2018 Grammy Moments: Highs and Lows

The 60th annual Grammy Awards returned to New York City after a 15 year absence and came back with a bang. CBS Late Late Show host, James Corden returned to host the event and allowed the musicians and artists to be the star. Outstanding performances from Kesha and Kendrick Lamar were moving, while collaborations of Cardi B and Bruno Mars along with Elton John and Miley Cyrus turned out to be fun, joyous and entertaining. Here are some of our highs and lows from "Music's Biggest Night". 15922

PHOTOS: Spoon- San Francisco, CA 1/17/18

In their 25th year as a band, Spoon has gotten better over time, perhaps credit it to having been through nearly every scenario both good and bad when it comes to performing live. The Austin-based band released their ninth studio album, Hot Thoughts in March 2017, and now that fans are familiar with the material, it made for an engaging and fun live show for the band. From start to finish, frontman Britt Daniels led the audience down a path through the band's catalog of material right from the start with the newer "Do I Have To Talk

PREVIEW: Coachella 2018 – Beyond Eminem, Beyoncé, The Weeknd

I've come to measure my years not by the arrival of January 1st, but rather by the arrival of the annual Coachella lineup announcement. This year is no different than any other in regards to the amount of disappointment plenty of people feel the need to express, but it is different in regards to the diversity of the lineup, including a list of headliners that for the first time in a while features not only no big time reunions, but also no rock acts. Let's take a look at some of the smaller font talent featured for the multi-weekend event.

TOP 17 Songs of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it's time to reflect on all the great music that was released during the last year and made an impact. The year gone by was a successful one for artists like Portugal. The Man and K. Flay, for example, who have been making music for some time but finally got the attention of the mainstream, whereas, newer artists like SZA and Sofi Tukker gathered momentum early in the year and steam-rolled through festival appearances and appeared in numerous online playlists shared throughout millions of social media profiles. From the ubiquitous tracks that were beaten

TOP 11 Albums of 2017

A lot of great music was released in 2017 and made it quite difficult to narrow down the field of a list of the top albums of the year. After much deliberation and discussion, we've gathered a list of the top 11 rather than inundate you with a list of 100 albums to cull through. Ranging from the originality of Kendrick Lamar and SZA to the strong outings by Lorde and The War on Drugs, there's something for everyone in our top 11 albums of 2017. 15864

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 12/09/2017 – SOFI TUKKER Remains On Top

SOFI TUKKER stays on top of the chart with “Best Friend” featuring NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno. The New York City-based duo recently released numerous remixes of the track that have resonated with many across the blogosphere. YUNGBLUD, Tune-Yards and Chromeo make moves up as well. Check out this week's Top 10! 15857

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 12/2/2017 – SOFI TUKKER Tops Chart, Tune-Yards Debut

It’s been a breakout year for SOFI TUKKER, as the duo tops the B-Sides Top 10 with “Best Friend”, a track that features NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno. The duo started the year with a Grammy nomination and has continued to grow with numerous festival appearances, a feature spot providing the soundtrack to the iPhone X ad and an opening spot for ODESZA on their massive arena tour. Chromeo makes a move up with “Juice”, the first single from their forthcoming album Head Over Heels, as YUNGBLUD also moves upward. New music by Tune-Yards and Marshmello

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 11/18/2017: Alex Lahey Stays On Top, Pale Waves Debut

Alex Lahey stays on top with “Every Day's The Weekend” from her debut LP, I Love You Like A Brother . Pale Waves make their debut on the chart with "Television Romance", as Chromeo returns with a glimpse of their forthcoming album, Head Over Heels, with "Juice". SOFI TUKKER makes a big jump to the third spot, along with MGMT, who move up to four. Check out this week's Top 10! 15832

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 11/11/2017 – Alex Lahey Remains On Top, YUNG BLUD Debuts

Alex Lahey retains the top spot with “Every Day's The Weekend” from her debut LP, I Love You Like A Brother , while Wolf Alice remain locked in the runner-up position. New music comes into the top 10 with “Best Friend” by Sofi Tukker that features NERVO, The Knocks and Alisa Ueno, along with new music from 19 year old YungBlud with "I Love You, Will You Marry Me" from his catchy debut LP, King Charles. Lots of great tunes on the chart this week also includes Lo Moon, the latest from MGMT and more. Check out

