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  • Beck

    Just announced: Best shows on sale this week, Aug. 25 - Aug. 31

    Ready for the next edition of upcoming on-sales, AXS readers? It's time to dish out those concert dollars before Labor Day weekend begins with our pick of the week, Beck! Beck is on tour and following a recent headlining slot at First City Festival with four extra tour dates to his scheduled which...
  • Listen to live music at these Chicago Labor Day fests

    Listen to live music at these Chicago Labor Day fests

    End summer on a high note by rounding up your family and friends to catch live musical performances in and around Chicago. Do you want to hear the latest in EDM or house and possibly discover a new band along the way? There’s a festival for that. Or would you rather listen to jazz legends? Yep...
  • Midge Ure, Cracker top early September concert list for Phoenix

    Midge Ure, Cracker top early September concert list for Phoenix

    It’s like the last of the summer wine, except better! The next few weeks will see a ton of indie bands playing shows in the Phoenix area; here are our picks for some of the most interesting scheduled for early September. Sept. 3 – Midge Ure at the Marquee Theatre The once and current lead vocalist...
  • This week in Chicago: One Direction, Arcade Fire, a hoedown and more

    This week in Chicago: One Direction, Arcade Fire, a hoedown and more

    With the countdown on for the end of summer, you might be wondering how you can squeeze in a few more concerts before Labor Day arrives. Between free performances in Chicago, a country music hoedown and a pop band coming to town, there are plenty of musical performances scheduled in Chicago this...
  • Acoustic shows coming to the Musical Instrument Museum include David Bromberg

    Acoustic shows coming to the Musical Instrument Museum include David Bromberg

    Over the past few years the Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater in Phoenix has become the city’s premiere venue when it comes to presenting live acoustic music. The 300-seat concert hall has superb acoustics that seem to dazzle the performers as much as the audience, drawing raves from both...
  • Garth Brooks adds one more show in Chicago

    Garth Brooks adds one more show in Chicago

    If you missed out scoring tickets to Garth Brooks’ 10 shows in Chicago, you can breathe a bit easier. The singer announced on Aug. 19 the addition of one more performance at Allstate Arena. The additional show of the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is scheduled for Sept. 5 at 10:30 p.m...
  • Train roars into town, Tom Petty rocks and more this weekend in Chicago

    Train roars into town, Tom Petty rocks and more this weekend in Chicago

    With summer winding down, you might feel the need to have one last hurrah or two before the start of fall. While you could catch a film or indulge in a feast of your favorite takeout food, save it for the cooler days that are just around the corner. Instead, have a rock-and-roll weekend by checking...
  • Funk band Zapp highlights Phoenix concerts for mid-August

    Funk band Zapp highlights Phoenix concerts for mid-August

    Funk, punk and country are the order of the day for our picks for the best of shows coming to the Phoenix area in mid-August, and for a little relief from the summer heat we’ve included a suggested road trip to Flagstaff to see an upcoming star who just happens to be an Arizona native. August 1...
  • Archie Powell & the Exports highlight Phoenix shows for early August

    Archie Powell & the Exports highlight Phoenix shows for early August

    When the members of Archie Powell & the Exports are shivering back in their Chicago stomping grounds this coming winter they’ll no doubt look back longingly at the hot summer night they spent in Arizona, playing music from their new album Back in Black for their desert-dwelling fans. Catch...
  • Planning a concert tour? These helpful tips ensure a smooth process

    Planning a concert tour? These helpful tips ensure a smooth process

    Planning a concert tour? If you are a foreign musician or entertainer planning a tour of the United States of America you must obtain an Artist Visa or an Employment Visa in order to fulfill the USA visa requirements. It doesn’t matter whether you are performing a one-off concert or a series of...
  • Chicago-based, three-time Grammy-winning sextet Eighth Blackbird returns to MCA

    Chicago-based, three-time Grammy-winning sextet Eighth Blackbird returns to MCA

    It may be the perfect place to take a person with whom you hope to kindle the flames of love. The Chicago-based, three-time Grammy-winning sextet eighth blackbird returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art's stage with a concert tracing love songs through the ages. Heart and Breath, a two-part...
  • Paul McCartney at the first 2014 U.S. concert on his Out There! tour.

    Fans are thrilled to see Paul McCartney back on tour

    After several weeks off of touring recovering from a virus, Paul McCartney returned to the stage with a vengeance July 5 in Albany, N.Y. Patricia O'Leary Mosch told Beatles Examiner the show was exciting even before McCartney stepped out on stage. “We were there and I can tell you it was electric...
  • The Indigo Girls play the Atlanta Botanical Garden

    The Indigo Girls play the Atlanta Botanical Garden

    The Indigo Girls will always be one of Atlanta's favorite hometown success stories, and their music is ideally heard outdoors on a warm summer night. It's hard to imagine a more ideal setting for the Girls to play than the Atlanta Botanical Garden, with its lush beauty and fantastic topiary...
  • Starlight Bowl's summer concert series in the San Fernando Valley

    Starlight Bowl's summer concert series in the San Fernando Valley

    Since 1992, the Starlight Bowl in Burbank has been providing Burbank and Los Angeles County with high energy concerts. The venue has become a premier “tribute” band magnet that is low cost each summer. Most describe the outdoor venue as magical. There is a long, winding road up to Stough Park where...
  • Best free Fourth of July concerts in Charlotte

    Best free Fourth of July concerts in Charlotte

    Music on the town green is a great old tradition that comes back to life every summer. The Charlotte region has more than its share of concert series and special Fourth of July events, with bands playing something for every taste. For most of these free concerts, you’ll want to bring lawn chairs and...
  • Best free or almost free 4th of July concerts and events in Portland

    Best free or almost free 4th of July concerts and events in Portland

    Portland and the surrounding areas offer many opportunities for festivities on the Fourth of July for free or low cost. The festivities range from parades and firework displays to music and car shows. These activities are suitable for families and adults. Some events offer a variety of historical...
  • Summer spectacular: Things to do in Denver on the 4th of July

    Summer spectacular: Things to do in Denver on the 4th of July

    The 4th of July typically conjures up images of barbecues, fireworks and parades, but that type of celebration isn't for everyone. Some people prefer to celebrate Independence Day by kicking back and watching a band. Though this is a holiday, it's still possible to find live music around the city...
  • Non-themed 4th of July shows and events in Pittsburgh

    Non-themed 4th of July shows and events in Pittsburgh

    Fourth of July weekend is almost here, and that means people all over the United States of America are gearing up to celebrate their independence with fireworks, hot dogs, and all the star-spangled flare they can get their hands on. But what if yinz Pittsburghers aren't feeling particularly festive...
  • Non-themed 4th of July shows and events in Atlanta

    Non-themed 4th of July shows and events in Atlanta

    Not everyone loves fireworks and crowds, so you might want to consider a different way of celebrating over the July 4th weekend in Atlanta. While everyone else jams together on MARTA and heads to Centennial Olympic Park or Lenox Square, you can check out one of the other spots in the city, which may...
  • Must-hear Bay Area jazz for the week of June 23

    Must-hear Bay Area jazz for the week of June 23

    It's officially summer now, and a young San Franciscan's thoughts will naturally turn to East Bay beer gardens, frostbite treatment and how to score a place to crash in Tahoe. But the cultural wheels keep turning, so spare a thought and a few bucks for these A-list jazz gigs happening this week:
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