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    Texas Revolution Fest spotlight: DevilDriver

    Ever since the dawn of time, or at least as long as DevilDriver has been playing live in South Texas, the California "groove metal machine" has traditionally opened its shows with 2005 track "End of the Line." That includes a 2009 gig at the White Rabbit, a 2010 stop at Scout Bar and this...
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    Texas Revolution Fest spotlight: Wovenwar

    It may have only been a coincidence, but Wovenwar would have been hard-pressed to find a better forum to celebrate the release of its second album than last Saturday's Texas Revolution Fest.   The 28-band extravaganza at Empire Control Room and Garage in Austin enabled the San Diego, California...
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    Texas Revolution Fest spotlight: Walls Of Jericho

    Of the 28 bands scheduled to rock the Texas Revolution Fest in Austin, none may have been more anticipated than Walls Of Jericho. Sure, that tends to be the case for artists that have disappeared from the scene for a few years. But the Detroit natives have returned in a big way.   Touring in...
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    Texas Revolution Fest spotlight: Darkness Divided

    Finding itself 2 1/2 albums into its career, San Antonio's Darkness Divided is in the midst of arguably its biggest tour in a six-year tenure to date. A tour that grew Saturday in the Live Music Capital. In the state known for doing everything bigger and better. Featuring brothers Gerard Mora...
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    Houston Open Air spotlight: Alice In Chains

    Twenty-five years ago there was a heavy metal tour called Clash of the Titans that featured thrash kings Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth being supported by a Seattle grunge band at the start of that genre's movement. To say that Alice In Chains endured more than its fair share of boos from hardcore...
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    Houston Open Air spotlight: Ministry

    The maestro of Ministry brought his band to Houston Open Air on Saturday night. Little did "Uncle" Al Jourgensen know that his would be one of only nine artists out of 38 to end up playing the inaugural two-day festival.   While the weather gods permeated the air throughout the weekend, but never...
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    Houston Open Air refunds revealed

    The Mother Nature-induced nightmare that plagued last weekend's inaugural Houston Open Air finally yielded some peace of mind to the festival's 20,000-plus patrons today. Houston Open Air, which cancelled 29 of 38 bands' performances due to the threat of lightning and severe weather over the weekend...
  • 'Into the Pit' from Houston Open Air: September Mourning

    'Into the Pit' from Houston Open Air: September Mourning

    Emily Lazar plays a picturesque hybrid character on stage named September while singing songs and doing what her band refers to as collecting souls. She's a sight to behold with her lengthy white and gray hair, makeup and white costume. Her vocals and lyrics tell a comic-book story through hard rock...
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    Houston Open Air spotlight: Alter Bridge

    When Alter Bridge was originally announced as one of 38 bands playing the two-day inaugural Houston Open Air with a 5:15 p.m. scheduled set time, no one counted on the mere threat of Mother Nature wreaking so much havoc that the group from the Sunshine State would perform second. But despite nary a...
  • White Lung on the Storyheart Stage at Day 2 of Riot Fest Chicago, September 17, 2016.

    White Lung are ferocious on small stage at Riot Fest Chicago

    White Lung's set on Day 2 of Riot Fest Chicago may have only lasted 30 minutes, but they made the most of it. Sequestered on the remote Storyheart Stage, one of two side-by-side stages that featured upstart bands, White Lung ripped through no less than 10 songs in that short time frame. Their spot...
  • Live music preview: 10 bands to see at Austin City Limits Music Festival

    Live music preview: 10 bands to see at Austin City Limits Music Festival

    Austin City Limits Music Festival kicks off the 14th edition of the major music festival in little more than three weeks (September 30). This is the fourth year the festival spans two weekends which means some tough decisions had to be made by three-day ticket buyers (both weekends are sold-out of...
  • Behind the scenes: the unique American Music Festival main stage

    Behind the scenes: the unique American Music Festival main stage

    The 23rd American Music Festival will take place this weekend, Sept. 2-4, at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The festival is exciting for locals and out of town tourists alike, as it brings national acts to play on both the stadium-size main stage, as well as the four other stages lining the area...
  • In the 60s, music festivals were very few and far in between. These days every major market and every state has at least two to three of the

    Five ways music festivals have changed between the 1960s and now

    Music festivals have become a staple in not only summer vacation schedules, but in the corporate, financial behemoth that is the live entertainment industry. While the seeds of music festivals first broke ground in the 60s with events like Woodstock, Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, and the Monterey...
  • FYF Fest 2016 lineup

    FYF Fest 2016: Everything you need to know

    We're only a week away from this year's FYF Fest. With another stacked card, sunny Los Angeles weather, and plenty of food and friends in the vicinity, this year might eclipse last year's festivities. But how do you go about making sure you arrive safe and sound, see everything you need to...
  • The food lineup at FYF Fest 2016! 

    FYF Fest releases food vendor lineup

    With FYF Fest less than two weeks away, attendees are gearing up to enjoy the sounds from a quite eclectic lineup, which includes Grace Jones to Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala to Father John Misty, Rae Sremmurd to Grimes and much more. FYF Fest, produced by Goldenvoice, the company that also produces...
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    Daily lineups announced for two-day Houston Open Air

    The Houston Open Air festival has been much-anticipated for more than a month, and some bonus news revealed today has helped bring it closer to reality. Headlined by Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains, the 35-band extravaganza announced which artists are playing by day on Sept. 24-25 at NRG Park...
  • Romantic vagabonds like Father John Misty don't come around too often, combining the raw sexuality of the unmodern man with realistic prose

    10 artists we can’t wait to see at FYF Fest

    We're only a short two weeks away from FYF Fest 2016, which returns to Los Angeles loaded with stellar musicians and incredible artists. While the big names at the top of the poster should be obvious draws, we wanted to focus your attention on the mid-card. Some will be names you are already...
  • Fans have the chance to name one of the Riot Fest stages this year

    Riot Fest is giving fans a chance to name two of their stages

    The dog days of August are now upon us, but music festival season is still far from over. Thanks to the overload of festivals all across the country and the emergence of social media, fans of all musical genres can feel closer to their favorite festivals and music events like never before. Riot Fest...
  • The top five music festivals in Texas

    The top five music festivals in Texas

    When it comes to music few states have made such an impact on the sound quite like the way Texas has. Though many people (incorrectly) attribute the Lone Star State’s music scene to that of country western bravado, in actuality, country music only plays a part in Texas’ legendary musical history...
  • The top five music festivals in Florida

    The top five music festivals in Florida

    Florida and music festivals go together like peanut butter and jelly. There are few states in this great union that is truly heaven for seeing an awesome music festival, and the Sunshine State is one of them. From EDM to rock, to hip-hop, you can rest assured that there will be a festival that will...
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