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  • Tyler Williams of The Head and The Heart talks drums, success

    Tyler Williams of The Head and The Heart talks drums, success

    The Head and The Heart is as fitting of a band name as you’ll come across, as the Seattle indie-folk band makes music that’s equally thoughtful and evocative. The band played the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the first time this past Saturday, and while they were in town, the group’s...
  • Chevelle announces summer tour

    Chevelle announces summer tour

    If you're looking for a tour this summer that will leave your face melted in a puddle on the floor, then Chevelle has you covered. The metal band just announced via Billboard a 22-date tour that will have them criss-crossing the country to help promote their seventh album, "La Gorgola." The tour...
  • Colorado Symphony to play cannabis-friendly, 'High Note' concert series

    Colorado Symphony to play cannabis-friendly, 'High Note' concert series

    Here’s a newsflash for those just awakening from a cryogenic slumber: Pot is legal in Colorado and for the most part, things are chill. Retail sales have already brought in millions in tax revenue and a majority of Coloradans say legalizing marijuana has been good for the state. Looking to expand on...
  • Sara Bareilles announces 'Little Black Dress' summer tour

    Sara Bareilles announces 'Little Black Dress' summer tour

    On Monday, Billboard made piano-pop fans a little happier when they announced that, fresh off a Grammy nomination for "Album of the Year," singer Sara Bareilles will embark on a 24-date summer tour. Beginning July 10 at the Chicago Theater in (you guessed it) Chicago, the piano-playing rock star...
  • Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails announce new summer tour dates

    Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails announce new summer tour dates

    Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails are already planning to embark on a North American tour this summer and over the weekend the bands announced that they are extending their roadtrip slightly by adding three more West Coast concert dates. The new dates include a performance at the Sleep Train...
  • Trombone Shorty talks hip-hop influences, New Orleans heritage

    Trombone Shorty talks hip-hop influences, New Orleans heritage

    Last night, for the second year in a row, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue closed out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a prestigious slot that was awarded to another hometown favorite for nearly 20 years, The Neville Brothers. The passing of the torch to Trombone Shorty makes sense...
  • Beck announces new tour dates at Red Rocks, First City Festival, more

    Beck announces new tour dates at Red Rocks, First City Festival, more

    Beck announced a new batch of tour dates on Monday, including a stop at Red Rocks in Colorado and a headlining set at the First City Festival in Monterey, CA. Beck had previously announced a series of summer shows in support of his newest album, the lovely, lo-fi Morning Phase. According to Spin...
  • Jennifer Lopez to receive Billboard's 2014 Icon Award

    Jennifer Lopez to receive Billboard's 2014 Icon Award

    There are just under two weeks left to go until the Billboard Music Awards get underway on May 18 and on Monday Billboard announced the recipient of its prestigious Icon Award. Weeks before she is scheduled to release her next studio album, Jennifer Lopez will officially be recognized as an icon and...
  • Recording artist Paul McCartney performs onstage during 'The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Lo

    Paul McCartney makes concert debut in Ecuador for highest-ever show

    Paul McCartney marked two touring firsts with his recent show in Ecuador. Not only was it Sir Paul’s first-ever concert in that country, but it was also the highest elevation at which he’s ever played. This week’s performance of the Out There tour in Quito clocks in at a dizzying altitude of 9,35...
  • Winners for the inaugural 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards

    Winners for the inaugural 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards

    Yesterday multiple music artists took to the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards show for a red carpet event in Los Angeles, Calif. It was the very first of its kind and a star-studded inaugural event that rocked music history. Rihanna was queen of the stage. Taking home the most awards, one of which she...
  • Three NBA Playoff series heading to Game 7 on Saturday

    Three NBA Playoff series heading to Game 7 on Saturday

    Call it sink-or-swim Saturday. For the first time ever, three NBA series will hold a deciding Game 7 on the same day. And we could be headed for more. In what’s been arguably the greatest first-round in NBA history, the series between the Pacers and Hawks, Thunder and Grizzlies, and Clippers and...
  • Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' album surpasses 1 million in sales

    Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' album surpasses 1 million in sales

    Miley Cyrus marked a big milestone on Thursday when Nielsen SoundScan announced that her latest album, “Bangerz,” has surpassed the one million mark in copies sold. “Bangerz” was released on Oct. 8, 2013 and has outsold her previous album, “Can’t Be Tamed” (2010), by nearly 650,000 copies. Cyrus...
  • Nick Carter and Jordan Knight team up to release album, embark on 39-city tour

    Nick Carter and Jordan Knight team up to release album, embark on 39-city tour

    It’s a boy band match made in heaven. Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter and Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block announced on Tuesday that they are joining forces for a collaboration that will bring fans both a new album and a multi-city “Nick & Knight” tour this fall. The album, which the...
  • Toronto Raptors poke fun at Drake with lint roller promotion

    Toronto Raptors poke fun at Drake with lint roller promotion

    Not only did the Toronto Raptors take a 3-2 series lead over the Brooklyn Nets in a close game at home last night, but the team also managed to poke a little good-natured fun at their global ambassador in the process. As a promotion for Game 5, the Raptors handed out 1,200 limited edition lint...
  • Santana, Big Freedia, Vampire Weekend among highlights of Jazz Fest week one

    Santana, Big Freedia, Vampire Weekend among highlights of Jazz Fest week one

    In spite of its seemingly genre-specific name, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is actually among the most eclectic of the summer music festivals. In addition to the dozens of jazz bands performing at the Festival Grounds, concertgoers can check out sets from classic rock icons, booty...
  • 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...
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