Scarecrow: Dangerous Chemicals

Hailing from Toulouse in France, Scarecrow are going where few have dared before by combining hip-hop with early blues. Using the two differing elements to produce the same groove, this bold and fresh group of musicians mixes dobros with scratching vinyls, loops guitar licks to accompany their beats, and delivers …

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Jay Brannan: Broken Hearts, Unite

Acoustic singer-songwriter Jay Brannan is currently touring North America and Europe this summer in support of his latest release, Always, Then, & Now. A Texas-born New Yorker, Brannan has been making his own brew of indie folk since 2006, ranging from moody to serene to humorous and always very …

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The Gallery: Tourlife

Massachusetts group The Gallery, active since 2005, are a hard-working band that have been releasing records and promoting themselves independently to considerable success. Their music, a fluctuating and soulful mix of rock and folk, has seen them tour the country relentlessly, picking up thousands of fans along the way. …

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BlackHawk: Returning Country Stars

Nashville group BlackHawk have established themselves in the last 20 years as icons of the Tennessee scene, playing strong and powerful country that has earned them more than seven millions album sales. Having just released their first album in 12 years, Brothers Of The Southland, featuring guest appearances by …

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Oscillator Bug: Bursts Of The Million

A unique and refreshing project, Oscillator Bug debut with a bold combination of various rock ‘n’ roll strands and electronic music. It is hard in this decade to find artists busying themselves with experimentation and avoid either overdoing it or lacking in experience. Perhaps it’s because the opposing genres cancel …

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The Pharmacy: Spells

Seattle-based trio The Pharmacy have made a long road trip across the U.S. and Britain to pick up musical influences from several different decades, blending them together and dousing them in noise rock to carve out Spells, their fifth full-length release in 12 years of activity.

Prevailing elements on …

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela: Burning The Stage

The internationally acclaimed guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela, famous for their acoustic fusion of flamenco and rock music, will be performing in New Jersey at the State Theatre in New Brunswick on July 30. Rodrigo and Gabriela have been playing together for more than 15 years, shifting from …

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Jon Bon Jovi And The Kings Of Suburbia: Benefit Show

When he’s not busy being a legendary name in rock music, Jon Bon Jovi plays with local Jersey band The Kings Of Suburbia. The rockstar and his side-project have announced a benefit show on July 30 at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, where they will play a mix …

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Dead Stars: Slumber

Unassuming and soaked in fuzzed-out guitar, Slumber is the debut for this Brooklynite trio. The formula is simple: Sonic Youth meets a ‘90s garage high school band. What that translates into makes for an overall pleasant listen (if you’re feeling indulgent on that day), but often borderline monotonous and dull. …

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Glass Towers: Halycon Days

The debut LP for this group of Sydneysiders, Halcyon Days is an interesting combination of indie rock and post-punk whose primary strengths are balance and moderation. Composition on this record is nothing out of the ordinary, but the band has managed to infuse standard indie rock songs with the energy …

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