Month: November 2016

Next Big Bands: Judah & The Lion

By SELENE SAN FELICE Quartet Judah & The Lion grew up playing music together in church—now they’re regularly rocking festival stages. USA Today described their sound “as if the Beastie Boys got really into the banjo,” and their latest music video for hit “Take it All Back”is just that. Drummer Spencer Cross took some time to […]

Next Big Bands: An Interview Series

  By SELENE SAN FELICE In preparation for 97X’s Next Big Thing fest happening this week, we’ve got exclusive artist interviews. Get to know these bands before they hit the stage on Saturday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater. Check back with us Saturday for live event coverage. Kongos Phantogram Capital Cities The Naked and Famous Judah […]

Next Big Bands: Phantogram

By SELENE SAN FELICE Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter are about to celebrate their tenth anniversary as electrorock duo Phantogram, and their years leading up to 2017 have been eventful to say the least. Between seven EPs and three albums the pair has collaborated with artists like Miley Cyrus, A$AP Rocky, The Flaming Lips and […]

Next Big Bands: The Naked and Famous

By SELENE SAN FELICE The Naked and Famous’ “Young Blood” has become the free spirited millennial anthem, but the band is much more than one carefree song. Under the pressure of a breakup, constant touring and politics, the last few years have been rough for the band. Thankfully, they’ve decided to push through and will […]

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