LIVE REVIEW: Nova Tour ft. R.L. Grime Lands in Nashville

Kittens, Graves, and R.L. Grime stopped off in Nashville as part of their Nova Tour, drawing in a packed house despite it being the night after Halloween.  Lauren “Kittens” Abedini started the night off, increasing the energy as the crowd steadily grew.  The L.A. based DJ got her start mixing in college, but before long she was performing at private parties for stars like Usher and opening for Kid Cudi on tour.  Her set up was very minimalist in terms of lights, but did not take away from her laid –back vibe and slightly soulful set. 15808

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 11/4/2017 – Alex Lahey Tops Chart

Alex Lahey tops the B-Sides Top 10 with "Every Day's The Weekend" from her impressive debut LP, I Love You Like a Brother, which was released last month. Wolf Alice takes a step back to the runner-up spot, while Walk the Moon and St. Vincent make moves up and MGMT debuts with the title track from their long-awaited forth-coming album, Little Dark Age. Check out this week's Top 10! 15733

R.L. Grime’s Nova Tour Takes Off

Since the debut of “Grapes” in 2012, R.L. Grime has quickly ascended the ranks as one of trap music’s most in demand producers.  It’s almost impossible not to hear his track “Mercy” dropped somewhere in a set, and good luck keeping track of how many times it pops up in sets over the course of a festival weekend. 2017 has been a big year for R.L. Grime.  After closing out 2016 with the release of “Waiting” in collaboration with Skrillex and What So Not, Grime returned with “Reims” in May.  In June, the producer released his own zine on his site

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 10/21/2017 – Wolf Alice Remains On Top, St. Vincent Debuts

Wolf Alice stays on top of the chart with “Don’t Delete The Kisses” from their latest LP, Visions of A Life, while Dan Croll and Illenium remain locked in the third and runner-up positions, respectively. New music comes into the top 10 with “Los Ageless” by St. Vincent from her recently released album, Masseduction, as the other new entry comes in at 10 with the collaboration of Carnage and VINAI with “Time For The Techno”. Check out this week's Top 10! 15679

PHOTO REVIEW: Alvvays – The Mohawk, Austin

Outdoor performances during the fall are nothing to complain about. Breezy air and pink sunsets are a perfect match to any evening, but when tossed in with the angelic voice of lead vocalist, Molly Rankin, and the candy dream tunes of her band Alvvays —talk about satisfaction. It has been three years since the Canadian indie pop band brought us their self-titled debut album, but only a month since the release of Antisocialites, which is without a doubt, no runner-up. Fans just can’t get enough of those summery nostalgic instrumentals blended with their dark and romantic lyrics. Despite the title of

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 10/14/2017 – Wolf Alice Tops Chart, ZHU, Lo Moon Debut

After spending some time at the runner-up spot, Wolf Alice moves up to the top spot on the B-Sides Top 10 this week with “Don't Delete The Kisses” from their sophomore album, Visions of a Life. ZHU impressed many during the first weekend at Austin City Limits and his collaboration with Nero, "Dreams" debuts on the chart along with Lo Moon. Alex Lahey and Walk The Moon move up in tandem towards the middle of the chart. Check out this week's Top 10! 15643

10 Artists You Need to See at the 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is going on right now, as well as next weekend, with a fine array of diverse acts for every kind of fan.  And... while B-Sides is there and pumped to see them all, we also have a few that we are more than stoked to see. Below is a list of those 10 artists. Cheers and Raise Your Glass!! Glass Animals Britain's Glass Animals released their debut album in 2014 combining a pop heavy indie rock sound with an electronica underbelly. Their last record How To Be a Human Being was released in 2016. https://youtu.be/8RkJhJcfOnc Live Live formed in the tiny town of York, Pennsylvania,

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 9/30/2017 – ODESZA Tops Chart, Walk The Moon Debuts

