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Best Rising Acts of ACL 2019 Preview

Here are five ACL acts who you should definitely go early to the festival to see!

Gems Gogo Penguin

October 6th & 13th   4PM @ Titos Stage

 

  Men I Trust

October 5th     2:15PM @ Honda Stage

 

Flamingosis

October 11th    2PM @ Titos Stage

 

Tierra Whack

October 5th & 12th      3PM @ T Mobile Stage

 

Cleopatrick

October 6th       11:45AM @ BMI Stage

   

Affectionately releases fall demos

You know someone’s album will be good when you hear their demos and think, oh well now that’s sounding pretty solid. That said, Affectionately just released a wee little collection of demos--some of which you may have heard on other albums before--and it’s a true delight of a listen. “Bedroom Waltz” is a personal favorite, but they’re all impressive with fun with disorienting distortions and pure, pleasing vocals. It’s always fun to hear a little gentler behind-the-scenes of one of the Bay Area’s finer secrets. Check ‘em out and don’t wreck ‘em out. Stay tuned for the full album out, comin' in soon. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Five Local Acts to Catch at ACL

 Photo Credit: Charles Reagan Hackleman

 

 Alesia Lani  
 October 4th   1:15 PM @ T Mobile Stage

 Southern chanteuse sings R&B/Soul

 

 

Abhi the Nomad 

October 12th      12:45 PM @ Titos

Ex-UT rapper blends hip-hop and indie

 

 

 

Otis the Destroyer

October 6th      11:45 AM @ VRBO

Fast and rowdy rock from Austin vets

 

 

 

Blackillac

October 12th     11:45 AM @ VRBO

New hip-hop project featuring Phranchyze, Zeale and Gary Clark Jr

 

 

 

Night Cap

October 5th      12:45 PM @ Titos

Mellow indie rock/pop quintet

   

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08:30
Band name: 
Sweet Tooth
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/thesweettoothband/
Venue name: 
The Peppermint Club
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Aaron Noj defies his surroundings in latest single "M​.​O​.​T​.​M."

We are always digging deep into New England's talent garden to find rising artists from all corners of the region: we have unearthed a March gem we want to share with you. Derry, New Hampshire's Aaron Noj released his single "M​.​O​.​T​.​M." with little fanfare and in relative obscurity but its bite should not be ignored as it leaves a lasting mark. Aaron rebels against the tranquility of Derry's quaint Main Street and the town's overall serenity with sharp grunge guitar chords that reverberate violently. Aaron's distant voice is melancholic, angst-fueled, entrancing—grunge music's preference. The culminating instrumental breakdown is destructive and has a lo-fi sound to it that delivers a cathartic finish. Whatever emotion you are feeling, Aaron's track will be sure to discover it and animate it. We are looking forward to some show listings from this alternative artist; stream “M​.​O​.​T​.​M.” below. - Rene Cobar