Friday, December 5, 2014

Noah Kenton


Seventeen year old, Noah Kenton is a talented young musician, truly something special. Inspired by his deep love for electronic music including artists like Sirensceol, Sonny Moore, and Clams Casino, Noah's distinct sound blends elements of electronic into the acoustic genre. 

Along with the combination between the styles of music, the lyrics on Kenton's debut EP are what evoke the personal struggles the talented musician has faced. Focusing on themes like loss and longing; you will find yourself enjoying the honest emotion that is brought to you by his unique musical and lyrical styles. Despite these personal struggles, the songs aspire closure and freedom in a way that is both organic and refreshing. 

Noah states, "From a different angle, this EP for me is a lot more about resolving problems from my past more than anything else. From aspects like coming to grips with my distaste for the religion I was brought up to just missing people and failed friendships. This project brought me a lot of closure on some issues that I had been working through during the recording process and I feel so free now that it's all finished."

Noah Kenton’s new single “Oh No” is an emotionally-driven song that pulls you in with piano notes and heart-felt guitar strums. Give the song a couple of listens and you will love the song the more. It’s hard to believe “Oh No” was created by a seventeen year old; I can’t wait to hear what else Noah releases.

Phantogram - Black Out Days Remix ft. Danny Brown & Leo Justi

It’s been a breakthrough year for PHANTOGRAM’S universally applauded duo, Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter. Known for their innovative music style of melding electronic, melodic indie rock, set to hip hop leaning beats and samples. Listen to Phantogram’s Black Out Days remix (featuring Danny Brown and Leo Justi) that they released last month. Also, check out if PHANTOGRAM has a show near you, HERE.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Lucent Dossier Ticket Giveaway!


After their recent sold out show in Las Vegas, Los Angeles based, Electro-circus troupe Lucent Dossier will be returning to sin city, this time taking over the gorgeous Rose. Rabbit. the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Friday 12/5 and Sat 12/6.

As ambassadors to a creative revolution, this world-renowned act seeks to redefine the live experience by tearing down walls which separate artists and observers. Lucent Dossier’s show embodies a futuristic turn towards high-art, with the overarching goal of creating transformative experiences for their audiences. Their shows craft a window into a new vision of humanity where other-worldly conceptions can be realized.

“World that doesn’t exist, a place where the future and past happen simultaneously” – LA Weekly

Lucent Dossier Experience and Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is a match made in heaven. The venue’s uninhibited, playground for adults vibe meshes perfectly with Lucent’s free-spirited and unconventional nature. The only thing to expect is the unexpected for what is sure to be the place to be in Vegas for those two nights.

Throughout their 10 year rise from the LA underground to international limelight (having swooned audiences in over 12 countries and recently headlined the Gobi stage at Coachella Music Festival), Lucent’s journey has been forged from the creative genius of Dream Rockwell, a visionary within both the transformational art events and avant-garde performance communities alike. 

Win a pair of tickets to the Lucent Dossier Experience. Winner gets to choose the day they like to attend.
(Friday 12/5 or Saturday 12/6)


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Saturday, October 11, 2014



BØRNS originally from the lower peninsula of Michigan. He has a dreamy blend of folk, glam  and electro rock sounds that you can't help but move too. This dwelling LA transplant will be bringing his angelic voice and dynamic live show across the U.S. this fall.  Do not miss a chance to catch this unique, otherworldly talent. If in the LA area go check him out at one of my favorite venues, The Echo

Thursday, October 9, 2014

James Bay - Hold Back The River


James Bay is a 23 year old singer/songwriter hailing from the small town of Hitchin in the UK. Quickly after he was first discovered he was selected as an opening act for The Rolling Stones at their Hyde Park show in 2013, a big stage for a new artist. Bay combines British artistry, melodic truth with raw emotion in his vocals combining impeccable guitar playing to create a genuine sound.  Signed to Republic Records, James Bay has become one to watch after his Let It Go EP soared into the Top 10 iTunes singer songwriter chart and his music has gone viral toping Hype Machine's popular chart twice. Currently opening for Hozier on a fall U.S. tour, James Bay continues his impeccable live performance with slots this summer performing at Glastonberry, Bonnaroo, T in the Park and

