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More Local Music News Than Fighting Navy SEALs

It's not every week that Arcade Fire returns to the suburbs whose ennui inspired a Grammy-winning album, but it is every week that we bring a brimming local music roundup for all of our Rocks Off readers. Without further ado, we present the latest installment of Magnolia City Mixtape.

Hot off the proverbial presses: Tickets for Kings of Leon's July 30 show with Band of Horses at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. at livenation.com.

Friendly reminder: Young Girls' EP release show tonight has moved from Warehouse Live to 2115 Commerce.

Otenki has been busy with their Billboard Music contest. Here's a new video feature on the band, and they've got a fancy new photo from the contest.

What have we said about Trae never sleeping? Here he is in Portland, performing with Lupe Fiasco. He shows up in Dallas with Yelawolf. When Rick Ross recaps his stop in Houston, Trae shows up onstage there as well. If that's not enough Trae action, well he shows up with a feature for SL Jones "Swervin'", and tips us to some upcoming features for Waka Flocka Flame, Mac Miller, and Big Sean.

The Mahas' Dead of Night seven-inch is finally arrived. Expect a proper release show on the near horizon.

Square And Compass wants everyone to get rowdy at shows, and is prepared to reward fans for doing so.

Been itching to hear a new Robert Ellis track? Check his Facebook page, where he's uploaded the song "What's In It For Me." New West also announced the track listing for Robert's upcoming album, Photographs, and provided us with a first look at the album cover.

American Fangs is planning to unleash five new songs at their May 13 show.

Z-Ro turns in a lengthy studio update via his YouTube channel, including a freestyle and a phone call from his manager.

Tax The Wolf uploaded a bunch of outtakes from their Hold the Sun sessions, which fans can download for free.

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Marc Brubaker
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