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Raycee Jones opens for Joan As A Police Woman on September 20

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Raycee Jones opens for Joan As A Police Woman on September 20
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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NYC

On her latest singles, Raycee Jones comes across as a genre-bending artist with a wide range of influences. A self-professed protégé of Jill Scott, Beyoncé and Amy Winehouse, Jones writes songs that are sonically innovative. Her tracks contain warbling synths, chimes, complex beats and confessional lyrics. A regular performer at Rockwood Music Hall, Raycee is ...

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Dead Stars release of ‘Perfect Patterns’ LP on 09.01 at Sunnyvale

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Dead Stars release of 'Perfect Patterns' LP on 09.01 at Sunnyvale
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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Delaware

Warning: the new single “Happy or Sad” (streaming below) by the Brooklyn trio Dead Stars might become your new slacking song of the late summer of 2017 – yes because late summers are the perfect time for slacking. Taking inspiration from classic ’90s outfits like Dinosaur Jr. and even Nirvana, the band integrates that distorted, loud-quiet-loud sound ...

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Saturday 08.26 – The Revolution VOL. 18, ft. Valerie Orth, Khemestry & The Odd Hawk Orchestra

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Saturday 08.26 - The Revolution VOL. 18, ft. Valerie Orth, Khemestry & The Odd Hawk Orchestra
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Funk
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NYC

On August 26th, the artist-run venue National Sawdust in Brooklyn will be hosting the 18th installment of the monthly Revolution series—an event dedicated to fostering community by showcasing local performers from Brooklyn and Harlem. The three artists chosen to represent their respective genres this month are Valerie Orth, The Odd Hawk Orchestra, and Khemestry and The ...

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Pop Darling Beiju to play Trans Pecos August 23rd

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Pop Darling Beiju to play Trans Pecos August 23rd
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Mainstream Pop
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NYC

As the New York alternative scene becomes more and more entwined with electronica, it becomes easier and easier to find interesting new acts dabbling in drum machines and weird abstract electronic sound. Beiju is the low key Brooklyn electro-pop project of Caitlin Seager, whose ethereal voice perfectly complements her half dancey, half experimental tracks. On DEMAIN, her EP ...

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Akinyemi releases first single “dust calling” off upcoming “summers” EP

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Akinyemi releases first single
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Hip Hop
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NYC

Upcoming artists face a myriad of challenges in the scramble for purchase in the music landscape. As if making honest art that resonates with diverse audiences wasn’t arduous enough, then there’s marketing, networking, selling oneself without selling oneself out, balancing one’s family’s expectations as they stack up upon your shoulders, and the feeling of dust building up on ...

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A Deli Premiere: The Sofas’ first single, “Hum”

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A Deli Premiere: The Sofas' first single,
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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NYC

Whirring guitars find pedal heaven among the many changing shrieks and fuzzes that make up NYC psych slackers The Sofas. With a homey name and a flannel-clad, unshaven appearance, you might expect them to be a little softer—but you’d be wrong. The Sofas are loud. They slip in a solo that could be two decades old, ...

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Lovechild bring ’60s psych Americana to the Knit on 08.29

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Lovechild bring '60s psych Americana to the Knit on 08.29
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Alt Rock
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NYC

Blending psychedelia with folk has been an established indie trend of the new millennium (so many dream pop bands out there!), but few remember that folk and psych rock had something more than a flirt back in the the ’60s… NYC’s Lovechild reference, in their sound, that very source. The band’s only song available for purchase on Bandcamp ...

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Zenizen Play Baby’s All Right 8/30

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Zenizen Play Baby's All Right 8/30
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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NYC

Zenizen is such a perfect 2017 listen, we can’t believe that they haven’t blown up. Soulful vocals by lead Opal Hoyt maintain the sweet spot of R&B that manages to blend an original tone with smooth scales. Backed by charming keys and at times unpredictable beats, all these elements make this group such a timely combo. ...

