KROQ Weenie Roast Sold Out and Other Indie Acts and News

The KROQ Weenie Roast 2016 has been sold out! What a shame that is, especially for people like me, who really are into the whole indie music scene! Bands featured are some of the new bands, some intermediate bands, and some bands that have been around for some time.

Some of the really new bands showcased are Nothing but Thieves, whose song “Trip Switch” is easily one of my favorites. Another newer band that will be on display at the KROQ Weenie Roast on May 14, 216, is Lukas Graham, whose song “Seven Years” has become an enormously beloved hit song with a resonating message! My favorite newcomer and possibly favorite song by a newcomer in the indie music scene, is The Strumbellas, whose really entertaining, catchy and upbeat song, “Spirits”, has been on the alternative radio for quite a while now.

I feel like indie music is enjoying another hugely prominent era this year, in 2016. In 2011 to 2013, I feel like countless indie bands and acts were brought to light with really amazing music. GROUPLOVE most known, Miike Snow, “Animal” or now, “Genghis Khan”, Fitz and the Tantrums, Lorde, Hozier, Gotye, Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers and more were presented. Passion Pit and Capital Cities also had successful songs in that era. This time aroud, the same thing is occurring. New talent is emerging and emerging talent is impressing. Bear Hands,  who right now have a song all over alternative radio, “2 AM”, and their older song “Giants”. and The Lumineers, who have had a really popular song, “Ho Hey”, and now have a hit song, “Ophelia”, also have been around and are showcased in the Weenie Roast. Acts that have been around for even longer, like Panic! At the Disco, Weezer, Garbage, The Cold War Kids, Empire of the Sun, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, are also featured in the show. Also featured is the act, Bishop Briggs.

Acts that have been previously featured in shows by KROQ are BANKS, Florence + the Machine, Glass Animals, James Bay, X Ambassadors, and Saint Motel. Other acts and bands to pay attention to are Andrew McMahon in the Wildreness, with his song, “High Dive” right now, and previously his song “Cecilia and the Sattelite.” There is also Meg Myers, who has had songs like “Lemon Eyes” and “Desire”, which are more intense but fun songs. There is also “Run or Hide” by Run River North and “Genghis Khan” by Miike Snow, “Wolves with Without Teeth” by Of Monsters and Men, “Handclap” by Fitz and the Tantrums,  and more brilliant music to delve into. There is “Delilah” and previously “Ship to Wreck” by Florence + the Machine. BANKS has also had new music recently, as well as CHVRCHES and M83. Elle King has been instrumental on this alternative or indie or rock scene with her automatically beloved songs “Ex’s & Oh’s” and “America’s Sweetheart”, which shows her more country-music-side, and “Under the Influence”, a more pensive and softer track.


About Umar Siddiqui

Hi, I am Umar Siddiqui. I am currently a student at the University of California, Riverside majoring in Media and Cultural Studies. My areas of interest in studies are mainly communications, journalism, media, and cultural/ social issues. My hobbies are anything Disney, music, creative writing, fashion, friends, social activism, etc. I am a very sociable person who is outgoing and opinionated; making my opinions known is important to me. I recently completed a fashion journalism short course online at the University of the Arts London's London College of Fashion. I am anticipating to graduate with my Bachelor's of Arts degree spring of 2017.

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