The latest 2023 festival lineup drop feels Just Like Heaven

2023 just keeps getting better for indie music fans! Just Like Heaven Festival returns to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA on May 13th, 2023 for its highly anticipated third year, hosting some of the biggest names of the new millennium indie scene. Top billings feature Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Empire of the Sun, M83, […]

Kilby Block Party announces biggest lineup to date for 2023

Indie fans have something MAJOR to look forward to in 2023! Kilby Block Party announced this year’s festival lineup and it is without a doubt their biggest to date. Salt Lake City is gearing up for a good time, and you have to be there! Featuring headliners like The Strokes, Pavement, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, […]

2003 is coming to 2023 thanks to DCFC’s tour announcement

The kings of indie rock Death Cab for Cutie are back again for another tour in 2023, but this one is different.. this is HUGE! Co-headlining the tour is Death Cab’s frontman Ben Gibbard’s long lost project The Postal Service. Thats’s right, for the first time in a decade, Jimmy Tamborello and Jenny Lewis will […]

Whitney brings a little bit of Chicago to Milwaukee

Whitney fans have come to know the band’s unique sound and emotions that its songs evoke. Each idyllic melody is interwoven through nostalgic lyrics, inducing a deep happiness for the memories made, as well as a sadness that those moments can’t stay forever. Throughout their four albums, Chicago-based indie soul duo Whitney have mastered their […]

Nashville spent the weekend smiling

This past Saturday night, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville hosted music legends Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and drummer Tom Skinner as their latest band, The Smile rolled into town. The side project is the latest in a long list of projects for Yorke and Greenwood of Radiohead fame. After many years as a photojournalist, I could […]

San Diego embraces Turnover’s musical metamorphosis

On the heels of the release of their fifth full length album, alternative-indie kings, Turnover, is making its way across North America in celebration of their recent album release. Myself In The Way, released November 5th, is another genre shifting work of art created by the Virginia based group that allows them to stay true […]

Foals announce their love for Chicago fan base for always bringing it

Audience members at Chicago’s Vic Theatre were treated to a vivacious show on Friday night. In a venue packed to capacity, British rock band Foals brought the energy to Chicago, extending past their slotted showtime and playing well into the night, to much of the audience’s delight.  Opening the night was GLOVE, an electro-punk group […]

Rising Artist Spotlight: Splitworms

Welcome music lovers to this week’s Rising Artist spotlight! Today we feature the hard rock stylings of UK upstarts Splitworms. Splitworms are one of the latest UK indie bands to catch my attention, which is not entirely surprising since I spend so much time scouring England for new and exciting bands. In my humble opinion […]

Phoenix dropped new album, “Alpha Zulu”

It is impossible to talk about Phoenix as a group without mentioning their catalogue of influential Indie music that remains a staple within the genre throughout their more than 20 year history. Cementing themselves as masters of hook-writing and lush synth melodies, they approached  a difficult paradox that many veteran groups have to face–how do […]

Indie Artist Spotlight: MNERVA

If you were to ask most people living outside of Nashville what type of music the city is known for, more often than not, you would hear the reply “country”. While this fact is certainly ingrained into the hearts and minds of most people living in the city, what’s lesser known about Nashville is its […]

Top Shelf Music Weekly Roundup: November 20th, 2022

Welcome to the Top Shelf Weekly Music Roundup, where we showcase some of our favorite new music video releases! If you are interested in having your upcoming music considered for a feature, send an email in the form of a press release to Derek Jones. For fans of EDM, Pop & R&B Thai-Chilean, NYC native, multi-hyphenate […]