Stormhouse

Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists and Bands of 2023

 MUSIC CONNECTION’S ANNUAL LIST OF UNSIGNED LIVE PERFORMERS puts the spotlight on individuals and bands who delivered unique excitement, expert musicianship and intriguing songcraft to stages during the past year. In addition to MC staffers and freelance writers, the contributors to this list include producers, club bookers, music attorneys, managers, agents and other industry professionals. Currently, MC has reviewers in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Seattle, and Nashville. Livestreams are also part of our offerings. So, to be considered for an aways-free live review, go to musicconnection.com/reviews/get-reviewed. 

Photo: Stormhouse (By Brett Callwood)

ACEMO

Electronic/DJ

New York, NY

instagram.com/acemo

ADOBE COLLECTIVE

Folk/Country/Psych

Joshua Tree, CA

theadobecollective.com

AFTER 

Pop/Trip-Hop

Los Angeles, C

after95.bandcamp.com

AJIT SINGH

Indian Classical

France

facebook.com/ajitsitar.varanasi

ALBA MUSIK

Latin

New York, NY

albamusik.com

ANDREW RUDY

Pop/Punk/Emo

Los Angeles, CA

dorianplatinum.com

ANNABEL LEE 

Rock

Los Angeles, CA

annabelleemusic.com

ASHLEY ELLE

Indie-Pop

Los Angeles, CA

ashleyellemusic.com 

BECK PETE

Singer-Songwriter

Los Angeles

beckpete.com

BIG EYES PARKER

Folk/Country

Pumpkintown, SC

instagram.com/bigeyesparker

BILL GRISOLIA BAND

Blues/R&B/Rock

Long Beach, CA

billgrisolia.com

BLURRY

Alt-Pop

San Antonio, TX

itsblurrymusic.com

CANNING

Psychedelic`

Chicago, IL

canningmusic.net

CHARLIEROGERS

Country

Nashville, TN

charlierogersmusic.com

COMBO TEZETA

‘60s-inspired Psychedelic Instro Cumbia Chicha

San Francisco, CA

combotezeta.com

CRASHING WAYWARD

Alternative Hard Rock 

Las Vegas, NV

crashingwayward.com

CYCLER 

Shoegaze/Post Punk

Los Angeles, CA 

instagram.com/cycler_music

DAVID STARR

Blues/Americana

Cedaredge, CO

davidstarrmusic.com

DERDE VERDE 

Indie Alternative Rock

Los Angeles, CA

derdeverde.net

DEVON GILFILLIAN

Neo-Rock-Soul

Nashville, TN

devongilfillian.com

DOWN NORTH

Psych-infused Punk-Soul

Seattle, WA

downnorthband.com

DOVE ARMITAGE

Alt-Pop

Los Angeles, CA

dovearmitage.bandcamp.com

ERIC SLEEPER

Singer-Songwriter 

Randolph, NJ

instagram.com/ericsleepermusic

ERIN GREIDER

Pop-Rock

Los Angeles, CA

eringreider.com

ETERNAL 

Death Metal

Phoenix, AZ

eternalaz.bandcamp.com

FEVER DOG

Retro Psychedelic Rock

Coachella Valley, CA

linktr.ee/feverdogrocks 

FIIZ Electropop/Dance

Brooklyn, NY

linktr.ee/fiizmusic

FLAMESOF DURGA

Heavy Rock

High Desert, CA

facebook.com/flamesofdurga

FRANK PELLIGRINO 

Indie Rock 

Los Angeles, CA

instagram.com/frunkpellegrino

GEORGE COLLINS

Pop/Rock

Nashville, TN

georgecollinsguitar.com

GOOD RZN

Alternative Pop

Los Angeles, CA

goodrzn.live

HAL HENKEL& THE FLYING CAMELS

Blues Rock Funk Jazz

Eugene, OR

facebook.com/haroldhalhenkel

HALF HEARTED 

Rock

Hartford, CT

halfhearted.us

HAZARD 

Rap/Hip-hop 

Ontario, CA 

drankers.com

ILONA

Pop

Los Angeles, CA

instagram.com/iamilonamusic

INSECT SURFERS

Today’s Psychedelic Surf Instro Soundtracks

Los Angeles, CA

insectsurfers.com

IZZY RAYE 

Dream-Pop

Brooklyn, NY

izzyraye.com

J4

Pop

Nashville, TN

J4sings.com 

JARED BRADY

Alternative R&B

Los Angeles, CA

instagram.com/enjoyjaredbrady

JASON HERNDON

Country

Nashville, TN

jasonherndonmusic.com

JB ELWOOD

Alternative/Pop-Rock

Austin, TX

instagram.com/jbelwoodmusic

JENNY STENGER

Singer-Songwriter / Indie

Auburn, CA

instagram.com/jennystenger

JEWEL CHANG

Pop/R&B

Los Angeles, CA

instagram.com/jewelchangmusic

JOEY QUINONES

Chicano, Soul

Los Angeles, CA

joeyquinones.com

JOHN M.

