Tag: #indie rock

The Spotlight

By Alan Ho Who:  BantugWhere:  Nashville, TNFor fans of:  Eisley, Lana Del Rey, Florence Welch, KT Tunstall Nashville is still known as the hotbed of country music in spite of a recent deluge of non-country acts emerging out of the Music City and the runaway success of Paramore.  But Atlanta transplant Amanda Bantug looks […]

The Spotlight

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 […]

The Spotlight

Who:  Hey VioletWhere:  Los Angeles, CASounds like:  5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Garbage, Foo Fighters, ParamoreSometimes a simple retooling is all you need to break through and that is exactly what fast rising pop-punk outfit Hey Violet has done.  The former Cherri Bomb, who were not only on this very feature about 3 […]

The Spotlight

By Alan Ho Who: AirsicknessWhere:  Tampa, FLThe band:  Owen Jago (vocals/guitar), Casey Jago (bass), Allen Litchfield (guitar) and Nick Masengale (drums)For fans of:  Pierce The Veil, Paramore, All Time Low, Armor For Sleep, Madina Lake, Mayday Parade, Every Avenue, Go Radio A lot of alt-rock bands have emerged out of Florida’s vibrant indie […]

The Spotlight

By Alan HoWho:  Never Let This GoWhere:  Tempe, ARFor fans of:  All Time Low, The Maine, Every Avenue, Yellowcard, the All-American RejectsArizona’s alternative and rock scenes have long been considered historic and somehow yet underrated, bringing the likes of Alice Cooper, Jimmy Eat World, The Format, The Word Alive, Authority Zero, Job for a Cowboy […]