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20 Best New(ish) Artists of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s harder and harder to figure out what really qualifies as a ”new” artist, but here are 20 that we love that are at least new-ish, from Phoebe Bridgers to Vagabon to Cardi B.

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Treefort Music Fest 2018 initial lineup

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In addition to a Treepeople reunion and Built to Spill, the initial lineup includes George Clinton, Zola Jesus, Andrew WK, Titus Andronicus, U.S. Girls, Twin Peaks, and more.

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tix on sale: Pedro the Lion, ELO, Sturgill & John Prine, Calpurnia, MO, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Plus: Dashboard Confessional & Beach Slang, Jimmy Eat World & Alex Lahey, Khruangbin, Jorja Smith, Real Estate/Whitney/Woods, DIIV/Hoops, Rich Chigga, Joyner Lucas, Drive-By Truckers and more NYC shows on sale.

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Savannah Stopover initial 2018 lineup & tickets

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The first round of acts revealed for the eighth annual Savannah Stopover festival include of Montreal, Shopping, Public Access TV, Ratboys, Michael Nau, The Nude Party, and more.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hamilton Leithauser at Union Transfer, Ratboys at Everybody Hits, Telepathic at Kung Fu Necktie, and more

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hamilton Leithauser at Union Transfer, Ratboys at Everybody Hits, Telepathic at Kung Fu Necktie, and more

Hamilton Leithauser at Firefly 2016 | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Hamilton Leithauser played a stunning show at Johnny Brenda’s at the beginning of the year, and now he’s moving his expansive sound into a bigger space with a headlining gig at Union Transfer. Known as the former lead vocalist of the Walkmen, Leithauser released an album with Rostam last year and a song with Angel Olsen just a few weeks ago, which you can listen to below. Courtney Marie Andrews opens tonight’s show; find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Chicago-based Ratboys released their latest ...

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16 bands to see at Fest 16 (which is Halloween weekend)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Tons of great punk and punk-related bands are playing Gainesville’s The Fest at the end of the month. We picked 16 that, for one reason or another, feel really exciting to us right now.

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SXSW announces 1st round of 2018 artists ++ more speakers

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2018 SXSW Music Festival, which runs March 12 – 18 in Austin, TX, has announced the first round of showcasing artists, which includes The Wedding Present, Rich Chigga, Cut Worms, Shamir, Snail Mail, Totally Mild

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tix on sale: Superorganism, CYHSY, Tee Grizzley, Ratboys, Pinact, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Also: Jeff Rosenstock, Jorja Smith, CupcakKe, Curren$y, Cold World, and more NYC shows on sale.

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Tiny Engines signs Club Night, Strange Ranger, and Floral Print

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Plus catch Tiny Engines bands on tour, including The Hotelier, Mannequin Pussy, Spirit of the Beehive, and Wild Pink.

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Ratboys begin tour, playing NYC with All Get Out & Wild Pink in August

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Ratboys‘ great new album GN leads this week’s Five Notable Releases of the Week (which also has Jay-Z, Calvin Harris, and more). Tonight (6/30), the Chicago band begin a tour in their hometown…

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Five Notable Releases of the Week (6/30)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

High-profile, highly-anticipated albums by Jay-Z and Calvin Harris (which both feature Frank Ocean), a promising album by young indie rockers Ratboys, and more.

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Ratboys’ new album GN proves the world needs more “post-country”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Ratboys’ new album GN proves the world needs more “post-country”

Ratboys | photo by Johnny Fabrizio via facebook.com/ratboysmusic

Any band on the right side of the Wawa vs. Sheetz debate is a band worth listening to. Ratboys is one of those bands.

But if that’s not enough, the Chicago-based band is now streaming their fantastic sophomore LP GN (Topshelf Records). It’s officially due out this Friday, but the band got the party started a few days early by sharing the album on their ...

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Pygmalion festival 2017 lineup

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Animal Collective, Thundercat, Julien Baker, Noname, Big Thief, Oddisee, Smino, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, and more.

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Pet Symmetry sign to Polyvinyl for new LP, touring with Ratboys

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Pet Symmetry — one of the many, many bands of Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It., The Progress, etc) — have signed to Polyvinyl Records for their second full-length. Lead single “Stare Collection” is out now.

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Tag along on Slingshot Dakota’s shenanigan-filled tour with video for “You”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Tag along on Slingshot Dakota’s shenanigan-filled tour with video for “You”

Slingshot Dakota | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN

Bethlehem duo Slingshot Dakota are about to kick off a new tour with label-mates Ratboys, leading them to Austin for SXSW. But before they set out, the band has released a video for their song, “You,” which reminisces on the fun, kooky moments of their past tour with Kississippi — which they booked entirely themselves.

For a song that’s just so dang catchy and fun, this light-hearted video is the perfect, playful match. Giving fans a close look into the kinds of shenanigans that spouses Carly Comando and Tom Patterson get into while on the ...

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Sorority Noise, Free Throw, & Ratboys @ Shea Stadium (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Like at most recent Sorority Noise shows, the place was packed with fans who were clearly ready to yell every word, and who erupted into massive cheers when Cam gave his speech on mental health…

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hardwork Movement at Johnny Brenda’s, Sorority Noise at First Unitarian Church, Daughter at The Electric Factory and more

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hardwork Movement at Johnny Brenda’s, Sorority Noise at First Unitarian Church, Daughter at The Electric Factory and more

Hardwork Movement | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Philadelphia hip-hop collective Hardwork Movement is playing a record release show at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The group’s music boasts intricate jazz-tinged instrumental arrangements and a fierce pride of their deep roots in The City of Brotherly Love. 2016 was a fantastic year for the nine-member group: earlier this year they released their debut LP Good Problems, and a few months later they signed to Chill Moody’s #nicethingsMUSIC imprint. Come help Hardwork Movement celebrate and get a taste of their mixtape Draft Night at their last show of 2016 in Fishtown. Brooklyn-bred ...

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SXSW: initial 2017 lineup & speakers

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2017 edition of SXSW will happen March 10-19 in Austin, TX…

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The Fest adds Ergs reunion, Dillinger Four, Torche, Floor, Boysetsfire, Digger, FYP & more; Mikey Erg announces solo LP

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Fest also added Lemuria, Mean Jeans, Somos, Vacation, Iron Chic, Slingshot Dakota, PUP, RVIVR, Timeshares, Frameworks, Lifted Bells, Antarctigo Vespucci, Ian Graham, Katie Ellen, Roger Harvey, Museum Mouth, Hiccup, Amanda X, Die Choking, Sonic Avenues, Mac Sabbath, Creepoid, Sports and mannnnnny more.

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Pinegrove announce tour dates with Ratboys, Sports, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Pinegrove are currently wrapping a tour with Into It. Over It., TWIABP and The Sidekicks (check out pics & review from NYC), and they just announced a massive headlining tour for the summer. It includes a run with Chicago’s Topshelf-signed indie rockers Ratboys opening, and dates with Ohio indie-pop punks Sports too…

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