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  • Nas headlining ESSENCE Festival's 'Now Playing' concert in New Orleans

    Nas headlining ESSENCE Festival's 'Now Playing' concert in New Orleans

    Hard as it is for some of us to believe, Nas’ classic album Illmatic celebrated its 20th anniversary on April 19. On Thursday, promoters announced that to mark the 20th anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival, Nas will headline a concert at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to kick off this year's...
  • Portland's MusicfestNW announces 2014 lineup

    Portland's MusicfestNW announces 2014 lineup

    Music fans already flock to Portland, Ore. for its bustling music scene and on Tuesday, MusicfestNW, which bills itself as “Portland’s Largest Music Festival,” announced its lineup of acts heading to town this summer. Headliners for Saturday include Phantogram and digital sampling/mashup specialist...
  • Haim adds three additional shows to sold-out summer tour

    Haim adds three additional shows to sold-out summer tour

    Haim, the pop-rock trio whose debut Days Are Gone ranked among the best albums of 2013, have added three more dates to their sold-out North American tour this summer. The new shows include a double-header in their native Los Angeles on Aug. 7-8 at the Wiltern and a swing through Seattle’s Paramount...
  • 'Today' announces Toyota Summer Concert Series lineup

    'Today' announces Toyota Summer Concert Series lineup

    On Tuesday, NBC’s "Today" announced the lineup for its annual summer concert series, giving fans the opportunity to see some of their favorite artists perform without needing to leave the couch. The Toyota Concert Series will kick off its 19th season on Friday, May 16 and will feature a new artist...
  • Sons of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E may tour as Sons of N.W.A.

    Sons of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E may tour as Sons of N.W.A.

    When N.W.A. first arrived on the hip-hop scene in the late ‘80s, they were an explosive force of righteous anger and unapologetic attitude. Their legacy is as far-reaching as any group in the history of the genre. Now, the sons of N.W.A. members Dr. Dre and Eazy-E are looking to create their own...
  • Joe, Kevin Jonas announce 3-night slate of interactive shows

    Joe, Kevin Jonas announce 3-night slate of interactive shows

    Though the Jonas Brothers announced last fall that they were breaking up, fans will have the opportunity to attend three special shows when Kevin and Joe Jonas hit the road for a limited run this summer. Attendees won’t be experiencing a traditional concert, however, but rather a more intimate and...
  • Rising producer Shlohmo heads out on tour ahead of new EP with Jeremih

    Rising producer Shlohmo heads out on tour ahead of new EP with Jeremih

    In Hebrew, the word shlomo means “God’s peace.” Pace-wise, it’s also a rough description of the music made by Henry Laufer, aka Shlohmo, a rising electronic producer who stacks warped beats on top of narcotized melodies to build a sound that confidently strides the line between left-field...
  • Jazz Royalty Ellis Marsalis Presides Over WWOZ Piano Night

    Jazz Royalty Ellis Marsalis Presides Over WWOZ Piano Night

    Ellis Marsalis' performance at WWOZ-FM's Piano Night in the House of Blues offered something extremely rare on a rambunctious Jazz Fest week – respectful silence. New Orleans native Marsalis, patriarch of a family of award-winning musicians, was honored by Station Manager David Freeman and Event...
  • Mastodon releases new album: 'Once More 'Round the Sun'

    Mastodon releases new album: 'Once More 'Round the Sun'

    Few progressive metal acts offer music as colorful, inventive, and catchy as Mastodon. With innovative and prophetic works like Blood Mountain, The Hunter, and their undisputed masterpiece, Crack the Skye, the quartet never ceases to disappoint. Fortunately, they're also quite prolific, which is why...
  • Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull took to Twitter today to let fans announce their fall tour dates.

    Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull let Twitter followers announce fall tour dates

    One week after announcing plans for a joint headlining tour this fall, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull revealed their tour dates today with the help of some of their 20 million-plus Twitter followers. On Tuesday, the Latin music superstars took to social media asking fans for their help in announcing...
  • Janelle Monae shakes it like a Polaroid picture at Outkast's CounterPoint set

    Janelle Monae shakes it like a Polaroid picture at Outkast's CounterPoint set

    Janelle Monae has always been something like a kid-sister to her big bros in Outkast. Not only did she collaborate with the group on their last album Idlewild, but her panoptic sound is an extension of the genre-smashing fearlessness displayed by the group in their heyday. On Sunday, during the duo...
  • Kevin and Joe Jonas announce live interactive shows 'Off the Record'

    Kevin and Joe Jonas announce live interactive shows 'Off the Record'

    Kevin and Joe Jonas, formerly of The Jonas Brothers, aren’t just musicians: They’re multi-purpose entertainers. To prove this point, the two Jonases will be hitting the road this summer, sans littlest brother Nick, for a new live show called “Off the Record with Kevin & Joe Jonas.” The tour...
  • The Hold Steady announce summer tour dates, debut new music video

    The Hold Steady announce summer tour dates, debut new music video

    It’s a big week for American rockers The Hold Steady, as they are not only debuting a new music video marking 10 years together, but have recently announced a new round of tour dates. Just over a month after the band debuted its sixth studio album, “Teeth Dreams,” on Monday they released a slew of...
  • Eminem announced the first event of what he envisions as the UFC of battle rapping yesterday.

    Eminem announces inaugural event of new battle rap league Total Slaughter

    Eminem’s 2002 movie 8 Mile was the first time much of America was exposed to the world of battle rap. Now, over a decade later, Eminem is once again showcasing the art of competitive rhyming with Total Slaughter, a new battle rap league whose inaugural event was announced yesterday. Total Slaughter...
  • Miley Cyrus will perform in STL, but you'll still have to pay

    Miley Cyrus will perform in STL, but you'll still have to pay

    A recent announcement will be welcoming news for St. Louis' eager Miley Cyrus fans. However, the conditions attached to it might not be so welcome. Cyrus will be performing in St. Louis after all. Her concert, which had been previously canceled, has been rescheduled for August 10 at the Scottrade...
  • Paul McCartney goes off setlist to add Beatles' classic

    Paul McCartney goes off setlist to add Beatles' classic

    At his April 28 show at Estadio de Liga in Quito, Ecuador, Paul McCartney surprised fans with an unexpected change, according to the official setlist provided by the McCartney press office. The former Beatle added a quick version of "All You Need Is Love" before ending the show, as he usually does...
  • Jay Z and Beyonce confirm 16-date summer tour starting June 25

    Jay Z and Beyonce confirm 16-date summer tour starting June 25

    It’s official: Jay Z and Beyonce are hitting the road together for the power couple’s first-ever joint tour. Dubbed the “On the Run” tour, Mr. and Mrs. Carter will be playing 16 cities across North America this summer, starting June 25 at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium and wrapping up Aug. 5 at AT&T...
  • Recording artist Paul McCartney performs onstage during 'The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Lo

    Paul McCartney to play Candlestick Park's last-ever concert

    Paul McCartney is making his way back to Candlestick Park to close out the venue’s concert slate in style. Nearly 50 years after McCartney and the Beatles last performed there, it was announced on Sunday that he will bring his 2014 “Out There” tour to the park for the final performance ever held...
  • Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inducts Willie Nelson as first member

    Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inducts Willie Nelson as first member

    It was only matter of time before a program with as storied a history as Austin City Limits would begin to commemorate the visionaries and innovators who performed in its famed studio (and in its newer, less famous one). And who better to honor with the first induction to the ACL Hall of Fame than...
  • Coldplay's new album inspired by Martin/Paltrow breakup

    Coldplay's new album inspired by Martin/Paltrow breakup

    Coldplay's Chris Martin has told BBC's Radio 1 that his breakup with wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, has inspired the songs on Coldplay's new album, Ghost Stories. He told Zane Low, "I think in life everyone needs to be broken in some way. I think everyone in their life goes through challenges, whether it's...
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