The Jacks: Rock ‘n’ Roll with a Modern Twist

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It seems rare these days to see a band that doesn’t have some sort of synthesizer on stage with them. The evolution of electronic music has bled seamlessly into pop, rock, rap, and indie music making it possible to replicate a variety of preconstructed beats and sounds. But California rock group, The Jacks, have made a conscious decision to stick with a more straightforward approach; “Our goal is to never have a computer on stage,” said bassist, Scott Stone, quickly adding, “Not that there’s anything wrong with bands who do that, we just really want to just keep it to four guys and four instruments.”

Nina Nesbitt Heads Out On Tour

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If you know us, you know we’re obsessed with Nina Nesbitt. She recently dropped her video for “Loyal To Me,” and it’s the perfect modern dating anthem. Nina herself says, “It’s influenced by the independent-women spirit of the 90s and is a self-help guide to dating.” She’s currently touring with MAX this fall so be sure to check her out.

Animal Years is Wild On Tour

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I have a confession to make: despite my love for heavy underground music, I have have a soft spot for “good ‘ole boy” jams which extends to pretty much anything with a twang that makes me want to sit around a fire with my friends with a case of local beers. One of the first artists who captured that essence was Josh Ritter. His work, particularly the songs ‘Harrisburg’ and ‘A Thin Blue Frame’ became my bridge to other artists who straddled the line between rock, americana, and folk.

Nina Nesbitt’s The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change

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Nina Nesbitt is my current girl crush. She is constantly putting out amazing music and so far each single she’s dropped this year has ended up on a playlist. Her latest, “The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change” is no different. This song is slow, melodic and kind of gives you a hopeful feeling. I guess you could probably have figured out that from the song title. Either way, this song deserves a spot on your summer playlist.

The Night Game Was Worth The Wait

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The pop-punk band Boys Like Girls was the soundtrack to my teenage years and was the beginning of my love affair with Martin Johnson. Fast forward to about this time last year and I received a new song recommendation from a friend. Immediately I knew the familiar. Martin Johnson’s latest band, The Night Game, provided my life with the 80s pop soundtrack I never knew I needed.