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Rap for Thought: Al Rossi's Goal Is to Make Music With Meaning—That's Also Popular in the Clubs

Rap for Thought: Al Rossi's Goal Is to Make Music With Meaning—That's Also Popular in the Clubs

Apr 19, 2018 11:00  |  Brian Blueskye

Rap music is arguably the most popular music genre in America—but it’s been slow to take hold in the local music scene.

However, that’s starting to change—and one of the artists leading the way is Al R...

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The Lucky 13: Elias Texel, Drummer for Brightener

The Lucky 13: Elias Texel, Drummer for Brightener

Apr 17, 2018 14:30  |  Brian Blueskye

Local band Brightener had been on a bit of a hiatus, but the band has started to resurface recently, including the CV Independent Presents show at The Hood Bar and Pizza with Haunted Summer on April 12....

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Beyond Being Lee's Brother: Lewis Brice, a Late Stagecoach Addition, Makes His Own Style of Country Music

Beyond Being Lee's Brother: Lewis Brice, a Late Stagecoach Addition, Makes His Own Style of Country Music

Apr 16, 2018 16:00  |  Brian Blueskye

If you’ve never heard of Lewis Brice, stop what you’re doing, and check out this new country-music artist.

Brice—he’s Lee Brice’s brother—not long ago left South Carolina for Nashville, and he’s determ...

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Stagecoach Must-Sees: Put on Your Cowboy Boots, and Go Watch These Talented Musicians Do Their Thing

Stagecoach Must-Sees: Put on Your Cowboy Boots, and Go Watch These Talented Musicians Do Their Thing

Apr 12, 2018 10:30  |  Brian Blueskye

Stagecoach has always offered attendees a lot of variety in terms of country-music subgenres—but this year, the lineup seeks to skimp on alt-country, Americana and old-timers (like Willie Nelson).

Stil...

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Always on a Stage: Stagecoach Performer Lillie Mae Is Known for Playing With Jack White—but She's a Country Star on Her Own

Always on a Stage: Stagecoach Performer Lillie Mae Is Known for Playing With Jack White—but She's a Country Star on Her Own

Apr 10, 2018 10:45  |  Brian Blueskye

If you saw Jack White perform at Coachella in 2015, you couldn’t miss his violinist, Lillie Mae.

Well, Lillie Mae is an accomplished musician in her own right; she has released two country albums on Ja...

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These Passionate Youngsters: Frank Eats the Floor Battles for Respect as the Band Improves Its Already-Impressive Sound

These Passionate Youngsters: Frank Eats the Floor Battles for Respect as the Band Improves Its Already-Impressive Sound

Apr 09, 2018 16:00  |  Brian Blueskye

Frank Eats the Floor stands out in two ways.

First: It is one of the strangest band names in our local music scene. Second: The astonishingly young members show as much passion for music as anyone else...

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A Band With Styles: Banditos Bring Rock With an Americana/Outlaw Country Vibe to Stagecoach

A Band With Styles: Banditos Bring Rock With an Americana/Outlaw Country Vibe to Stagecoach

Apr 09, 2018 10:30  |  Brian Blueskye

When you hear the word “Banditos,” perhaps you think of the Frito Bandito. Or maybe you think of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.

However, you really should be thinking of an awesome rock ’n’ roll band—be...

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Beyond Beyoncé: Here's Our Annual List of Coachella Performers You Really Shouldn't Miss

Beyond Beyoncé: Here's Our Annual List of Coachella Performers You Really Shouldn't Miss

Apr 03, 2018 14:35  |  Brian Blueskye

Barring any huge surprises, Coachella 2018 will be known as the year of Beyonce … and no rock headliners.

The lineup might be hard to navigate—but I have you covered with this compilation of acts you s...

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