ODESZA moves up to the top spot on the B-Sides Top 10 this week with “Line Of Sight” that features WYNNE & Mansionair. Wolf Alice hangs tight at the runner-up position with “Don’t Delete The Kisses” that comes from their sophomore album, Visions of a Life, which came out September 29th. Walk The Moon debuts with “One Foot” from their forthcoming album, What If Nothing, that comes out in November. Check out this week's Top 10! 15607

INTERVIEW: Jaymes Young Talks Songwriting, Humbling Moment While on Tour

Jaymes Young takes pride in being a songwriter first than being considered a singer and performer. Early on, Young spent countless hours holed up in his bedroom piecing together compositions, penning lyrics, and exploring various sounds. In 2013, Young independently released the critically acclaimed mixtape, Dark Star, leading to much praise and an eventual signing to Atlantic Records. The EP, Habits of My Heart, spawned viral hits such as the title track and “I’ll Be Good,” which both surpassed 20 million Spotify streams. Young topped that in 2015 with his collaboration with Phoebe Ryan on “We

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 9/23/2017 – Washed Out Remains On Top, Illenium Debuts

Washed Out stays on top with the track "Hard To Say Goodbye", which is accompanied by an amazing video. Declan McKenna remains at the runner-up spot, while ODESZA leaps up to three. With the new album, Awake, Ilenium is on a roll having released the new material on September 21st and debuts on the chart with "Leaving". Another new entry is the very chill "Don't Delete The Kisses" by Wolf Alice. Check out this week's Top 10! 15600

Preview – Riot Fest Chicago – 2017

Where the hell did Summer go? That's the question on everyone's mind right now, but hey, it aint all bad! Y'know why? That's right! Riot Fest is around the corner. The lineup is stacked per usual. We could write a book as long as Stephen King's "It" on all the great bands performing this year, but that's why they made a movie! And that's why we'll just give you the highlights, and the performances you do not. Want. To. Miss.         Paramore - If you haven't heard "After Laughter" yet, I'm not sure what you spent your summer listening to. The feel

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 9/9/2017 – Washed Out Tops Chart, Phantoms Debut

With the great visuals that accompany every track on their latest album, Washed Out tops the B-Sides Top 10 with "Hard To Say Goodbye". Declan McKenna moves up to the runner-up spot with "Humongous" as Odesza also moves up on the chart. Phantoms debuts with "Just A Feeling", a track that also features B-Sides favorite Vérité while Timmy Trumpet & Krunk! move up respectively. Check out this week's Top 10! 15556

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 8/12/2017 – Arcade Fire Remain on Top, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice Gain

Arcade Fire released their fifth studio album, Everything Now, late July and the title track reigns on the top 10, fending off great competition from Royal Blood and Washed Out, who inch closer to pole position. Wolf Alice takes a few steps forward with “Yuk Foo” as momentum builds for their sophomore album, due in September. Check out this week's Top 10! 15513

ALBUM REVIEW: Lana Del Rey – ‘Lust For Life’

Love her or hate her, Lana Del Rey has managed to carve herself out a spot in pop culture that might put the “cult” in pop culture. On her fifth album, “Lust For Life,” she seems to be attempting to reach outside of her circle, but not too far. While her vocals maintain the cool, buzzed lounge singer croon she’s been toting since she debuted on Saturday Night Live, the tracks on this album incorporate more modern tones, with hip-hop driven beats, and guest appearances from the likes of The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Stevie Nicks, and more. 15461

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 7/22/2017 – Arcade Fire Maintains Top Spot, Vance Joy Debuts

Arcade Fire continues its dominance atop the B-Sides Top 10 with the title track, "Everything Now" from their forthcoming album due July 28, 2017. Middle Kids stands pat at the runner-up slot with “Edge of Town”, while Marshmello and Royal Blood maintain the pressure at the third and fourth positions, respectively. Debuts by Vance Joy and Washed Out keep the summer fresh and fun with new music. Check out this week's Top 10! 15414

PHOTO REVIEW: Warped Tour 2017 – Mansfield, MA

As soon as the Warped Tour lineup comes out, the anticipation for the day-long music festival begins. Rain or shine, fans line up early in the morning to beat the rush. In the case at the Mansfield, MA stop, it was no shine, and all rain. The weather, however, did not stop anyone's dedication to stand in the pouring rain walking from stage to stage and jam out to their favorite bands. Some band members shared their thoughts about the gloomy day. Bryan Garris from Knocked Loose stated, "I heard it rains in Mansfield, MA, every Warped Tour." John Floreani from

