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  • Fab 4 Music Festival June 9, 218 1 pm to 10 pm 

    The Fab 4 Music Festival announces lineup

    The Yellow Submarine is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year and The Fab 4 Music Festival announces the 2018 band line-up. Celebrating The Beatles and 50 years of great music performed by 20 bands over the course of one day at The Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Connecticut on Saturday...
  • 5 reasons to see JD McPherson live

    5 reasons to see JD McPherson live

    Rock music has come a long way since its early days, but sometimes, there's nothing like that sound of the genre when it was young. Few musicians these days are capturing that style and attitude better than JD McPherson. And if you like McPherson's vintage, rockabilly-style music over your...
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    5 Reasons to see Ministry on this tour

    Ministry has been exciting crowds for more than three decades now. Essentially comprised of mastermind Al Jourgensen and a revolving cast of regulars, the band is currently touring in support of its recently-released album Amerikkkant. Their stage show is similar to what its been for years now, with...
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    KillThrax ll tour brings masters of metal mayhem to Rams Head Live in Baltimore

    Metalcore masterminds Killswitch Engage and legendary thrash metal masters Anthrax have just finished wrapping-up KillThrax II, their hugely successful 29-city tour of North America. They co-headlined the tour which kicked off January 25 in Montreal, Canada and zig-zagged across North America...
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    Photos: Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen wit, wisdom, and songs passed between chums

    Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen brought their guitar-pull style of show to Tucson’s Fox Theatre on Feb. 15. Both entertainers are prolific songwriters with lyrics that are slick, witty, and insightful about family and life. They quickly started passing on their wit and wisdom to their Tucson fans...
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    Concert Review: Sleigh Bells at 9:30 Club

    Love was in the air at the 9:30 Club on Valentine's Day as Sleigh Bells wrapped up their mini-tour behind their mini-LP Kid Kruschev.  But this wasn't a mushy, Hallmark, flowers in hand, a box of chocolates under the arm type of Valentine's Day.  This is Sleigh Bells after all.  Nope, this is the...
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    Photos: Bruce Cockburn is still on top of his game in 2018

    Bruce Cockburn made a tour stop at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Ariz. on Feb. 12. Cockburn is no stranger to Tucson or Arizona as he has been touring since the 1970s. Cockburn is easily the most underappreciated songwriters, singers, poets and guitarists in the United States. He hails from Canada...
  • Ryan Smith

    Killthrax tour melds metal in Indianapolis

     It was a night of blistering riffs, and alternating operatic and guttural vocals in the Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis Saturday night. The two headlining metal bands - Anthrax and Killswitch Engage - brought metal to the masses in a redux of their successful Killthrax tour...
  • ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 27: The inaugural Ultimate “NAMM” Night brings some of rock music's biggest names to The 2018 NAMM Show for an extraor

    The first-ever NAMM Jam brings out metal’s heavy hitters

    Rock and roll was alive and well at The 2018 NAMM Show, as some of the biggest names in metal came out for the ultimate jam session. On any given night walking down the Sunset Strip in Hollywood you’re likely to stumble across some pretty phenomenal musical surprises. However, it’s Tuesdays at the...
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    The 2018 NAMM Show: Fun finds, exciting performances and standout moments

    The 2018 NAMM Show was jam-packed with more thrilling moments than was possible to keep up with. Everywhere you turned you were witnessing one incredible live performance after another, catching a glimpse of a brand-new innovative product, taking in an important lesson in music education, or perhaps...
  • The Mark Stein Project announces their 2018 Tour. 

    Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge announces 2018 solo tour

    Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge announces his 2018 solo tour. Late in 2017, with video teasers and sound bytes, Stein started putting the word out that he was working on a new music project called The Mark Stein Project. The Mark Stein Project will be performing the greatest hit songs from all of the...
  • The Darts rocked The Wayfarer with an unforgettable show

    The Darts rocked The Wayfarer with an unforgettable show

    Sometimes you see a band and you know even as you watch that it's a show you will always remember. The Darts certainly left the audience with a memorable performance at The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa on January 13. The band members were all dressed in black. It was evident immediately that Nicole...
  • Ryan Smith

    The Deep Dark Woods play melancholy, moody set

    Canadian alt-rock-country hybrids The Deep Dark Woods brought their dark and moody sound to Ignition Records in Goshen, Ind. Saturday night. In a live setting, their sound was brighter and less baleful than on record, although they were still a bit darker than the typical fare found on the Ignition...
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    Punk Rock and Paintbrushes brings out members of NOFX, The Offspring, AFI and more

    Punk rock royalty came bearing more than their usual instruments on Dec. 15, when the worlds of music and art collided for Romantic Rock's Punk Rock & Paintbrushes Holiday Art Show. The spacious setting in Downtown, Los Angeles, housed dozens of original pieces created by a variety of artists...
  • Last full Doors concert put on film to be released on audio, video

    Last full Doors concert put on film to be released on audio, video

    The last complete filmed concert by The Doors which was recorded at the Isle of Wight music festival on Aug. 30, 1970, is to be released for the first time as The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 in configurations of DVD/Blu-ray and CD and also on digital video on Feb. 23 Eagle Rock...
  • Watch: Taylor Swift rocks '...Ready For It?' and 'Look What You Made Me Do' at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball

    Watch: Taylor Swift rocks '...Ready For It?' and 'Look What You Made Me Do' at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball

    Taylor Swift led a huge group of music superstars who performed live this weekend at Capital FM’s 2017 Jingle Bell Ball in London, England. Swift opened night two of the exciting entertainment extravaganza and cell phones lit up The O2 Arena as she rose from beneath the stage for her dazzling...
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    The 6th Annual Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival welcomes The English Beat

    Southern California’s largest holiday ale festival returned to the Anaheim Phoenix Club on Dec. 9, featuring not only over 100 craft beers from some of the best breweries around, but also treated guests to some special live performances. In its sixth year, the Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival once...
  • Ryan Smith

    Chris Robinson Brotherhood plays loose, inviting set in Chicago

    The self-dubbed "hippie baroque," five-man jam band the Chris Robinson Brotherhood (CRB) rolled through two full sets of music that added up to almost two and a half hours at Thalia Hall in Chicago Saturday night. The two levels of the hall were nearly packed as the former Black Crowes singer led...
  • Interview: Uncle Lui of Common Kings discusses touring with Matisyahu

    Interview: Uncle Lui of Common Kings discusses touring with Matisyahu

    Common Kings is a reggae band from Orange County, California that is currently on tour with Matisyahu. By phone, Uncle Lui discussed debuting at number one on the Billboard Reggae Charts, watching Matisyahu perform, and what it takes to have a successful live show. AXS: Your most recent album Lost...
  • Merlefest 2018 lineup is announced

    Merlefest 2018 lineup is announced

    Merlefest is about to enter its 21st year. This festival began in 1988 as a fundraiser for the host Wilkes Community College. It has always been known as a festival supporting the "traditional plus" music of the Appalachians where the festival is held. Every year you can count on some big names...
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