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Tonight: The Tins

Local scene mainstays, The Tins, will be celebrating the release of their new EP City Lies at the Lockhouse Distillery & Bar this evening. Since the band’s inception the aughts, the trio’s sound has evolved and grown throughout the times, changing with the scene while maintaining the band’s knack for tremendous hooks and choruses. Expect nothing less…

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Sure – “Dog Pit”

Garage rockers Sure pack a fuzz guitar-fueled punch in their single “Dog Pit,” off their recently released sophomore album. The track has an early 2000’s alt/punk sound, with a forthright, raw delivery akin to The Front Bottoms or Modern Baseball. With band member backgrounds spanning from metal to indie pop, Sure keeps it original with…

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Two Islands – “Still Life”

UK indie pop heartthrobs Two Islands provide even more proof that 80’s synth pop never has and hopefully never will die with their latest single “Still Life.” The band aims to pay homage to their native Liverpool’s iconic songwriting history, while bringing their own modern flare into the mix. From the first downbeat, “Still Life”…

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MIDDLESPOON – “LightningBug”

We’re happy to share MIDDLESPOON‘s latest music video “LightningBug,” which premiered at the Austin Music Video Festival earlier this year. Besides the party atmosphere (full of cowboy hats, dancing bears, and sparkles), MIDDLESPOON specializes in hooky pop music meant to get you dancing. We dare you to listen and not hum, “You could be my…

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HAWAI – “Alive”

SoCal rock outfit HAWAI bridge the gap between 1980s sentiment and 2000s radio rock. This juxtaposition is super evident in their latest single, “Alive.” Having survived some major personnel changes (an accomplishment for any band), they were able to take a new approach to songwriting on this newest effort (and it shows). Fans of Bear…

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YELLE – “Romeo”

French dance-pop duo YELLE inspired us with their creative lyric video for “Romeo.” Non-French speakers fear not, the song is infectious and catchy even if you can’t understand the lyrics contextually… The karaoke-style words at the bottom might even inspire you to learn a bit. Either way, this sparkly nugget of pop greatness reminds us…

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River Lynch and The Spiritmakers Drop New Video “Straight Through”

Rochester rock and roll upstarts River Lynch and The Spiritmakers have teased us with a video for their latest single “Straight Through” that is pure, organ soaked, riff heavy goodness.  These guys are clearly on a mission, and this song and rock-band-in-studio-recording video definitely qualify as a call to arms to fellow rock revivalists ready to…

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Blaketheman1000 – “Vegan”

If you’re trying to fill a homespun bedroom pop void in the vein of Frankie Cosmos or (SANDY) Alex G, look no further than the cleverly tongue-in-cheek songs of Blaketheman1000. The Nashville-based singer/songwriter recently released an EP with highlight track “Vegan” taking the animal product-free cake. The song playfully mulls over miscommunication and youthful eagerness…

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Motion Trap – “The Movement”

Denver duo Motion Trap’s latest single “The Movement” sets up an electronic soundscape that radiates nothing but good vibes. With the help of pulsing synths, sharp percussion, and breezy, layered vocal lines, the track has an ethereal quality to it, while still supplying enough energy to ignite a synth pop-fueled revolution. Motion Trap has come…

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HRVST Festival at Riverworks (10/14/17)

Last Saturday, local radio station, 103.3 The Edge partnered with After Dark Presents to threw their inaugural HRVST Festival. While the show was original slated to take place at the Cumulus Festival Grounds, it was moved to an outdoor festival stage at Riverworks due to production issues. This may have been for the better, as the…

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