INTERVIEW: The Modern Bluegrass Revival – A Conversation with Mipso

Mipso are the real deal when it comes to Southern Bluegrass, Folk, and Country music. The quartet of college friends grew up in North Carolina studied the local roots music, and immersed themselves in it... Eventually making records that shied away from conventional modern songwriting, instead focusing on telling stories with a unmistakable, and infectious,  vocal harmonization. The group's third record Coming Down the Mountain, showcases Mipso's growth from string band, to something a bit more contemporary without throwing away the grit. The record is fabulous and so is the band. B-Sides was afforded some time to speak with Mipso guitarist

ALBUM REVIEW: Royal Blood – ‘How Did We Get so Dark?’

Back in a 2012 interview, Dave Grohl commented on the state of rock n' roll, claiming the current musical climate was not unlike it was in 1991, right before Nirvana broke through. Three years later, the type of band he's talking about would be opening for him on a stadium tour across America. The band I'm talking about is Royal Blood and they're here to remind everyone what rock n' roll is all about. The sophomore slump is a dreaded curse for musicians and fans alike. The stress of following up an incredibly debut with something equally impressive, if not more,

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 6/10/2017 – Paramore Tops Chart, Arcade Fire Debuts

With summer approaching and festival season kicking in, lots of new music is getting released, some of which is in the top 10. The new album by Paramore, After Laughter, was released last month and the track “Hard Times” takes over the top spot. New tracks by Royal Blood and Arcade Fire make their debut, as both bands have new albums coming out within the next two months, Royal Blood to release How Did We Get So Dark? and Arcade Fire will release Everything Now. Check out this week's Top 10! 15124

INTERVIEW: MAYBIRD Talk Writing, Working with Patrick Carney

Maybird just wrapped up their tour through the States and what better way to end it than in their hometown of Rochester, New York. In 2013, Maybird made their recording debut with an ambitious independent album, Down and Under. As Maybird developed a growing following on the East Coast, they were approached by producer Danger Mouse, who had heard and enjoyed the record. Danger Mouse asked Maybird to sign with his new label, 30th Century Records, and the group's first project for 30th Century, the EP Turning into Water, was released in April 2016. The group is due for another

10 Acts to See at Boston Calling

The countdown is on, and it's T-6 sleeps until Boston Calling. If you haven't noticed, everyone is a buzz about how this year is the first year Boston Calling's lineup has put them in the realm of the must see festivals. The headliners alone should be indicative of that, but you already knew that, so we're gonna recommend 10 of the artists you might not be as familiar with, but should definitely see.        1. The Hotelier - We're starting off with some hometown heroes here, as these boys hail from Western MA. Their last two full lengths have stood out distinctly in

ALBUM REVIEW: Paramore “After Laughter”

Paramore waste no time setting the tone on their newest album After Laughter, hopping into their audible Delorean, and punching it to 88 miles per hour, and turning the clock to 1985 with lead single "Hard Times." This album pushes forward on the path the band began to forge on their 2013 self-titled effort, that path being in line with the current pop music trend of throwing it back to music you would've heard on the radio 30 years ago. The thing that sets Paramore apart from the crowd in pursuing that sound is that they do it much better

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 5/13/2017 – Spoon Maintains Top Spot, Paramore Debut

Spoon maintains the top spot with the title track of their latest and ninth studio album, “Hot Thoughts". The band, originally from Austin, TX has been together for over 20 years and continue to garner critical acclaim, which has been overwhelmingly positive for their latest LP. Bleachers vault to the runner-up spot with "Don't Take The Money" from their fortchoming release, Gone Now, due out on June 2, 2017. Paramore debut on the chart with "Hard Times" from their recently released album After Laughter. Check out this week's Top 10! 14956

