. Now Outside Lands 2019 will feature many Grammy winners and nominees to perform like Twenty One Pilots, Childish Gambino, Blink 182 The Lumineers, Hozier, Counting Crows, Kacey Musgraves, and the list goes on. Outside Lands is so much more than our love

PHOTOS: Chelsea Cutler – San Francisco, CA 3/22/2019

Chelsea Cutler has made a name for herself as one of music's fastest-growing stars over the past couple years. Cutler launched her songwriting career when she signed her first contract with Sony Music and released her first original songs, "Wake Up" and "Anything For You" while she was a history major at Amherst College. Cutler gained more success as she released "Your Shirt" in 2017, which accumulated over 30 million Spotify streams and stood out as the lead single on her debut EP, Snow in October. Since then, she has been featured on Refinery29's "Next Generation Music Superstars"

Miami Music Week 2019 Guide

It's the last week of March and if you're anyone who knows EDM, you're probably in Miami. Some refer to it as the most magical time of the year, other refer to it as Miami Music Week. Sunday to Sunday, thousands of artists, producers, record labels, and promoters come together for the musical paradise that takes over Miami. It’s conferences, networking events, top notch productions and full out parties. Last year there were about 1200 artists, in 85 venues, with over 300 events. It is pool parties, yacht parties, warehouse raves, rooftop sessions, marathon sets, and many other surprises that

ALBUM REVIEW: Taali – ‘I Am Here’

"We have strong women in the family no question about it" states Taali's grandmother in the recorded track "For Michal"(about her great- great- great grandma's holocaust death) off the debut album I Am Here. A powerful statement that inform listeners what we need to know about Jewish contemporary pop singer Taali. New York native/L.A based songwriter and engineer shows she's an authentic artist as she incorporates her traditional Judaic culture, lineage, and identity into her work. The fifteen-track album itself is a spiritual journey of storytelling through inspiring lyrics. Her opening song "Release" is the right introduction that hooks an audience in

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – UPSAHL Talks ‘Hindsight 20/20’, Living in L.A.

Nineteen year old Phoenix singer Taylor Upsahl aka UPSAHL has always had music in her blood. Playing guitar and piano at a young age and her father being a traveling musician, UPSAHL was born to follow into those footsteps. Now the Arizona native is living in the music core of L.A. "I'm learning to live alone in the biggest city ever" says UPSAHL. She's been an L.A resident for less than a year, which inspired her hit "Drugs" off her recently released debut EP, Hindsight 20/20. UPSAHL admits, "I wrote 200 songs in a year and 5 favorite songs are

PHOTOS: Better Oblivion Community Center – San Francisco 3/15/2019

Better Oblivion Community Center knocked it out of the park at their sold-out show at San Francisco's August Hall on March 15, 2019. With a setlist of songs from their debut, self-titled album, the tightly packed crowd went from raucous to softly singing along to songs such as "Sleepwalking'", "Didn't Know What I Was In For", "My City", and "Dylan Thomas". Composed of Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers, the duo expertly performed well together, showcasing the obvious on-stage chemistry between the two. The two met in 2016 after Bridgers performed at a show Oberst hosted at Los

INTERVIEW: In The Valley Below Talks Life After L.A, Parenthood, and Music

L.A band In The Valley Below (Angela Gail & Jeffrey Jacob) have been together for the past eight years. After musically bonding in SXSW, In The Valley Below was born-- releasing EPs and their first full length album The Belt in 2014. The lead single, "Peaches" landed them on late night TV with David Letterman and Conan. They've been busy touring in festivals also performing with other musical acts like White Lies, Cold War Kids, and Sir Sly. The band's sophomore album The Pink Chateau on Bright Antenna Records will be released in April and have an exciting film project to

LIVE REVIEW: Nora En Pure Impresses During Four-Hour Set in Miami, FL

The South African-born artist, Nora En Pure brought her electronic, tropical, and rhythmic tunes on Saturday night at Miami's downtown notorious Club Space, where many famous DJs come to spin tunes. The sold out show was filled with people dancing to the beat of every song she played, Nora began her set by playing a mix of indie and deep house, the floor was thumping and the vibe was energetic. Popular tracks such as “Come With We”, “True” and fans' all time favorite “Sphinx” were performed, many of these songs have different instrumental elements that give it a unique sound,

WATCH: Billie Eilish Releases First Episode of “A Snippet Into Billie’s Mind”

