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Culture Wars Unleashes Arsenal of Appeal with Self-Titled Debut EP

Culture Wars is coming out of the gate blazing with their debut self-titled EP. Recorded at Sonic Ranch in West Texas, the debut features Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails, Artic Monkeys, The Killers) as a featured producer and, the quality control has paid off with their first single "Money (Gimmie, Gimmie)," a track that is as swagger-filled as it is addictive. The leather clad trio are unafraid of incorporating electro elements as the tip of their spear and then fortifying the sound with pounding guitars and soaring vocals. Exhilarating and sonically eruptive, Culture Wars is looking conquer ground in rapid succession and, that begins with a show with the Lagoons on March 1st at Stubbs. https://stubbsindoor.frontgatetickets.com/event/0gzgcat66ywk6q7s
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Carry Illinois Show's Strength On "Shameful Feeling"

Pain has different effects on people and for the indie pop quintet, Carry Illinois, they channeled their pain into beautiful music that is as moving as it is accessible. Having lost their original bassist, John Winsor, to suicide in March 2016, the band has managed to persevere on by writing new songs as part of their coping and mourning. The song "Shameful Feeling" off of their recently released EP 'Garage Sale', is a heart-wrenching anthem to waiting for the moral arch to bend towards justice. Lizzy Lehman's emotive warble and incisive lyrics, show that beauty can spring from some of the ugliest places.
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SOBBRS Introduces Mexican Electro-Pop That Won't Stay Out of Your Head

SOBBRS brings R&B croons and electronic soundscapes into the neon world of Jesus A. Acosta, a Mexican singer-songwriter who is unapologetic in his ambition to create massive beats and melodies that manipulate moods. Acosta, who is a regular feature within the Raw Paw artist collective, hooked up with electronic producer, Tropen, to debut a five-track project named Hi-Chroma, which will be out in early 2018. SOBBRS brings acts like Honne and Banks to mind as his pensive and luminescent synths coalesce with emotive vocals for a sleek and sexy sound. Keep an eye on SOBBRS as the hard-working songwriter begins to gather momentum in Austin.

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Signy Brings Massive Synths to An Electronic Epoch

Amy Arani and Delaney Gibson bring electropop to its most captivating and sensory-stimulating with their duo act, Signy. Evoking shades of Sia, Lana Del Rey, and Massive attack- Signy focuses on the beauty found in electro soundscapes. Hypnotic melodies and infectious beats emanate from these two sirens who aren't afraid of bringing an element of force into their live performances. Signy's debut single, "Human", is a tidal wave of emotion crashing into an addictive beat and is the leadoff for their upcoming album, WATER. Clearly this duo has their sights set on bigger stages to maximize appeal, but for now Austin can enjoy these local upstarts before they ascend into the stratosphere.

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5 Austin Bands to Keep An Eye On In 2018

Trouble In The Streets - Shot out of a cannon into the Austin music scene, this eclectic electronic trio has already played with esteemed artists like George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, the Rebirth Brass Band, and Grupo Fantasma. Lead singer, Nnedi Nebula Agbaroji, is a force of nature as a front woman and her vocal talent and charisma make Trouble In The Streets a band to watch in 2018.

Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad - William Reynolds and Cam Wren are two friends who played music together for years until they finally formed Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad in 2017 and knocked audiences off their feet with fast, theatrical hits like "Werewolf of Love" and "Night Terror." Playing bigger shows and fine-tuning an already electric live shows, Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad have a promising 2018 ahead of them.

Annabelle Chairlegs - A menacing and insane aura emanates from this psych-rock quartet that features a fiery front woman, Lindsey Mackin. Their music is entrancing and the band's mystique only serves to heighten the undeniable allure of such a delightful throwback sound. Their trajectory should keep them aimed for an exciting 2018.

Los Coast - Soulful vocals, intricate instrumentation, and a symbiosis of good vibes has made Los Coast a favorite in the Austin live-music circuit. A residency at C-boys nightclub and a slew of festival bookings elevated their profile and a new record deal is making this band's 2018 look brighter and brighter.

Magna Carda - Sprung from the college campus of St Edwards, this hip-hop trio is bringing a focus to the tragically neglected Austin rap scene. Beats and clever lyrics collide with MC, Megz Kelli, and the beat maker, Dougie Do, as they continue to impress with highly addictive and stylized songs that can only grow stronger in this new year.

 

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