Local Music: Sounds Worth Sampling

    Sample the Spirettes, Nina and the Hold Tight, and Jade Vases: three local—or locally tied—next-thing bands to catch live and rotate into your playlists. 

    Looking for local music? Three local—or locally tied—next-thing bands to catch live and rotate into your playlists. 

    Nina and The Hold Tight 

    If you like: Alabama Shakes, The Kills, Led Zeppelin 

    This affecting blues-rock act boasts explosive guitars, electric organ, John Bonham-esque drumming and soulful vocals from Nina de Freitas, who draws comparisons to Janis Joplin. @ninaandtheholdtight 


    Jade Vases 

    If you like: Dr. Dog, Wilco, Fleet Foxes, The Beach Boys 

    Denver based with a drummer from the Springs, the dual vocalist band delivers a precise, playful and detailed sound. Nuanced ’60s pop structures carry thoughtful lyrics. @jadevases 


    Spirettes 

    If you like: Alvvays, Best Coast, Slowdive 

    A five-piece girl group, the Spirettes fashion lo-fi, guitar-driven shoegaze with ethereal harmonies and haunting vocals.
    @spirettesmusic 

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