Ahead of the release of her debut album, When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish has released the first episode of a 3-episode mini-series that give a glimpse into the creation of the primary singles. Produced with YouTube Music and shot in her brother Finneas’ bedroom/home studio, where the pair made the album, Eilish and her brother, Finneas give insight into the single, "bury a friend". Speaking about the series, Billie reveals: “The visual elements in my work have always been super important to me. I’ve connected with so many of you over the

ALBUM REVIEW: Nina Nesbitt Impresses With Debut, ‘The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change’

The twenty-four year old Scottish pop singer, Nina Nesbitt, has blossomed since her debut album Peroxide and is proud of her sophomore record The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change from her new label Cooking Vinyl. The title is from her last track on the album, which the idea came from walking in London where she lived. Nesbitt explains the philosophical meaning behind the name; "It reminds people everything in life is temporary-- whether good or bad. Just be aware. It'll change." Nesbitt shares her latest creation to the world this month embarking on her next tour. Nesbitt describes her album

Weezer Surprises Fans With Release of ‘The Teal Album’

Weezer surprised fans with the release of an all covers album, Weezer (The Teal Album). The album contains their take on predominantly 80s songs, in addition to their massive cover of “Africa” by Toto, ranging from “Take On Me” by a-ha, "Everybody Wants to Rule The Word" by Tears for Fears to the 90s jam "No Scrubs" by TLC and the 60s classic, “Happy Together” by The Turtles. Their interpretation of these classics holds true to their originals and Weezer don't get in the way to making an overt statement. Weezer (The Teal Album) precedes the band’s forthcoming new

Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Ariana Grande To Headline Coachella 2019

With the new year only two days old, the lineup for Coachella 2019 was announced in the late evening on the West Coast. Headlining this year's event are Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande. The second and third line artists on the festival poster are equally strong that includes The 1975, Billie Eilish, Diplo, Weezer, Janelle Monae, Bassnectar, Bad Bunny, Zedd and others. The Coachella Twitter account, which had been dormant since November, came alive with a series tweets about smaller acts, who will also perform, including Southern California act, Cola Boyy, HYUKOH from South Korea

Top 18 Songs of 2018

As the genre lines continued to blur in 2018, lots of great music was released by fresh new faces and the familiar with new tunes. It was a banner year for newer artists like Billie Eilish and Greta Van Fleet and a solid start for Snail Mail and The Aces. Odesza started 2018 off with a bang that saw them play numerous festivals, sold out arenas and a coveted placement in that famous cell phone ad over the summer. The return of The 1975 and twenty one pilots stirred up their rabid fanbases as they geared up for their new

G-Eazy, Kaskade, Tyga + More Added to SnowGlobe 2018

As if the lineup for SnowGlobe 2018 was already one to remember, it was just announced that additional performers have been added including- G-Eazy, Goldlink, Kaskade, Rae Sremmurd, Tyga and Ashe. The annual three-day fest takes place New Year's Eve weekend, December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe, California and welcomes more than 20,000 fans each day with a mix of musical performances, live action sports and interactive art exhibitions. The 2018 lineup also includes Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz and RL Grime headlining among more than 40 artists performing across three stages. SnowGlobe will also feature all-new art

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – ABIR Talks ‘Mint’, Musical Career Path

Up and coming singer/songwriter ABIR released her debut EP, Mint, on October 19, 2018 to much anticipation led by the track "Young & Rude", which has already achieved over a million streams online. The Morocco-born vocalist came to the U.S. at six, growing up in Arlington, VA with a passion for music that started at a very young age, having participated in numerous competitions and talent shows since the fourth grade. Focused on a career in music, ABIR began writing her own songs in high school and would spend time trying to book gigs and build industry

PHOTO REVIEW: Big Wild Impresses as Co-headliner with Louis The Child in San Francisco 12/6/2018

Electronic producer and artist Big Wild aka Jackson Stell, has been on a rise and with the impending release of his debut album, Superdream (out February 1, 2019), his future is bright. This much was evident as he co-headlined with Louis the Child in San Francisco. The set was demonstrative of his evolution from the hip-hop beats that influenced his early work to the cinematic melodies and deep 80's-wave sound that represent the most recent work as Big Wild. Big Wild staples like "When I Get There", "Empty Room" and "I Just Wanna" were met with a

