WHO'S ON TOUR
Catfish & the Bottlemen
The Head & the Heart
FEATURED PLAYLIST: DECEMBER BUZZ
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A SOUNDTRACK TO GET YOU THROUGH THE HOLIDAY HYPE
4 ARTISTS TO KNOW
Héloïse Letissier’ is a singer/songwriter and dancer from Nantes, France. Inspired by the drag queens who danced with her while she performed, she eventually adopted the stage name Christine and the Queens. She began her electric pop solo project with her independent debut EP, Miséricorde, in 2011. She has been signed to the record label, Because Music, in 2012 and has released two more EPs and her first full-length album in 2014, which was reissued on Atlantic Records in the United States the following year. In 2016, Christine and the Queens performed a cover of Beyoncé’s “Sorry” in the BBC Live Lounge, which then was named on of the “6 Best New Songs of the Week.”
“See Live! ":http://www.christineandthequeens.com/us/tourdates/
Elisabeth Corrin Maurus, more widely known as Lissie, is a Singer/songwriter originally from Rock Island, Illinois. She spent two years at Colorado State University, during that time she worked with DJ Harry of SCI Fidelity Records to write the song “All My Life” which was featured on the shows, House, The O.C., Veronica Mars and Wildfire. In 2008 she was invited to open for Lenny Kravitz on his Love Revolution Tour. Lissie has released a number of EPs and albums, her most recent, My Wild West, was released in February of 2016.
Hadley Kennary (pronounced like the bird) is a folk/pop singer/songwriter from the Chicago land area. She graduated from Berklee College of Music and independently released two EPs as well as a full-length album. She has performed on stages all across the country including SPACE in her hometown of Chicago and the Bluebird Café in Nashville. Hadley’s latest EP, “Momentum EP” was released in August of 2016.
Seventeen-year-old Declan McKenna is an indie/alt-rock singer and songwriter hailing from Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. He is best known for winning the Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition in 2015. McKenna released his EP “Liar” in May of 2016. As of April 2016, Declan’s single “Brazil” had reached number 16 on Billboard Magazine’s Alternative Songs.
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THIS WEEK'S COVER
Song: “La Vie En Rose”
original by Edith Piaf
cover by Logan Brill
If you like Boy George, then try Rooney
“Karma Chameleon” / Boy George
“When Did Your Heart Go Missing?” / Rooney