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Reignwolf at Emo’s

Reignwolf is a fun shoot! Jordan Cook has energy to spare and leaves it all on stage. Monique Rodriguez was there to capture all of the action in a set that was much more intense and intimate than his Austin City Limits Festival set that same weekend. PHOTO GALLERY All photos © 2013 Monique Rodriguez. Please do not use without …

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The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes brought their “Lay Down with Number 13” World Tour – their first tour since recently ending a two-year hiatus – to Austin’s ACL-Live Moody Theater. The Black Crowes have sold over 35 million albums and are known as one of rock’s best live acts. The Setlist: Been a Long Time (Waiting on Love), (Only) Halfway to Everywhere, …

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Alt-J at Stubb’s

Alt-J (also known as ?) is an English indie rock quartet, formed in 2007 in Leeds, England. Their debut album An Awesome Wave was released in May 2012 in Europe and September 2012 in the United States and won the 2012 British Mercury Prize. alt-J (?)’s name takes a little explaining. Pronounced “alt-J”, the delta sign is created when you …

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Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley is an American country music artist who has been signed to Capitol Records Nashville since 2003. That year, he released his self-titled debut album. Both it and its follow-up, 2005’s Modern Day Drifter, are certified platinum in the United States. A third album, 2006’s Long Trip Alone, is certified gold. It was followed in mid-2008 by a greatest …

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Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert is an American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records. Lambert made her debut with the release of “Me and Charlie Talking”, the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene. This album, which was certified Platinum …

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The Rides w/Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg

The Rides is a new all-star blues-rock trio formed by legendary singer-songwriter and Buffalo Springfield/CSN/CSN&Y principal Stephen Stills, fellow guitar slinger Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and venerable Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg. The group is touring in support of its debut album, Can’t Get Enough PHOTO GALLERY All photos © 2013 Jim Chapin Photography. Please do not use without written permission. …

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Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles is a musician, singer-songwriter and pianist. She achieved mainstream success in 2007 with the hit single”Love Song”, which brought her into the number one spot on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. Bareilles has sold over one million records and over four million singles in the United States alone and has been nominated for a Grammy Award three times. …

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One Republic at ACL Live

OneRepublic is an American rock band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Formed in 2003 by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on MySpace as an unsigned act. In 2003, the band were discovered by actress Kelly Barrett in Hollywood CA and signed to Sony BMG for three years, before moving to Mosley Music Group. OneRepublic’s varied style …

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Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear is an American indie rock band from Seattle, Washington. Founded in 2001, the group features current and former members of Botch, Kill Sadie, and Sharks Keep Moving. Their sound has been described as “Pele-esque guitar-taps and electronics with sophisticated time signature composition.” The name “Minus the Bear” comes from an in-joke among the band members, referring to …

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are an American indie folk band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2007. Led by lead vocalist Alex Ebert, the group features a revolving lineup of up to 12 people. It began as a collaboration between Ebert and singer Jade Castrinos as part of a musical collective. Ebert’s live persona and the band’s name …

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Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids means International Blues. They began in August ’04 with friends, jangly guitar, hand claps, and a Harmony amp in a storage room atop Mulberry Street restaurant in downtown Fullerton, CA. Cold War Kids strive to make honest songs about human experience in orchards and hotel rooms, laundromats and churches, sea ports and school halls. They love the …

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The Directionals

Based out of Milwaukee, WI, the Directionals have been creating a buzz for just over a year in their hometown. They embarked on a national tour this summer in support of their recently released single Serenade of Fire and their forthcoming albums Shapes and Colors, and OMNI, both to be released mid 2013. The Directionals have been compared to the …