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Ritual Talk premiere video for new single, “Sense”

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Ritual Talk premiere video for new single,
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Psych Rock
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NYC

Among the many jaw-dropping moments from Ritual Talk‘s performance at Pianos a few weeks back, one that noticeably caught the eyes of the crowd was their artful 5-person vocal harmonization. With their newest single, "Sense" (brand new video below), they replicate that skill perfectly on record. The band’s second track from their upcoming debut ...

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Claire Hawkins doses Americana with a healthy amount of New York on ‘Even These Words’

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Claire Hawkins doses Americana with a healthy amount of New York on 'Even These Words'
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Folk/Americana
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NYC

When you think of country and Americana, the clichés might take you to pastures and whiskey and Tennessee. But native New Yorker Claire Hawkins proves that there is room for this genre, even amongst the concrete and taxis of in her hometown. Hawkins debut EP, Even These Words, is a simple, 4 song introduction to the young ...

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Metal trio Mutoid Man tours with Danzig

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Metal trio Mutoid Man tours with Danzig
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Metal-Punk
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NYC

Sludgy, frenetic, and surprisingly melodic, Mutoid Man serves up nasty, heavy jams with a side of skilled riffage.  Their latest release, War Moans, is 12-tracks worth of head spinning metal aptitude, and – paired with a ground shattering live show – opened the door to a summer US tour with Danzig – dates can be found here ...

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Hayes Peebles debuts his unique alt folk in ‘Ghosts EP’ + plays Mercury Lounge 8.28

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Hayes Peebles debuts his unique alt folk in 'Ghosts EP' + plays Mercury Lounge 8.28
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Alt/Indie Folk
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NYC

Listening to Hayes Peebles’ debut EP Ghosts elicits the warm feelings that come from a country croon, while a closer look at the lyrics reveals the wisdom of a masterful songwriter. His honest ballads are embellished by his tasteful arrangements (in which he plays guitar and keys), which are too dynamic to fall neatly into the ...

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On ‘Comatose Hope,’ Julia Weldon clears a path for hopeful moments in the fog

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On 'Comatose Hope,' Julia Weldon clears a path for hopeful moments in the fog
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Folk Pop
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NYC

What do you do when you wake up from a coma? Make an album called Comatose Hope. Or, at least, that’s what Julia Weldon did, awakening from a coma, post-gender reassignment surgery. Perhaps the most beautiful songs on this record are the simplest ones. "Take Me To The Water" builds into a gorgeous atmospheric synth and ...

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Inner Wave releases groovy single “Eclipse” + play the Observatory 8.25

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Inner Wave releases groovy single
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Psych Rock
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NYC

There is a vintage sound that comes across in LA indie quintet Inner Wave’s latest single “Eclipse” (streaming below). Maybe it’s the way Pablo Sotelo’s voice shifts into falsetto during the repeated line “Try, it’s right there for your eyes,” or the way the synth beats start to drive the song into groovy, psychedelic territory. Either ...

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Space Captain Play Baby’s All Right 9/8

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Space Captain Play Baby's All Right 9/8
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Avant-Indie
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NYC

Music writers and listeners alike seem resourceful enough to box every band that pops up nowadays. With new albums covered within hours, and decades of classics catalogued by those born decades after their release, there is a steady source of opinion on the internet. Space Captain defies these assessments. With a sound ranging from psych to hip hop ...

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Freezing Cold unveils debut EP, plays Amityville Music Hall on 09.19

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Freezing Cold unveils debut EP, plays Amityville Music Hall on 09.19
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Indie Rock
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NYC

New York’s Freezing Cold is a brand new indie band with math leanings comprised of ex-members from Bridge & Tunnel, Weed Hounds, as well as Aye Nako. The power trio’s self-released three song EP entitled Demo 2017 will resonate with fans of Seahaven’s melancholic post-hardcore/indie sound. Whether for its earnest sounding vocals, partly reminiscent of Cold War Kids’ ...

