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WATCH: Green Day Plays Concert at High School in 1990 Alternative News Pop Punk Rock 

WATCH: Green Day Plays Concert at High School in 1990

As a musician I often find it inspiring to hear the origin stories of famous artists and bands. As a member of bands in high school and college, the idea of playing sold out stadiums and arenas seem like a fantasy. Thus, I was overjoyed this week when Reddit dug up some old footage of Green Day performing a full set at Pinole Valley High School in 1990. (PVHS is the Alma Mater of Mike Dirnt, bassist of Green Day.) This lo-fi, handheld VHS recording shows the band performing songs…

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Live-Stream Acoustic Jack White Show Tonight Folk News Rock Singer/Songwriter 

Live-Stream Acoustic Jack White Show Tonight

Jack White, the legendary musician behind The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, and of course his record label Third Man Records, is wrapping up a mini-tour of surprise shows with his solo backing band, and you’ll have a chance to live stream his final concert, tonight, which is going to be performed at the Fargo Theater in Fargo, ND. You might be wondering what makes this concert special compared to others of his? Well there are a couple reasons. First, during this tour Jack White performed in the…

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DIIV Announces Second Album, Is the Is Are    Alternative Indie News Rock 

DIIV Announces Second Album, Is the Is Are  

For all you hipster-beach-bum-bleached-out-indie-rock-listening people out there, and others, Brooklyn-based indie rock band DIIV has brought news of a new album, Is the Is Are, which is set to release this fall via Captured Tracks. This will be the band’s second album, after their 2012 debut release Oshin. The band is set to play the majority of the new album this Tuesday during a concert at Baby’s All Right, in New York City.   For more DIIV you can purchase a CD or concert tickets here. Listen to DIIV’s Track “Doused”…

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Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys to Release Album with New Band The Arcs Alternative Folk Indie News Rock Singer/Songwriter 

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys to Release Album with New Band The Arcs

Dan Auerbach, lead singer and guitarist of the blues-rock band The Black Keys, has announced the release of a single through his new band The Arcs. The 7” vinyl single “Stay in My Corner” with B-side “Tomato Can” is set to release May 2 through Nonesuch Records. Vinyl lovers beware, because the only way you’re going to get this single is to go out to your favorite independent record store; this will be a small release. The Arcs have announced that their debut album will be released in the late…

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WATCH: Eddie Vedder Rocks with The Sonics at Record Store Day Show    Alternative News Rock 

WATCH: Eddie Vedder Rocks with The Sonics at Record Store Day Show  

To me there’s nothing better than a small show. Sure, the communal good vibes of music festivals can make music a magical experience, but there’s something about the intimacy of a small venue that just gets me. Maybe it’s the ability to watch the artist up close and personal, and see them so invested in their performance. Maybe it’s that I don’t have to deal with hundreds to thousands of people. Either way, it’s great. Seattleites were in for a treat yesterday when legendary garage-rock band The Sonics played at…

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WATCH: The Weeknd Brings Kanye West Out During His Coachella Set Alternative Electronica Indie Pop 

WATCH: The Weeknd Brings Kanye West Out During His Coachella Set

There’s nothing like having a guest artist come out at a concert. Last summer I went to the Hollywood Bowl to see Billy Joel, and was pleasantly surprised when I found out that Gavin DeGraw was opening for him, though he wasn’t featured on the lineup. Then, I was even more surprised when Adam Levine of Maroon 5, came out from backstage and sang a duet of “You May Be Right” with Joel. (I was more focused on Adam Levine’s hair than his vocals though. This was when he went…

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STREAM: Whatever Nevermind, Nirvana Tribute Album Alternative Indie Metal News Pop Punk Rock 

STREAM: Whatever Nevermind, Nirvana Tribute Album

Nirvana has a soft spot in my heart. I’m not a huge fan of their extremely distorted grungy sound, but MTV Unplugged in New York strips all that away, and it’s one of my favorite albums of all time. But this article isn’t about that. Nirvana fans will be in for a treat, because in honor of Record Store Day, a group of bands has compiled an awesome tribute album called Whatever Nevermind via Robotic Empire. You can purchase the album in stores today or stream it online. Whatever Nevermind…

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STREAM: Blur “My Terracotta Heart” Alternative Indie News Rock 

STREAM: Blur “My Terracotta Heart”

Last month I covered the release of Blur’s track “There Are Too Many of Us”. I’m happy to say the U.K. rock band has released another track off their upcoming album, The Magic Whip, titled “My Terracotta Heart”. Make the jump and check it out below. Additionally, if you’re in Los Angeles today, (April 18, aka Record Store Day) be on the look out for a Blur-themed ice cream truck giving out free ice cream and flexi discs of their single “Lonesome Street”! Check out their flyer with truck locations and times…

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WATCH: Ratatat Perform New Track “Cream on Chrome” Live at Coachella Alternative Indie News Rock 

WATCH: Ratatat Perform New Track “Cream on Chrome” Live at Coachella

Hours before their performance at Coachella yesterday, indie-alternative rock duo Ratatat posted a video on Youtube sharing a new song titled “Cream on Chrome.” The track is the first new material released by the group since their 2010 release LP4. Later that day Ratatat performed the song live at the festival in Indio, California. Check out the performance and track below, and tell us what you think! For more Ratatat you can purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here.

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The 1975’s New Album is Under Way    Alternative Indie News Pop Rock 

The 1975’s New Album is Under Way  

Rising U.K. indie-rockers The 1975, have already made multiple promises about a new album sometime soon. In 2014 they said they’d have an album out in autumn of 2015, though more recently they said they’re shooting for sometime in early 2016. Today listeners were given a glimmer of hope that their album is coming as guitarist and vocalist for the band Matthew Healey posted on Instagram a Polaroid photo of a studio mixing board with the caption “Sometime in April. Making second record”. You can post out below! The new…

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