Maybe you've heard of them, maybe you haven't, but six up-and-coming bands are defining rock and pop this year, according to Rolling Stone. Next big things or one-disc wonders? Check them out, then listen up by clicking the link below:
- Low Vs Diamond: cinematic rockers from Los Angeles go epic in the vein of Coldplay.
- Laura Izibor: Irish singer with soul; watch out, Alicia Keys.
- Ra Ra Riot: Chamber pop players-cum-"college brainiacs" from Brooklyn.
- 3Oh!3: Hip-hop trash-talkers from Boulder, Colo., have opened for Snoop Dogg.
- Dead Confederate: Gritty rockers from Athens, Ga.; lead singer's voice a "ringer" for Kurt Cobain's.
- Lykke Li: Like Feist? Check out this pixie rebel from Stockholm.