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  • Phish announce summer 2013 North American tour dates

    Phish announce summer 2013 North American tour dates

    On Mar. 12, American jam band Phish announced headlining tour dates for the summer of 2013 on the band's official Facebook page. The North American tour begins on July 3, in Bangor, ME and ends on Sept. 1 in Commerce City, CP. You can view a complete list of tour dates below. During Phish's summer...
  • Justin Timberlake releases free advance stream of 'The 20/20 Experience'

    Justin Timberlake releases free advance stream of 'The 20/20 Experience'

    On March 11 American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake released a free advance stream of his third studio album, The 20/20 Experience. The album is not set to be released until March 19. Fans of Justin Timberlake can only stream his new album via iTunes on desktop computers, laptops, and iPads...
  • Mumford & Sons release official 'Whispers in the Dark' music video

    Mumford & Sons release official 'Whispers in the Dark' music video

    On Mar. 10, English folk rock band Mumford & Sons released an official music video for their single "Whispers in the Dark" on the band's VEVO YouTube channel. The story-line based video is just over three minutes long and features the band members getting ready for a concert. You can watch...
  • Alabama Shakes announce summer 2013 North American tour dates

    Alabama Shakes announce summer 2013 North American tour dates

    On Mar. 11, 2013, American rock band Alabama Shakes announced on their Facebook page headlining tour dates for the summer of 2013. The North American tour begins in Columbus, Ohio on June 18 and ends in Minneapolis, Minn. on July 28. You can view a complete list of tour dates below. During Alabama...
  • Adele sees boost on Billboard charts after Oscars performance

    Adele sees boost on Billboard charts after Oscars performance

    The Academy Awards not only gave Adele the chance the sing live for the first time in over a year, but the Oscars may have helped boost her 21 album back up on the Billboard charts. According to Billboard.com, Adele's 21 album jumped four slots to No. 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling...
  • Phoenix release official 'Entertainment' music video

    Phoenix release official 'Entertainment' music video

    On Mar. 7, the French alternative rock band Phoenix released an official music video for their single "Entertainment" on the band's YouTube channel. The Patrick Daughters directed video is just over four minutes long and the band members are not in it. You can watch Phoenix's official "Entertainment...
  • Lindsey Stirling combines unique style of dance with art of playing violin

    Lindsey Stirling combines unique style of dance with art of playing violin

    Lindsey Stirling gained fame three years ago as a quarter-finalist on the 5th season of "America’s Got Talent." Hosts Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne were impressed with the whirling wunderkind, but stuffy British judge Piers Morgan told Stirling she: wasn’t good enough to get away with flying...
  • Bruno Mars scores first No. 1 album on Billboard's Top 200

    Bruno Mars scores first No. 1 album on Billboard's Top 200

    Bruno Mars has much to celebrate this week as his sophomore album, Unorthodox Jukebox, tops the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart for the first time since its release December 10, 2012. The vocally powerful set moved 95,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan due to an Amazon sale, raising sales of...
  • Justin Bieber releases official 'Right Here' lyric video

    Justin Bieber releases official 'Right Here' lyric video

    On Feb. 26, singer-songwriter Justin Bieber released an official lyric video for his song "Right Here" featuring Drake on his VEVO YouTube channel. The song was sent to radio on Feb. 5 and you can watch the official lyric video for it on the left. The lyric video features speakers in a white room...
  • Phish fans doubt breakup rumors

    Phish fans doubt breakup rumors

    Any band with a fan base as devoted and computer-savvy as Phish is going to generate lots of online rumors. A new rumor (as is usually the case, with no confirmed source) circulating throughout the Internet claims that 2013, which is Phish’s 30th anniversary as a group, will mark the final year of...
  • Matt & Kim release official 'It's Alright' music video

    Matt & Kim release official 'It's Alright' music video

    On Feb. 25, indie duo Matt & Kim released an official music video for their song "It's Alright" on the group's VEVO YouTube channel. The video is three and a half minutes long and it features the pair doing a dance routine while in bed. You can watch Matt & Kim's official "It's Alright...
  • Morrissey announces spring 2013 tour dates, cancels 'Jimmy Kimmel' appearance

    Morrissey announces spring 2013 tour dates, cancels 'Jimmy Kimmel' appearance

    On Feb. 25, 2013, singer-songwriter Morrissey announced headlining tour dates for the spring of 2013 on his official Facebook page. The North American tour begins Mar. 18 in Lawrence, Kans. and ends Apr. 30 in San Francisco. You can view a complete list of tour dates below. During Morrissey's spring...
  • Alt-J announce summer 2013 North American tour dates

    Alt-J announce summer 2013 North American tour dates

    On Feb. 25, 2013, English indie rock band Alt-J announced on their Facebook page headlining tour dates for the summer of 2013. The North American tour begins on Aug. 29 in Oakland, Calif. and ends on Sept. 29 in Dallas. The band also announced spring tour dates that revolve around their North...
  • 'Skyfall' wins Best Song and Best Sound Editing at 2014 Academy Awards

    'Skyfall' wins Best Song and Best Sound Editing at 2014 Academy Awards

    On Feb. 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA, "Skyfall" won two of its five Oscar nominations: Best Original Song ("Skyfall" music and lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth), and Best Sound Editing (Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers). The song also garnered Adele a Golden Globe...
  • Carrie Underwood backstage at the 2013 Grammy Awards

    Carrie Underwood backstage at the 2013 Grammy Awards

    The 55th annual Grammy Awards took place on Feb. 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is what this Grammy winner said backstage in the Grammy Awards press room. Carrie Underwood Winner of: Best Country Solo Performance for “Blown Away” AXS: How does this Grammy Awards show compare to...
  • One Direction release official 'One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)' music video

    One Direction release official 'One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)' music video

    On Feb. 20, English-Irish pop boy band One Direction released an official music video for their single "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" on the group's VEVO YouTube channel. The video was made by the members themselves, while they were on tour. You can watch One Direction's official "One Way or...
  •  Ed Sheeran is 'pretty much finished' with second album

    Ed Sheeran is 'pretty much finished' with second album

    Ed Sheeran has revealed that he's pretty much done with his highly anticipated second album, which will not be out until 2014. Ed says that he had a different kind of inspiration for this album and a bit more happier than his previous album. "Yeah pretty much finished it to be honest," Ed told MTV...
  • One Direction releases music video for 'One Way or Another' charity single

    One Direction releases music video for 'One Way or Another' charity single

    Pop group One Direction released the music video for their “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)” cover on Wednesday. The self-filmed clip features the guys having fun around the world. “Instead of spending a lot of money on a music video we decided to make it ourselves while we were on tour,” member...
  • Mumford & Sons, Bruno Mars and others get post-Grammys sales bump

    Mumford & Sons, Bruno Mars and others get post-Grammys sales bump

    After praying to the SoundScan gods all week, music executives heard their prayers answered as Mumford & Sons, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and other Grammy performers saw a significant increase in sales over the past week. Album of the Year winners Mumford and Sons' Babel got the biggest sales...
  • Top 10 most influential jam bands

    Top 10 most influential jam bands

    Everyone loves a list, so I decided to compile a list of the top 10 most influential jam bands of the past 45 years. Note "influential" does not necessarily mean "best," but allows me to unscientifically include factors such as historical influence and musical significance in my ratings. Also...
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