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Preview: Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA *MUST-SEE Shows!

October 30th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B, Rock, synthpop |

So we are soon approaching something very awesome in LA featuring over 60 musicians in a 30 day period in November. Starting November 1st through November 30th, Red Bull Sound Select has put together 30 concerts showcasing various talents and I can’t be more excited. My coworkers at The Grammys and I have been talking about this constantly about what shows were going to, as I’m really excited not only because of the musical variety that RBSS has curated during the month of November but highlighting local acts that need more attention and curating shows at venues all over this vast city of Angels. Below I’m here to tell you which 5 shows you definitely can’t miss! (more…)

Alternative Rock *The Monikers, Future Islands, New Manhattan, Jacuzzi Boys, Milagres

October 5th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Rock |

Here’s five alternative rock songs from relatively unknown but highly underrated up-and-coming bands.

First we go with The Monikers who reached out to us with their recently released EP, Taliesin West (DOWNLOAD). I was on the fence with the EP but found one I particularly enjoyed as it had this up-and-down sound with an attractive instrumental. You might not like the vocals but you gotta appreciate the instrumentals and how this song flows.

The Monikers – Opportunity
Next is a song by Future Islands which I found out about on the How To Make It In America season 2 mixtape. I really like how this song picks up, the vocals and overall sound of “Balance” is real futuristic yet has an 80’s synth influence behind it, finding a “Balance” of awesome sounds. Good pun?

Future Islands – Balance
New Manhattan has a stripped down garage rock sound that’s tight, streamlined and melodic. With “Come On” its real short and catchy song that reminds me of a mix between The Strokes and Two Door Cinema Club. All of New Manhattan’s original tracks can be found on bandcamp.

New Manhattan – Come On
Not sure how I found this but it sounds like some old school rock with a more upbeat wavey approach. Plus their name is dope, Jacuzzi Boys!
Jacuzzi Boys – “Cool Vapors” Download
Lastly comes Milagres, not sure where I found them but they have a more chill alternative rock sound with “Here To Stay”.
Here To Stay by Milagres Download

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