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  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Best moments from Radio.com Presents Not So Silent Night at Barclays Center

    The Barclays Center in Brooklyn was filled with alternative rock fans from the New York Metro Area on Thursday who were all there to catch a handful of headline-worthy artists playing Radio.com's first ever “Not So Silent Night” holiday concert event. The event’s loaded lineup included Muse...
  • Jena Lowe

    Esperanza Spalding enchants Los Angeles with soaring vocals, legs and a moment of bass

    Esperanza Spalding’s performance at El Rey Theatre on Tuesday (Nov. 20) was spellbinding, quite literally. The songstress and bass player put on a what seemed like a one-woman musical theater performance of her latest album 12 Little Spells. In a theatrically stunning red dress, Spalding took the...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Todd Rundgren live

    Todd Rundgren mentioned in an interview recently that he is tired of doing a show of the ‘old songs.’ Rundgren’s present tour, “An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren,” was developed to get away from his standards. The tour made stops at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre and AXS was there to see just how...
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    Review: Mitski captivates at The Wiltern in Los Angeles (Photos)

    It has been a long time coming for Mitski. The singer-songwriter has steadily built her reputation since her debut back in 2012. Her consistency began to congeal around 2014’s Bury Me At Makeout Creek and came to a head for the excellent Puberty 2. The stage was set for her to release a career...
  • Review: Jay Rock's Big Redemption was a family affair at the Fonda Theatre

    Review: Jay Rock's Big Redemption was a family affair at the Fonda Theatre

    Jay Rock recently concluded The Big Redemption Tour at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. The opening act was the latest artist to be added to the Top Dawg Entertainment roster, Reason. The moment Jay Rock took the change the room shifted and eyes were locked in on the Watts native. The night was...
  • 5 reasons to see Twiztid live

    5 reasons to see Twiztid live

    Detroit hip-hop/rock duo Twiztid brought their annual Devil's Night celebration, Fright Fest,  back to their hometown on Tuesday evening. As always, the evening was a rousing success as fans packed the Majestic Theatre for the event, which also featured performances from co-headliners Motionless In...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: 5 reasons to see Chris Robinson Brotherhood live

    Rock guitarist and Black Crowes co-founder Chris Robinson and his band, known together as the Brotherhood, were in Brooklyn on Sunday night to close out the weekend with a warm and steady mix of tunes at Brooklyn Steel. The stop in New York City is just the eighth stop on Robinson’s North American...
  • Paulina Rubio roars through hits, reps Mexico at Arizona State Fair concert

    Paulina Rubio roars through hits, reps Mexico at Arizona State Fair concert

    Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio brought her greatest hits to the Arizona State Fair on Oct. 19. In a lead-up to her upcoming Deseo Tour, she took to the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum for a special performance. La Chica Dorada (The Golden Girl), as she’s famously known by, appeared with a simple...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Kikagaku Moyo unleash psychedelia on Music Hall of Williamsburg

    Japanese psych-rock outfit Kikagaku Moyo [幾何学模様] was at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York City on Wednesday night for a mid-week banger of wonderfully wild proportions. For this writer, it was a first experience with the five-piece experimental rock outfit, who are touring the States in...
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    5 reasons to see Hudson Taylor live

    Dublin based Irish brothers duo, Hudson Taylor, just came off of a whirlwind North America tour in support of fellow Irish artist, Hozier. The start of their San Diego performance started off, expectedly, fairly slow, as most people, if not all, were just eagerly waiting for the main act. But by the...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Graham Nash live

    Graham Nash’s status as a music legend endures with a career that has spanned over the last 56 years. Looking and listening to Nash’s musical journey closely mirrors the history of rock music and America. Nash brought his live show to Tucson’s Fox Theatre on Oct.16. AXS was present to experience...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see I’m With Her live

    I’m With Her’s show Monday night at Tucson’s Fox Theatre was an example of stunning female harmony in singing and virtuosity. The review could stop with that one sentence, but Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan (pronounced ee-fuh) deserve much more to be said about their highly...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see O.A.R. live

    O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) headlined day two of the Oro Valley Music Festival in 2018. The festival was sponsored by local iHeart Radio stations, 97.1/The Bull and My 92.9 and this was its fourth year.  Day one of the festival was an exercise in turning lemons into lemonade with torrential rain...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Kali Uchis closes NYC shows with electrifying sold-out performance at Terminal 5

    Saturday nights in New York City routinely present a countless number of options for young city dwellers to pick from depending on how they’d like to spend the night in America’s wildest city. Last night, around 3,000 mostly younger music fans around the New York Metro area wisely chose to spend...
  • Alexa Spieler

    Photos: Five reasons to see Ray LaMontagne live

    Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne’s consistently captivated listeners with his intimate performances and raw, powerful vocals throughout the years. While fans can certainly sense his tangible vulnerability and emotionality through his albums, there’s nothing quite like how...
  • Emily Korn

    5 reasons to see Lykke Li live

    It’s been roughly a decade since Lykke Li landed as an international indie-pop sweetheart, with the release of her debut album Youth Novels (LL Recordings, 2008). Her illustrious career has scored her numerous accolades (including award nominations and favorable reviews from the likes of Pitchfork...
  • Ryan Smith

    5 reasons to see Modest Mouse live

    You know them, you love them. What is it that makes Modest Mouse so popular? It's hard to put your finger on, if only because they sound like no one else, and therefore defy categorization. From their humble origins in Issaquah, Washington to their time as scrappy indie upstarts through mainstream...
  • 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...
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