Five Artists to Watch in July 2015

With the summer months firmly upon us, Worldmusicfests has gathered up the most surefire new artists in July of 2015, including a nouveau-disco master with a voice spun from gold and a Los Angeles ...

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The 25 Best Music Videos of 2014

Music videos took a bonkers turn in 2014: “Weird Al” Yankovic reveled in all things tasteless, Pee-Wee Herman played a loony race-car driver, butts hit peak ubiquity, and cats morphed into superheroes. From where ...

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The 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now

A list celebrating rock bands in 2015? We don’t see why not. Rock isn’t at the center of the musical universe anymore, sure — maybe it’ll come back to the forefront again, ...

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Every Ty Segall Release, Ranked

There are three things about Ty Segall that will probably never change: The San Francisco garage-rock icon is a prolific songwriter, plays the guitar very well, and seems to live and breathe ...

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Tanlines Tell Us Their Nine Favorite Podcasts

In case you didn’t dial into the conference call playing Tanlines’ Highlights, the Brooklyn danceniks — a.k.a. multi-instrumentalist Jesse Cohen and singer-songwriter Eric Emm — are streaming their third album a week ahead of ...

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The 96 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1996

Undoubtedly, 1996 was the year of Weird Alternative. Representing the final period before underground rock’s post-grunge bubble totally burst, the hits of 1996 shook out like loose change. Veteran oddballs like Luscious ...

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Harley Brown’s 25 Best Albums of 2015

To finish out the year, we’re offering the top 25 albums from various Worldmusicfests staffers. Here we have Assistant Editor Harley Brown. About a month ago, my editor suggested I be more ...

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The 10 Best Things We Saw at Primavera Sound 2014

Barcelona’s Primavera Sound 2014 will forever be remembered as the double-rainbow edition, thanks to the immaculate and frankly miraculous pair of rainbows that materialized above the Mediterranean following an all-consuming thunderstorm that ...

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Five Artists to Watch in August 2015

The last full month of summer is — incredibly — upon us, and with it comes a batch of new artists to whom attention must be paid. There’s Georgia, a Domino-signee who’s ...

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