Ashlee Simpson + Evan Ross Announce Select North American Tour Dates

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross released their self-titled debut EP in October and recently released an acoustic video of their song “I Do”. The duo, who are also married, star in their own docu-series, Ashlee + Evan, which takes viewers behind-the-scenes on their relationship, making music and raising a family. The series was inspired by the couple's desire to document making music together and gives insight in making the EP, which was produced by Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire. Early next year, the pair will take their live show on the road, performing in select

PHOTOS: Raleigh Ritchie – San Francisco, CA 12/04/2018

Raleigh Ritchie aka Jacob Anderson, performed to an overly eager crowd at The Independent in San Francisco on December 4, 2018. Recognized for his role as Grey Worm, leader of the Unsullied in the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones, Ritchie mentioned he was a bit under the weather upon arriving into town but was energized to perform during this short tour. With plenty of water to keep him hydrated, Ritchie performed tracks from his debut album, You're A Man Now, Boy, which include "Stronger Than Ever" and "The Greatest". Ritchie also performed the two newer songs

PHOTOS: Masego – San Francisco, CA 11/11/2018

Ever since he began his music career in 2013, Masego has gained new fans through his unique musical style, mixing jazz fusion, R&B, funk, and neo soul called "TrapHouseJazz". The Jamaican-born artist performed a sold-out show at The Mezzanine in San Francisco on November 11, 2018 and showed why music fans should pay attention to his music. Performing well-known tracks from his debut, Lady Lady, such as "Silk", "I Had A Vision", and "Lavish Lullaby", Masego showcased his saxophone skills on numerous songs including the popular "Tadow", his collaborative effort 2017 with with French artists FKJ that garnered

Top 5 Songs of the Week: ON-REPEAT – The Beaches, Smino + More

Lots of great music to spotlight this week in our Top 5 that's been "On-Repeat". Canadian band, The Beaches have had a great 2018, having won the 2018 Juno Award for Breakthrough Group and been on tour quite extensively to support their debut album, Late Show. While on the road, the band got inspired by a previous trip to Berlin. The result was the track, "Fascination" that was just released this past week. Panda Bear announced that he'll be releasing his sixth studio album, Buoys, February 8, 2019. The producer/DJ satiates fans with a new

PHOTOS: Phony Ppl – San Francisco, CA 11/08/2018

Brooklyn-based Phony Ppl may have been the opener for headlining act Pusha T but they performed like the veterans that they are at The Fillmore in San Francisco on November 8, 2018. Performing to a near capacity crowd as an opener, Phony Ppl was energetic and engaging during their set that included tracks from their latest album, Mō’zā-ik, which came out a few weeks before on October 18. Although a new song, the audience was bopping along to "Something About Your Love", an up-tempo track that describes an unhealthy relationship, as well as the song "Move Her Mind",

Top 5 Songs Of The Week “On-Repeat”

Easy to sample and easy to get hooked on, we've got this week's Top 5 tracks that we have On-Repeat. The new one from Marina Diamandis is finally out, as the popular vocalist comes back with another collaboration with Clean Bandit and this time adds Luis Fonsi for the track "Baby". The track is on the upcoming "Deluxe" edition of What is Love? by Clean Bandit that comes out November 30, 2018. King Princess may be currently on tour in Australia but the singer/songwriter from New York is still working material for a debut album. In the

PHOTOS: FIDLAR – Oakland, CA 11/02/2018

As soon as FIDLAR took the stage at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA, the audience went into a frenzy. Dancing, singing and of course moshing along to tracks from their first two albums, FIDLAR gave a taste for what's to come from their newest album, Almost Free, set for release on January 24, 2019. The band started off the set with the new song, "Alcohol" and showcased three other new songs, "Flake", "Can't You See" and "Too Real". According to frontman Zac Carper, “‘Too Real’ was written during the election and everyone was fighting each other. The

REVIEW: Suwannee Hulaween Florida’s Top Festival

It is safe to say Suwannee Hulaween is Florida’s top music and art festival. From the mesmerizing art installations to the mind-blowing performances, this festival is definitely one to add to the bucket-list. Suwannee Hulaween 2018 sold out this year due to the amount of hard-work, passion, and love that has been consecutively put forth into this festival that keeps fans returning year after year. 2018 celebrated six years of Hulaween and plans to return next year for their seventh-year celebration area already being carried out. 16687

Explore the Magic of Spirit Lake at Suwannee Hulaween

The Spirit of Suwannee Music Park transforms into Spirit Lake this weekend during Suwannee Hulaween near Live Oak, Florida. The visual art extravaganza starts tomorrow, October 25th, for festival-goers with an Official Pre-Party Ticket. The festival officially opens to all ticket holders on Friday, October 26th to 28th. Spirit Lake is home to performance art, art installations, dazzling waterfront light shows, plus much more! 16667

