Mekaal Hason Band: Enticingly Exotic

What do you get when you mix rock, jazz, and Indian classical? Quite an exotic mix of exciting and new sounds—oh, and the Mekaal Hason Band. Straight from Pakistan, these musicians pack an eclectic punch, what with resonant vocals, woodwind solos, and unique harmonies. Nearing their 15-year anniversary, the …

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Rock The Farm: Musical Medicine

Most of us turn to music for help—whether it’s to help us glide into glorious sleep, pump up the party, or to cool us off from a rough day out. Well, hosted by CFC Loud ‘n’ Clear 501c3, the Rock The Farm music festival is putting our beloved tunes to …

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Engage: It’s All In The Name

Just take a moment and picture yourself going to a concert, where you’re actually encouraged to use your smartphone. On Aug. 19, electronic music pioneer Howard Jones will be bringing his multimedia project, fittingly named Engage, to New York City at the Gramercy Theater.  Engage recently performed …

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Earl Sweatshirt and Remy Banks: Me And Earl And That’s All You Need

Get ready, Earl Sweatshirt fans: the critic favorite, rap prodigy, and somehow 21-year-old will appear with fellow rapper Remy Banks at the Best Buy Theater on Aug. 22. Fans who have followed his meteoric rise know he delivers solid performances: and he has since joining Tyler The Creator’s group …

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Royal Headache: In Another World

Although their name may cause concern, Royal Headache’s music does not cause headaches—at all. With their second album, High, coming out later this month, they’re skyrocketing into another world: fame. This punk band from Sydney, Australia, is full of energy and danceable songs, which are perfect for the …

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Spirit Family Reunion: Finding A Way

Good, old-fashioned country music and a cold drink while sitting ‘round a roaring campfire—that’s what comes to mind when hearing these guys. Equipped with violins, guitars, and banjos, Sprit Family Reunion are back, baby. Just three years after their debut album, No Separation, they’ve released another full-length record this …

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Day Wave: New York Newbie

Hot, new, and just in time to catch the summer buzz, Day Wave is hopping on the venue bandwagon and catching a wave to the top of the music charts. This young artist has just released his debut EP, Headcase, this July and, to celebrate, he’s heading to the …

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Kristian Nairn: Hodor Hosts

Who knew Hodor could mix? Game Of Thrones’ own Kristian Nairn has just released his piano house mix “Up/Beacon” featuring Leanne Robinson. The rather catchy track reveals a pretty successful double life for the actor: before Thrones, Nairn was apparently big with the European DJ circuit. Now, he …

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Lucifer: Dance With The Devil

The European outfit Lucifer proclaim themselves to be “heavy magic rock” on their Facebook page, and their musical style clearly reflects this ambitious concept. Started only last year, Lucifer have already released their debut album, Lucifer I. Johanna Sadonis’ hypnotic vocals accompany robust guitar sounds and obvious Led Zeppelin …

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Failure: Magnified Through The Years

They rocked out in the ‘90s, but fell into a hiatus toward the end of the millennium. Failure, the alternative rock band who’d pumped out three records in six years, are back with their first full-length album in nearly a decade. And although there are nine years between their …

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