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Shadow of Whales Announces Live Stream Concert at Six Flags Over Texas Indie News Rock 

Shadow of Whales Announces Live Stream Concert at Six Flags Over Texas

It’s no secret we that love Austin pop-punk five piece, Shadow of Whales. With a sound akin to acts like The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, and Panic! At the Disco, their high energy sound and live show is not to be missed. Luckily, the band is putting on a one-of-a-kind series of sets this March 18th at Six Flags Over Texas, and will be live streaming the event, so you don’t have to miss your new favorite pop-punk band. Streams will be available on their YouTube channel on March 18th, airing shortly…

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Music Launch Summit Is Revolutionizing How We Think About The Music Industry News 

Music Launch Summit Is Revolutionizing How We Think About The Music Industry

What initially started off as an online community for artists and industry professionals grew into a support system bound together tighter than anyone ever thought it would. The Facebook group, coined the Music Launch Hub, is a community of over 300 people who are all, in some way, involved in the music industry. The group, which is comprised of everyone from artists to publicists to designers and managers, and is an inviting place for industry pros to seek advice, build connections, and help connect the music industry. “I created this group…

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STREAM: Plaid Brixx “The Greener Side” Indie News 

STREAM: Plaid Brixx “The Greener Side”

Ohio-based indie rock band, Plaid Brixx released a new song titled “The Greener Side.” The song is off their impending sophomore release, which has yet to be announced. “The Greener Side” is an infectious track with alternative vibes and EDM aesthetics. In this song, the band’s signature retro sound is replaced with a more melodic pop infused with pulsing electronic elements. The introspective song sees the band acknowledging how far they’ve come and how much they’ve changed, with lyrics “Back in time to the greener side, when we made a…

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Why Canada’s Arkells Should Be On Your Radar Indie Live Reviews News Reviews Rock 

Why Canada’s Arkells Should Be On Your Radar

Let’s talk about Canadian music for a moment. Many of us never get to hear some of the incredible music making waves in Canada, simply because it never breaks the US. We don’t know about it because we don’t live there, and we don’t know enough to listen to some of the incredible stations (like Indie 88—indie lovers get on that stream ASAP!) or to tune in to some of the fine blogs and tastemakers in the area. And sure, we do fine with our US music, but if that’s all you’re…

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Tour Alert: Arkells Embark On Post-SXSW Tour Indie News Rock 

Tour Alert: Arkells Embark On Post-SXSW Tour

There’s something magical that happens when seeing a band live for the first time. For the average fan, seeing an artist perform live has the ability to either a) totally turn them off if the band is terrible or b) suck them into the music even more than before, because the live show is that memorable. Thankfully, seeing the Arkells perform at last week’s SXSW proved to be the latter. Never have I seen a band perform with such high-intensity and infectious energy. Their connection to their audience as well as one another was…

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Behind The Curtains Media Announce SXSW Showcases Alternative Indie Metal News Post-hardcore Rock 

Behind The Curtains Media Announce SXSW Showcases

Behind The Curtains Media, SwitchBitch Records and Rocker Stalker have partnered to host two, free, action-packed South By Southwest showcases. The showcase will kick off on March 17 with a 16-band bill at Hole In The Wall in Austin, Texas. Some of the groups scheduled to play are progressive rock outfits Hail The Sun, Oranges, Icarus the Owl and Stolas, as well as the gritty rock n’ roll of The Courtesy Tier, The Skulx, Flannel Mouth, Good English, and The Wans. On March 18, there will be a day show from 2 p.m. through 8 p.m. at Big Bang Bar. This showcase will…

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STREAM: Flannel Mouth “The Showdown In The Courtroom” News Rock 

STREAM: Flannel Mouth “The Showdown In The Courtroom”

Flannel Mouth released a single titled “The Showdown In The Courtroom” featuring guest vocals from Benny Santoro of The Venetia Fair. The track is off the band’s upcoming album, The Prisoner’s Cinema, which is due out on March 11 through SwitchBitch Records. “The Showdown In The Courtroom” showcases the band’s ability to write punchy songs while honing in on their own brand of experimental rock music. Whether it’s the acoustic introduction, southwestern flair, perfectly timed out harmonies, or occasional gritty screams, this song has something in store for everyone. Stream the song,…

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GUEST BLOG: 5 Things To Know Before Playing Your First SXSW Alternative Features Guest Blogs Indie News Rock 

GUEST BLOG: 5 Things To Know Before Playing Your First SXSW

  1. Pack appropriate clothing! It’s all well and good wanting to look like cool guys but when you land in Austin to 75° in a pair of doc martens and black jeans with three jackets to avoid more luggage charges, you will regret it! Coming from Scotland, where I’m almost certain it has never been that warm ever, I was caught out wearing too much and looking the opposite of cool. 2. Plan your itinerary meticulously. If there are bands you really want to see when you’re at SXSW – and…

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WATCH: frnkiero andthe cellabration Play Stripped Down Version Of “Joyriding” News Rock 

WATCH: frnkiero andthe cellabration Play Stripped Down Version Of “Joyriding”

frnkiero andthe cellabration went down by the lake or as Frank Iero lovingly called it, “nature’s porta-potty,” and played a stripped down version of “Joyriding” for Rapsody during SXSW. Though the instrumentals are stripped down, the vocals are not creating an interesting juxtaposition. Check out the video below. You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here for their upcoming tour.

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