Prepare for Suwannee Hulaween 2018 – Sold Out Music Festival

Suwannee Hulaween returns this year on October 26 - 28, for a magnificent weekend of magic and music located at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park near Live Oak, Florida. This beloved music festival is definitely one to add to the bucket list, and to those going, be prepared to journey into a visionary paradise with this year's theme, Creatures of the Galaxy. 15202

PHOTOS: Billie Eilish – Oakland, CA 10/20/18

After a set of strong releases throughout 2018, Billie Eilish is on the verge of a breakout once her debut album is released early 2019. The seventeen-year-old Los Angeles native has released a series of bonafide hits in the last year and a half from "you should see me in a crown" to the more recent "when the party's over". Performing in the Bay Area for the third time in a year, Eilish played the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA, the first night of her sold-out '1 by 1' tour. The raucous crowd filled with her peers

PHOTO REVIEW: Austin City Limits 2018 Weekend One

The 2018 edition of Austin City Limits was highly anticipated ever since the lineup was announced earlier in the year with much of the buzz on iconic headliners in Paul McCartney and Metallica. The festival also boasted many high quality names including Arctic Monkeys, Odesza, Travis Scott and Justice. An unforeseen injury to Childish Gambino caused him to cancel not only his appearance at ACL but also his remaining tour dates. Festival organizers recovered well by adding French quartet Phoenix and Lil Wayne to the first and second weekends respectively. The first weekend went off without

PHOTO REVIEW: Inaugural Adult Swim Festival

Last weekend Adult Swim hosted its inaugural music/comedy fest, the aptly named, Adult Swim Festival. The two-day festival featured an eclectic mix of music: guttural metal-punk, backpack rap and a healthy dose of hipster faves. On the comedy side of things, there were some pretty noteworthy comedians, with Hannibal Buress being the most familiar stand-up. Presumably, the common theme of the weekend was the nebulous relationships between the artists and the adult-oriented offshoot from Cartoon Network. The majority of the artists have worked on Adult Swim shows or contributed to the Adult Swim’s singles program which has been releasing songs

9 Acts You Can’t Miss at Austin City Limits 2018

Paul McCarney, Metallica, Childish Gambino and Arctic Monkeys are among some of the biggest names headlining Austin City Limits this year. While we’re sure you’ll be in the crowd dancing along to those massive acts, here are some other artists that you definitely shouldn’t miss:  Ravyn Lenae (Friday) Bishop Briggs (Friday) Natalie Prass (Friday) Japanese Breakfast (Saturday) Verite (Saturday) Sharon Van Etten (Saturday) Mt. Joy (Sunday) Amber Mark (Sunday) A R I Z

PHOTOS: Bob Moses- Oakland, CA 9/22/18

Bob Moses has steadily become a must-see at festivals (SXSW, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, & Coachella) as well as their own headlining shows. The Canadian duo recently released their second studio album, Battle Lines a week ago on September 14th and are touring in support of the new material, stopping by the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA September 22, 2018. With minimal banter, the band played a lot of the newer material, with lead single "Back Down" inspiring the crowd to dance and bob their heads in unison to the catchy beats of the song. The

PREVIEW: TOKiMONSTA On ‘Dune’ Tour w/Zhu In Support of Lune Rouge Remixed

TOKiMONSTA released her Lune Rouge Remixed LP (reworks done by Sofi Tukker, Felix Cartal, Kingdom, DâM FunK and more) earlier this year to critical acclaim and just performed back to back with Skrillex at Burning Man. The producer/DJ is now on tour trekking across North America in support of Zhu on his Dune tour. Having recently collaborated with him on the track "Light It Up" off his new album Ringos Desert Pt. 1, TOKiMONSTA puts on a "can't-miss" set. 16508

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 9/16/2018 – twenty pilots On Top, ODESZA Debuts

With less than a month to go, the anticipation for the new album by twenty one pilots continues to grow. Trench, is scheduled to be released on October 5, 2018 via Fueled by Ramen, features "Levitate", which maintains the top spot on our chart. A few notable debuts from Donna Missal, Dillon Francis and ODESZA help shift things around, as the latter come out with the recorded version of "Loyal", a track that the duo had only performed during their live shows. "Jupiter" by Donna Missal is the newest single from her debut album, This Time, which

