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  • 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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    Elton John brings 'Love' to Moline

    Taking a break from his Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace, Elton John filled the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill., last night for a show chock full of his greatest hits. The 70-year-old entertainer might not be fleet of foot, but his nimble fingers and near flawless vocals were a welcome treat...
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    Concert Review: Dhani Harrison live at U Street Music Hall

    The cavernous setting of U Street Music Hall proved to be an apt one on Tuesday night as Dhani Harrison unveiled music from his atmospheric industrial debut album In///Parallel.  This was his second show on his first U.S. headlining tour. As with the release of the album, there was much anticipation...
  • Watch: Latest episode of Ernie Ball's 'String Theory,' starring Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance

    Watch: Latest episode of Ernie Ball's 'String Theory,' starring Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance

    Cosmic supernovas are some of the most energetic events in the Universe. For the Southern California band, Avenged Sevenfold, 2017 is turning out to be one hell of a ‘heavy metal’ supernova.  The latest in the quintet’s long line of explosive achievements; guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky...
  • Ryan Smith

    The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation bring dark night of metal to Ft. Wayne

    Chaos and dismemberment reigned in a heavy evening at Piere's Entertainment Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind. Saturday night. Headliners and new school titans the Black Dahlia Murder closed things up after a trio of opening bands withered the audience from the stage - Necrot, Wormwitch, and New York's...
  • Arcade Fire engulfs The Ellen Show with 'Everything Now'

    Arcade Fire engulfs The Ellen Show with 'Everything Now'

    Arcade Fire is currently on the final stretch of their North American Infinite Content tour, but they still had time to stop by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to delight her fans with a brilliant live performance of "Everything Now," the title track from their 2017 album. Everything Now was co-produced...
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    Concert Review: Phoenix pours their heart out at The Anthem

    Most artists can be described as playing one particular genre throughout their career, confined to being wrapped in a musical bow.  They're pop, rock, metal, etc. and when they venture out of said genre, they're normally raked over the coals by their fans, the press or both (bands like U2 and Def...
  • Sherri Crawford, Loud Girl Media

    In Photos: Matisyahu returns to Wilmington with Broken Crowns Tour

    Reggae-beatboxing vocalist Matisyahu recently kicked off the Broken Crowns Tour. On Sunday, the Grammy-nominated artist played Wilmington, N.C.'s Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, with support from rising stars Common Kings. The tour comes on the heels of Matisyahu's explorative album Undercurrent...
  • JD McPherson played a full-throttle show at The Observatory

    JD McPherson played a full-throttle show at The Observatory

    JD McPherson may not be a name that you hear a lot, but you should. His performance at The Observatory on Friday, October 13, is pretty good evidence of that. He started the show with a couple old favorites, including "Firebug". After getting the crowd warmed up with some familiar tunes, the band...
  • Watch: Of Mice & Men release short film 'Unbreakable' capturing life on and off the stage

    Watch: Of Mice & Men release short film 'Unbreakable' capturing life on and off the stage

    Friday the 13th, a day that usually inspires unease and fears of misfortune, the Rise Records’ metalcore band Of Mice & Men (OM&M for short) have defied superstition by courageously unveiling a new documentary, ‘Unbreakable.’     The short film follows the Orange County-based band across...
  • The Front Bottoms release ‘Going Grey’; unveil ‘Peace Sign’ video

    The Front Bottoms release ‘Going Grey’; unveil ‘Peace Sign’ video

    Friday the 13th is supposedly an unpromising date, steeped in superstition and assumed by some to bring bad luck; however, if you're the popular folk-punk band The Front Bottoms, you might be more inclined to make Friday the 13th your lucky day.  On a day that continues to inspire unease and fears...
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