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  • Jazz Royalty Ellis Marsalis Presides Over WWOZ Piano Night

    Jazz Royalty Ellis Marsalis Presides Over WWOZ Piano Night

    Ellis Marsalis' performance at WWOZ-FM's Piano Night in the House of Blues offered something extremely rare on a rambunctious Jazz Fest week – respectful silence. New Orleans native Marsalis, patriarch of a family of award-winning musicians, was honored by Station Manager David Freeman and Event...
  • Mastodon releases new album: 'Once More 'Round the Sun'

    Mastodon releases new album: 'Once More 'Round the Sun'

    Few progressive metal acts offer music as colorful, inventive, and catchy as Mastodon. With innovative and prophetic works like Blood Mountain, The Hunter, and their undisputed masterpiece, Crack the Skye, the quartet never ceases to disappoint. Fortunately, they're also quite prolific, which is why...
  • Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull took to Twitter today to let fans announce their fall tour dates.

    Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull let Twitter followers announce fall tour dates

    One week after announcing plans for a joint headlining tour this fall, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull revealed their tour dates today with the help of some of their 20 million-plus Twitter followers. On Tuesday, the Latin music superstars took to social media asking fans for their help in announcing...
  • Janelle Monae shakes it like a Polaroid picture at Outkast's CounterPoint set

    Janelle Monae shakes it like a Polaroid picture at Outkast's CounterPoint set

    Janelle Monae has always been something like a kid-sister to her big bros in Outkast. Not only did she collaborate with the group on their last album Idlewild, but her panoptic sound is an extension of the genre-smashing fearlessness displayed by the group in their heyday. On Sunday, during the duo...
  • Kevin and Joe Jonas announce live interactive shows 'Off the Record'

    Kevin and Joe Jonas announce live interactive shows 'Off the Record'

    Kevin and Joe Jonas, formerly of The Jonas Brothers, aren’t just musicians: They’re multi-purpose entertainers. To prove this point, the two Jonases will be hitting the road this summer, sans littlest brother Nick, for a new live show called “Off the Record with Kevin & Joe Jonas.” The tour...
  • The Hold Steady announce summer tour dates, debut new music video

    The Hold Steady announce summer tour dates, debut new music video

    It’s a big week for American rockers The Hold Steady, as they are not only debuting a new music video marking 10 years together, but have recently announced a new round of tour dates. Just over a month after the band debuted its sixth studio album, “Teeth Dreams,” on Monday they released a slew of...
  • Eminem announced the first event of what he envisions as the UFC of battle rapping yesterday.

    Eminem announces inaugural event of new battle rap league Total Slaughter

    Eminem’s 2002 movie 8 Mile was the first time much of America was exposed to the world of battle rap. Now, over a decade later, Eminem is once again showcasing the art of competitive rhyming with Total Slaughter, a new battle rap league whose inaugural event was announced yesterday. Total Slaughter...
  • Miley Cyrus will perform in STL, but you'll still have to pay

    Miley Cyrus will perform in STL, but you'll still have to pay

    A recent announcement will be welcoming news for St. Louis' eager Miley Cyrus fans. However, the conditions attached to it might not be so welcome. Cyrus will be performing in St. Louis after all. Her concert, which had been previously canceled, has been rescheduled for August 10 at the Scottrade...
  • Paul McCartney goes off setlist to add Beatles' classic

    Paul McCartney goes off setlist to add Beatles' classic

    At his April 28 show at Estadio de Liga in Quito, Ecuador, Paul McCartney surprised fans with an unexpected change, according to the official setlist provided by the McCartney press office. The former Beatle added a quick version of "All You Need Is Love" before ending the show, as he usually does...
  • Jay Z and Beyonce confirm 16-date summer tour starting June 25

