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These Curious Thoughts

With the success of the Black Keys having opened up new territory for unlikely rock duos, the stage would appear set for a band like These Curious Thoughts, a two-piece indie rock outfit consisting of Sean Dunlop and Jamie Radford. This unlikely duo is perhaps even more unlikely considering they originally met as pen pals and now collaborate with each other from different continents (Dunlop is in the USA and Radford in the UK). In contrast… Read More

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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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The Who Ready Quadrophenia Tour, Announce Vintage Trouble as Opening Act for First Leg

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are ramping up to hit the road as The Who once again this fall. The legendary British rock band will be embarking on an arena tour and performing their classic 1973 concept album Quadrophenia.

 

The tour will be the first time Pete and Rog have brought The Who stateside in four years and their opening act for the first leg of the tour will be… Read More

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The Black Keys Begin Work on New Album


It’s been quite a year for the Black Keys. Their latest album, the 2011 Danger Mouse-produced El Camino, has successfully launched the unlikely Akron indie rock duo into the mainstream.

 

In the last year the band, which consists of guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Pat Carney, has headlined an arena tour across EuropeRead More

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Midnight Mirage

Los Angeles pop-rockers Midnight Mirage have a sweeping, radio-friendly sound that would seem to put them in the same category as mega-successful act like the Maroon 5. Originally from New Jersey, the five-piece outfit now operates out of North Hollywood. Midnight Mirage’s sound is characterized by catchy pop songs with clean vocals and hooky choruses, underpinned by heavy rock guitars.  Here’s a hot clip of the band strutting their live chops as they perform their original number “Whatever You Want.”

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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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