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  • Metalocalypstick Fest kicks off Canada's summer of metal, Armstrong MetalFest and Loud as Hell to follow

    Metalocalypstick Fest kicks off Canada's summer of metal, Armstrong MetalFest and Loud as Hell to follow

    If you’re a fan of metal then you’ll want to spend at least part of your summer in Canada as the country will be hosting three major festivals just for headbangers, beginning with the Metalocalypstick Fest taking place July 1-2 and continuing with the Armstrong Metalfest later in July and the Loud...
  • CREEPER release video for new version of ‘Misery’

    CREEPER release video for new version of ‘Misery’

    Southampton’s goth-punk band, CREEPER, have revealed a new music video for the single version of their vital anthemic track “Misery.”  A cut off their recent full-length debut album, Eternity, In Your Arms, “Misery”—a carry-over from last year’s EP, The Stranger—is the last in a trilogy of music...
  • Americana Music Festival second lineup announcement includes Mavericks, Iron & Wine

    Americana Music Festival second lineup announcement includes Mavericks, Iron & Wine

    Just over a month after dropping its initial batch of artists, the Americana Music Festival has unveiled its second list. This brings the current total list of artists scheduled to perform at the festival to 187, with the promise of over 100 more still to be revealed. While most festivals put their...
  • Iggy Pop, Redd Kross to headline Oakland's Burger Boogaloo

    Iggy Pop, Redd Kross to headline Oakland's Burger Boogaloo

    The Independence Day holiday weekend seems like the perfect time to hold a festival called Burger Boogaloo. After all, millions of burgers will be gobbled up during Fourth of July celebrations. But Burger Boogaloo is not about food; it’s about music. Put on by the good folks at Burger Records and...
  • Lonesome River Band to headline Tennessee's inaugural Bon Aqua Bluegrass Festival

    Lonesome River Band to headline Tennessee's inaugural Bon Aqua Bluegrass Festival

    You couldn’t really ask for a better place to hold a music festival. The first ever Bon Aqua Bluegrass Festival is set to take place July 1 at the Hideaway Farm in Bon Aqua, Tennessee, a property that was once owned by the legendary Johnny Cash who lived there for more than 30 years. Maybe festival...
  • Bumbershoot 2017 headliners: Flume, Lorde and ODESZA

    Bumbershoot 2017 headliners: Flume, Lorde and ODESZA

    The Bumbershoot music festival -- set for Sept. 1-3 at Seattle Center -- is one of the biggest annual events in the Emerald City. Befitting Bumbershoot’s elite status, the festival has lined up a trio of big names to headline the 2017 edition of the festival: Flume, Lorde and Seattle’s own ODESZA...
  • Chase Rice performs live at Country LakeShake 2017

    Photos: Chase Rice rocks the mainstage at Country LakeShake 2017

    One of the most energetic and amusing performances to watch on the final day of the Country LakeShake Festival was Chase Rice. His early evening set in Chicago was full of memorable moments, and one of those was when he offered to pay for a honeymoon.  How did it come about that Rice offered to pay...
  • Foo Fighters dedicate 'Everlong' to cancer victim at Glastonbury

    Foo Fighters dedicate 'Everlong' to cancer victim at Glastonbury

    One of the best moments of this past weekend's Glastonbury festival in England came during the Foo Fighters' headlining set on Saturday night (June 24). The American band dedicated their last song, “Everlong,” to Laura Plane, a teacher from the U.K. who recently lost her battle with cancer. As Radio...
  • Interview: getting to know Klangstof

    Interview: getting to know Klangstof

    The band Klangstof are quickly becoming the new buzz band, as their beautifully dark sound manages to broach the margins between indie rock, noise pop, and even, at times, electronica. Thus appealing to a diverse range of fans, Klangstof have crafted an atmospheric, enveloping sound that translates...
  • Interview: Milky Chance talk branching out on 'Blossom'

    Interview: Milky Chance talk branching out on 'Blossom'

