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Bassnectar: The Performer Cover Story

BASSNECTAR Looping The Sounds of Life to Push Electronic Music Past Its Boundaries Lorin Ashton, better known as electronic music guru/producer Bassnectar, sat down with Performer to discuss his past musical history, his current love, and where he plans on steering his career in the future. Before I sat down with him, I spent some […]Read More »

Lenny Kravitz Dazzles Boston's Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Only Grows Finer With Time

They don’t quite make them like Lenny Kravitz anymore. One minute, the man grinds acid funk riffs mordantly; the next his velvety croon saturates every inch of his ragged guitar blasting. Kravitz’s exacting musicianship was in full force at Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion this past Saturday in honor of Strut, his tenth studio album. […]Read More »

Festival Recap: The Brilliance and Blackness of Afropunk

It’s no surprise that America relishes in black culture but still continues to admonish black bodies. Cultural appropriation—despite its deep rooted historical context—is still a concept that many don’t quite fully grasp and that continues to plague this country on a regular basis. Magazines that pander to white readers insist that blackness is not what […]Read More »

Nick Thomas Opens Up About The Spill Canvas' 10 Year Anniversary Tour, Reflects On Musical Growth

Nick Thomas knows how to dive deep into the elusive waters of self-deprecating romanticism. In fact, it’s what 2005’s One Fell Swoop is hinged on. The Spill Canvas’ sophomore effort is a delicate balance of sobering epiphanies and the brutally unattainable—leading to popularity that culminated in a 10 year anniversary tour that kicked off earlier […]Read More »

Stream the new Static Daydream album in its entirety now!

Performer is beyond stoked to be streaming the new Static Daydream album in its entirety  – EXCLUSIVELY – before it streets on August 28th. The band resides in a totally blissed-out JAMC territory that warms our hearts. Listen to the whole shebang below, and follow them on Twitter @staticdaydream1. More info after the jump… ABOUT THE BAND […]Read More »

WATCH NOW: Three Thousand Rivers Premiere "Between Two Stones" Video

We’re excited to premiere the new video for “Between Two Stones” by the funky Americana group Three Thousand Rivers. Watch the clip below, and check out their new EP Body Aha here. Enjoy!Read More »

NYC Alternative Hip-Hop Duo Oxymorrons Drop New Track "Want It All"

We love Oxymorrons – so much so that we featured them on the cover a few years back. Now the duo is back with a brand new single, “Want It All.” Give a listen below and sound off in the comments section. The song has an undeniable energy – showcasing edgy guitar riffs, dance-inducing beats, […]Read More »

LISTEN NOW: Tree Machines Premiere New Track "Summer Night"

Today we’re excited to premiere the new tack “Summer Night” from Tree Machines. Give a listen below and scroll down for more info about the song and the group’s upcoming August release. “This is an exciting time for us as people and as artists,” explains Douglas Wooldridge of Tree Machines, referring to the formerly Lawrence, Kansas-based […]Read More »

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