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SATURDAY JUN 16, 2012
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Alexandra Clayton is an actor and musician originally from Oakland, CA, who currently lives in New York City. After building a foundation studying at The Berkeley...

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FRIDAY JUL 6, 2012
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Amrita “Ami” Kaur Dang is a vocalist, sitarist, and composer/producer from Baltimore, MD and New Delhi, India. Her sound ranges from North Indian classical fused...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 4, 2012
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Arturo en el Barco is the work of Angélica Negrón a young composer from Brooklyn, NY via San Juan, Puerto Rico. She writes lo-fi ambient compositions that are...

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SATURDAY AUG 18, 2012
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"Sporting a signature dark sound rooted in undulating bass and highly satisfying electronic textures, Beacon is the pairing of Thomas Mullarney and Jacob Gossett....

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SATURDAY JUN 9, 2012
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"Behavior knows how to create a cold trance by combining genres [with] a pulsating brand of rock ‘n’ roll is at the center. “PS” from the new LP would be...

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FRIDAY JUN 22, 2012
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Treasure Coast, FL

Blonds is fronted by female vocalist Cari Rae, who's accompanied by her musical brain and beau, Jordy Asher. “Rousing and expansive in sound, wistful and...

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SATURDAY MAY 19, 2012
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"The New York native has previously appeared as a member of Sufjan Stevens’ and Sharon Van Etten’s bands, but is poised to release a sophomore album next year...

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SATURDAY AUG 4, 2012
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New York, NY

Christopher Paul Stelling is no traditional "singer-singwriter" as there is nothing plain about his raw Southern-folk-like voice and his flawless finger-picking...

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FRIDAY MAY 11, 2012
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"These guys make music I would listen to in my home or on my headphones for pleasure. There's a lot to be said for that, especially since these songs don't ever...

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FRIDAY JUN 29, 2012
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The Desperadoes Steel Orchestra emerged from the fusion of three different Steelbands from Laventille in Trinidad. The name of the group was chosen from the movie...

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SATURDAY MAY 26, 2012
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"Out this week is Slow To Love, the album by Brooklyn-based torch-song singer Doe Paoro. She comes with some steam and production vision behind her already, which...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 4, 2012
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"The output of guitarist Dustin Wong has gradually shifted from chaotic to crystalline. His early work with Ecstatic Sunshine veered toward shaggy guitar rock, while...

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FRIDAY AUG 3, 2012
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Puerto Rico

El Medio is the solo project of Leonardo Balasques (Oscilador 4, Balún). Since 2004, Balasques has used this outlet to release very personal songs about life,...

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FRIDAY JUN 8, 2012
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Brooklyn, NY

EULA is a 3-piece outfit found in Brooklyn, NY; Nate is the pants, Alyse is the blouse, and Jeff is the cummerbund. They taste like...

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THURSDAY MAY 17, 2012
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"Close your eyes and get ready for some interstellar vibes coming to you from a galaxy named Brooklyn, splendidly meandering, NASA approved spaced-out jams that...

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FRIDAY JUN 15, 2012
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Howth began as two roommates experimenting in minimal ambient folk music and has since become a collection of five friends with so much vibe you would think they had...

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FRIDAY JUN 1, 2012
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"Queens, NY three-piece Island Twins have a knack for churning out some of the most endearing fuzz pop gems this side of the Hudson. As previously reported, the...

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SATURDAY JUL 21, 2012
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Brooklyn, NY

Katie Mullins, a Brooklyn based singer/songwriter, plays music that has been affectionately described as, "twinkly and folkish," which might be owed to the fact that...

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FRIDAY AUG 10, 2012
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Lost Boy's creative output is relentless. Often recording many songs per month, he's a music machine assembly line. Since 2000 Lost Boy has put out many works and...

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SUNDAY AUG 5, 2012
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Michael was born in 1977 in the southern empire of Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after, he began to make loud noises, so his loving parents put music instruments in front...

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SATURDAY JUL 28, 2012
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Iceland

Orri Jonsson, one of the film's co-directors and one half of the analog duo Slowblow, will perform with Mr. Silla, a solo performer and member of experimental music...

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THURSDAY MAY 31, 2012
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"If the munchkins did songs from foreign lands then they’d probably cover Mutual Benefit’s ‘Birdwatcher’. It might start out on the shores of a deserted...

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Night Shining is the alias of Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist Mike Romeo. His recordings are self produced, recorded, performed and written, creating a dark...

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SATURDAY JUN 30, 2012
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Pimo is a home-made toy band based in Brooklyn that experiments in the musical genres of folk, acoustic, and gospel. The band's "two small animals", Pixy and Moro,...

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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Brooklyn, NY

"The songs are built on repeating melodies and phrases, looped guitars and beatbox, atmospherics and soaring falsettos. The repetitive, hypnotic nature of these...

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Shenandoah Ableman has the rare ability to turn any genre into a voluptuous experience. Comfortable singing in front of styles ranging from German cabaret to doo...

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THURSDAY JUN 7, 2012
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Since it's inception, SHUSMO has cultivated a unique identity by creating an innovative and original type of music utilizing a wide range of influences with...

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SATURDAY JUN 23, 2012
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"Ski Lodge is the very new indie pop project of Andrew Marr - previously known as The Clementines. After releasing his first EP under the new moniker via Dovecote...

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FRIDAY AUG 17, 2012
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"Slowdance bring keyboard and guitar and a rhythm section that can flip from a new wave throb to a spaghetti western rumble as easily as it delivers punchy...

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FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012
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"I recently had the tremendous pleasure of catching SoftSpot live, a show that I hope eventually everyone will be lucky enough to catch. Core members Sarah Kinlaw...

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SATURDAY JUN 2, 2012
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"Brooklyn’s Strange Shapes recently released b-sides from their 2011 EP Star Chart, an album that’s been on nearly all of my playlists for months. Their tunes...

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"Clearly these guys have thought about their music. Even the tex­ture of their sound is metic­u­lously crafted. Though you might call the music lo-fi, this is...

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THURSDAY JUN 21, 2012
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Terence Etc. was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He comes from a family of musicians who have played for legends like Lucky Peterson and James Ingram. Terence...

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FRIDAY MAY 18, 2012
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"I'll never ever get enough of synths, especially when they're lovingly utilized to make amazing music. Brooklyn's Tezeo does just that on the title track from their...

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SATURDAY JUL 7, 2012
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Brooklyn, NY

"If you've ever seen a Bollywood film, you may be familiar with some of the cacophony in Brooklyn's Trabajo. Lending an otherworldly dimension to their brand of...

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WEDNESDAY JUN 27, 2012
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"From the ass-crack album art, to titles like “The One Everyone Does the Limbo To,” to the all-encompassing dance-friendly delirium, Vacation Dad has embodied a...

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THURSDAY JUN 14, 2012
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"Koory, Looloosh and Obaash met and formed the way of young rock bands since time immemorial: Hanging out at a local park as teenagers, among skaters and punk...

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