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Animal Kingdom Attracted to U.S.
The British indie-rock trio Animal Kingdom was originally slated to perform only at Lollapalooza and the Outsidelands Music & Arts Festival this summer, but now they’ll come sooner and stay a little longer.
To support its latest album, "The Looking Way," which is currently being fueled by their smooth poppy single “Strange Attractor,” Animal Kingdom will headline a 16-date tour. The trek launches July 24 in Philadelphia and wraps up August 17 in Santa Barbara.
Foo Fighter Cast in CBGB’s Movie
Plans for the upcoming feature film on the famed New York City rock bar CBGB’s (now defunct) are moving forward at a rapid pace. The latest name attached to the project is Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins, who has been cast in the role of legendary music icon Iggy Pop. “CBGB,” which is its current working title, will star Alan Rickman (“Die Hard”) as the institution's owner Hilly Kristal. The film will center on the NYC punk scene and the rise of the infamous nightclub.
Blonds Drop “Bad Ones” This Summer
Coming off the heels of last year’s EP “Dark Roots,” the indie dream-pop duo -- Cari Rae and Jordy Asher -- will drop their full-length debut “The Bad Ones” on August 7. “Run” has just been unveiled as the leadoff single. Tour plans will be announced soon.
Brooklyn Indie Rock Don’t Stop
Brooklyn, New York, continues to be an incubation chamber for indie rock, and one of the latest bands to emerge from the borough is The Dust Engineers. The quintet, which formed just last year, will drop its debut EP “Bail” on July 17, available to stream on the group's Bandcamp site. Released through No Horse Town, the five-track collection will be driven by the sarcastic single “Snot Nosed Dweeb.”
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