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Hite brings Appalachian folk to C’mon Everybody 08.25

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Hite brings Appalachian folk to C'mon Everybody 08.25
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Alt/Indie Folk
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NYC

Drawing from both Appalachian folk music and modern experimental acoustic styles, Brooklyn based artist Hite ( aka Julia Easterlin) presents a captivating sound alongside illustrious storytelling. In March, Hite released her debut album, Light of a Strange Day, a tranquil and harmonious record featuring delicate vocals that carries listeners to a southern mountain soundscape. Catch Hite at ...

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Elliot & The Ghost perform at Mercury Lounge 08.25

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Elliot & The Ghost perform at Mercury Lounge 08.25
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Alt Rock
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NYC

Brooklyn band, Elliot & The Ghost, will be performing at Mercury Lounge on August 25th alongside Best Behavior. Most recently, the band released the single “Turn Off Your Radar” (streaming below), a playful yet dark alt-rock track that draws from pop, punk, and rock-and-roll. The song kicks off with an indie pop sound, while low ...

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Abraham King release melancholic single “Spit” + play Friends and Lovers (08.18)

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Abraham King release melancholic single
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Indie Rock
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NYC

The latest single “Spit” (streaming below) by Brooklyn band Abraham King has been a long time coming. The four-piece has been a work in progress ever since frontman Adam Eisler started it as a solo project back in college. Now the full-fledged band is gearing up to release a debut LP later this year, and if the ...

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NYC Artists on the rise: OxenFree releases debut EP “Another Land”

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NYC Artists on the rise: OxenFree releases debut EP
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Indie Rock
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NYC

“Garbage Collector” (streaming below) is the punchy new single from the Brooklyn psych rock five-piece OxenFree. The main element at work in this song is anticipation; the rhythm section is wired, the vocals are energetic with a huge range, and the guitars are dynamic, yet controlled. Throughout the whole song, the listeners are carefully balanced at the ...

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From the submissions: Strange Loops’ “Diner Song” – live at The Footlight on 08.23

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From the submissions: Strange Loops'
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Indie Rock
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NYC

With their newest single, “Diner Song” (streaming below) the NYC-based 5-piece Strange Loops have honed in on an electrifying sound that is entirely their own. Mixed and mastered by their own guitarist, Tyler Postiglione, the song channels some less than usual late ’80s influences (Cowboy Junkies, 10,000 Maniacs, even early U2), but with a personal twist. The ...

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Multi-instrumentalist Teletextile at Union Pool 08.15

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Multi-instrumentalist Teletextile at Union Pool 08.15
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Orchestral Pop/Rock
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NYC

With Teletextile’s “The Lark” (streaming below), it’s easy for listeners to fall for the alternative pop sound without even realizing that it’s being created by a harp. That should be expected from multi-instrumentalist Pamela Martinez, though. In her most recent 2016 EP, she makes you feel all sorts of ways with an array of orchestral arrangements. ...

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Wet Mut Makes Rotten, Poppy Folk Music

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Wet Mut Makes Rotten, Poppy Folk Music
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Folk Pop
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NYC

At first, it comes as a surprise that a band as traditionally folksy as Wet Mut could come from New York. However, a closer look at their new single “Girl from the North Country” (streaming below) reveals unconventional elements like scratching, slow guitars and broken male-female harmonies. These sounds belong somewhere between the freak-folk groups of New ...

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Bryant Park hosts third annual Emerging Music Festival on 8.18 & 8.19

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Bryant Park hosts third annual Emerging Music Festival on 8.18 & 8.19
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Indie Rock
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NYC

When it comes to the local NYC scene, Bryant Park’s Emerging Music Festival (EMF) is the place to be. Returning for its third year, the festival is a hotbed for community and creativity. As the city’s only exclusively local festival, EMF is a can’t miss opportunity for everyone interested in keeping up to date with the scene. And ...

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