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Unsigned Spotlight: Guss Royall (Waterloo, IA)

In recent years we’ve seen a notable and refreshing surge in bands wearing their classic rock influences on their sleeve, helping connect the next generation to many of the greats we and our parents listened to. Greta Van Fleet is a large-scale example, but another up-and-coming quartet is bringing back classic bluesy-rock vibes and mixing it with their own modern alt-rock sound for a highly memorable blend. Enter Waterloo, Iowa’s Guss Royall. The “about” section of the band’s Facebook page makes it clear in just a few words what Guss…

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Boston Calling Is Right Around the Corner—Which Sets Will You See?

Boston Calling is just around the corner, with the festival kicking off this Friday, May 26th and running through Sunday the 28th. If you’re like me you’ve been dreaming of which acts you’ll see and all the incredible food you’re going to be chomping down on in between sets. But now that we’re just days away, it’s time to start making your schedule. As you’re doing that you might realize that like in previous years, there’s a bit of overlap in the acts, making for some tough decisions. For instance,…

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Boston Calling Announces 2017 Lineup: Weezer, Tool, Mumford & Sons, The 1975 & More

When Boston Calling first announced plans to infiltrate Boston, I couldn’t have been more excited. It had been a long time coming that my home city have its own music festival, and what Boston Calling has brought the city over the years is nothing short of incredibly special. We’ve covered the festival since its inception, watching it transform, but never failing to provide stellar line-ups, and enough food, fun, and general entertainment to keep the entire weekend packed with excitement. As announced back in May, the festival will be changing locations from City…

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STREAM: Mumford & Sons New Song “The Wolf”

Mumford & Sons have released a new song titled “The Wolf.” The track is off the band’s third studio album,Wilder Mind, which is set to release on May 4 via Glassnote Records. Check out the stream below the jump. The song includes everything that is familiar of Mumford & Sons, but kicked up a notch. The sound is driven by heavy drumming and a dark bass complimenting the band’s vocals. The band seems to be drifting further and further away from their indie, folk rock roots and taking a leap into a harder side of the spectrum, which…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Reading & Leeds 2015 – 3rd Headliner and More!

This year’s Reading & Leeds Festival line-up has just had some huge additions. Headliners Mumford & Sons and Metallica will now be joined by The Libertines, who have snapped up the third spot. See the full announcement after the jump.  Please follow and like us:

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Reading and Leeds Festival 2015

The second Reading and Leeds Festival announcement for this summer is here. To start with, there’s a brand new headliner in the shape of Folk rock quartet Mumford & Sons. They already have a Glastonbury Festival headlining set under their belt, so R&L should be a breeze. Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: Marianas Trench “Pop 101”

Marianas Trench (finally) released a brand new song today titled “Pop 101.” The track, which features Anami Vice, is the band’s way of teaching us all how to write a successful pop song. The song very obviously pokes fun at some of today’s biggest Top 40 artists – Justin Timberlake, The Black Eyed Peas, Kesha, Mumford & Sons, PSY, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon and Jason Derulo. Check out the catchy song after the jump. You can purchase a CD and the song here. There are currently no tour dates announced…

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fun. Cancel Festival Appearance

Those who were planning to see fun. alongside Mumford And Sons at The Gentleman of The Road Stopover this Saturday, Sept. 14th, will be let down, since the band had to cancel the show due to doctor’s orders in regards to the lead singer’s Nate Ruess’ vocal condition. The band still has a month left of their Most Nights Summer Tour on which they are joined by Tegan and Sara. There is no word on any other future disruptions to the tour schedule. Read a message from Nate Ruess after…

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Mumford & Sons To Perform Benefit Concert

Mumford & Sons will be in New York City for a benefit concert on September 29. According to the concert’s website, the show is inspired by an upcoming movie: Inside Llewyn Davis. This concert, which includes other artists such as Jack White, will donate its proceeds to the National Recording Preservation Foundation. Buy concert tickets here and purchase a CD from Mumford and Sons here.   Please follow and like us:

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