Z by Z (Philly) https://zbyzmusic.bandcamp.com
Z by Z's catalog is akin to hearing the funk-pop sounds of Maroon 5 filtered through the slick bravado of the Arctic Monkeys. “Philly pop outfit Z by Z is dialed in and ready for commercial radio rotation...This band has hooks, hooks, and more hooks,” said WXPN The Key editor John Vettese. The band is comprised of American Idol Season XV Contestant Harrison Cohen, Braxton Carter, Harrison Brietling, Chris Baglivo, and Instagram influencer Dan Silver (@thedrummingbeat). Cohen’s songwriting has garnered praise from platinum recording artists such as Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. After hearing “No Time,” Lopez commented, “I really liked it, I felt like I could hear that song on the radio.”
Siamese Bikes (Ithaca)
Siamese Bikes is the project of Ithaca musician Colin Boyd. After playing in a few local groups throughout college he decided to pursue independent work. With help from producer Sam Stein and musicians Pat King and Sam Unger, Siamese Bikes has a self-titled EP dropping in October and plans to perform in Ithaca and throughout the northeast over the next year.