Well, don't worry! We’ve whipped out our magnifying glass, and scoured over the bottom line to bring you five of the best, lesser-known (but just-as-awesome) groups that are poised to be the breakout stars of the season. If you're a well-versed music maven, you're probably already spinning these tunes. If not, we're here to tell you why you should.
Givers — "Up Up Up"
This indie-rock band adds a little spice from their hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana in order to create some of the most infectious, upbeat tunes on the charts. Mixing bopping Afro-beats, twinkling keys, and dueling vocals from Tiffany Lamson and Taylor Guarisco, Givers will sway fans of Vampire Weekend and Dirty Projectors. Catching the band perform "Up, Up, Up" would be a perfect way to start your weekend on a happy note.
Honeyhoney — "Turn That Finger Around"
You may have caught this Venice-based band playing gigs around town, but for those of you who haven't, Honeyhoney is one to watch. Equal parts jazz, alternative, country, and pop, this band has the catchy melodies and vintage-esque sound that could catapult them into the same stratosphere as Mumford & Sons or The Avett Brothers. Suzanne Santo and Ben Jaffe, who make up Honeyhoney, will perform their swamp blues-meets-flowy folk on Friday.
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