INTERVIEW: FOXTRAX

You may not have heard of them yet, but in light of their recent "The Cabin EP," FOXTRAX is sure to be popping up on your Spotify "Discover Weekly" playlist in no time. The aptly named EP was recorded over a six month stint while the boys were holed up in a cabin in the woods of North Carolina. They're currently at the beginning of a west coast tour with Barns Courtney, and singer Ben Schneid was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us before taking the stage last Friday evening. 14946

LISTEN: HAIM Release “Want You Back”, Album Release Set For July 7

HAIM has released the track, "Want You Back," the first single from their forthcoming album Something To Tell You, slated for release on July 7, 2017 via Columbia Records. HAIM had previously announced the news of the follow up to their debut, Days Are Gone, with a video of the band performing new track "Right Now" live in studio. The recording session was shot and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights). Pitchfork noted "the song is hardcore HAIM," going on to say "this is what HAIM does best, create a small

LISTEN: machineheart Release “Shelter”

machineheart has released the new track, "Shelter," a dark, broody pop arrangement that follows up "Speak In Tongues" that was released in March. The Los Angeles-based band has steadily released new material throughout the year as they are currently on tour with LANY with two final Midwest dates in Milwaukee and Indianapolis. The five-piece made a solid impression in 2015 with their debut EP, In Your Dreams, led by the track, "Circles" ft. Vanic, which garnered numerous streams. The band, comprised of vocalist Stevie Scott, acoustic guitarist Trevor Kelly, drummer Harrison Allen, electric guitarist Carman Kubanda and bassist

ALBUM REVIEW: COIN – How Will You Know If You Never Try

COIN arrived with their debut self-titled album two years ago, bolstering an infectiously catchy single with "Fingers Crossed." Two years later, and these fellas have really honed in on the sound they had started to craft on that album. "How Will You Know If You Never Try" opens with the pulsing "Don't Cry, 2020," a track that feels akin to Vampire Weekend if they were a little more into synth-pop. The track is filled with upbeat and dancy, retro-influenced jams like this. Lead single "Talk Too Much," has a chorus so big, you'll be singing it by the second time

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 4/29/2017 – Lorde Reigns on Top, Sir Sly Debuts

Lorde continues her reign on top of the B-Sides top 10 chart with “Green Light”. The New Zealand artist will be all over North America in 2017 in support of her second studio album Melodrama, set to be released in the summer of 2017. The new track “High” by Sir Sly makes its debut and Spoon make their leap up to the top three. Check out this week's Top 10! 14883

LISTEN: Phoenix Release “J-Boy”, Announce North American Tour Dates

Phoenix is officially back as they just released the single, “J-Boy”, from their forthcoming album, Ti Amo, set for release on June 9, 2017 via Loyaute/Glassnote Records. The band - comprised of Thomas Mars (vocals), Laurent Brancowitz (guitar), Christian Mazzalai (guitar), and Deck D'Arcy (bass) - detailed creating the album to the New York Times earlier this week, describing the new material as, "an album about simple pure emotions: love, desire, lust and innocence, it's also a record about our European, Latin roots, a fantasized version of Italy: a lost paradise made of eternal Roman summers (hyper-light, hyper-clarity, pistachio gelato), juke-boxes on

WATCH: Paramore Release Single, “Hard Times” From Upcoming ‘After Laughter’

Paramore has released the single and accompanying video for the track, "Hard Times" from their forthcoming album, After Laughter, slated to be released on May 12, 2017 on Fueled By Ramen. The new material is the follow-up to their first new album since their 2013 self-titled release, which features the Grammy-award winning single, "Ain't It Fun". The band features the their original drummer Zac Farro, who rejoined the band and told the New York Times, “Every teenage year that I lived was in this band, on tour. I needed a reset button.” The band has announced

LISTEN: Lana Del Rey + the Weeknd Debut “Lust For Life”

Lana Del Rey has released the title title track for her forthcoming new album, Lust for Life, which is a duet with the Weeknd. The pair had worked together before on his previous records and a collaboration had been rumored to be in the works. The song follows up another track from the album, "Love" that was released earlier this month. The album will also feature a duet with Sean Lennon, called "Tomorrow Never Came", in which Del Rey spoke about in an interview with Courtney Love for Dazed Magazine, "I had listened to his records over

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 4/15/2017 – Lorde Retains Top Spot Coachella Weekend

