Greatest Lists

For those of you who don’t know, The Echo is a long-standing venue within the Los Angeles music community. Go catch the next big act before they blow up this October by checking out our top 5 artist picks to see this coming month.
Today we sat down with West Coast garage-pop artist DENM, who released his addicting new single Bless Your Heart this past week. Keep reading to find out 12 things you didn’t know about DENM, including everything from his motivations and passions to what his typical morning routine looks like.
The best part of living in LA? There’s so much music. The worst part of living in LA? How can you possibly see it all!? The struggle is real, which is why we’ve helped narrow it down to the top 7 artists you should be seeing live this month.
Imagine, if you will, a world where The Who never reunited. Where after touring for a few years in the endless drudgery of the hits machine that the band actually got their wish to die before they got old. So, to those bands that haven’t reunited and still can, don’t. Leave your legacy intact and don’t try to cash in on the past.
Brighton’s The Great Escape music festival is a dragon’s gold hoard of interstellar up-and-coming indie music. We’ve done the heavy lifting and deep digging for you, so sit back and enjoy The Great Escape 2017 Spotify playlist!
A mix of bittersweet emotion was felt on Saturday as another year at SXSW Music Festival came to an end. 2017 pulled some great talent in and this week got everyone here at We Are The Guard pumped up. Here is the Best of SXSW 2017 Saturday Edition.
Friday to us has been the best day of all. From the much talked about and anticipated must see act from indie band Spoon to some familiar sounds from Modern English, here are the highlights of the day and bands you should keep track of.
From full blown out protests, to full blown out bellies from too much beer and BBQ, our SXSW 2017 show hoping continues in Austin, TX. Today we had a chance to snap pictures of some of our personal favorite indie acts as well as some unexpected surprises.
Our photographer Christopher Chan and We Are The Guard’s joyful bunch roamed the crowds of SXSW to pick out some of the best sounds of the day. We conclude that there was too much music to hear and too little time to catch it all, but the indie bands we saw did not disappoint.
This year marks our first year covering the SXSW Music festival under our new name, We Are The Guard, but this isn’t our first time around. We’ve been at it for years, and have discovered some top talent. Check out the highlights we covered on Tuesday and be sure to check back all week as we continue to bring you the best of the best in indie music at SXSW 2017.
During the past few months we’ve listened to an incredible amount of great tunes from both known and not so well known acts in pop, dance, chill, and other delish beats. So, today we share with you 31 of the best indie tunes for the month of March to satisfy your music hunger.
Coachella is about seeing the hottest acts surrounded by the hottest people in the hot desert sun. So get your sunscreen ready and get this party started! I have compiled a playlist of the coolest / most interesting / best sounding artists in small font? Why?! Because I love music and I love you! Now hop to it and have some fun because every one of these artists is three fire emojis.
What’s up Chella-heads? The world’s most important festival (for a band to become instantly famous and/or you to show off your brand new self-designed fashion line!!) just dropped their annual line-up and it’s a doozy. So get your sunscreen ready and get this party started early! How early?! How about noon when the gates open for some of the coolest artists on the lineup?

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