Currently on tour with Hozier this fall – James has been making waves with his single “Let It Go” which has been the most Shazam’ed track in the World in REAL TIME each time it has been played on BBC 1. Since its release his Let It Go EP has been soaring up the iTunes 100 chart and debuted Top 10 on the Singer/Songwriter Chart.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014



The 9th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival (JTMF) is happening Oct 9 -12 in Joshua Tree, CA. 
Merging its funky desert style with an internationally acclaimed lineup of musical artists, the three day family-friendly festival is truly a global dance experience. The festival melds the overwhelming spirit of desert freedom with powerful music from around the world to create a lighthearted oasis for music lovers. Magically magnificent art installations, a robust Kidsville schedule, the heavily shaded Music Bowl, a full spectrum of yoga classes, didjeridu playshops, and a global market to further inspire, intrigue and invite festival goers. Discover your new favorite band and dozens of new friends in the shadows of the otherworldly Joshua Tree National Park.

This fall’s lineup will feature the Columbian electro tropical band Bomba Estereo, the gritty funk and soul of Black Joe Lewis, the soul stirring trip hop folk sisters of Rising Appalachia, Morocco's Ribab Fusion, the dance master mash up DJ Pumpkin, Junior Marvin’s Force Once (Junior was Bob Marley’s bandmate from ‘77 to ‘81), high energy Zep-esque rock and roll by the West Water Outlaws, the lush harmonies of the Italian sextet Ou, dancehall funk group Nappy Riddem, and many more.

Click here for the full line-upand festival info:

The desert is freedom, music is power, and community is crucial. 


Sunday, September 14, 2014

George Maple


Future Classic, home to the likes of Flight Facilities and Flume have signed Sydney-based singer/producer George Maple, announcing her debut EP 'Vacant Space' and lead single, 'Talk Talk'. 'Talk Talk' just premiered on BBC's Radio 1 with Annie Mac. Based in London for the past two years, George Maple has been working in both live and studio environments with artists including Snakehips and Flight Facilities. She recently performed her first shows supporting Swedish outfit Little Dragon to stellar review. 'Talk Talk' single is out on iTunes now. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Cage the Elephant


Cage the Elephant released a haunting and beautiful video for "Cigarette Daydreams," one of the most beloved songs on their new album, Melophobia. Acclaimed director Mark Pellington worked closely with Matt Shultz on the project, and together they created a moving portrait of the song's true meaning featuring a very special guest. Mark Pellington is best known for his work with the likes of Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, U2 and acclaimed films, including Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies.

Additionally, Cage the Elephant, arguably one of the best live bands around today, have now captured their blistering live show in the form of their upcoming release- The Live EP. The 5-track collection was recorded at the band's concert at The Ogden Theater in Denver, CO on May 17th. It will be released digitally on October 7th 2014 via RCA Records. The Live EP features live recordings of the bands hit single "Shake Me Down," and tracks from their critically-acclaimed third album Melophobia: "Cigarette Daydreams," "Spiderhead," "Telescope," and the No. 1 alternative hit "Come A Little Closer." They have had a huge summer playing almost every major US festival including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Lollapalooza, always coming out the other side as one of the must-see acts at the festival. Cage the Elephant is Matt Shultz (vocals), Brad Shultz (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (Bass) and Jared Champion (drums).

"With Skrillex on guitar and Cage the Elephant's Matt Shultz on vocals? You'd have to see it live at Bonnaroo, or not see it at all." 
The Hollywood Reporter (Top 10 Best Performances)

Cage the Elephant Fall Tour

9/14       Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena*
9/16       Toronto, Canada @ Air Canada Centre*
9/17       Ottawa, Canada @ Canadian Tire Center*
9/18       Montreal, Canada @ Centre Bell Centre*
9/20       Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center*
9/21       Boston, MA @ TD Garden*
9/23       Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center  *            
9/24       Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center*
9/25       Washington, DC @ Verizon Center*
9/27       Chicago, IL @ United Center*     
9/28       Chicago, IL @ United Center*
10/16     Highland, CA @ San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino (w/ Walk the Moon)
10/18     Houston, TX @ Buzzfest
10/25     Tampa, FL @ Coral Skies Music Festival
10/26     West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Skies Music Festival

