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Dec 18, 2016

5 Albums We Can't Wait To Hear in 2017

Goodbye, 2016! Not a great year for losing legends or losing elections, but boy, were we fortunate in the amount of good music bestowed upon us. But let's look ahead to 2017 and see what's...

Dec 13, 2016

5 Sidemen Who Went Solo (to Varying Success)

Arcade Fire’s bassist/guitarist Tim Kingsbury just announced an album as Sam Patch— Yeah You, and I, out Feb. 17 on Dep. His first single, “St. Sebastian,” is not a far-flung departure from his main band’s chamber...

Dec 4, 2016

Occur's Best-of 2016

2016 was the year we went back to the jungle with Guns N’ Roses, lost “Starman” David Bowie but dubbed the Weeknd Starboy, and drank Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Here are some of the songs and albums...

Nov 29, 2016
  Tia Scott       Music  0

New Single: Panic In Eden - Out For Blood

The Los Angeles-based rock quintet Panic In Eden lets us into their world on the electrifying single "Out For Blood" that impressively showcases each member's role in the band without taking away from the edgy theme of the song. Thriving...

Nov 29, 2016

5 New Holiday Albums To Get You in the Spirit

Now that turkey time is over, it’s officially the holiday season. That means an avalanche of overly melismatic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmases” are coming our way. If you’re tired of the yuletide tropes,...

Nov 19, 2016

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Ethiopia

The independent spirit lives in all of Ethiopia’s musicians. Originating from Africa’s oldest sovereign nation inspires these five acts to conjure wild and fierce tones, ranging from jazz to hard rock. Flutes and fine vocals...

Nov 13, 2016

What We're Digging Right Now: Killer Kaya

"Killer" is a name usually reserved for hardcore rap or punk bands, but psych-funk outfit Killer Kaya are just as sharp as any groups in those genres. The Santa Barbara-area sextet wowed the Pure Order...

Nov 6, 2016

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Estonia

After breaking free from the USSR in 1991, the tiny yet vibrant nation of Estonia established itself as an economically sound entity. Not that life is perfect here, but they did just elect their first...


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