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Head or Heads
From the Album Low Angles
On his sophomore album Low Angles, Kansas City-based indie pop artist Heads or Heads paints a picture of psychedelic-laced California idealism and pays homage to the City of Angels with influences of older acts like The Human League and New Order to newer ones such as MGMT and Tame Impala.
Pat Keen’s songs are vast with an underlying restlessness. Magnetic, like a soft conversation with an old friend, he pushes and pulls, ultimately guiding you down the meandering path of your own experience. His second LP, Cells Remain, comes out on 8/21.
“Brand New Heartache” (feat. Lior and Simon Starr)
Michael Burrows is an Australian singer/songwriter. His music has been described as a fusion of folk, Americana and rock with strong influences of artists such as The Beatles, Wilco, Eagles and Dawes. He’s recorded with Neil Finn (Crowded House/ Fleetwood Mac) and opened for Martha Wainwright.
Baneful Town is an experimental singer-songwriter project strung together by drunken love songs. The result is a wistful musical experience told through an unfiltered lens with a common nostalgic theme for love and longing. Currently, Baneful Town is working on their debut EP Lovers and Loners.
From the Album Conversations with Reality
Mt. Pleasant was forged in youthful creative spurts and over the years has developed a crafty style of playing that can only be described as “Homegrown Rock.” The 6 piece group strives to write and perform music that can induce feelings of weightlessness, euphoria, and good vibes.
Miles Over Mountains
From the Album Work Harder Not Smarter
Miles Over Mountains is a progressive bluegrass band based in McHenry, Ill. Their live shows are high energy, centered around an arsenal of unique original material and clever cover songs. Touring in their 6th year as a band, they have just released their 3rd full length album Work Harder Not Smarter.
From the album Sketches
One of the Maritime coast’s most important musical exports and a superstar in the Celtic music world, Natalie MacMaster has built a career on electrifying playing and innovative recordings. After 8 years without a solo album release, Sketches reclaims her title as Queen of the Fiddle.
From the Album Lainey and the 93
Johnny Helm is a singer songwriter based out of Honolulu, Hi. He is a veteran broadcaster and production director for many of Hawaii’s top radio stations. Johnny has opened for Gregg Allman, Leon Russell, Jack Johnson and many more. Helm operates orangepearproductions.com where he produces indie artists and scores film and commercial productions.
Midwestern singer-songwriter Matt Van creates music that dispenses lyrical melancholy and elicits a sound of gentle catharsis. Amid the modern streaming era, he continues to share songs from the comfort of his room. Notable appearances include a live recorded session at the iconic Daytrotter studio.
“Kicking Back the Blues”
From the Album Kicking Back the Blues
The Streamliners are a multi-award-winning roots and blues band from Australia that are known for their fiery improvisational stage jams that go way beyond their 7 albums. They have been compared to such artists as the Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and early Fleetwood Mac.
“Swoon and Fall”
From the album Trabant
Haunted by hooks and good old fashioned song-craft, Brian Larney is a non-stop music-making machine. He’s an alt folk-rock singer-songwriter with an honest and thoughtful style that’s quirky, earnest, and vulnerable. His 2020 album, Trabant, plays like a well planned 5 course meal by a master chef .
Butch Reynolds is a back to the future renaissance man. Drawing on the sound and songwriting of 70’s and 80’s pop artists from Elvis Costello to Steely Dan, Butch picks and pulls at whatever influence suits the song to create a fresh new sound and wild variation from track to track that defies genre.