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2015’S HOT 100 LIVE UNSIGNED ARTISTS & BANDS

Posted By on December 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Eagerly awaited every December, the Music Connection Hot 100 puts the spotlight on superior live performers who caught our eyes and ears over the past 12 months. Contributors to this list are not onlyMC staffers and freelance writers, but club bookers and other industry pro’s nationwide. Music Connectioncurrently has reviewers in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Nashville, Chicago, Boston and Detroit. If you’d like to put yourself in the running for a live review, go to musicconnection.com/reviews/get-reviewed. It’s always free and always easy.

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Each Artist below is listed in alphabetical order and includes the following: Artist Name, Genre, Hometown and Website.

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Adventure Band
Folk Rock
Los Angeles, CA
adventurebandmusic.com

Alexa Melo
Alternative Rock
Dartmouth, MA
alexamelo.com

Alexz Johnson
Soulful Folk Pop
Vancouver, BC
alexzjohnson.com

Amanda Lamb
Country Pop
Orange County, CA
amandalambmusic.com

Amber Rubarth
Folk
Nashville, TN
amberrubarth.com

Anthony De La Torre
Rock
Nashville, TN
delatorreband.com

Aradia
Electro-Pop/Synth Rock
Los Angeles, CA
aradiamusic.com

Art Decade
Symph Pop
Boston, MA
artdecade.com

Average Mammals
Indie/Alternative
Minneapolis, MN
averagemammals.com

Bad Bad Meow
Americana-Punk
Chicago, IL
badbadmeow.com

Bandit
Indie Rock
Nashville, TN
fb.com/thebandbandit

Band Practice
Post-Teen Angst
Brooklyn, NY
fb.com/bandpracticebandpractice

Battling Giants
Rock/Stoner/Blues
Omaha, NE
fb.com/battlinggiants

Bearwulf
Rock
Long Beach, CA
bearwulf.LA

Ben Mauro
Singer/Songwriter
Los Angeles, CA
benmauro.com

Benny and The Jets
Classic Rock
Inkster, MI
fb.com/bennyandthejets

Boat Race Weekend
Pop-Punk/Emo
Spokane, WA
boatraceweekend.com

Bondurant
Alternative Singer/Songwriter
Nashville, TN
bondurantmusic.com

Chris Price
Singer/Songwriter
Los Angeles, CA
chrispricemusic.bandcamp.com

Cuñao
Latin Folk
Los Angeles, CA
cunaomusic.com

Dana Williams
Folk/Jazz/Soul
Los Angeles, CA
danawilliamsofficial.com

Danger Escape
Loud Alternative Rock
Los Angeles, CA
dangerescape.com

Dankrupt
Cali Rock
Los Angeles, CA
dankruptmusic.com

Dark Waves
Dark Indie Pop
Los Angeles, CA
darkwavesmusic.com

Diet Cig
Slop Pop
New Paltz, NY
fb.com/dietcigmusic

Double Naught Spy Car
Instrumental Punk/Jazz/Surf
Los Angeles, CA
doublenaughtspycar.com

Eric Slater & Co.
Alternative Rock
Los Angeles, CA
ericslater.com

Evan Roth
Alternative, Film Music
Dove Canyon, CA
evanrothmusic.com

Four Eyed Four
Stoner Pop
Los Angeles, CA
4eyed4.bandcamp.com/releases

Ghost Lit Kingdom
Indie Rock
Los Angeles, CA
ghostlitkingdom.com

GOH
Acoustic Rock Jazz
Los Angeles, CA
composelife.com

Hipnotics
Psychedelic Rock
Los Angeles, CA
thehipnotics.com

Honey and Jude
Pop
Los Angeles, CA
honeyandjudemusic.com

Howling Diablos
Rock/R&B
Royal Oak, MI
howlingdiablos.com

HUDSON
Rock & Roll
Los Angeles, CA
hudsontheband.com

I am Blox
Indie Rock/Hip-Hop
Dallas, TX
iamblox.com

Incendio
Latin Guitar World Fusion
Los Angeles, CA
incendioband.com

Insect Surfers
Instrumental Rock/Soundtracks
Los Angeles, CA
insectsurfers.com

Isaac Rother & The Phantoms
Ghoulish Rock
Los Angeles, CA
isaacrother.com

J’Chelle
Pop
Lakewood, CA
jchelle.com

Jeremiah Daly
Indie Folk
Jacksonville, FL
jeremiahdalymusic.com

Kerchief
Indie Alternative Rock
Chattanooga, TN
kerchiefmusic.com

Kings of Carnage
Heavy Metal
Los Angeles, CA
kingsofcarnage.com

Last Bison
Indie Rock/Alternative Folk
Chesapeake, VA
thelastbison.com

Loren Smith
Soul Pop
Los Angeles, CA
sanglorensmith.com

Mackin Carroll
Alternative Folk
Los Angeles, CA
mackincarroll.com

Mad Revival
Alternative Rock/Blues
Los Angeles, CA
madrevival.com

Magnastic
Rock, Hip-Hop, Funk, Ukulele Comedy
West Hills, CA
magnastic.bandcamp.com

