Tag: #indie

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By Amaris RodriguezWho: Lexi LarsenWhere:  Ogalalla, NebraskaFor fans of:  Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Veronica Ballestrini, Jana KramerCountry music is known for having strong female singers and they are about to add one more to their list. Lexi Larsen, a singer-songwriter from Ogallala, Nebraska, has taken her dream about being a country singer in her own […]

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By Alan HoWho:  Ives The BandWhere:  Malibu, CAFor fans of:  Dashboard Confessional, The Maine, Eisley, Muse, Civil TwilightWhen you think music from the beaches, the cool and surf of Malibu, you think a lot of coffeehouse acoustic pop/rock with an observational philosophy.  You’re not exactly thinking of pop/rock with electric guitar play, full of metaphors […]

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By Alan HoWho: WayfarerWhere:  CaliforniaFor fans of:  John Legend, Anthony Hamilton,  Ryan Adams, Bon Iver, Jeff BuckleyNeo-Soul+Alt-Folk=Wayfarer.  That is the essence of the game for Southern California native Nik Piscitello, otherwise known as Wayfarer.  But he wasn’t always a smooth operator, cool cat, awesome storyteller, once part of a rather angry post-hardcore outfit named Spark […]

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By Luanne LimWho:  Alvarez KingsWhere:  Sheffield, UKFor fans of:  The Killers, Bastille, the 1975, The Tragic ThrillsThough the US prefers coffee over tea, its music scene seems to favor its coffee with a side of British bands. From the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, UK, comes the alternative indie-rock band the Alvarez Kings. The […]

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By Alan HoWho:  Minor SoulWhere:  Hong Kong S.A.RFor fans of:  Passenger, A Great Big World, Conor Oberst, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Simon & GarfunkelIn deep deep music circles outside of The West and the United States in particular (except in Chicago and San Francisco), Hong Kong is the birthplace of the still strong and wildly […]