Agnes Obel: The Good And The Great

Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel is on tour to support the release of the deluxe edition of her album, Aventine. As well as being an accomplished pianist, through Obel’s self-described and unique brand of chamber pop, her previous album, Philharmonics, has gone platinum. Her popularized version of pop-rock music …

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Jason Garner: Learning To Breathe

Jason Garner was the classic rags-to-riches story. But in a society obsessed with prominence and achievement, the pressures to obtain a status of success that is so elusive left Garner on the verge of losing it all. His poignant memoir, And I Breathed, chronicles Garner’s life through the struggles …

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The Toasters: Keep On Going

From their humble beginnings in the Lower East Side in 1981, acclaimed third wave ska band, The Toasters, are celebrating their 34-year run with a slew of upcoming tour dates. Often coined as being one of the main contributors to the revival of third wave ska, The Toasters have …

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Primus: Pure Insanity

You can get a glimpse into the strange imagination of Primus, with the release of their first full-length album in 20 years, Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble. For release via ATO Records, the album gives a twisted take on the cult classic’s famous songs …

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Matt Turk: Heading For Glory

Four years after the release of his last CD, veteran folk artist Matt Turk is back with the release of his latest album, Cold Revival. Known for his classic folk music, Cold Revival, produced by David Dobkin, the director of Wedding Crashers, embraces traditional folk with modern …

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Gates: Buried Brilliance

Self-described as an atmospheric-rock band, Gates are releasing their latest album, Bloom & Breathe, via Pure Noise Records on Oct. 21. Bloom & Breathe, their third studio album, showcases a blend of compelling lyrics with captivating guitar rifts and alluring vocals. With enticing tracks like “Not My Blood” …

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Angus And Julia Stone: Flying To You

Australian folk-blues duo Angus And Julia Stone are bringing their distinctive sound to a series of anticipated tour dates nearby. A unique blend of bass-ridden tracks with modern folk vocals, the brother-sister duo has had multiple songs appear on a variety of different television series such as Skins, 90210

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George Benson: Keeping The Music

For decades, renowned jazz artist George Benson has performed with the same fervent soul and passion he’s held onto since his musical beginnings. 10-time Grammy Award winner and the first artist to have a platinum jazz album, George Benson still stands the test of time with his impassioned, awe-inspiring live …

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Aztec Two-Step: Echoes Of Familiar Friends

Already seasoned veterans in the music scene, the folk rock duo Aztec Two-Step are still at it. Revered for their ability to not only produce their own captivating acoustic melodies, Aztec Two-Step also seamlessly cover other great duos, like Simon and Garfunkel. Their notoriety has slotted them an appearance on …

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Wannabe Jalva: Come Down Groove

Venturing Stateside for the first time during the CMJ Music Marathon is notable groove rock band Wannabe Jalva from Porto Alegre, Brazil. Their new EP, Collecture, released Oct. 15, is an alluring fusion of classic rock and soulful groove, most striking in the single “Miracle.” Wannabe Jalva are playing …

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