Canadian Alessia Cara made her highly anticipated Los Angeles debut at The Troubadour. Signed to Def Jam records based on her Soundcloud page that included covers of Lorde, The Neighbourhood, Sam Smith and Justin Bieber, this show marked Alessia's first headlining gig.


Ahead of their June 9th release of their upcoming album Wild Nights, UK's PINS have released their new single "Young Girls." Also, they just announced their U.S. summer toiur which kicks off June 13rh in New York.


Zella Day has released her debut album Kicker and she celebrated with a sold out show at LA's famed Troubadour last week.


Last Saturday, over 150 bands made their journey to downtown Pasadena to take part in Make Music Pasadena (MMP), billed as the largest free, all-day music festival on the West Coast.


Winter's new album Supreme Blue Dream is the ideal soundtrack to your summer..

Thursday, February 11, 2016

PINS Announce 2016 US Tour; Head to SXSW


Last year has been a busy year for PINS, the five-piece band from Manchester.  Along with performing their own sold out headline shows, they have supported the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Drenge, Best Coast  and Mythopeoia III: Legs.   

This year is no different as they've announced a SprinG US Tour with The Subways.  PINS will kick off their  tour at this year's SXSW next month ending at Los Angeles' famed Troubadour on May 3rd.

The all-female band has been lauded by the likes of the New York Times, NPR, Stereogum and Fader since their release of the widely, successful sophomore album Wild Nights last year. 

3-15-16- 3-20-16- Austin, TX- SXSW
3-21-16- San Diego, CA – The Casbah
3-22-16- Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
4-12-16- Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel*
4-13-16- Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy*
4-15-16- Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
4-16-16- New York, NY – The Studio, Webster Hall*
4-18-16 – Montreal, CA – Theatre Fairmount*
4-19-16 – Toronto, CA – Mod Club*
4-21-16- Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop*
4-22-16 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern*
4-23-16- Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club*
4-26-16- Vancouver, CA – Media Club*
4-27-16- Seattle, WA- Tractor Tavern*
4-28-16- Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge*
4-30-16- San Francisco, CA – The Chapel*
5-2-16- San Diego, CA – The Casbah*
5-3-16- Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour*

* With The Subways

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Adele will play a special one-night only show at Los Angeles' The Wiltern on Friday February 12. Tickets for this show are being offered to existing California area fans registered with 

This special performance will precede Adele's sold out headlining tour of Europe and North America, which kicks off on February 29th and includes 6 nights at STAPLES Center in August. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Belly has announced via their website that they'll be headed out on tour this summer and that they've been working on new songs.  

Led by former Throwing Muses singer, Tanya Donelly, Belly, rose to fame during the 90's alternative scene with hits songs like "Feed the Tree," "Slow Dog" and "Gepetto."  In 2014, Donelly, who has since been touring solo,  did a co-headling tour with sister Kristin Hersh and Throwing Muses, often singing a few Belly songs during her set.  

No dates have been announced yet but they did confirm that the tour will start in July starting in the UK and then will head stateside around August.  Read their announcement below.


"Belly is very happy to announce that we will be reuniting to play some shows this coming summer in the US and the UK.  Dates will be announced as they are confirmed, but right now we can tell you with relative confidence that the UK shows will fall in the middle of July, and US shows will be scattered throughout August and possibly into September. 
We’ve also got a handful of brand new Belly songs in various stages of writing and recording, that we’ll be releasing one by one over the next few months.  First previews will be right here on the website! 
We are very excited to be playing together again, and hope to see you out there in Summer of 2016!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Since her online debut two years ago, Allie X has amassed a huge, loyal following with her radio-ready, electro-pop sounds.   The Toronto-born artist can be found on many music tastemakers "Artists to Watch" list for 2016.  

With the announcemet of a new North American tour with Troye Sivan, Allie X is celebrating by offering, for free, her new song "Old Habits Die Hard." 

"'Old Habits Die Hard' is an xpression of this action: laughing at your own weakness as it seduces you one more time. It's a cruel reality when you believe you've overcome an addiction, just to find that it still has you by the throat," say Allie X.   "I tried to keep the language of the lyric conversational, because 'old habits die hard', the saying itself, has a jest in it's undertone (like so many idioms do) that seems to justify/celebrate that self destructive moment when you just...give up." 

