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7 Christmas Songs To Listen To This Season

It’s holiday time! The Christmas trees are up, people are opening presents left and right, and Christmas music is playing through every store. We’ve compiled a list of new Christmas songs for you to listen to while you’re getting some last minute gift wrapping done, while you’re driving over to see family, or while you’re sipping on some hot chocolate. Please follow and like us:

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McDowell Mountain Music Festival Announces 2017 Dates

McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Arizona’s only 100% non-profit festival, has officially announced their 2017 dates! While the festival lineup has yet to be announced, many festival goers purchase their tickets well in advance to ensure admission. Past lineups include Kid Cudi, Beck, The Avett Brothers, Porter Robinson, Luna Aura, and more. Stay tuned to their website for announcements and more information and check out the video after the jump to get a taste of what you can expect at this event. Please follow and like us:

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Mackin Carroll Drops New EP ‘Damascus’

There may not be any shortage of acoustic folk rock singer-songwriters out there, but the good news is that Los Angeles based Mackin Carroll isn’t just your run of the mill artist. Would it be cliche of me to say that something about his twangy brand of folk stands out? Or that his goofy personality, played out thoroughly in the video for “Sleepwalking”, sets him apart from the pack? Maybe, but it would also be true.  Please follow and like us:

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Boston Calling Closes Out Day 3 With The Front Bottoms, Janelle Monae, HAIM

With Saturday’s crazy hot temps out of the way, Boston proves that if you don’t like the weather, just wait a day and it’s bound to change. In the case of this weekend, it’s gone from a sweltering 90 degrees Saturday to a cool, cloudy 57 on Sunday. Despite the welcome cool down, the plaza looks a little sparser than it did the night before—but it’s not for the lack of talent. In fact, it might be more a case of too much talent, too diversely spread. Let me explain. Please…

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Boston Calling Battles The Heat With Performances By Robyn, Miike Snow, Børns & More

Straight away we know Saturday is going to be a scorcher of a day—as the doors open the temperature has already hit the mid-80s and the sun is blazing. But that doesn’t stop the droves of dedicated fans from infiltrating City Hall Plaza for the third year and sixth installment of Boston Calling. They’re here to see everyone from Børns to Dallas Green (City and Colour), to the headliners Miike Snow and Robyn, and every other major talent in between. (You can see the full lineup here). Please follow and…

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WATCH: Quinell “You Are Mine” Music Video

Canadian singer-songwriter, Quinell, just premiered a video for his new single “You Are Mine,” which is the story behind his great grandparents love. Filled with catchy melodies and soothing vocals, you’re bound to have this song on repeat as soon as it begins. If you’re into musicians like Noah Gundersen, or William Fitzsimmons, or even if you just like emotional songwriting that tears at the heartstrings, be sure to take a listen. You can read what Quinell has to say about the song, and check out the song after the jump. Be sure…

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LIVE REVIEW: Esmé Patterson At The Paradise Rock Club, Boston

With an unmistakable head of auburn curls, Esmé Patterson was the bright-eyed opener for San Fermin at the Paradise yesterday, April 14. From the looks of her album cover for We Were Wild, she seems like a take-no-prisoners, but onstage, she’s a folksy wildflower. Bravely starting her set with two new songs from her forthcoming album, Patterson flaunted new tracks as well as reached back into 2014’s Woman to Woman, a whip-smart concept album that puts Patterson in the shoes of famous fictional women in hit songs. Please follow and…

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STREAM: Lyon Apprentice – “Alice”

It’s been almost two years since Australian duo Lyon Apprentice have released new music, but the wait is finally over. The band is back and have stepped away from the folk sound we loved from Be Honest, Be Wild, Be Free. “Alice” is a simple, synth-driven pop production and it pays tribute to a longtime friend, Alice, and her late husband. The band had this to say about the song and where the inspiration for a particularly powerful lyric came from: “Alice was a 92 year-old patient of mine when I worked as an…

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Record Store Day Is Approaching – Here Are Some Tips To Get You Through It

On Saturday, April 16, Record Store Day will be here with full force, providing a safe place for music lovers everywhere. Record Store Day is an annual event created as a way to celebrate and spread the word about independent record stores. This year, several musicians, ranging from The All-American Rejects to Justin Bieber, will be releasing hard-copy records exclusively on Record Store Day. Below are some tips to ensure you get the most out of RSD, this year! Check out the full list of 2016 RSD offerings here, and make sure to let us know what you’re thinking…

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Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties (Dan Campbell Of The Wonder Years) Announces Headlining Tour

Dan Campbell has been busy touring with his pop-punk band The Wonder Years, but is still finding time to get more creative juices flowing. Campbell is set to have a solo headlining tour under his moniker Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties. Allison Weiss, Can’t Swim, and Cold Collective will serve as support on the tour. Campbell will also be releasing a new Aaron West seven-inch, Bittersweet, May 20. Check out the tour announcement from Campbell after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here (Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties),…

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