SOUND ON SOUND MAGAZINE MENTIONS BIG SOUNDS BETTER

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Big Sounds Better Mentioned in “Sound on Sound” Magazine

During Miami Music Week 2018, Big Sounds Better appeared at the Miami Music Expo hosted at the SAE Institute in Miami.  The band appeared along side Miami Music Engineer and Festival Producer Ariel Lopez music brands such as Yamaha, RME Audio, Eventide, and many more. The band did a live studio recording in front of the expo audience followed by a mixing session by Lopez.

Click here to read the article below where Big Sounds Better and their movement is mentioned

By: Jim Elton

https://www.soundonsound.com/news/graham-cochrane-added-music-expo-miami-line

Big Sounds Better Palm Beacher Magazine Article Feature

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Local South Florida Band Wins 2018 SunFest Battle Of The Bands, Will Perform At The Music Festival

by Holly Gabriel

For up-and-coming bands, there’s no better feeling than getting to perform on a stage with a big audience, in hopes that it leads the band closer to their dreams.

That’s why SunFest Battle of the Bands is so exciting for local performers. Battle of the Bands, held by the SunFest music festival, happened on March 28. Five bands competed at the event for the final spot on this year’s SunFest lineup.

This year’s winner: Big Sounds Better (BSB), a progressive, urban music group based in South Florida.

BSB’s music has been topping college radio charts, and the band has performed at various music festivals, such as Miami’s Art Basel in 2016 and 2017, Daytona Main Street Live, Delandapalooza and South by Southwest.

BSB describes their style of music as progressive maximalism—a fusion of pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, soul, funk and be-bop. You can listen to their EP at soundcloud.com/bigsoundsbetter/sets/big, or catch them at SunFest on May 6, from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the jetBlue stage.

For more information on SunFest, go to sunfest.com.

COURTESY OF PALM BEACHER MAGAZINE

https://www.palmbeachermagazine.com/noteworthy/local-south-florida-band-wins-2018-sunfest-battle-bands-will-perform-music-festival

The LONDON CRAZE FOR HOMELY GIGS

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Sofar – Songs From A Room – sets up free, intimate and unplugged gigs by emerging artists. A key added element of secrecy comes from the fact that the venue is revealed only a couple of hours before the show. Invitations are sent out to those who sign up to a mailing list.

“It’s growing faster than we ever imagined. In just three years we’ve grown to over 60 gigs a month across 70 cities,” said Offer. “We pick acts from every genre, so you never know if you’ll get an indie band, a beat boxer or even an opera singer.” For the guests the aim is to catch a band early in its career. “Bastille have played a couple of times, the National played at an event in Washington DC and the Staves played in Belsize Park a couple of years ago.”

Sofar Sounds now hosts shows from Amsterdam to Mumbai. Even small domestic spaces fit the bill and anyone keen to host a show can nominate their own lounge. On Friday night, the indie trio and Island Records signing We Were Evergreen played to 75 people in an arty flat in Paris. Another 350 people applied for a ticket but could not make it in.

The London craze for homely gigs has started an international “pop-up wave of events”, now encompassing, cinema, music and food. Operating on a similar basis is the company Secret Concerts, which works in collaboration with the recording label UntiedArtists. Like Sofar, they ask for donations from their guests and went into business, they say, because: “The most satisfying gigs are those where an intimate environment, a committed audience and a great performance combine to create a charged atmosphere.”

ARCADE FIRE BLAZES TO TOP OF CHARTS

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The band’s 5th Full length album debuts at #1 on Billboard Charts.

This weeks Billboard warrants a celebration in the rock community as Arcade Fire’s 5th full length album debuts at the #1. Only the second rock album to do so this summer (following Halsey’s ‘“hopeless fountain Kingdom” released early in June), this debut shows the strength of Arcade Fire’s loyal fan base and is a testament to their powerful sound and strong songwriting.

Claiming the #2 spot is Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn.”, still near the top of the charts after being on for 16 weeks. #3 is Meek Mill “Wins and Losses”, followed by DJ Khaled’s “Grateful” and Jay-Z’s “4:44” rounding out the top 5.

FULL TOP 10 list below:
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Kendrick Lamar – Damn.
Meek Mill – Wins and Losses
DJ Khaled – Grateful
Jay-Z – 4:44
21 Savage – Issa
Imagine Dragons – Evolve
Ed Sheeran – Divide
Descendants 2 – Soundtrack
Lust for Life – Lana Del Rey

By Andy Box
About the author (bio)
Sources:
http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200