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 8/26/2018 – Billie Eilish Leads Chart, Knox Hamilton Debuts

As summer winds down, lots of tracks on our top 10 could easily be the soundtrack to those memorable moments for the Summer of 18. Billie Eilish leads the way with "You Should See Me In A Crown" tops the chart with twenty one pilots in the runner up spot with "Levitate. The track at #5, "Underwater" is a preview of the new album by Rüfüs Du Sol, Solace that comes out on October 12, 2018. The collaboration of Zhu and Majid Jordan also makes moves up as fans continue to share and stream the track "Coming

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – The Academic Talk Early Gigs, ‘Tales From The Backseat’

The Academic have been on the rise since the release of their full-length debut album Tales from the Backseat (out now on Downtown Records), where the record instantly shot to #1 in their native Ireland week of release and earned critical acclaim. Standout tracks "Different" and "Bear Claws" have garnered millions of streams and views of the accompanying videos, with the latter going viral after the band discovered a way to "hack" Facebook's natural livestream time delay to create an audio and visual loop pedal for the song. The band has had lots of experience playing live shows

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 8/4/2017 – King Princess Tops Chart, YUNGBLUD Debuts

King Princess has just completed her short-run set of tour dates in the U.S. in support of her self-produced debut EP, Make My Bed. She's already back in the studio to work on her full-length album but here at B-Sides, "Talia" hits the top spot on our top 10. YUNGBLUD made his debut at Lollapalooza over the weekend and comes into the chart with "Medication" from his debut, 21st Century Liability. Check out this week's Top 10! 16338

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 7/29/2018 – twenty pilots Stay on Top, Pendulum Debuts

twenty one pilots remain on top with "Jumpsuit", as the band prepares for its upcoming album release, Trench, on October 5, 2018 and the accompanying tour in support. King Princess is in at third with "Talia", as she also just wrapped up a short run of tour dates and heads back into the studio to work on her forthcoming debut. Upward movement by Amy Shark and grandson reflects the growth of both artists in 2018, as the former made quite an impression at SXSW earlier this year and has capitalized on the exposure her initial single, "Adore" has

G-Eazy To Perform Bay Area Homecoming 7/29/2018

Since the release of his latest album, The Beautiful & Damned, G-Eazy has been on the road in support of his fifth studio recording. Shortly after its release, the Oakland rapper embarked on The Beautiful & Damned Tour and followed up with the current Endless Summer Tour. The tour follows the same theme of his summer run in 2016, except this time he’ll be joined by Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Uzi Vert, YBN Nahmir, P-Lo and Murdra Beatz. Hitting up the Shoreline Amplhiteater on 7/29, G-Eazy will make his second Bay Area appearance, following up a wildly successful two night

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 7/14/2018 – twenty one pilots Top Chart, grandson Debuts

It's been a great week of new releases that included the return of twenty one pilots, who released two new tracks, detailed their next album and tour dates. Trench is the title of the follow-up to their wildly successful Blurryface and will be released on October 5, 2018. The band announced their 'Bandito' tour will kick off in October and two new tracks, "Nico and the Niners" and "Jumpsuit" were released, with the latter topping our charts. Wet released their sophomore album, Still Run on July 13, 2018 and "There's A Reason" tallies up in the runner-up

LISTEN: Top 18 Songs For The Summer of `18

With the summer solstice upon us, the summer of 2018 is in high gear and ready for memories to be made. Of course, summers are marked by the care-free attitude of fun with friends, parties, weekend get-aways, vacations and a soundtrack to go along with them. A lot of great music has already been released this year with notable tracks that deserve to be on numerous playlists as part of your summer soundtrack. Here at B-Sides, we’ve picked out 18 tracks(in no particular order) that will enhance those good time summer vibes. 16230

REVIEW: Boston Calling 2018 – Festival Grows from Modest Beginnings

Boston Calling used 2018 to prove it has come quite a long way. From it's modest beginnings as a more indie affair in Government Center, to contender for festival lineup of the year at Harvard's Athletic Complex, this years edition featured plenty of things to boast about. Walking into the festival for anyone who hadn't been since the location moved, it could be a little overwhelming with the amount of things to do. The weekend was one for the books, featuring show stopping sets from the likes of Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age, St. Vincent, and Eminem to name

ALBUM REVIEW: Courtney Barnett – ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’

Given the amount of critical acclaim, and hype that has surrounded Courtney Barnett, it can be a little startling to realize her newest release "Tell Me How You Really Feel" is only her sophomore solo album. Her breakthrough 2015 debut album "Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit," dazzled fans and critics alike with her profound penchant for wordy, verbose lyricism, compared to none other than the king lyricist himself Bob Dylan. She followed it up in 2017 with a joint album alongside Kurt Vile, but her newest release see's her back in the driver seat, alone.