You can download "Old Habits Die Hard"  here

North American Tour Dates Listed Below 
February 2016:
3rd: Vancouver BC - The Vogue
4th:  Seattle WA - Showbox SoDo
6th:  Portland OR - Roseland Theater
8th:  Oakland CA - Fox Theatre
11th:  Los Angeles CA - The Belasco
12th:  Los Angeles CA - The Belasco

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

MisterWives News: Release “Hurricane” Lyric Video and Announce Tour


Today, Misterwives have announced that they'll be touring the U.S. with Walk The Moon beginning this May.  They've also released their lyric video for "Hurricane"  which is the latest song off their debut album Our Own House.  

After releasing their debut album Our Own House  in last year, the New York alternative-pop group landed on top of Billboard's Emerging Artist Chart and have been hailed by many as an "Artist to Watch."  Their hit song "Reflection" was recently certified Gold with over 500,000 digital downloads and streams last year. 

Following two sold out 2015 tours, MISTERWIVES will be hitting the road with Walk The Moon this summer – dates below!

Also, you can watch the lyric video for “Hurricane” HERE:

MisterWives Tour Dates
*all dates opening for Walk The Moon on their Work This Body Tour
5.26 Open Air Theatre - San Diego, CA
5.27 Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA
7.17 Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park - Indianapolis, IN
7.19 Meadow Brook - Rochester Hills, MI
7.20 TD Echo Beach - Toronto, ON 
7.22 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
7.23 Festival Pier at Penn's Landing - Philadelphia, PA
7.24 Pier Six Pavilion - Baltimore, MD
7.25 nTelos Wireless Pavilion - Charlottesville, VA
7.29 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA
8.02 Thompson's Point - Portland, ME
8.04 Stone Pony Summer Stage - Asbury Park, NJ
8.05 The Red Hat Amphitheater - Raleigh, NC
8.06 Uptown Amphitheatre @ the Music Factory - Charlotte, NC
8.07 St. Augustine Amphitheatre - St. Augustine, FL
8.09 Bold Sphere Music @ Champions - New Orleans, LA
8.11 Walmart AMP - Roger, AR
8.12 Pinewood Bowl Amphitheatre - Lincoln, NE
8.13 Roy Wilkins Auditorium - St. Paul, MN
8.14 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI 
8.16 McGraph Amphitheater - Cedar Rapids, IA
8.17 CrossroadsKC - Kansas City, MO
8.19 Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL
8.20 Jacob's Pavilion - Cleveland, OH

Friday, January 29, 2016



In the age of digital downloads and streaming music, the traditional album and the art of recording them is becoming extinct.  The Raveonettes have always strived to do things their own way both creatively and stylistically. 

This year, The Raveonettes will break from the constraints of releasing the traditional album and release  a new song every month from now until the end of the year -  the RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH playlist they call it, thus creating the 'anti-album' which you can subscribe to at

Their first offering, released today, is titled "This World Is Empty (Without You)" and  the duo's goal is to take their listeners on a musical journey of personal highs and lows throughout the year starting with this first track.  

“Writing a simple song's super hard and challenging so it took awhile for this one to be just right. The music, the words, the vibe, everything has to be just perfect," says Sune Rose Wagner. "It’s one of the only songs I’ve ever written where adding a guitar simply didn’t work, not sure why, just happens I guess. The beat is my take on an 80’s Freestyle beat ala Debbie Deb, and the overall vibe of the song is much darker for sure” 

The Raveonettes will follow "The World Is Empty (Without You)" with a new track on the last Friday of every month leading up to the final song in December.



Birdy (aka: Jasmine van den Bogaerde)

Birdy (aka: Jasmine van den Bogaerde) broke onto the scene as a 15 year-old with the release of her first single - a cover version of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love." That single shot up the charts in the U.K.  and the debut album it belonged to shot straight to #1 in Australia, Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

Now, with Birdy's new album Beautiful Lies dropping march 25th, Birdy, (aka:  Jasmine van den Bogaerde) releases her new video for her new single "Keeping Your Head Up."

Check out the video below.  You can pre-order her new album on iTunes right HERE. 

Official music video for "Keeping Your Head Up" by Birdy

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Of Monsters and Men Release "Wolves Without Teeth" Video

Of Monsters And Men photo via Facebook
OF MONSTERS AND MEN have come a long way from their native Iceland. They quickly became a phenomenon in 2011 with the quadruple-platinum “Little Talks” and their chart-topping debut, My Head Is An Animal, which has since moved 2 million copies worldwide. This year the band returned with their sophomore album Beneath The Skin which garnered anthemic hits including “Crystals,” “Empire,” and current radio chart climber “Wolves Without Teeth.”

