SoCal Surf Punks, South Carolina Chillwave, and Milwaukee Retro Soul

•When it's 20-something degrees out and the wind chill is in the teens, Levi Prairie & company's throbbing surf punk as Gantez Warrior (newly signed to Warriors Of Radness Records) is just the antidote. 

+Tour dates w/ Los Growlers: 
    Dec. 23 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
    Dec. 28 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
    Dec. 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
    Dec. 31 - San Fran, CA @ Hemlock Tavern

•Bedroom chillwave never sounded so good as when Columbia, SC, native Chaz Bundick AKA Toro Y Moi burst onto the scene last year with Causers Of This. Now Chaz is back with Underneath The Pine, an album full of live instrumentation equally inspired by Ennio Morricone and his Palmetto State surroundings. Download the new mp3 of "Still Sound" here; one date in New York with Cloud Nothings in January:
  +01/19 New York, NY Mercury Lounge

•Retro soul doesn't have to come from Brooklyn — take Milwaukee's Kings Go Forth, for instance. Before April 2010, this ragtag bunch of musicians hadn't performed farther away than Indiana. Download a hot mix of "Don't Take My Shadow" here and make sure you show up for one of these sweaty, action-packed live sets:
      +1/21/11 - Double Door - Chicago, IL
       1/29/11 - Majestic Theater - Madison, WI
        2/11/11 - Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
        2/16/11 - The Recher Theatre - Baltimore, MD*
        2/17/11 - Rock N Roll Hotel - Washington D.C.
        2/18/11 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
        2/19/11 - Southpaw - Brooklyn, NY 
        2/21/11 - SOBs - New York, NY
        2/25/11 - Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
        *with Fitz and the Tantrums

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