In alphabetical order …
The Canadians released one of 2012’s most consistent albums, “Michigan Left.”
Chance the Rapper
The local MC’s rising fast, and Lolla’s a perfect place to showcase why.
The Delta Saints
Badass blues from Nashville, which didn’t stop them from titling a song “Chicago.”
The pop-soul singer’s huge in Britain. She deserves to be big here.
The Swedish electronic act returns this year with “Shaking the Habitual.”
The upcoming “Once I Was An Eagle” will likely be her fourth exceptional folk record. Before turning 24.
The R&B crooner justifiably broke out in 2012 thanks to “Kaleidoscope Dream.”
Sweet, twangy pop that’s kinda like Zooey Deschanel—except Rose’s songs don’t threaten to float away.
Born in Chicago, based in Michigan, fronted by Ultramark. Electro-pop excellence.
It’s been a long three years since the Florida group’s “Astro Coast.” “Pythons” arrives in June.
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