Don’t Miss the band as they head out on tour this summer including dates with Florence & The Machine, Coachella, Govenors Ball and more!

They have charmed TV audiences with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Graham Norton Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, and Saturday Night Live. 

The group has traveled across the globe performing at sold out iconic venues and festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, Osheaga, Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Pukkelpop, Austin City Limits, and Splendour in the Grass, Boston Calling, Sasquatch and more. In the midst of it all, they lent the single “Dirty Paws” to a trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the iPhone 5 introduction video, “Silhouettes” was featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, “Crystals” selected for Disney Pixar’s latest blockbuster The Good Dinosaur,” “Thousand Eyes” was used in Netflix’s Jessica Jones trailer and not to mention an upcoming cameo on HBO’s Game of Thrones.  “Beneath The Skin debuted #1 on the iTunes Overall Albums Chart and received critical acclaim with Entertainment Weekly calling it,” One of the biggest albums of the summer.”

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Kitten's Chloe Chaidez

Chloe Chaidez's KITTEN will be performing Saturday at The Fonda where fans will get their first chance of hearing new songs off their new EP, Heaven or Somewhere In Between, which drops in March.  But as a special treat for fans, KITTEN will be selling their EP 3 months early at the show.  

This week, Chloe released the official music video for "Fall On Me"  which is classic Kitten Shot around Los Angeles at the beach and at Hollywood Forever cemetery, "Fall On Me" is classic KITTEN - dreamy  pop melodies that glows with glittery, romanticism imagery.  

Watch below. 

Official music video for "Fall On Me" by KITTEN


Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable just announced the upcoming release of their new EP "Hitch" which drops March 25th.  And to celebrate the release, the threesome released their new video for their lead single, "The Last Thing on My Mind."  

The video, turns the tables on videos depicting the 'male gaze' of objectifying women.  "The Last Thing on My Mind" portrays men in all forms of scantily-clad men in all types of everyday activity.

"The point is that when the media representation is imbalanced, if we are mostly seeing women sexualised or objectified, it’s limited, it’s damaging and, frankly, it’s boring," lead singer Ritzy Bryan said in a column she wrote for The Gaurdian.

Joy Formidable also announced a tour beginning March 28th at The Roxy in Los Angeles.
Check out the video below. 

The Joy Formidable U.S. Tour Dates 2016
March 28 Los Angeles, CA–The Roxy
March 29 Los Angeles, CA–The Roxy
March 30 San Francisco, CA–Great American Music Hall
April 1 Portland, OR–Wonder Ballroom
April 2 Seattle, WA–Neumo’s
April 5 Minneapolis, MN–First Avenue
April 6 Chicago, IL–Double Door
April 7 Iowa City, IA–Mission Creek Festival
April 8 Nashville, TN–Mercy Lounge
April 10 Pittsburgh, PA–Mr Small’s Theater
April 12 Boston, MA–Paradise Rock Club
April 13 Washington, DC–9:30 Club
April 14 New York, NY–Irving Plaza
April 15 Philadelphia, PA–Underground Arts

Monday, January 25, 2016


This cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by 22 year-old Allana Verde takes a 180 degree turn from the fun and bubbly version we all grew up listening to a much darker, ballady tone.

The song, newly titled "G.I.R.L.S. [Girls Involved in Real Life S**t]" is off Allana's Neo-Nostalgia EP which you can currently download for free at

If you liked that version, you must check out her most recent release - another moody cover. This time she takes on and re-imagine's  Janet Jackson's "Love Will Never Do (Without You)".  Listen to the track below.

About Allana Verde 
22-year-old Allana Verde signs worldwide publishing deal with Bucks Music Group: Allana found her love for singing through her dancing and attended the prestigious Sylvia Young Performing School. Allana’s varied styles of singing allow her to portray characters and express emotions to awe-inspiring effect.  She has a penchant for 90s R&B, which is the genre she hopes to bring back, with a touch of her unique flavour. Allana is inspired by her own experiences and the voices of established vocalists like Laura Mvula, Amy Winehouse and Elle Varner, not to mention newcomers such as Alessia Cara and Tori Kelly. Director A&R Bucks, Sarah Liversedge Platz commented: ‘Allana is young, determined and extremely talented. Her debut single release, ‘Shades’ drops mid October and Primary Talent are on board to help us plan live performances with a view to further singles first quarter of 2016′. (via Bucks Music Group)

Monday, December 7, 2015


Sleigh Bells

Currently, Sleigh Bells are busy working on their new album.  Today, the Brooklyn-based duo unveiled their new song "Champions of Unrestricted Beauty."  It a tweet today, they wrote, "Here's a new song: Champions of Unrestricted Beauty.  We are finishing up our record, didn't want to wait."

