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With roots in Texas and operations in New York, up and coming post-punk band Parquet Courts is covering all the bases.

February 4, 2013 - The group’s first full-length album Light Up Gold is now available everywhere from Calgary to Yokohama, and the refreshingly raw ‘70s punk vibes throughout the record have it spreading quickly.
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Drawing from jazz, folk, and indie pop to craft an ornate sound uniquely its own, Hey Marseilles formed in 2006.

January 28, 2013 - Hey Marseilles’s sound includes symphonic cello, drumbourine, accordion, and viola in addition to the standard lineup of guitar, bass, and drums.
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If you like reggae music inspired by the sound systems that roam Jamaica pumping out the vibes, you will like The Lions.

January 21, 2013 - In 2007, a dozen or so reggae and soul artists met in Los Angeles, California and, somehow or other, developed the band The Lions.
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New York Indie Rock from Guards

December 2, 2012 - The New York indie rock band Guards consists of members Loren Humphrey, Kaylie Church, and Richie James Follin, brother to Cults’ lead vocalist Madeline Follin.
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Revisit Band of Horses’ acoustic show at The Merriam; get amped for their plugged-in show at...

Back in February, XPoNential Music Festival headliners Band of Horses went unplugged on the stage of the Merriam Theater, which was...Read More

Daniel Rossen mixes new and old in rare solo show at Underground Arts

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Rossen played a solo, seated show at Underground Arts on Monday. Best known for his...Read More

Goodnight Lights throw a house party for four in their “Convinced” video

It’s like the crash after a long night of throwing back Lagers and oily pepperoni pizza and wondering where the rest of your...Read More

A resurrected Veruca Salt will rock the TLA with its original lineup on July 22nd

All four original members of Nineties alternative rock band Veruca Salt have reunited, are releasing two new songs this Saturday on...Read More

Natalie Merchant headlining the TLA with a new album in tow on June 11th

Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant, who recently recorded a World Cafe session during WXPN’s Big Day Out event, is playing the...Read More