It’s time, now more than ever, to either drown out the noise of the world seemingly burning down around us or get your adrenaline pumping to fight the system with these exciting new alt-rock acts.


KennyHoopla burst onto the scene this past year with an ambitious and exhilarating new sound that blends shattering garage-punk vocals with snappy indie-rock production. The masterful control over the pace of each track allows the Wisconsin native to shift any track’s direction and tone in a split second. Kenny, real name Kenneth La’Ron (the Hoopla is a Spongebob reference), is repurposing nostalgic mid ’00s indie rock sounds of Bloc Party, Foals, and Maximo Park into something fresh, modern, and incredibly exciting. 

Social Animals

Duluth, MN’s Social Animals deliver sweeping guitar melodies that build alongside explosive drums and emotion-dripping vocals. The