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  • 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...
  • Reik rocks Oklahoma City with greatest hits on Des/Amor Tour

    Reik rocks Oklahoma City with greatest hits on Des/Amor Tour

    Mexican pop band Reik brought the Des/Amor (Un/Love) Tour to Oklahoma City's Diamond Ballroom on Oct. 6. The global trek named after their 2016 album saw the trio deliver nearly two hours of hits. Quite contrary to the meaning of Des/Amor, Reik gave the fans plenty of love and they shared it right...
  • 5 revelatory moments from Gustavo Galindo's 'Renacer' concert in L.A.

    5 revelatory moments from Gustavo Galindo's 'Renacer' concert in L.A.

    Mexican singer-songwriter Gustavo Galindo returned to the states to formally debut his new album Renacer (Rebirth) on Sept. 6. In a Gibson Guitar showroom in Beverly Hills, he brought a full band and blasted through most of the songs on his second LP. Following his smaller showcase in L.A. back in...
  • J Balvin puts on greatest show on earth for L.A. twice with Jurassic Vibras Tour

    J Balvin puts on greatest show on earth for L.A. twice with Jurassic Vibras Tour

    Colombian superstar J Balvin took his Vibras Tour to the Forum in L.A. for two sold-out nights on Sept. 22 and 23. The proponent of "dreaming big" literally dreamed up one of the most surreal and exciting shows ever. J Balvin brought to life his dinosaur and emoji doodles from the Vibras (Vibes...
  • Shakira's hips steal show at El Dorado World Tour stop in Anaheim

    Shakira's hips steal show at El Dorado World Tour stop in Anaheim

    Colombian superstar Shakira brought her El Dorado World Tour to Anaheim's Honda Center on Aug. 31. After having to reschedule a show in L.A. due to illness, she returned to the stage in top form and delivered almost two hours of hits from her over 20 years long catalog. As one of the globe's biggest...
  • 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...
  • Anne-Marie holds her own in intimate and animated L.A. show

    Anne-Marie holds her own in intimate and animated L.A. show

    British singer-songwriter Anne-Marie played a hits-filled set at L.A.’s Space 15 Twenty on Aug. 19. Urban Outfitters brought her out for the intimate show with a few hundred fans. Anne-Marie is massive in the U.K. and most known in the U.S. for a feature on the Clean Bandit’s Billboard Hot 100 top...
  • Austin Brown, Paris Jackson, Ashlee Simpson & more come together for Canyon Sessions charity concert

    Austin Brown, Paris Jackson, Ashlee Simpson & more come together for Canyon Sessions charity concert

    The stars aligned at the Canyon Sessions fundraiser concert in L.A. for cancer prevention and services on Aug. 11. Headliners included members of the Jackson family, Austin Brown and Paris Jackson, the live debut of music couple Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross and pop icon Macy Gray. Brown, the son of...
  • Watch: Jenny Lewis joins Father John Misty to perform 'God's Favorite Customer'

    Watch: Jenny Lewis joins Father John Misty to perform 'God's Favorite Customer'

    During his performance at Historic Fort York in Toronto on Saturday, Father John Misty surprised the crowd by having former Rilo Kiley lead singer Jenny Lewis join him onstage during the song "God's Favorite Customer." Jokingly introducing the song by saying "We'll regale you with more mid-tempo...
  • María José reunites with Kabah at OC Fair concert featuring JNS

    María José reunites with Kabah at OC Fair concert featuring JNS

    Nineties Latin pop took over the Pacific Amphitheater at the Orange County Fair on Aug. 5. The line-up included Mexican acts Kabah, Jeans, aka JNS and María José. In a surprise and much-awaited moment, José rejoined her old group Kabah for a special performance. Jeans and Kabah also performed...
  • Britney Spears is a real 'put-on-a-show kind of girl' with Piece of Me Tour in Florida

    Britney Spears is a real 'put-on-a-show kind of girl' with Piece of Me Tour in Florida

    Pop superstar Britney Spears brought the American leg of her Piece of Me Tour to a close in Hollywood, Fla. this past weekend. She performed at the Hard Rock Live Event Center for three packed nights on July 27, 28 and 29. Nearing 20 years in her career, Britney unloaded a hits-filled set that...
  • Emily Korn

    5 Reasons to go to Panorama in 2019

    Although this year’s festival was plagued with severe weather issues on Friday, and an alleged flight delay on Saturday (Lil Wayne), Panorama Music Festival still churned out an incredible weekend full of entertainment and excitement. With 2019 on the horizon, it’s never too soon to start planning...
  • Emily Korn

    Taylor Swift rocks Metlife Stadium

    Taylor Swift's reputation literally precedes her; it's only fitting that her latest studio album Reputation (Big Machine, 2017) toys with the notion. Having been in the spotlight since she was 14, Swift is no stranger to gossip, slander, and the rumors that come with fame (with lyrics that...
  • Harry Styles transforms into intergenerational pop star at eventful San Jose tour stop

    Harry Styles transforms into intergenerational pop star at eventful San Jose tour stop

    U.K. singer-songwriter Harry Styles ripped through a retrospective set of his music at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on July 11. The 24-year old artist and old soul mostly touched on his self-titled solo album and delved a little into the One Direction days and side projects. The vintage vibe...
  • Britney Spears reloads Piece of Me with more 'Glory' on tour

    Britney Spears reloads Piece of Me with more 'Glory' on tour

    Pop superstar Britney Spears kicked off her Piece of Me Tour on July 12 at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. She brought her former Las Vegas residency show on the road with a few new twists. After four years of extending her residency at Planet Hollywood, Spears performed her very last Britney...
  • Emily Korn

    Phoenix residency enthralls New York City

    The French indie pop-rock band Phoenix rose to prominence nearly 20 years ago and have remained au courant since then. Their relevance is evidenced by 6 studio-length albums and songs like “1901” and “If I Ever Feel Better” concurrently in heavy rotation on playlists around the world despite having...
  • Emily Korn

    Paramore marvel in New York City

    It’s been nearly 14 years since Paramore broke out onto the music scene, 10 years since the group went Platinum and nabbed their first Grammy, and nearly 4 years since their last album release—that is, until last year when they released After Laughter (Fueled by Ramen, 2017). It’s been a long and...
  • Kylie Minogue stays 'Golden' during rainy New York City Pride Island show

    Kylie Minogue stays 'Golden' during rainy New York City Pride Island show

    Australian superstar Kylie Minogue headlined New York City's Pride Island event on June 24. Despite the rain that night, her show still went on. Pride Island kicked off at 2 p.m. with high-energy go-go dancers and DJs Corey Craig, Ralphi Rosario and Grind preceding Minogue's set. It was a sunny day...
  • Steps releases 'Party on the Dancefloor' live album & videos from Wembley show

    Steps releases 'Party on the Dancefloor' live album & videos from Wembley show

    U.K. pop group Steps released the Party on the Dancefloor: Live from the London SSE Arena Wembley album on June 8. To promote the release, the quintet also released live videos from the show. Steps made a pop comeback last year with the Tears on the Dancefloor album. After a number of years away...
  • JoJo kicks off Leaks, Covers & Mixtapes Tour at House of Blues Anaheim

    JoJo kicks off Leaks, Covers & Mixtapes Tour at House of Blues Anaheim

    Pop singer-songwriter JoJo launched her Leaks, Covers & Mixtapes Tour at the House of Blues Anaheim on May 29. For the intimate and sold-out event, she performed a whole show of underrated, fan-favorite songs recorded during a tough time in her career. JoJo is most known for her early 2000s hits...
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