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The end of the year didn’t slow down the U.S. Dr. Martens Presents music series. Both LA and New York were treated to exclusive — and free — live shows. We wrapped up 2018 with 3 nights of up-and-coming acts we thought you should know about. The shows were all about loud, high-octane rock ‘n’ roll. We hosted a packed and sweaty Monday night at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn with The Natvral, Tallies, Nicole Yun, and Honey Cutt. In L.A., we served up a night with Mating Ritual and Swimm at the Bootleg — and closed out the year at The Satellite with a December 20 show featuring sets from DREAMERS, Polartropica and Madus. If you missed out, keep scrolling; you’ll find highlights from all three shows below.

At the Bootleg in LA, Swimm played tunes off a special edition of their Beverly Hells EP — including 3 new songs and 4 remixes.

Meanwhile, back in Brooklyn, Honey Cutt brought their indie surf rock to Baby’s all the way from Boston.

Nicole Yun, lead singer/songwriter for Eternal Summers, brought her solo act to the Baby’s Stage …

… which, thankfully for us, included the saxophone.

Toronto-based the Tallies brought their indie pop and ’80s vibes to the Baby’s show, with lead singer Sarah Cogan rocking the Jagger with bad ass style.

Lead singer of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kip Berman, was our final act at Baby’s All Right in 2018, taking his solo folk rock to the stage as The Natvral.

Need more? Check out this video set to The Natvral’s “Why Don’t You Come Out Anymore?”

Over on the left coast, Madus kicked off our December 20 show at The Satellite with some of their signature hook-heavy rock and roll.

Polartropica took over next, bringing her spacey, synth-heavy pop to life in a silver lamé jumpsuit which …

… paired perfectly with some glitter 1460s.

 DREAMERS didn’t disappoint, romancing the crowd with their uplifting pop-rock …

And, to close the night — and the 2018 US Dr. Martens Presents tour — DREAMERS brought fans on stage to participate.

We had a videographer document the high-vibe energy — catch the edit below set to the DREAMERS track Demons.


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