Lorde stays on top of the B-Sides top 10 chart, as “Green Light” continues to its reign ahead of the highly anticipated sophomore release Melodrama, slated to be released this summer. “Scared to be Lonely” by Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa makes its debut as well as “Dance” by POWERS. Upward movement by Chris Lake and others keeps the pressure on the top spot as LP is locked in at the runner-up spot. Check out this week's Top 10! 14805

LIVE REVIEW: Never Shout Never, Me Like Bees – Boston, MA 4/9/2017

A band generally tours to debut a new album or to get their name out there and show their fans some love. Never Shout Never just wrapped up the first leg of their U.S tour, and in this case, they are touring for all their long-time fans. Following a band from the beginning is dedication to say the least. The lead man Christofer Drew Ingle started NSN as a solo career. This made the tour special considering he would be playing his one man band songs with a full band behind him. 14770

EP REVIEW: The Shapes by Miami Horror

Melbourne’s Miami Horror have been selling their slick and fashionable “indietronica” since the release of their 2010 debut Illumination, a staple in modern electronic pop. Their second record, 2015’s All Possible Futures, was more mellow and meditative, demonstrating a refreshing new color in the group’s sonic palette. Their latest EP, titled The Shapes, is a more playful effort, adorned with assorted 80’s pop elements and funk flair. 14734

LISTEN: Dillon Francis Teams Up With G-Eazy For “Say Less”

The new track by Dillon Francis "Say Less" featuring G-Eazy has been released on his own label, IDGAFOS. Speaking about the collaboration, Francis said, "G-Eazy and I had been talking about making a record for the past four years but our insane touring schedules never let us get in the studio together. In the beginning of the year it finally worked out when we were both in LA. One session turned into three and now we have our glorious song that we are so proud of." G-Eazy stated, "Dillon's been the homie forever and we've always talked

VIDEO: Halsey Releases New Video “Now or Never” from ‘hopeless fountain kingdom’

Halsey has released the video for the highly anticipated track "Now or Never" from her forthcoming album hopeless fountain kingdom slated to be released June 2, 2017. The video is the co-directorial debut for Halsey, which was filmed in Mexico City. hopeless fountain kingdom is the follow-up to her landmark debut Badlands. Check out the video for "Now or Never "! 14715

Metallica, Gorillaz, The Who Headline Outside Lands 2017

The tenth anniversary edition of Outside Lands is delivering some heavy hitters to headline with locals Metallica performing for their second time, The Who and a rare appearance by Gorillaz. Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, Queens of the Stone Age, alt-J, The Avett Brothers, Solange and a slew of other artists will perform the festival at Golden Gate Park August 11-13, 2017. Tickets go on sale Thursday April 6, 2017 at 10am/PT. Check out the entire lineup! 14701

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 2/11/2017 – The xx Remain On Top, LP Debuts

The xx are on top again this week, as the band is also adding more shows in various cities where they already have booked sold out to keep up with the demand. The chart is somewhat stable with Marian Hill in the runner-up spot while Marshmello and Bastille make moves up. The lone debut in the top 10 is bestowed upon LP with the addictive “Lost on You”. Check out this week's Top 10! 14638

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY: Santa Cruz Music Festival Feb. 18 & 19 Feat. Louis The Child, Troyboi + More

In October of 2015, over two thousand patrons, creators, and musicians took to the streets of downtown Santa Cruz, CA making the third iteration of our event the most successful one yet. This year the organizers of the Santa Cruz Music Festival have planned a full-blown sonic take-over of the historic downtown area, linking together 11+ downtown Santa Cruz venues for a two-day musical marathon. Just like the past three festivals, SCMF has passionately and carefully curated a lineup of more than 200+ bands, internationally known acts as well as hard-hitting local Santa Cruz and Bay Area artists and performers

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 2/4/2017 – The xx Top Chart

The xx maintain the momentum after releasing their critically acclaimed album, I See You, while Marian Hill leap to the runner up position with “Down”. Debuts by AFI and Oliver Heldens represent the variety in this week’s current trends, while Marshmello and Sylvan Esso make moves up. Check out this week's Top 10! 14629

