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You may have heard of bands like Alabama Shakes, The Bronx, Allen Stone, Kodaline, Jenny O., Jim James, and Kate Earl, but may have wondered if any or all of them are worth listening to. Maybe all the heavy clutter of music out there has got you confused. There is a solution. Artists.MTV is a collaboration between three music cable networks, each of which are concentrating harder on presenting music online in a fashion that is much greater than their original TV counterparts. They’ve put together some of the best music that are worthy of your listening time.

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SOME STUFFS: Kate Earl to do one month Los Angeles residency


In the last few years, the only artists you may have heard of with an Alaskan connection is Jewel, and maybe those rappers who were on BET After Hours or whatever it was. Let’s bring things up to date, and welcome yourself to singer Kate Earl, who has been recording and releasing music since the mid-00’s. The Wall Street Journal called her an act to watch after viewing her performances at this year’s CMJ, and now she’s going to do a number of shows for the remainder of the year in order to pave the way for more in 2013. These performances include a one month residency at the The Hotel Café in Los Angeles, with a show comign up this Thursday and two more Thursday’s this month (she takes a break on Thanksgiving). She’ll then do a small handful of cross-country shows, teaming her up with Passenger.

Her Stronger album will be released next week Tuesday (November 13th), and you can hear what she’s about with her video for “One Woman Army”.

November 8… Los Angeles, CA (The Hotel Café)
November 15… Los Angeles, CA (The Hotel Café)
November 29… Los Angeles, CA (The Hotel Café)
December 6… Boston, MA (Café 939 at Berklee) *
December 8… New York, NY (Santo’s Party House) *
December 9… Philadelphia, PA (World Café Live) *
December 13… San Francisco, CA (Slim’s) *
December 14… Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour) *

* w/ Passenger