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From Ghana to Norway with Nico & Vinz

Norway’s Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery, AKA Nico & Vinz, fuse rock, reggae, hip hop and West African rhythms into joyful records and performances that electrify souls and dance floors worldwide. 2013’s “Am I Wrong” went multi-platinum in several countries and populates playlists internationally. May sees the two hitting the US in support of their new record, Black Star Elephant, while an opening slot for Bruno Mars looms on the horizon.

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Nico and Vinz

Genre: Pop

From: Oslo, Norway

Sounds Like: Jason Derulo, Aloe Blacc, Taio Cruz


Genre: Rock

Sounds Like: Parquet Courts, The Strypes, Wolf Alice


Genre: Indie / Pop

From: Portland, OR

Sounds Like: Smallpools, Misterwives, New Politics

Moon King

Genre: Shoegaze

From: Toronto

Sounds Like: My Blood Valentine, Stars, The Smashing Pumpkins

The Oh Hellos

Genre: Folk / Rock

From: San Marcos, TX

Sounds Like: Milo Greene, The Head And The Heart, Deathcab For Cutie


Genre: Electronic / Singer-Songwriter

From: London, UK

Sounds Like: M.I.A., Santigold, Azealia Banks


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