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EXTRA LIFE: Charlie Looker’s art-prog brainchild returns to the fray

“In general, authoritarian structures in artistic situations yield really cool results,” art-rock heavyweight Charlie Looker tells me, sitting by the bowling alley opposite Bristol’s Rough Trade venue moments before the show starts.

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AQUIHAYAQUIHAY at The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles

Embarking on their first US tour, Mexican anti-boy band AQUIHAYAQUIHAY introduced Los Angeles fans to their unique style of R&B/hip-hop, providing yet another example of what Mexican artists have to offer the US music industry.

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Trinity of Terror Tour at Tech Port Center, San Antonio

There’s no place like San Antonio for a good show. The Tech Port Center was the perfect venue for the Trinity of Terror tour. Atreyu, Motionless in white, Ice Nine Kills, and Black Veil Brides, all on one stage.

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Here for LA Fest at L.A. River Studios, Los Angeles

Combining philanthropy, community, activism, and music, the Here For LA Fest successfully launched its first warehouse-style event on Saturday, December 3, at L.A. River Studios in Elysian Park.

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Swim Deep at The Garage, London

If you’re a tote bag-wielding, oat milk-drinking charity shop deal finder who was at least semi-conscious in 2014, you probably know who Swim Deep are.

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Placebo at O2 Academy Brixton, London

Placebo played two nights at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on November 26 and 27, supporting their long-awaited eighth studio album, Never Let Me Go.

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Amon Amarth at the Aztec Theatre, San Antonio

As the temperature keeps dropping in Texas, the heat of the venues keeps rising. Amon Amarth finally made their way to San Antonio, and the excitement was palpable in the air as they took to center stage to enchant the fans with their fierce songs and thumping drums.

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Vukovi – Nula

Vukovi are a Scottish noise-pop duo hailing from Kilwinning, North Ayrshire. Known for their energetic live shows, Vukovi are onto bigger and better things with the release of their third studio album Nula, released on October 7. 

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When We Were Young Festival 2023

When We Were Young Festival has announced over 50 bands for their 2023 edition, including Blink-182, Green Day, and many more! With this year’s installment of the When We Were Young Festival set to take place this weekend, and next weekend, the event’s organizers are already looking toward next year. They just announced a fantastic 2023 lineup with over 50 bands, […]

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WILLOW‘s fourth studio album, titled lately I feel EVERYTHING, was a pop-punk-indie-rock departure from her previous R&B/neo-soul style. Her latest album, <COPINGMECHANISM>, continued in both that musical and lyrical vein. On lately, she felt everything. On <COPINGMECHANISM>, she thinks about everything.