Mark Mackay
Country Rock
Hollywood, CA
markmackayofficial.com

Migrant Kids
Synth Pop Rock
Austin, TX
migrantkids.com

MILCK
Cinematic Soul Pop
Los Angeles, CA
milckmusic.com

Myra Washington
Pop
Los Angeles, CA
reverbnation.com/myrawashingtonsinger

My Terrible Friend
Folk
San Francisco, CA
fb.com/MyTerribleFriend

Native June
Indie Rock/Grit Pop
Los Angeles, CA
nativejune.com

Nick Hawk
Rap/Metal Rap
Las Vegas, NV
nickhawkexplicit.com

Oldchild
Garage Blues-Rock
Los Angeles, CA
fb.com/oldchildband

Only On Tuesdays
Indie Pop
Los Angeles, CA
onlyontuesdaysmusic.com

Ovi Rey
Urban/Latin/Dance
Los Angeles, CA
fb.com/ovireyalooso

Post Paradise
Alternative Rock
Ft. Collins, CO
postparadiserock.com

Red Pill
Hip-Hop
Detroit, MI
fb.com/redpillrap

reKnHaunchu
EDM
Los Angeles, CA
reknhaunchu.com

Rick Elliot
Country
San Diego, CA
rickelliotmusic.com

Riders Against The Storm
Hip-Hop/Soul
Austin, TX
rashiphop.com

Sad Robot
Indie Electronica/Cine-Pop
Los Angeles, CA
mysadrobot.com

Sail
Classic and Alt-Rock, Pop Rock
Clarkston, MI
sailbandofficial.com

Sam Sims
Folk Rock
Rumson, NJ
samsimsmusic.com

Sarah Petrella
Country Rock
Los Angeles, CA
sarahpetrella.com

Silent War
Pop Rock
Los Angeles, CA
thesilentwarmusic.com

Silver Blueberry
Psychedelic Post-Punk
Houston, TX
fb.com/silverblueberryhouston

Slapbak
Funk Rock
Orange County, CA
slapbak.com

Space Lemon
Alternative Rock
Hollywood, CA
spacelemonmusic.com

Stash
Electro Pop
Los Angeles, CA
dancestash.com

State Line Syndicate
Pop Punk
Los Angeles, CA
statelinesyndicate.com

Steven Casper & Cowboy Angst
Americana Roots Rock
Los Angeles, CA
caspermusic.com

Stitches
Rap
Miami, FL
fb.com/StitchesTMI

Strangers You Know
Indie Folk Pop
Los Angeles, CA
strangersyouknow.com

Street Corner Renaissance
A Cappella Doo Wop/Classic Soul
Los Angeles, CA
streetcornerrenaissance.com

Sugar Fly
Rock/Soul
Los Angeles, CA
sugarflyband.com

Summer Wars
Pop-Punk
Raleigh, NC
fb.com/summerwarsnc

Sylvia Juncosa
Guitar Shredder
Los Angeles, CA
sylviajuncosa.com

Tacoma Narrows
Indie Folk Rock
New York, NY
tacomanarrowsband.com

Terraplane Sun
Indie Rock
Venice, CA
terraplanesun.com

The Clouds Are Ghosts
Ambient Electronic Pop
Austin, TX
cloudsareghosts.com

The Cover Letter
Americana Folk Pop
Austin, TX
thecoverlettermusic.com

The Fontaines
New-Wop
Los Angeles, CA
thatfontainesound.com

The Podunk Poets
Country Western
Los Angeles, CA
thepodunkpoets.com

The Royal Blackbirds
Garage Rock/Blues
East Detroit, MI
fb.com/royalblackbirds

The Scorch Sisters
Blues-Rock/R&B Revue
Los Angeles, CA
thescorchsisters.com

The Stereophones
Nonsense Pop
Los Angeles, CA
fb.com/thestereophones

The Towels
Eccentric Rock
Los Angeles, CA
thetowelsband.com

Travis Garland
Alternative R&B Pop
Los Angeles, CA
travisgarland.com

Tyler Lyle
Folk-Pop/Blues
Santa Monica, CA
tylerlyle.com

Valley Shine
Indie Folk
Los Angeles, CA
valleyshineband.com

VerseCity
Alternative Pop Rock
Houston, TX
versecity.com

Versus Me
Metalcore
Janesville, WI
fb.com/vsmeband

Via Victoria
Alternative Rock
Los Angeles, CA
viavictoriaband.com

Vinyl Soul
Latin Soul/Hip-Hop
Hollywood, CA
vinylsoulmusic.com

Wavy Maze
Indie Rock
Minneapolis, MN
fb.com/wavymaze

Whiskey Sour
Acoustic Folk-Rock
Garland, TX
fb.com/thewhiskeysour

Young Scum
Jangle Rock/Fuzz-Pop
Richmond, VA
fb.com/youngscumva

– BERNARD BAUR, Music Connection (Dec 01, 2015)