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Trapdoor Social

Los Angeles rockers Trapdoor Social are a two-piece alt/indie outfit that’s comprised of Merritt Graves on vocals and keyboards and Skylar Funk on vocals, guitar and keyboards. The duo met in an Environmental Analysis program at Pomona College and it was in fact a concern for the environment that in part propelled them to form a band. The band’s efforts have been well-received and their recent six-song EP even features drum tracks provided by Read More

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Mighty Mongo

Mighty Mongo is a St. Petersburg, FL band with an unlikely sound that combines influences like No Doubt and Jimi Hendrix with elements of African highlife guitar, before processing them through a kind of surfer party-punk filter. The four-piece outfit was formed in 2009 and have grown an enormous local fanbase since then. They’ve also made appearances at the 2012 Vans Warped Tour and… Read More

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GSTV Featured Artists: June Divided – “Bullet”

One of our Artist Showcase finalists earlier this year, June Divided are a red-hot indie rock quartet from Philadelphia, fronted by the impressive blonde guitarist/vocalist Melissa Menago.  The band has a distinct, radio friendly sound and despite only having been formed in 2010, they have already appeared at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin and on the Vans Warped Tour. See for yourself why June Divided are attracting fans across the country with this well-produced video clip for “Bullet.” We love these guys!

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Great Venues: Kingston Mines – Chicago

Check this great clip from UIC Campus Housing on Kingston Mines, Chicago’s oldest and largest real blues club.

Recently celebrating its 40th anniversary, Kingston Mines presents Chicago Blues seven nights a week on two stages with two bands and guest vocalists. Voted Chicago’s best blues club 11 years in a row by the Chicago Music Awards. Doc’s Rib Joint serves the finest barbeque ribs, wings, catfish, and more for late night dining pleasure.

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Suburban Syndicate

Detroit has a long history of producing talented acts, ranging all the way back to the heyday of the Motown sound through to the White Stripes. Rock-rap outfit Suburban Syndicate is one of the Motor City’s latest musical offerings. The diverse seven-piece group is fronted by a trio of rappers and has a musical section that blends funky hip-hop beats with… Read More

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Sweet Ray Laurel

Midwest-based rockers Sweet Ray Laurel have been around for nearly a decade, honing their craft with live shows and recording sessions in the studio. The band’s explosive and innovative sound incorporates elements of post-punk, reggae and psychedelic rock. Near constant touring has earned SRL a dedicated fan-base across the country. Recently the band made an appearance at the Chubbstock Festival in Friendship, Indiana. Sweet Ray Laurel also recently put out an Read More

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