The Big Bright: Beautifully Somber

The Big Bright are a New York-based project formed on the mutual love for Americana, indie folk, and British ‘80s new wave/alternative rock. In perfect balance between The Cure, Depeche Mode and Alison Krauss, the unique music off their debut, I Slept Thru The ‘80s, is mellow, instrumentally lush, …

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Run River North: No Frills

Run River North, a California indie folk group that has been rapidly making a name for the themselves, will be playing in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on July 26. The Korean-American sextet has gained large acclaim for their eponymous debut LP, a powerful but emotional mix of classic …

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The Dead Daisies: Face I Love

This “mini supergroup” featuring sidemen and touring members from groups like Guns N’ Roses, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy and The Stones recently hit the studio for the first time since their eponymous debut in 2012 to release a brief but curious pastiche of many elements of the ever-vague term “rock ‘n’ …

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Kazyak: See The Forest, See The Trees

If Modest Mouse and Bon Iver had a baby, they would name it Kazyak, and it would be one of those gorgeous celebrity babies seen on magazines. See The Forest, See The Trees, the debut EP for this obscure Minneapolis band, is as good as one can hope an …

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The Verve Pipe: Overboard

It was a cringing embarrassment when Matchbox 20 released their last record North in 2012, proving that most pop rock bands from the 1990s shouldn’t be making music anymore. A similar tragedy occurs with Overboard, The Verve Pipe’s first rock album in 13 years.

That this band had stopped …

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The Midnight Moan: Comes In Phases

In a time when so many complain about a decline in creativity, there are still some who try to warm up old soup and claim it’s still delicious instead of spoiled.

The Midnight Moan play traditional rock ‘n’ roll with nothing to show, if only a knack for imitation. The …

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The English Beat: Back In Riddim

Fans of two tone/ska icons The Beat will rejoice in knowing their new U.S.-based incarnation, The English Beat, are touring once again and working on new material. After disbanding in the ‘80s as one of the most influential British ska groups of the decade, the band was recently …

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Zepparella: Not To Be Dismissed

Far from being seen as just another cover band, Zepparella‘s all-female outfit has gained recognition as one of the best Led Zeppelin tributes around, with an enviable following of several thousands following them around the country and online video views surpassing the million mark. Powerful and delicate, the band …

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Nightmares On Wax: All That’s Funky

Nightmares On Wax mastermind George Evelyn got his start in Leeds, England, in the 1980s, following in the style of New York hip-hop, and has since crafted a sound combining everything that the past five or six decades have come to define as music to dance to. The result is …

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Peter Frampton: Breaking All The Rules

Peter Frampton is not showing signs of slowing down, and after ending a year of performances in 2013, he’s kicking off a summer tour in support of his first album in three years, Hummingbird In A Box, that will see him play more than 40 times in the span …

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