    Milky Chance took over the airwaves in 2013 with “Stolen Dance,” a track that went viral online before breaking out as a radio hit. Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch, the duo behind Milky Chance, soon realized they were onto something and hashed out a debut album, Sadnecessary. Four years later...
  • Nine Inch Nails perform 'She's Gone Away' on 'Twin Peaks'

    Nine Inch Nails perform 'She's Gone Away' on 'Twin Peaks'

    The Showtime reboot of the classic show "Twin Peaks" has been full of surprises lately: popular bands keep popping up to play at the show's Bang Bang Bar, and the latest group to join a stellar selection is Nine Inch Nails. On the latest episode, the band appeared performing "She's Gone Away," one...
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    Four memorable moments from Saturday at Arroyo Seco Weekend

    The inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend got off to a great start yesterday in Pasadena, Calif., with performances by the legendary Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Alabama Shakes, Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra and many others.  Displaying quite the variety of musical genres, this weekend...
  • Rock the inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend with our guide to all things music, food and family

    Rock the inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend with our guide to all things music, food and family

    The inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend kicks off in Pasadena, Calif. in just a few hours, and as people get ready to enjoy both classic and modern rock bands like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mumford & Sons, Fitz & the Tantrums and Magic Giant, we here at AXS wanted to help out in the...
  • Bradley Cooper on stage before Kris Kristofferson's set at Glastonbury. Johnny Depp would later join Kristofferson.

    Bradley Cooper and Johnny Depp join Kris Kristofferson at Glastonbury 2017

    Three generations of America’s best actors appeared on stage at England’s gigantic Glastonbury music festival on Friday afternoon (June 23). Just before legendary musician and actor Kris Kristofferson's set, a clamor arose in the huge crowd gathered at the Pyramid Stage, according to NME, as fans...
  • Five must-see artists at FYF Fest 2017

    Five must-see artists at FYF Fest 2017

    FYF Fest is always one of the best festivals of the summer but this year’s edition is looking truly special. Not only has the festival -- which runs Friday, July 21-Sunday, July 23 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles -- expanded from two days to three, but the headliners truly stand out, even in a...
  • The official 2017 Suwannee Hulaween lineup

    Suwannee Hulaween announces 2017 lineup

    The String Cheese Incident’s annual Halloween bash, Suwannee Hulaween, has announced their 2017 lineup. This year’s event will take place Oct.27-29 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. The festival will see three nights of The String Cheese Incident as well as performances...
  • Watch Dave Grohl’s daughter play drums with Foo Fighters in front of 20,000 people

    Watch Dave Grohl’s daughter play drums with Foo Fighters in front of 20,000 people

    The apples don’t fall too far from the long-haired trees in the Grohl household. 20,000 fans at the Secret Solstice Festival in Reykjavic, Iceland learned that fact the loud way this past Friday, when Dave Grohl’s eight-year-old daughter Harper came out to join the Foo Fighters on drums during their...
  • Firefly artist spotlight: Michael Blume

    Firefly artist spotlight: Michael Blume

    Singer, rapper, equality advocate. In a nutshell, that describes Michael Blume, but behind the very vocal exterior, Blume is a truly passionate individual who just wants to live his life and for his message to be heard. The multi-talented artist covers as many topics in his music as genres he draws...
  • Riot Fest 2017 announces single-day lineups

    Riot Fest 2017 announces single-day lineups

    Riot Fest 2017 has announced its single-day lineups, which included previously-announced headliners Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and New Order. In addition to the artists already announced, Danzig has been added to the stellar group of performers. Tomorrow, Riot Fest will announce the...
  • Firefly artist spotlight: Foreign Air

    Firefly artist spotlight: Foreign Air

    Last weekend, electronic duo Foreign Air made their return to Firefly: the first time, they attended as fans, but now the band took the stage. Just shy of two years since the debut of their single "Free Animals," which went viral, the band is as tight as ever, and gave Firefly audiences two shows to...
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