Sunflower Bean


Sunflower Bean has made waves as they relight the torch and bring rock into the future. Julia Cumming (vox/bass, Supercute!), Nick Kivlen (vox/guitar, Turnip King), and Jacob Faber (drums, Turnip King), have all yet to turn 20, but are already veterans of the Brooklyn DIY scene. Drawing from a wealth of rugged lo-fi sounds, they have adapted the heroic charisma of Velvet Underground psychedelia and Black Sabbath’s dark rock to fit their own generation’s drowsy indie ethos. They're messy and sexy, hypnotizing and polished, invigorating and sincere. Sunflower Bean are the new faces of the new New York.

Sunflower Bean just released their new single "Tame Impala", a blistering sun drenched single with sharp hooks and incandescent guitar riffs. They've recently been featured in i-D, Rookie,and BK Mag. Sunflower Bean opened for Foxygen at the Constellation Room in LA and played a sold out show with Cherry Glazerr at Baby's All Rite in Brooklyn. Vocalist Julia Cummings has also been attracting a lot of attention after Hedi Slimane flew her out to Paris to walk for St Laurent during Paris Fashion Week. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Johan Hedberg


 Johan Hedberg solo debut in 2008 with the 5- track EP "Grammy Awards " from the EP were played frequently on P3 and was hailed in the Swedish press. Since then he has made sporadic but highly acclaimed, live concerts (sometimes by 10 -man -band, sometimes self with loop pedal) and sat at home and wrote further on songs for their upcoming debut. With the help of producer Emil Johansson and hired musician he creates now a disc that combines politics and social realism with great pop songs. Nacka masts have a foretaste of bitter aftertaste. The debut album is released this fall.

"Former Suburban Kids With Biblical Names member Johan Hedberg is his own best company in the new video for “Nackamasterna.” The melancholy cut hails from the musician’s forthcoming full-length, due out by the end of the year via Labrador Records. Check out the 1970s-flavored clip below with a few of your friends…or all by your lonesome." 
-Under the Radar

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gorgeous George


This summer’s festival favorites, Gorgeous George aka 6 South London mulit-instrumentalist roguster collective, Charlie, Chris, Jake, Tom, Kevin, Theo and the rest of their extended family of co-horts are probably about the most cheekily, sonically talented collective of everything you could possibly want from live music. Following swiftly on from the success of their debut 5 track ‘Saturday Night’ EP back in November, the boys have been in the studio recording a wealth of new tracks with Chrissy Boy from Madness and Youth (producer for Paul Mcartney, Pink Floyd, The Verve, The Orb and many more) who co-produced and mixed the songs, the lead track and video ‘Girls Night Out’ and backed up on the flipside with ‘Joop’ on B side.

It’s a full-on lyrical assault, a lung-busting gallop, with melodies and rhythms flying from innumerable instruments like the screams and pistol fire of a drunken Balkan wedding party in deepest darkest Peckham and it’s all about the Girrrrrllllls.

A blast on the trombone, the wistful strains of a violin, and into the circus ring lurches another vaudevillian cockney geezer from the songbook of Gorgeous George. Like a punch-up at an gunlicensed Eastern Bloc horse race, as the band sets off at a lung-busting gallop, melodies and rhythms flying from instruments like the screams and pistol fire of a drunken gypsy crowd. And in the midst of it all, a slyly observed tale of life, love and wrongdoing will emerge, sung in perfect South London council estate cockneyese. 
Gorgeous George are a band who love to perform live in front of a crowd and with a busy summer of raucous foot stomping performances ahead at the likes of Beatherder, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, 2000 Trees amongst others, it’s going to be a non stop rolling road shenanigans affair.

“Rambunctious, booze soaked hymns..” 
- Clash Magazine

Sep 13 – TOOTING TRAM SOCIAL – Tooting - London
Sep 20 – RAMSBOTTOM FESTIVAL - Ramsbottom