LIVE: FM94/9’s Dirty Parts Festival

New Politics, Kongos, Big Data, Waters, Saint Motel and more threw down at FM94/9's Dirty Parts Fest on Sunday, June 20.

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FM94/9’s Dirty Parts Festival had a stranglehold on the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds on Sunday, June 20.
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New Politics, Kongos, Big Data, Saint Motel, Waters, In The Valley Below and more took part.
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Indie pop was on huge display throughout the day, with some of music’s biggest hitmakers hitting the stage.
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New Politics headlined with their infectious brand of alt-rock/dance-pop.
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The band hails from Copenhagen, Denmark and got together in 2009.
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The group currently consists of David Boyd, Søren Hansen, and Louis Vecchio.
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They have released two albums: “New Politics” in 2010 and “A Bad Girl in Harlem“ in 2013 and are best known for their singles "Yeah Yeah Yeah" and "Harlem."
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They’re set to release their third studio album, “Vikings,” in August 2015.
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Kongos is a South African alt-rock band consisting of four brothers: Johnny (accordion, keyboard, vocals), Jesse (drums, vocals), Daniel (guitar, vocals), and Dylan Kongos (bass, vocals).
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They spent their childhoods in the city of London and in South Africa.
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They compose, record and perform in Phoenix, where they have lived since 1996.
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The film “Holy Motors” used their song "Come with Me Now" in the official trailer and in the film, “The Expendables 3.”
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"Come with Me Now" had sold more than 70,000 copies as of March 2014.
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Big Data is an American electronic music project created by producer, Alan Wilkis.
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The band is best known for its single "Dangerous", featuring Joywave -- which reached number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in August 2014.
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Big Data's first studio album, “2.0,” was released on March 20, 2015.
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Saint Motel is an American indie pop band from Los Angeles, whose music has been described as everything from "dream pop" to "indie prog."
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The band consists of A/J Jackson (lead vocals/guitar), Aaron Sharp aka "a sharp" (lead guitar), Dak (bass), and Greg Erwin (drums).
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The group initially came together while A/J and Sharp were attending film school in Southern California. The duo later met Dak at a Sushi restaurant where he worked near campus and Greg who went to a school nearby.
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The band emphasizes visuals in addition to its music, and its 2009 debut EP “ForPlay” included a video for each of the six songs.
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Their 2012 debut full-length album, “Voyeur,” debuted at #18 on the alt specialty radio charts and six of its 11 songs managed to chart or hit number one on the Hype Machine Charts.
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Saint Motel has toured with such bands as Band of Skulls, Nico Vega, Imagine Dragons, the Arctic Monkeys, Weezer and Lights.
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Waters is a musical project formed by Van Pierszalowski, the frontman of Port O'Brien, after Port O'Brien broke up.
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The band’s single, “Got To My Head,” was hailed a “big high five of a song” by Stereogum and a song with “enough youthful sizzle to make fans eager for new music” by BuzzbandsLA.
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In 2015 they released their second full length album "What's Real" on Vagrant Records.
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In The Valley Below are a dream pop band from Echo Park, California.
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The band is led by Jeffrey Jacob Mendel (vocals, guitar) and Angela Gail Mattson (vocals, keyboard).
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LA Weekly listed their debut album, “The Belt,” among the 10 Best Albums of 2014 by LA artists.
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