LISTEN: New Music ON-REPEAT – Jorja Smith, POWERS, Ginger Snaps

Tunes tunes tunes! Our Tunes for Tuesday on our Instagram story this week puts the spotlight on great new music that’s been ON-REPEAT here at B-Sides. British talent Jorja Smith, has been performing since a young age, having started writing songs at age 11. Smith has a huge catalog of unreleased tracks as she only recently started releasing material in 2016. The track, "Where Did I Go?" is infectious and a great introduction to Smith, who is currently embarking on her first U.S. tour. Los Angeles-based duo, POWERS, is back with a new track, "Dance" that

LISTEN: New Music ON-REPEAT – Marian Hill, Cemetery Sun, Major Lazer & Showtek

Tunes tunes tunes! Our Tunes for Tuesday on our Instagram story this week puts the spotlight on great new music that’s been ON-REPEAT here at B-Sides. Since last year’s release of their debut album, Act One, Marian Hill has garnered a growing fan base and attention. The duo recently teamed up with Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony on the track, “Back To Me” and the first track on the album, “Down”, has gotten the band even more attention with its exposure from the Apple commercial for its new AirPods. Major Lazer and Showtek collaborated on the track

TOP 3 Songs ON-REPEAT: The xx, Declan McKenna, The Japanese House

Tunes tunes tunes! Our Tunes for Tuesday on our Instagram story this week puts the spotlight on great new music that’s been ON-REPEAT here at B-Sides. 2017 kicked off with the return of The xx with the release of their third studio album, I See You. The album has received positive reviews as the band prepares for a year of touring to promote the record that includes dates at Coachella, international Lollapalooza dates and Boston Calling. The track, "Say Something Loving" is an initial standout of the album and a highlight. Declan McKenna burst onto the

Warped Tour Going Back In Time In 2017?

  There is no hiding the fact that in the past year, audiences everywhere have witnessed amazing bands from the 90's and early 2000's release new content. Long time punk lovers are head over heals for the amount of groups making a come back like Sum 41, Green Day, Good Charlotte, and New Found Glory. Their new albums and singles are just the beginning. Warped Tour's Instagram page recently announced Warped Rewind At Sea, a four day cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel. The post has exploded with comments from fans eager to hear details as the account posts teasers about the

VIDEO: Top 20 Songs of 2016

Lots of quality new music was released in 2016 from new albums by Frank Ocean, Radiohead, The 1975 and Green Day, to new artists in Bishop Briggs, Gallant, Aurora and Sofi Tukker. As we take a look at the year gone by, here's our list of the top 20 songs of 2016 14610

LISTEN: Nine Inch Nails Release ‘ Not The Actual Events’

As circulated in recent weeks, Nine Inch Nails have released an EP of new songs. In a post on their website- founder Trent Reznor declared, “New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too.” Not The Actual Events, harks back to the familiar Nine Inch Nails sound, as Reznor describes, “It’s an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make. It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story.” Not The Actual Events follows 2013’s Hesitation Marks and their work with scores for Nasa’s Juno short film, the climate

B-Sides Top 10: Best Hard Rock Albums of 2016

2016 was a complex year for society. Whether citizens viewed it as a successful year or a time they wish they could erase, Hard Rock enthusiasts had a lot to appreciate about this year. Up and coming bands, and bands who have continued their position in their audience's hearts, have both released records that strive in perfection. Whether its Green Day who have shown the world they are musical geniuses from day 1 back in '86, or Knocked Loose who are growing at a rapid rate and beginning their journey of touring over seas. 2016 left no disappointment for hard rock

INTERVIEW: The Strokes Guitarist Nick Valensi at Home With CRX

Nick Valensi is the charismatic, high-energy lead guitar player in The Strokes. Valensi recently formed CRX, a creative outlet where he stepped out in front of the stage as the lead vocalist and chief songwriter. The album, entitled New Skin, was produced by the badass, and very prolific, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age fame, and offers a glimpse into Valensi’s world outside one of the most important rock bands of the 21st century. In short, Valensi just wanted to play music on stage, and needed a vehicle to do so. New Skin is a tremendous record, and

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 11/19/2016 – Kings of Leon Vaults To Top Spot

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