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 3/24/2018 – Courtney Barnett Maintains Top Spot, Parquet Courts Debut

Courtney Barnett stays on top of our chart with “Nameless, Faceless”, while Superorganism maintains pole position with “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”. Ahead of the April 6th release of her album Awake, Alison Wonderland moves up the chart with “Church”, as does “Loving Is Easy” by Rex Orange County. The new entry this week is the title track of the Danger Mouse-produced album Wide Awake by Parquet Courts. Check out this week's Top 10! 16021

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 3/17/2018 – Courtney Barnett Leads Chart, MONA Debuts

Courtney Barnett tackles the top spot on our chart with “Nameless, Faceless” that comes from her forthcoming album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, out May 18 via Mom + Pop Records. Fresh off their successful appearance at SXSW, Superorganism vault up to the runner-up position with “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”, as the band continues to tour in support of their recently released self-titled debut album. MONA and Rex Orange County debut in the chart, while Alison Wonderland and the collaboration of ZHU with Tame Impala move upwards. Check out this week's Top 10! 16018

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 3/10/2018 – CHVRCHES Top Chart, Alison Wonderland Debuts

CHVRCHES top the chart this week with the track “Get Out,” from their forthcoming album, Love Is Dead. Courtney Barnett takes the runner-up spot with “Nameless, Faceless” from her new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel that comes out in May. Debuts by Alison Wonderland and Zhu with Tame Impala come into the chart as well. Check out this week's Top 10! 16004

Lightning in A Bottle 2018 Returns with Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Zhu, Sofi Tukker

The initial lineup for the 2018 edition of Lighting In a Bottle has been announced in phases and includes a list of incredible performers including Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Zhu, GRiZ,Fever Ray, The Glitch Mob, Sofi Tukker, Tune-Yards and numerous others. Taking place over the course of 5 days including Memorial Day weekend, May 23-28, 2018, Lightning in a Bottle will once again be at Lake San Antonio in Bradley, CA. The organizer of the event, DoLaB, is bringing back many of the workshops and cultural offerings including over 150 talks and discussions with world-renowned visionaries, experts

G-Eazy Returns To San Francisco Bay Area For Two Hometown Shows

Multi-platinum rapper and producer G-Eazy kicked off his The Beautiful & Damned Tour in Houston and returns to his native San Francisco Bay Area for two shows this week. The first show at the legendary Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco 2/28/2018 and a second show in his native Oakland. The current two month trek supports his latest album, The Beautiful & Damned via BPG/RVG/RCA Records. The 20 track double-album is regarded as quite personal as the material features special guests including Halsey, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Kehlani, E-40, Charlie Puth, Anna of the North and others. 15996

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 2/24/2018 – The Vaccines Hold Top Spot, CHVRCHES Move Up

The Vaccines stay on top the chart this week with the track “I Can't Quit,” as anticipation mounts for their forthcoming album, Combat Sports. Franz Ferdinand and CHVRCHES move up, as the latter still hasn't announced information regarding a new full-length. New albums by The Neighbourhood, The Decemberists and George Ezra are set for release in March, as all three artists have their lead singles on the chart. Check out this week's Top 10! 15979

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 2/10/2018 – The Vaccines Top Chart, CHVRCHES Debut

The Vaccines top the chart with “I Can't Quit,” from their forthcoming album, Combat Sports. Singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist Justin Young stated, “we wanted to make a record to solidify that in our minds, and the minds of other people. We wanted to make the best record we’ve ever made.” Australian trio, Mansionair take the runner-up spot with "Astronaut", as CHVRCHES debut with their first new material in two years, "Get Out". Check out this week's Top 10! 15968

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 2/3/2018 – The Neighbourhood Stays On Top

The Neighbourhood tops the chart this week with the track “Scary Love,” from their latest EP, To Imagine. George Ezra remains steady at the runner-up spot as the Englishman prepares for the release of his new album, Staying At Tamra’s in March. New music from Franz Ferdinand charts this week with “Feel The Love Go” from their forthcoming album, Always Ascending, which comes out on February 9, 2018. Check out this week's Top 10! 15939