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November 23, 2014

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Liz O. Baylen

A Cursive Memory plays Bamboozle Roadshow on Thursday at The Joint.

Sure, you know who Third Eye Blind and Good Charlotte are. Here are five others from Thursday's Bamboozle Roadshow at The Joint you could be hearing a lot more from soon:

The Ready Set: The alternative-pop version of Justin Bieber, plus four years. This ladies man has the perfectly-styled-messy-hair look down. And his buttery lyrics and electronically enhanced vocals don't hurt his likability either. Did we mention he's Pete Wentz-endorsed?

A Cursive Memory: You might not find Cursive's Tim Kasher rocking out to these LA pop-rockers, but you don't have to search hard to find supporters. The catchy quartet has been featured on "The Real World" and "The Simple Life." Next up, a ballad for "The Bachelorette"?

Vita Chambers: Hitting up not one but two festivals this summer — you'll see this Barbados-born artist's name on Bamboozle and Lilith Fair posters. Move over Avril, for a funkier take on pop-rock.

Shwayze: Alternative rap? Indie hip-hop? No matter how you classify it, it's easily the most unique of the Roadshow's offerings. Snoop Dogg digs it — that's him "Livin' It Up," by lending his vocals to the opening track on latest album "Let It Beat."

Hellogoodbye: Turning out easily digestible, synth-filled tunes has landed these O.C. power-popsters tours with everyone from Saves the Day to Hanson since 2001. Are they coming or going? Ask us in another nine years.

— Originally published in Las Vegas Weekly

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