By Jason Thomas

Yeah, we’re not quite to the “Best of 2016” shows yet, so there’s still time for artists on the bubble to prove themselves. Making a strong case tonight are Angel Olsen, Sleaford Mods, and Kyle Craft…


Cloud Nothings – “Internal World” (Carpark)

The Chain Gang of 1974 – “Slow” (Caroline)

The Jesus & Mary Chain – “Amputation” (ADA/Warner)


Tim Darcy – “Tall Glass of Water” (Jagjaguwar)

Sleaford Mods – “I Can Tell” (Rough Trade)

Kyle Craft – “Before the Wall” (Sub Pop)

NEW GEN – “Ring the Alarm (feat. Avelino & Tiggs Da Author)” (XL)

STRFKR – “Tape Machine” (Polyvinyl)

Japandroids – “Near to the Wild Heart of Life” (ANTI-)


Whitney – “Polly” (Secretly Canadian)

Kestrels – “Temples” (Sonic Unyon)

Jai Wolf – “Indian Summer” (Mom + Pop)

Kevin Devine – “Instigator” (Procrastinate! Music Traitors)


Portugal. The Man – “Noise Pollution” (Atlantic)

Run The Jewels – “Legend Has It” (Mass Appeal)

Mother Mother – “Love Stuck” (Def Jam)


Angel Olsen – “Give It Up” (Jagjaguwar)

The Crookes – “You Bring the Snow” (Modern Outsider)

Bon Iver – “8 (circle)” (Jagjaguwar)

The Last Shadow Puppets – “Is This What You Wanted” (Domino)

Ty Segall – “Orange Color Queen” (Drag City)

A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” (Epic)


Foxygen – “Follow the Leader” (Jagjaguwar)

NE-HI – “Stay Young” (Grand Jury)

Strand of Oaks – “Radio Kids” (Dead Oceans)

Teen Daze – “Cycle” (FLORA)


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