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Live Review & Photos: The Shelters At The Starline, Oakland, CA Indie Live Reviews News Photos Reviews Rock 

Live Review & Photos: The Shelters At The Starline, Oakland, CA

The weather and traffic battled it out for which would be worse last Thursday evening during my drive to Oakland, CA. The traffic won. Luckily I gave myself enough time to arrive, grab a bite to eat, and catch the start of the show. The Starline Social Club is a historic building dating back to 1893. Once a ballroom, it now houses a restaurant and bar downstairs, and an ample sized room upstairs. Complete with original wood floors, booth seating, another bar, and tin ceiling tiles, the vintage room was a…

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Too Close To Touch, Waterparks Announce Co-Headlining Tour Alternative Indie News Pop Pop Punk Post-hardcore Rock 

Too Close To Touch, Waterparks Announce Co-Headlining Tour

They may be a bit different in genre, but Too Close To Touch and Waterparks have decided to team up and spread their music to the masses. Next spring, the two groups will embark on a co-headlining tour, hitting plenty of North American cities. Joining the groups as support are Creeper and Chapel. For all of the important details, check out tweets from Too Close To Touch and Waterparks after the jump! For more Too Close To Touch, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!…

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Dashboard Confessional Announce Headlining Tour Alternative Indie News Rock Singer/Songwriter 

Dashboard Confessional Announce Headlining Tour

If you missed Dashboard Confessional on this past summer’s Taste of Chaos tour, you’re in luck. The group plan on touring next year, and they just may hit your city. Dashboard announced an intimate headlining tour, which will take place in January and hit plenty of North American cities. Vinyl Theatre will serve as direct support. For all of the important information, check out a tweet from the group after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

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WATCH: Louise Burns “Storms” Music Video Indie News 

WATCH: Louise Burns “Storms” Music Video

Vancouver singer-songwriter Louise Burns released an eerie new music video for her song “Storms.” The track is off the multi-instrumentalist’s upcoming album Young Mopes which will be due out in February. The video follows previously shared single, “Pharoah,” and is paired with captivating black-and-white visuals that look like something taken straight out of a silent film. The track’s careful mixture of indie rock, Americana, and goth pop are what make Burns’ music so great. Check out the song and its accompanying music video, below. Young Mopes marks a huge milestone for Burns: this is the…

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WATCH: Chase Huglin “Niagra” Music Video Indie News Singer/Songwriter 

WATCH: Chase Huglin “Niagra” Music Video

In anticipation of his upcoming album, You Deserve An Island, acoustic singer-songwriter Chase Huglin released a new song and music video titled “Niagra.” The song is about feeling stuck and pressured to do things, instead of creating your own path. “You want me to drive, but I don’t want to,” Huglin sings. “I don’t want to Boston University unless I have to,” he screams out. The video details those same internal struggles. “‘Niagara’ is a song about being forced to do things you don’t want to do. Watching all your friends…

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McDowell Mountain Music Festival Announces 2017 Dates Alternative Electronica Features Folk Hardcore Indie Metal News Pop Pop Punk Post-hardcore Rock Singer/Songwriter 

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.

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STREAM: American Football “Give Me The Gun” Indie News 

STREAM: American Football “Give Me The Gun”

After announcing their long-awaited album, emo pioneers American Football released one of their newest singles titled “Give Me The Gun.” The song features a unique inner-lay of drums and guitar, which shows off the band’s classic melodic style. “You’re so delicate,” vocalist Mike Kinsella chimes in. “Admittedly, sometimes I forget you’re made of wet paper.” And just like that, listeners begin to associate with this classic band. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer, this song will get you in the swing of things. Stream “Give Me The Gun,” below, and…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Not A Planet ‘Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History Of Now’ Indie News 

ALBUM REVIEW: Not A Planet ‘Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History Of Now’

Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, Not A Planet are gearing up to release their upcoming EP, Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History of Now on August 9. The four-track album is packed to the brim with the band’s special balance of East Coast indie rock and foot-stomping 60’s pop. If there’s one thing we can say with certainty, it is that Not A Planet are paving the way for indie music, and it’s only a matter of time before others take note of their musical talent.

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