Americana, Singer-Songwriter

Nashville, TN

johnm.com 

JOJOMBER

Ukelele-fronted joy-pop

NYC/Columbus, OH

instagram.com/jojomber

JON GEIGER

Blues-Rock

Long Beach, CA

jongeiger.com

JUDY PASTER

Country/Americana

Nashville, TN

judypaster.com

JUGGLER 

Shoegaze

Los Angeles, CA 

instagram.com/juggler.la

KATIE FERRARA

Folk-Pop

Los Angeles, CA

katieferrara.com

KILO TANGO

Dream Pop

Los Angeles, CA

kilotango.bandcamp.com

KINGQUEEN

Pop Rock

Los Angeles, CA

soundcloud.com/kingqueenofficial

 KING YOUNGBLOOD

Hard-edged Emo Rock

Seattle, WA

kingyoungblood.com

LATASHA LEE

Soul, R&B

Austin, TX

instagram.com/latashaleesing

LAW

R&B/Pop

Clifton, NJ 

instagram.com/lawandmusic

LEE VILENSKYTRIO

Instro Spy/Soul

San Francisco, CA

leevilensky.com

LILY LANE 

Retro

Dark Pop Soul

Los Angeles, CA

instagram.com/lilylane 

LOS PONCHO TONES

Greasy Tumbleweed(Instrumental)

High Desert, CA

facebook.com/p/Los-PonchoTones

MALAYNAH

R&B

Los Angeles, CA

instagram.com/malaynah

MARCUS MACKEY

Pop

Los Angeles, CA

open.spotify.com/artist/4yvGZpHeNG3NmX85jXVqcx

MC ABDUL

Rap/Hip-Hop 

Palestine 

youtube.com/c/McaRap

MICHAEL ISAAK

Indie Folk / Indie Pop

Princeton, NJ

michaelisaak.us

MICO

Indie-Pop

Toronto, Canada

instagram.com/micotoronto

MOLLY HANMER & THE MIDNIGHT TOKERS

Americana Rock Blues

Los Angeles, CA

mollyhanmer.com

MORE FATTER

Rock, Pop

Los Angeles, CA

morefatter.band

NIIS

Punk

Los Angeles, CA

niisla.bandcamp.com

PAR AVION

Instrumental Music Ever Evolving

Los Angeles, CA

vivaparavion.com

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY

Emo, Hyperpop, Shoegaze

Los Angeles, CA 

instagram.com/photographic_memory

PHALASEE 

Rap/Hip-Hop, 

Los Angeles, CA 

instagram.com/phalasee

RACHAEL SAGE 

Americana Alt-Pop Folk

New York, NY

rachaelsage.com

RANDI DRISCOLL 

Piano Driven/Singer-Songwriter/Americana/Pop

Nashville, TN 

randidriscoll.com

REBECCA SICHON

R&B

Vancouver, Canada

rebeccasichon.com

ROSS LIVERMORE

Soul/Rock

Nashville, TN

rosslivermore.com

RYAN KINDER

Country

Nashville, TN

ryankinder.com

SABRINA SONG

Ethereal, Multi-faceted

Singer-Songwriter

New York, NY

sabrinasongmusic.com

SANTA SALUT

Hip-Hop

Barcelona, Spain

instagram.com/santa.salut

SCHIZOPHONICS

Rock

San Diego, CA

schizophonics.com

SEAN C. KENNEDY

Folk/Country/Pop Rock

Nashville, TN

seanckennedy.com

SETH GLIER 

Americana/Folk

Shelburne Falls, MA

sethglier.com

SHAYLEN

Country

Nashville, TN

instagram.com/shaylenofficial

SOLAR EYES

Stoner Rock

Los Angeles, CA

solareyes.bandcamp.com

STEVIE BILL 

Pop 

NY, NY/Amsterdam

steviebill.com

STORMHOUSE

Punk

Los Angeles, CA

storm-house.bandcamp.com

SUGARMILL SLIM

Blues/Punk

Los Angeles, CA

sugarmillslim.com

TERRY ILOUS & THE VAGABONDS

Flamenco

Los Angeles, CA

terryilous.com

THE ANDY VIMAR BAND

Blues

Los Angeles, CA

instagram.com/andy_vimar

THE DIRTY SHIRTS

Rock

Austin, TX

thedirtyshirtsus.com

THE NOBLE PRIX

Modern Garage Rock

Burbank, CA

instagram.com/thenobleprix

THE OTHER DYLAN THOMAS

Americana Blues Roots

N. Hollywood, CA

instagram.com/theotherdylanthomas

THE SIXTH CHAMBER

Gothic Doom Rock

Los Angeles, CA

thesixthchamber.com

THE STOLEN MOANS

Female-fronted Avant-Punk Trio

Los Angeles, CA 

stolenmoans.com

THE SWORDSOF FATIMA

Femme-fronted ExoticTibetan Spy Punk

Los Angeles, CA

theswordsoffatima.com

THE TRABANTS

Instrumental Garageof the Future

Portland, OR

trabantsmusic.com

THE WORLD RECORD

Power Pop

Los Angeles, CA

theworldrecord.bandcamp.com

THE RIES BROTHERS

Alternative Rock/Indie Rock

Tampa, FL

riesbrothers.com

TIERRA LEGACY

Latin/Rock/R&B

Los Angeles, CA

tierralegacy.band

TRANSVIOLET

Indie Pop

Los Angeles, CA

instagram.com/transviolet

VELVET CHAINS Hard Rock

Las Vegas, NV 

velvetchains.com

VICTORIA WILLIAMS JOSHUA TRIO

Improvised Ambient 

Joshua Tree, CA

victoriawilliams-joshuatrio.bandcamp.com

YAGO BOSS 

EDM

Lima, Peru

linktr.ee/yagoboss