Andy Grammer: Back In Swing

Platinum-selling artist Andy Grammer, famous for his 2011 chart-topping hit “Keep Your Head Up,” is giving his dedicated fanbase something new at last, with a new single, “Back Home,” released earlier in the spring, and a new album announced for this summer. Already with this new single, he shows …

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Black Flag: Black With A Vengeance

Following their reunion in 2013, legendary hardcore punk group Black Flag have recently kicked off their Victimology North American tour for 2014, featuring founding member Greg Ginn and iconic skateboarder and musician Mike Vallely as a promising new frontman to take what has always been a shaky position for the …

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Bernhoft: Looping With Style

Jarle Bernhoft hails from Norway with the apparent mission of pushing the limits of what a one-man band can do. With a long history in the Norwegian Opera and a handful of rock groups, he brings out a soulful mix of elements varying at random, typically leaning in a slightly …

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Young & Sick: A New Era Of “Plastic Soul”

The brainchild of Dutch artist Nick Van Hofwegen, famous for designing album artwork for Foster The People, Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke, Young & Sick is a music and art project that has persevered through initial self-imposed anonymity (refusing to create social media accounts and turning down six-figure label contracts) …

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State Fair Meadowlands: Time For The Fair

The State Fair Meadowlands will be returning this year to serve and excite the thousands who have grown to love this local tradition. Together with its usual attractions and Fourth of July fireworks show, this year’s fair will feature a FMX freestyle motocross show and a long line of up-and-coming …

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SPEAK: Unusual And Refreshing

A seasoned quartet hailing from Austin, Texas, SPEAK have broken down any tangible and abstract barriers surrounding their origins to create synthpop driven by thumping rhythm, with veins of alternative rock and hip-hop that give the genre an unusual energy and edge. Active since 2008 and having played supporting slots …

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Caroline Glaser: Branching Out

After emerging as a breakthrough contestant on season four of the reality talent show The Voice, Caroline Glaser is debuting as a singer-songwriter with the release of her EP, Caroline Glaser Vol. 1. Glaser, whose voice was praised by judge Adam Levine as “ethereal, magic, and wonderful,” plays …

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The Jezabels: Looking For New Fans

The Jezabels have already made a name for themselves back at home, where, along with award-winning chart toppers, they have performed at the Sydney Opera House; but their incessant touring is leading them toward a North American tour this summer. Frontwoman Hayley Mary says the band, audibly influenced by disco …

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Hidden Blues Gem

It may be going too far to say that Kenny Wayne Shepherd is surviving Stevie Ray Vaughan’s legacy, but this man’s playing has earned him the respect of pioneers across the blues community. Riding on a 20-year career that began at age 18, Shepherd has since sold millions of albums …

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DevilDriver: Groove And Defiance

A quintet playing groove metal with strong melodic tendencies, DevilDriver hail from Santa Barbara, California, with a “massive middle finger in the air to the status quo.” Influenced by the gritty and low voices of Motörhead, In Flames and Johnny Cash, they began playing in 2002 and released six critically …

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