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Good news! Big Takeover #80 Spring 2017 issue with The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde on the cover has been completed and is shipping! It’s the perfect time for Big Takeover magazine subscriptions and back issues (like the big enchilada, complete set 1980-2017)! Or six children’s sizes for our T-Shirts (to go with several Mens’ and Womens’ sizes) in three colors, as well as our Big Takeover Beer Cozies and (signed if you like) Color 30th Anniversary Festival Posters!
Singer-songwriter/guitarist Michael Sackler-Berner unveils a whimsical claymation video for his funk-influenced song featuring Prince’s The Hornheads.
Renowned Steve Kilbey (The Church) and Martin Kennedy (All India Radio) join forces once more on an epic and transporting track from new album Glow and Fade.
NYC resident and piano-based singer-songwriter Matteo Scher delivers his ode to the city with a single from his upcoming EP.
New York City’s psych-rock project Dead Heavens drops a fuzzed-up tune from its upcoming full-length on Dine Alone Records.
Brooklyn-based light-hearted power pop group Onesie reveals their brooding side on a video featuring a Jim Henson puppet.
Australian rock band Screamfeeder delivers a punchy, crunchy, and lyrically relevant tune ahead of the release of its 7th album.
Brooklyn’s My Favourite Things’ brainchild Dorothea Tachler delivers a dreamy, vocals-centered single from the band’s forthcoming album.
Chicago-based shoegazey dream-pop band Panda Riot releases a lovely video for a song off its upcoming 18-track LP.
New Jersey rock band The 65’s showcases its limited edition lathe cut 7” ahead of a new album coming out later this year.
Uncompromising and powerful electro-punk artist REIN drops her new EP like a sonic bomb, targeting capitalism, racism, exclusion, and more.
Canadian synth-pop noir duo Ghost Twin unveil their deeply mesmerizing and hauntingly dramatic debut album.
Symbion Project drops a meditative, minimalistic, Japanese music-informed single from latest album Gishiki.
LA-based electronic pop noir duo LUCKYandLOVE releases a spacey, ’80s-referencing number/video from its upcoming debut album.
The Fireworks, including new singer Beth Arzy (Trembling Blue Stars, The Luxembourg Signal), releases an engaging indie pop single and video.
London-based symphonic and cinematic pop duo Three Laws reveals its captivating first single off of upcoming debut album.
Founding member of NYC punk band Lunachicks, Gina Volpe goes solo with her debut EP and wild new video for the title track.
Marty Casey (Lovehammers, Rock Star: INXS TV show) continues his path to fame with a fun, music legends-referencing video for a track off his next LP.
British retro-Americana rockers Cowbell deliver a shakin’ garage rock number (yes, with a bit of cowbell!) from its upcoming album.
London-living indie rock band Divisionists drops a new animated video for its latest gently sprawling, wistful single.
Swiss experimental pop duo Tim & Puma Mimi, who had 2 of their songs appear in Ghost In The Shell, rides by with a fun video for “Oh My Bike.”
Veteran musician Kim Rancourt releases a solo, yet collaborative album featuring producer Don Fleming, Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart), and Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult).
Italian musical trio Neil, led by Neil Lucchetta, delivers a performance video for the stirring lead single off its upcoming EP.
Canadian post-punk/darkwave band Ultrviolence. led by Nate Jespersen, slices off another riveting cut from its upcoming Forty Knives EP.
LiftMaster Presents Battle of the Garage Bands is a nationwide search for unsigned musical artists. Bands upload a video of an original song and fans vote for their favorite. The two top vote-getting bands will fly to Chicago to compete in front of a live concert audience to win a prize package worth approximately $40,000+. Judging the final Battle of the Garage Bands will be singer/songwriter Dee Snider, producer Johnny K, and Chicago icon Chip Z’Nuff.
Crooner and wordsmith Paul Bergmann offers a cornerstone song (with input from producer Brendan Elder) from his latest album.
The alternative rock/grunge pop band Skating Polly drops New Trick EP (co-written and more by Nina Gordon and Louise Post of Veruca Salt) today via El Camino Media.
Singer-songwriter, musician, and producer Chris Price returns with the up-tempo title track off his second solo album.
The renowned 1980s rock ‘n’ roll band returns over 30 years later with an album that honors a departed member and celebrates its musical spirit.
Psych-rock/prog-pop quintet Lemon Sky drops a sonically and visually trippy new video for its cover of a classic by the Beatles.
LA-based psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll band The Fuzzy Crystals drops a luminous dream-pop single from upcoming Crystal Magic album.
Veteran psychedelic singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Anton Barbeau materializes with a video for a track off his latest album Magic Act.
Seminal shoegaze/Beautiful Noise band Alison’s Halo gets reissued by Manufactured Recordings and unveils a new video for classic track “Dozen.”
Alabama-based rock ‘n’ roll band Cavalen drops a story-telling and performance-oriented video for its new fiery track.
Members of R.E.M., Wilco, Yo La Tengo, and many more celebrate renowned and influential band Big Star with an album and live concert film.
American psychedelic rock/folk/Americana stalwarts The Stevenson Ranch Davidians bow a new video from their upcoming album.
The frontman for electro-punk act Mindless Self Indulgence (and soon as Half-Nut in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) goes solo with movie/video game compostions.
The legendary Sid Vicious and the band The Idols close out Max’s Kansas City: 1976 & Beyond retrospective comp with a rough and raw live version of “Take A Chance.”
Sarah Shook of North Carolina’s country/punk band Sarah Shook and the Disarmers details her Top 5 Musical Influences.
Brooklyn (by way of the Jersey shore) duo Sharkmuffin unleashes a raw and searing, The X-Files-themed rock track off upcoming album.
Canadian-American folk-pop duo The Royal Oui drops a catchy, upbeat electro-inflected single from its upcoming second album.
Long-time hit songwriter Bruce Sudano (husband of the late Donna Summer) unveils a poignant video for a song off his upcoming album.
Experimental multi-media artist extraordinaire Rachel Mason teams up with electronic/theremin musician The Use on a moody new single.
Danish post-punk/darkwave band The Foreign Resort dives into a shoegaze-driven number from the Alternative (F)Acts compilation album that benefits #RESIST causes.
John Andrew Fredrick of the indie rock band the black watch unveils the restless and gritty closing track off its upcoming (15!) album.
1980/90s melodic power pop mavericks The Sneetches gets its first retrospective album that includes five previously unissued tracks.
Nashville-based roots rockers The Blackfoot Gypsies serve up hearty rock ‘n’ roll on an energetic single off their upcoming album.
The New Zealand band releases an indie rock single and video with powerful sonics and socially relevant lyrics.
The Gothic Americana / punk / rock ‘n’ roll wild bunch drops a culturally-relevant grimy grinder from its upcoming debut album.