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Alvvays

Currently touring North America in support of their self-titled debut album, Alvvays have just announced a run of Spring 2015 dates with The Decemberists. The Toronto quintet’s melancholy surf-pop has prompted high praise from major press outlets like Rolling Stone and NPR as well as tastemaker blogs like Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan and Stereogum. Watch the video for “Archie Marry Me” and check out all of Alvvays’ upcoming tour dates here, including a headlining show in Chicago for the Tomorrow Never Knows festival in January.

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New Zealand Music Awards

November 21, 2014 | Awards

The Windish Agency is very excited for Lorde, The Naked and Famous and BROODS who all took home awards last night at the New Zealand Music Awards. Lorde won six awards: ‘Album of the Year for Pure Heroine, ‘Song of the Year’ for “Team,” ‘Best Female Solo Artist,’ ‘Best Pop Album,’ ‘Highest Selling Single’ for “Royals” and the ‘International Acheivement Award.’ The Naked and Famous won ‘Best Group’ and BROODS won ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year.’

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Pollstar Awards 2015

November 14, 2014 | Awards

The 26th annual Pollstar Live! think-tank and conference will take place February 19-21 in Nashville, TN. The Pollstar Awards ceremony will be held at the Omni Hotel to celebrate the achievements of music industry elites. In addition to Lorde’s nomination for ‘Best New Touring Artist’ and Tom Windish’s nomination for ‘Agent of the Year,’ The Windish Agency is humbled to again be nominated for 'Independent Booking Agency of the Year.'

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Mad Decent Boat Party

November 11, 2014 | Festivals

Diplo and company are hitting the high seas for the first ever Mad Decent Boat Party. The four-day round-trip leaves Miami for Nassau to Great Stirrup Cay, and features some of the biggest names in electronic dance music performing multiple times throughout the cruise. Onboard activities include a basketball tournament, hip-hop karaoke, a Q&A with Diplo, and much more.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest

November 06, 2014 | Festivals

As the last major US music fest of the year, Fun Fun Fun Fest brings the best indie rock, punk, metal, electronic, and hip-hop acts to three distinct stages at Austin's Auditorium Shores. The festival has grown significantly since its inception in 2006, and this year brings over 100 artists to Texas to help close out 2014's festival season.

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HARD Day of the Dead

October 31, 2014 | Festivals

This Halloween weekend, one of the craziest costume parties in the country will be at the Fairplex in Pomona, California for HARD Day of the Dead. Some of the most popular DJs and electronic acts in the world will celebrate Dia de los Muertos with two days of dance music on five stages.

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Young Fathers Win Mercury Prize

October 30, 2014 | Awards

We are very excited to congratulate Scotland's Young Fathers for winning the 2014 Mercury Prize for their album Dead! The Barclaycard Mercury Prize is a prestigious award that celebrates the best in British and Irish music. Other nominees shortlisted for this year's prize included Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs, Kate Tempest and Bombay Bicycle Club. Watch Young Fathers' video for "Get Up," the song they performed at the award ceremony.

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CMJ Music Marathon

October 20, 2014 | Festivals

Each October, venues throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan host the brightest new talent in the world for the CMJ Music Marathon. The event takes place Tuesday, October 21st through Saturday, October 25th, and The Windish Agency is proud to bring two official showcases to CMJ this year. Click 'Read More' for details on our events at Piano's and Brooklyn Bowl.

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Austin City Limits Music Festival

October 02, 2014 | Festivals

For the second year in a row, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will take over Zilker Park for two consecutive three-day weekends. Since 2002, the festival has brought the best in rock, folk, country and electronic music to central Texas, and with both weekends already sold out, 2014 promises to be the festival's biggest event to date.

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Arts Midwest

September 16, 2014 | Conferences

The annual Arts Midwest conference will bring music business professionals from across the Midwestern region of the United States to its flagship city of Minneapolis from September 17-20. Agent Alex Rabens will be representing The Windish Agency at the conference this year along with Karl Morse, presenting 2015/2016 roster highlights Jose Gonzalez, Max Richter, Neneh Cherry, Nils Frahm, Yuna and more. If you'll be attending the conference this year, stop by booth #721 at the Hilton Minneapolis to talk shop with these two booking gurus.

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Riot Fest

September 11, 2014 | Festivals

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary in Chicago this weekend, Riot Fest will return to Humboldt Park for three days of punk, metal, emo, rock and roll and carnival rides, along with its usual array of oddities and surprises. With multiple veteran acts performing classic albums, this year's festival anticipates its biggest turnout yet.

 

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