Listen to their new song below.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015



Following the release of soaring ballad ‘Take Me Home,’ Jess Glynne reveals her one shot version of the accompanying video. Rounding off what has been an astonishing year for the North London singer, Jess explains, in a deeply personal message below, the story behind the powerful single and how it inspired the raw and heartfelt video.

When I wrote this song I was fighting with myself, trying to understand why I was so broken, why I had been left and was hurting so badly, why I felt like I had lost something that I would never have again and why I felt like it was all my fault. I felt like I was never going to be happy again. I signed my record deal and my dreams were coming true but the person I loved wasn't there and it didn't hide the fact that my soul was unbalanced. 
I wrote this song when I was angry and nothing felt right. I didn't know how to get past the emptiness I was feeling. Once I wrote it, I put it to bed and didn't listen to it for months and months and I slowly started to take on my life with a different perspective. My friend said to me give yourself space and time and it's true, that's all I needed. I was reminded of who I was as a person by someone who cared so much and wouldn't let me break. I was given an opportunity to make an album and have a career in doing what I love, which is something I had worked so hard for, for so many years, and I wasn't going to let a broken heart defeat me. Hope through heartbreak was my new perspective on life. I re-visited this song and edited it. I changed it from one about me feeling sorry for myself and a person who didn't even deserve that much from me, to one about the person who caught me before I hit the ground and made me believe in myself again. This song was written to you. Not to the person who broke me in so many ways but the person who helped save me from drowning in something that wasn't worth drowning in. This song is now about being grateful and taking advice from the people who care, and who are there for you when you are in need. So thank you. 
I wanted to share this version of the video because this is all this song really needed to show. I was naked and alone in a room with a camera, bare, fragile and empty. There was a time when I was all of this and couldn't have felt any worse in myself. When I stood there and sang this song on the day we made the video, stripped of everything, I was reminded of all that I had gone through. I couldn't have been prouder of how far I have come and I couldn't have been more grateful for the people
surrounding me in my life. Jo'lene had this idea for Take Me Home and it couldn't be more perfect, I can normally picture how I want things to go for my videos but for this one I couldn't and she could. Both Jo'lene and Declan made this video and took full creative control of something that I was incapable of envisioning because it was so personal. I can't thank you both enough for something that represents both me and my song so superbly. To the person who told me time would heal me, this song is for you.

The list of Jess’ achievements this year is inexhaustible - her debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ is the biggest selling debut of the year in the UK having gone platinum there in only 10 weeks, she has sold 10m singles worldwide and has combined YouTube views of over a billion.

Jess Glynne ‘I Cry When I Laugh” North American Tour
+ dates supported by Conrad Sewell
Jan-18 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club +
Jan-20 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall +
Jan-22 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club +
Jan-23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer +
Jan-25 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge +
Jan-26 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West +
Jan-28 - Orlando, FL @ The Social +
Jan-29 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room +
Jan-30 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre +
Feb-1 - Houston, TX @ The Studio @ Warehouse Live +
Feb-2 - Austin, TX @ The Parish +
Feb-3 - Dallas, TX @ Trees +
Feb-5 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater +
Feb-8 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine +
Feb-10 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues +
Feb-11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda +

Friday, November 20, 2015



CHVRCHES new video for "Empty Threats" is filled with vintage, sun-kissed flares that reminds you of the carefree summers just hanging out with friends.  Opening with a younger, underage Lauren Mayberry  look-alike, we follow her as she buys booze with a fake ID.  Then, meeting up with her Goth friends, we assume that they're up to no good but the only mayhem they'll be doing is at a wter park.  "Empty Threats"  spotlights being young and not regretting the decisions you make.  "Empty Threats is t aken from the new album ‘Every Open Eye’ which dropped in September. 

Check out the video below.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Prinze George released a new video for their newest single "Speed Demon."  The track features guest rapper ESHOVO and "is a metaphor for some friends we grew up with, who keep getting older and are up to the same old tricks." 

Check out their latest EP here and buy "Speed Demon" on iTunes.