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AND THE NOMINEES ARE...
The inevitable and the unexpected commingle. (11/25a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/24a)
STATE OF PLAY
IN THE U.K.
The first entry from our 2020 U.K. print special is now online. (11/25a)
AMAs TACKLED FOR LOSS BY SNF
Oof (11/24a)
MUSIC ORGS IMPLORE CONGRESS FOR HELP
The gang's all here. (11/24a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
THE B-SIDE
WEEKLY OBSESSION: AURORA
4/14/16

I first heard of Aurora when a colleague informed me that Daniel Glass found his next huge act. As a big fan of Glassnote's roster, I knew this had to be good and immediately checked out her single, "Conqueror." I was enamored at first listen. (Is that a thing? If not, too bad. It just became one.) The driving earworm generated major heat, landing her performances on NBC's FallonTBSConan. And, now, it's climbing the Alternative radio chart.

Watch the official music video below for a taste of her magic. 

The Norweigan breakout recently took West Hollywood by storm with two back-to-back, sold-out shows at the Troubadour, one of which I had the pleasure of attending. Admittedly, I was nervous to see her perform live, unsure if she’d be able to maintain that mystical quality portrayed in the media, but, damn, did she exceed my expectations.

Aurora delicately floated onto the stage, instantly captivating the crowd with her piercing blue eyes. Her voice—reminiscent of The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan—breathed energy into the room, as she enchanted with her exotic melodies and personal lyrics. She invited the audience into her world with dance moves that were simultaneously elegant and awkward, holding nothing back. As if she wasn't charming enough, she made sure to take breaks between songs to tell quirky tales, including one about a little balloon she once had, named Chester, to whom she then dedicated a song to. 

For those of you planning to melt underneath the Coachella sun this weekend, take a break to cool off by diving into Aurora's debut LP, All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend. The ethereal tracks might help with the come-down too...

L'chaim,
Naomi Robin