    Jay Z and Beyonce confirm 16-date summer tour starting June 25

    It’s official: Jay Z and Beyonce are hitting the road together for the power couple’s first-ever joint tour. Dubbed the “On the Run” tour, Mr. and Mrs. Carter will be playing 16 cities across North America this summer, starting June 25 at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium and wrapping up Aug. 5 at AT&T...
  • Recording artist Paul McCartney performs onstage during 'The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Lo

    Paul McCartney to play Candlestick Park's last-ever concert

    Paul McCartney is making his way back to Candlestick Park to close out the venue’s concert slate in style. Nearly 50 years after McCartney and the Beatles last performed there, it was announced on Sunday that he will bring his 2014 “Out There” tour to the park for the final performance ever held...
  • Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inducts Willie Nelson as first member

    Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inducts Willie Nelson as first member

    It was only matter of time before a program with as storied a history as Austin City Limits would begin to commemorate the visionaries and innovators who performed in its famed studio (and in its newer, less famous one). And who better to honor with the first induction to the ACL Hall of Fame than...
  • Coldplay's new album inspired by Martin/Paltrow breakup

    Coldplay's new album inspired by Martin/Paltrow breakup

    Coldplay's Chris Martin has told BBC's Radio 1 that his breakup with wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, has inspired the songs on Coldplay's new album, Ghost Stories. He told Zane Low, "I think in life everyone needs to be broken in some way. I think everyone in their life goes through challenges, whether it's...
  • 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival: Day one is da bomb

    2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival: Day one is da bomb

    The New Orleans Jazz Festival is the best music festival in the country for many reasons. This is the forty-fifth year of its existence and the lineup this year is insane! Music is not the only draw here. The Festival has the best food and arts and crafts to tempt the fest-goer. The only thing that...
  • Big Freedia bounces into the Jazz Fest stratosphere

    Big Freedia bounces into the Jazz Fest stratosphere

    Big Freedia's fan Kevin Hart was not only in the photo pit for her Jazz Fest set on Saturday – he WAS the photo pit once everyone was cleared out to make room for the actor/comedian. This gave him a front row view of the backside of the New Orleans Queen of Bounce, who twerked her way through...
  • 'Genius' talent Laura Mvula wows crowds at her New Orleans Jazz Fest debut

    'Genius' talent Laura Mvula wows crowds at her New Orleans Jazz Fest debut

    Outside of her appearance in Indio at Coachella earlier this month, Laura Mvula and her stunning British band have been playing smaller venues throughout their spring tour through North America. Yesterday afternoon, they took the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's main stage and quickly won...
  • Shamarr Allen rocks with a little help from a Blues Traveler friend

    Shamarr Allen rocks with a little help from a Blues Traveler friend

    New Orleans native Shamarr Allen doesn't mind sharing the spotlight – as a long-time mentor with Silence is Violence he brought his music students to the Jazz Fest Congo Square stage, name checking each one after a rousing version of Pharrell Williams' hit song “Happy” on Friday. The surprise guest...
  • Paul McCartney to play Dodger Stadium for first time since 1966

    Paul McCartney to play Dodger Stadium for first time since 1966

    Paul McCartney announced on his website Apr. 25 he'll return to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, for a show Aug. 10. The show will be for the first time he's played the venue since The Beatles’ own live show there on Aug. 28, 1966. The show will also be his first Los Angeles engagement since the 201...
  • First time Alternative Press to present AP Music Awards

    First time Alternative Press to present AP Music Awards

    The Alternative Press announced on it’s Facebook page Friday morning that tickets to the first-ever Inaugural AP Music Awards were available. Unfortunately for those people who didn't have advanced notice, one of many ticket levels sold out within minutes. Some followers, however, made comments that...
  • Katy Perry crashes parties in documentary-like music video for 'Birthday'

    Katy Perry crashes parties in documentary-like music video for 'Birthday'

    Pop star Katy Perry premiered the music video for her latest single "Birthday" on Thursday, Apr. 24, via Twitter. In the documentary-like clip, the singer crashes five different parties as "the world's worst birthday party entertainers." "Birthday" is the fourth single from Perry's album Prism. The...
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