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    Photos: UMPO Bridesmaids premieres in LA featuring a twist on popular songs

    Over the weekend, The Rockwell in Los Angeles premiered their newest musical parody—this time for the hilarious movie Bridesmaids. Originally starring Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, Bridesmaids shows the ugly reality of being a bridesmaid—weather it is paying $5,000 for a dress you will wear once or...
  • Allen Jimenez

    Photos: Gary Clark Jr. storms Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    Gary Clark Jr cleared the clouds Wednesday night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado with his electrified infused blues guitar riffs. In spite of the wind and rain, Clark delivered a set that was both thrilling and almost hypnotic in its power. His rain-drenched, poncho wrapped fans were...
  • Brian Lowe

    Photos: Leon Bridges plays intimate show as part of KCRW's Apogee Sessions in LA

    Last night, R&B and soul sensation Leon Bridges played an intimate set as part of KCRW's ongoing Apogee Sessions series in Santa Monica. Bridges, who is in town for his show at the Greek Theatre next week, first sat down with KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad to discuss a variety of topics—including...
  • Tamara Syed

    5 best moments from the first-ever All My Friends Festival

    This weekend, the first-ever All My Friends Festival took place in downtown Los Angeles—at Row DTLA. Curated by Gary Richards, formally of HARD Events, the two-day festival mixed electronic, hip-hop and more amongst three stages on the festival grounds. With an impressive lineup—including RL Grime...
  • 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...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Lettuce groove into opening night of their Blue Note residency

    The funky rock outfit known as Lettuce is the main attraction at Blue Note Jazz Club throughout the rest of this week. The historically intimate venue nestled into the culturally rich Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City was filled with seated fans and curious adventurers for its opening...
  • Photography by Kim Allegrezza

    Top five reasons to see Slayer live in concert

    Slayer is the classic incarnation of a speed metal band and has been so for over three decades. Their 1986 album Reign in Blood continues to rank as one of the single most influential metal albums of all time. Slayer is currently on the road for the Final World Tour, AXS tickets are available here...
  • Photography by Kim Allegrezza

    In photos: Experience PRS 2018, the ultimate guitar festival

    This weekend over 3300 guitar lover’s from around the world gathered at the PRS Guitar Factory in Stevensville, Maryland for Experience PRS 2018. Fans were buzzing with excitement, thrilled with the opportunity to see what goes on behind the doors at PRS. The two fun-filled days were packed with...
  • 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...
  • In Photos: Ho99o9 brings Trap-punk back to San Francisco

    In Photos: Ho99o9 brings Trap-punk back to San Francisco

    On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the tail end of their tour with 3Teeth, the chaotic punk/hip hop trio that is Ho99o9 (pronounced “Horror”) slid into the iconic Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and threw down 60 minutes of intense fury that had the mostly gothic crowd screaming for more...
  • 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...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Khraungbin bring lofi psychedelia Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg

    The smooth soulful rock trio from Texas known as Khraungbin closed out their sold-out, two-night run at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. While the fans who packed the venue in north Brooklyn were more than ready to dance the night away following what was certainly...
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    Photos: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at The Paramount Theatre Denver, CO April 12th, 2018

    Drop a quarter into this jukebox, and everything you know about contemporary pop music is turned upside down and funneled through a virtual time machine set on extended play.   Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox showed up at The Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO on April 12th, 2018 and filled the...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Welles and Wild Moon pump up the volume at New York’s Mercury Lounge

    Two fantastic upcoming bands took the Mercury Lounge stage on Monday night. Billed as the early show, fans were slow to fill up the more intimate New York City venue by the time the garage rock trio from New Jersey known as Wild Moon began their 40 minute set. Not a lot is known about the young band...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Black Lips and Black Angels unleash chaos at Brooklyn Steel

    Thursday night’s billing at Brooklyn Steel was pretty self explanatory. The Black Lips and The Black Angels were in town to wreak havoc with anyone willing enough to step into their world of heavily-distorted fun that could be categorized as either nouveau punk or the latest version of psychedelia...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Caroline Rose lives up to the hype with sold-out show at Rough Trade NYC

    Much has been said about guitarist, singer and semi-recorder flutist Caroline Rose and her recently released sophomore album, Loner. So much so that all the hype shared by nearly every well-known music blog has almost raised some hesitant speculation from those who may have missed her the first time...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Wolf! Feat. Scott Metzger bring guitar-friendly jams to Rough Trade NYC

    The role of the guitarist has certainly changed over the years, and has become blatantly evident within the synth and electronic-heavy instrumentation that makes up the majority of today’s musical acts. While the electric guitar may not leave as strong of an impression in the ears and interests of...
  • Photography by Kim Allegrezza

    In Photos: 5 reasons Judas Priest, Saxon and Black Star Riders is a must-see tour

    An amazing metal lineup is on the road this Spring and from the reaction of the crowd in Washington, DC Sunday night, this is a tour not to be missed. Tickets are available on AXS, visit the Judas Priest, Saxon and Black Star Riders websites for complete lists of all band tour dates. 1)Judas Priest...
  • In Photos: Emancipator Ensemble live in San Francisco

    In Photos: Emancipator Ensemble live in San Francisco

    On a night where the majority of the city is roaming around in various pub crawls getting wasted on green beer and cheap whisky, there were those who took a more enlightened path, and celebrated St. Patrick's day grooving out to the majestic sounds of the Emancipator Ensemble. Although many still...
  • Photography by Kim Allegrezza

    5 reasons to see Pop Evil live

    Pop Evil is currently on the Music Over Words Tour in support of their all-new, self-titled LP. Palaye Royale and label-mates Black Map will serve as support for all dates. This is a tour that Pop Evil fans will want to see, here are 5 reasons why. The energy A Pop Evil show isn’t just a concert, it...
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