Category: Indie

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By Alan Ho Who:  HALFNOISE (Zac Farro)Where:  Nashville, TNFor fans of:  Owl City, Passion Pit, Selena Gomez, Paramore, Kesha Did it really happen?  Yes it did and it was not particularly pretty for a key portion of Paramore as the Farro brothers, Zac and Josh essentially left the group in a well-publicized huff via […]

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By Alan Ho Who:  BoycodeWhere:  BelgiumFor fans of:  One Direction, O-Town, Westlife, Union J Some proclaimed that the boy band (or young male pop group) era was over when One Direction announced about a year ago that they would be going on a hiatus with a return still up in the air.  Someone forgot […]

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By Alan Ho Who:  Johnny BoydWhere:  Portland, ORFor fans of:  Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and Johnny Cash In the last few years, music has seen something of a renaissance in the sounds of a once bygone era that truly never really went away, just shoved into the background until those past few […]

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By Alan Ho Who:  The Drama StateWhere:  Gas City, IndianaFor fans of:  Angels & Airwaves, New Found Glory, You Me At Six Indiana, known more for its singer-songwriters like John Mellencamp, the legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses and of course the Jackson 5, actually has a pretty vibrant but underrated and woefully under-covered […]

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By Gabriella San FelipeWho: PurpleWhere: Beaumont, TXSounds like: No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The BreedersUnapologetically themselves, Purple is an Indie Rock three piece who aren’t afraid to speak their minds. Over the past few years they’ve established their own unique sound, and have gone from playing shows in small-town Texas to […]