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  • Tom Shackleford

    5 reasons to see Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band with Eric Krasno and Nicki Bluhm live

    Members of the Grateful Dead have always welcomed outside musicians into the rich musical world they created one afternoon long ago. So it came as no surprise that former Dead bassist Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band recruited singer Nicki Bluhm and Lettuce/Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno to...
  • 5 reasons to see Counting Crows in concert

    5 reasons to see Counting Crows in concert

    “I’m loath to say it, but man it’s hot!” noted Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz last night (Aug. 26) at Blossom Music Center. Indeed, it was a decidedly humid affair when Duritz and his band brought their 25 Years and Counting tour to Cuyahoga Falls with long-time friends Live. Duritz—his natty...
  • 5 reasons to see Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons live

    5 reasons to see Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons live

    Singer Frankie Valli, along with his group, the Four Seasons, is responsible for some of the biggest, most recognizable songs of the '60s and '70s. Fans can recall group's hits like "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" to Valli's solo classics...
  • Tom Shackleford

    5 reasons to see Charly Bliss live

    The state of indie rock and post-punk related styles has left many fans and record executives scratching their heads as to where the once thriving musical genres currently stand in an industry that’s quickly shifting its sights to R&B and hip-hop. While rock might not have as strong of a...
  • Saxophonist and composer Boney James plays to a packed house during the 'Smooth Summer Jazz' show at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, Aug. 19,

    Review: Jazz artist Boney James adds a masterful multi-genre twist to his Hollywood Bowl performance

    Saxophonist Boney James brought his rich sounds and cool vibes to the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 19 for some “Smooth Summer Jazz” – a show which complimented the very essence of the season at the outdoor Los Angeles venue. The four-time GRAMMY Award nominee, along with supporting acts Pieces of a Dream...
  • Sherri Crawford, Loud Girl Media

    5 reasons to see Marilyn Manson live

    Closing in on 50, Marilyn Manson may have tempered his stage show, but he remains ever the showman. The Antichrist superstar returned last week to Myrtle Beach House of Blues, riveting fans just as he’s done for nearly 25 years. Touring in support of last year's Heaven Upside Down, Manson’s...
  • Pixies thrilled fans at Anaheim House of Blues

    Pixies thrilled fans at Anaheim House of Blues

    In the history of rock and roll, there have been innumerable bands. Very few of those bands ever reached iconic status. Pixies are one of the few that did and proved it with a show at the House of Blues in Anaheim on Friday, Aug. 10. By the time the opening act finished, the room was so full that...
  • 5 reasons to see Erasure live

    5 reasons to see Erasure live

    Synthpop duo Erasure has been at it for decades now, creating a number of catchy songs that keep fans dancing and singing along--especially at their live shows. With a masterful, career-spanning setlist, expert stage presence, and so much more, vocalist Andy Bell and musician Vince Clarke present...
  • Sherri Crawford - Loud Girl Media

    5 reasons to see ZZ Ward in concert

    In the midst of a headlining run, powerhouse ZZ Ward is setting stages ablaze. With her mix of blues, rock, and ‘bit of hip-hop’ drive the songstress and musician did just that recently at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, NC. Touring in support of her second full-length effort The Storm...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Chris Isaak live

    Chris Isaak and his band returned to Tucson’s Fox Theatre on July 21 for a highly anticipated show. Isaak is known for his rockabilly style of music as well as his tremendous sense of humor during his shows. Isaak promised the fans that this would be a different show this time. “We don’t normally do...
  • Panic! At The Disco vocalist Brendon Urie

    Top 5 reasons to see Panic! At The Disco live

    Panic! at the Disco‘s career has been one of metamorphosis. From their 2005 release A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out and its theatrical emo sound to 2008’s stripped-down Pretty. Odd and then the departures of guitarist Ryan Ross, bassist Jon Walker and drummer Spencer Smith leaving just lead vocalist...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see The Boxmasters featuring Billy Bob Thornton live

    The Boxmasters have been a working band intermittently since 2007. Billy Bob Thornton is the lead singer and writer of the majority of their music, and while the band was initially more focused on country or hillbilly music, things have changed.  In recent years, their creativity is more honed to a...
  • Neurosis and Converge slay a sold out crowd in SF

    Neurosis and Converge slay a sold out crowd in SF

    Wednesday, July 11, In what was a must catch tour for any self-respecting metal-head, Bay Area-based Sludge masters Neurosis played with Hardcore icons from Salem, Mass. Converge. The East coast meets West coast, Stoner vs Mathcore pairing created an easily sold out show at the Great American Music...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Rebelution provide Coney Island with a reggae-fueled beach party

    As New Yorkers began to celebrate the start of the weekend with a picturesque summer evening at Brooklyn’s Coney Island on Thursday, the southern California reggae group known as Rebelution was in town to help provide the beachside neighborhood of New York City with an abundance of fitting island...
  • Chris Griffy

    5 reasons to see Sawyer Fredericks live

    Sawyer Fredericks is best known for winning Season 8 of The Voice in 2015 at age 16, but it's what he's done since that time that is most interesting. After signing to a label and releasing one album, Fredericks surprised everyone by leaving his label for his follow up, 2018's Hide Your Ghost...
  • 5 reasons to see John Fogerty with ZZ Top

    5 reasons to see John Fogerty with ZZ Top

    Youngstown, Ohio was treated to a hefty helping of swamp rock and Tex-Mex boogie-woogie Tuesday (June 19) when Rock and Roll Hall of Famers John Fogerty (Class of 1993) and ZZ Top (2004) brought their Blues and Bayous tour to Covelli Centre. Musically speaking, the evening was half backyard BBQ and...
  • 5 reasons to see Jukebox the Ghost live

    5 reasons to see Jukebox the Ghost live

    After years as a band and a few albums under their belt, piano-rock trio Jukebox the Ghost has proven over and over again that they can also deliver a stellar live show. Here are five reasons you won't want to miss them when they hit your town. 5. The opening act For some, the opening act at a...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong keep it loose on opening night of Brooklyn Bowl residency

    Pigeons Playing Ping Pong kicked off their three-night residency at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday with two sets loaded full of dance-friendly jams that had the entire venue partying hard until the early hours of Friday morning. The wildly fun psychedelic funk/rock quartet from Baltimore...
  • 5 reasons to see Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness & Friends

    5 reasons to see Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness & Friends

    Some fans of Andrew McMahon have grown up and come of age with his music. From rock band Something Corporate in the late '90s and early 2000s to the piano-heavy Jack's Mannequin to his current solo incarnation, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, McMahon has been making music for years, with plenty of...
  • Photography by Kim Allegrezza

    In photos: Ministry, masters of metal and mayhem

    Monday night Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland was ablaze with the sights, sound and spectacle that only Ministry can deliver. Led by the one and only Al Jourgensen, with Sin Quirin, John Bechdel, Tony Campos, Derrick Abrams and Cesar Soto by his side, this Ministry tour is one metal fans will...
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