Wayne Krantz: Reworking The Classics

Former Steely Dan guitarist Wayne Krantz is currently touring all over the world, from Tennessee to China to California and back to New York again. He recently released Good Piranha/Bad Piranha, an eight-track album that sees him covering four songs, but with two greatly different interpretations, from Thom Yorke’s …

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Toothgrinder: Creative Destruction

Asbury Park-based progressive metal band Toothgrinder have been touring around parts of the U.S. and Canada all throughout the month, and their halfway point is at Long Island’s very own Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville on Feb. 19. The group is currently signed to Spinefarm Records and …

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Beacon: Space-Age Love

Brooklyn-based Beacon are touring in celebration of their new L1 EP, released on Ghostly International a couple of months ago. L1 takes inspiration from the Lagrangian Points, five gravitational positions in which only a small body can stay in stable orbit. The duo blend classic R&B melodies with raw, minimalistic …

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No Label Required: The Unsigned Bands Class Of 2015

Every year, we here at the Aquarian feature a list of bands from our area that are unsigned. From punk to ambient, Brooklyn to Philadelphia, five-piece to solo acoustic, the artists on this list bring a level of musicianship, songwriting, and overall talent to the table that would generally be …

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Dark Waves: California Dreamin’

Los Angeles-based Dark Waves are an up-and-coming band, mixing the wave sounds of the ‘80s with current ambient dream pop. Fronted by multi-instrumentalist Nick Long, the group is currently touring with Brooke Fraser and will play three shows in our area: Feb. 10 at World Café Live in Philadelphia, Feb.

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Melanie Martinez: Come One, Come All

Singer/songwriter Melanie Martinez is currently on the third leg of the Dollhouse Tour, in support of her Dollhouse EP. She’ll be hitting World Café Live in Philadelphia on Jan. 28 and Bowery Ballroom in New York City on Jan. 29. Martinez is known for her eclectic performances on …

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These Are They: At The Feast Of Seven Funerals

Born from the legendary Novembers Doom, These Are They formed in 2008 when vocalist Paul Kuhr and ex-guitarist Steve Nicholson got together to jam. They added Earthen guitarist and bassist Michael LeGros and Wiley Wells, respectively, and drummer Evan Berry, who would later be replaced by Tony Bettenhausen. At The

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Unearth: Watchers Of Rule

Legendary metalcore band Unearth have returned with their sixth studio release, Watchers Of Rule, and in true Unearth fashion, it is a fast-paced, abrasive romp. With blast beats like Pantera, guitar runs like Lamb Of God, and vocals akin to the various frontmen of Shai Hulud, Watchers Of Rule

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Paperhaus: Paperhaus

If music is art, then Paperhaus are artists, their brushes composed of guitar and bass, and pens made of drum and vocals. They paint and draw sonic landscapes that project scenes of wonder, confusion, and awe onto the back of the listener’s mind. This Washington D.C. trio haven’t just entered …

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Keller Williams: More Than A Little Help From My Friends

Multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams is starting off 2015 with a bang when he hits our area with his six-piece backing funk band, More Than A Little. Williams toured extensively in 2014, including playing shows with Phil Lesh & Friends and Leftover Salmon. He’ll be playing Jan. 16 at Irving Plaza in …

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