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  • Robert Ellis shares the cold hard facts of life on his new album

    Robert Ellis shares the cold hard facts of life on his new album

    If we call people only that are only allowed to bring us good news ‘yes men,’ then those that are bearers of bad news must be ‘no men.’ If such a category exists, Robert Ellis is firmly in the ‘no men’ camp. His album, The Lights from the Chemical Plant is a rather inhibiting, negative collection of...
  • Buzzcocks join lineup for Make The Music Go Bang festival

    Buzzcocks join lineup for Make The Music Go Bang festival

    As if the lineup wasn’t already enticing enough, pioneering British punk band the Buzzcocks were recently added to the Make The Music Go Bang festival, an all-day music extravaganza happening at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California on Saturday, Sept. 20. The event begins at noon and goes all day...
  • Damien Rice releases intimate U.S. tour dates

    Damien Rice releases intimate U.S. tour dates

    On Sept. 15 Irish singer-songwriter and musician Damien Rice announced in an issued press release tour dates for the fall of 2014. The North American tour begins Oct. 7 in San Francisco, and ends Oct. 18 in New York City with his performance at The Box. During his intimate tour Rice will perform in...
  • Fall Out Boy, Weezer to headline The Big Ticket festival in 2014

    Fall Out Boy, Weezer to headline The Big Ticket festival in 2014

    On Sept. 15 it was announced in an official press release that Weezer and Fall Out Boy will headline the upcoming 5th annual The Big Ticket Festival. It will take place this year on Dec. 5 in Jacksonville, Florida. at the Metropolitan Park. This event is being put on by the radio station X102.9 and...
  • Lady Gaga co-releases Tony Bennett album; respects Dubai

    Lady Gaga co-releases Tony Bennett album; respects Dubai

    Lady Gaga wows with a toned-down performance in Dubai, UAE and follows with a thank you to Tony Bennett along with an upcoming late September album. Lady Gaga continues to astound fans around the world with her music, fashion, and personal strength. Following her performance in Dubai, United Arab...
  • 'Pain Killr': Dance queen Erika Jayne talks infectious new song, album and tour

    'Pain Killr': Dance queen Erika Jayne talks infectious new song, album and tour

    After six consecutive #1 singles on the Billboard dance chart (repeatedly surpassing music heavyweights Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Rihanna) - pop-dance queen Erika Jayne spent half of this year on a music take over of Asia. Now, the sultry songstress is back on American soil with a funky new sound...
  • Spike Jonze releases music video for Karen O's 'Ooo' featuring Elle Fanning

    Spike Jonze releases music video for Karen O's 'Ooo' featuring Elle Fanning

    On Sept. 12, director Spike Jonze released an impromptu music video for Karen O's song "Ooo" on Vice's YouTube channel. Karen O had no idea he created a video for the song, and it was made to congratulate her on her new album. The "Ooo" video features actress Elle Fanning and you can watch it via...
  • Chris Brown releases 'Don't Be Gone Too Long' video featuring Ariana Grande

    Chris Brown releases 'Don't Be Gone Too Long' video featuring Ariana Grande

    On Sept. 12, American recording artist Chris Brown announced the official release of his music video for the song "Don't Be Gone Too Long" via Twitter. The music video was directed by Brown and features pop singer Ariana Grande. The medieval themed music video begins with Brown and Grande embracing...
  • Wakarusa release 2015 festival dates

    Wakarusa release 2015 festival dates

    On Sept. 11 it was announced in an official press release that the 2015 Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival will take place June 4-7. This four day festival will happen on the Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, Ark. This event is going into its seventh year being held in Ozark, Ark., and in 2015 there is...
  • Fall preview 2014: Concerts in New York City

    Fall preview 2014: Concerts in New York City

    Now that summer is winding down, it's time to focus on grand concerts and festivals set to take place in NYC this fall. October MXPX @ Gramercy Theatre - October 2 From "Chick Magnet" to "Responsibility", MXPX will bring the hits to Gramercy Theatre. The punk band have released nine studio albums in...
  • Jack White releases official 'Would You Fight For My Love?' music video

    Jack White releases official 'Would You Fight For My Love?' music video

    On Sept. 12, American singer-songwriter and guitarist Jack White released an official music video for his song "Would You Fight For My Love?" on his VEVO YouTube channel. The video is just under four and a half minutes long and was directed by Robert Hales. You can watch White's official "Would You...
  • Deerhoof going on tour this fall

    Deerhoof going on tour this fall

    On Sept. 10 the American punk band Deerhoof announced in an official press release headlining tour dates for the fall of 2014. The North American tour begins Nov. 4 in Brooklyn, and ends on Nov. 22 in Vancouver, British Columbia. During Deerhoof's fall tour the band will perform 16 concerts around...
  • Dose Market kicks off seventh season at Morgan Manufacturing

    Dose Market kicks off seventh season at Morgan Manufacturing

    September's Dose Market, now in its seventh season, includes some of Chicago's most talented and promising chefs, artists and designers. What is Dose? It's a market dedicated to curating special goods for the urban connoisseur of cool, however, it also maintains a strong commitment to spotlighting...
  • Liam Finn joins Warpaint as their opener on tour

    Liam Finn joins Warpaint as their opener on tour

    On Sept. 11 it was announced in an issued press release that New Zealand musician and songwriter Liam Finn will open up for Warpaint on their fall tour. Finn's opening stint begins on Oct. 14 in New York City and ends with their performance in Dallas on Oct. 22 at the South Side Music Hall. Finn...
  • Son Lux extends tour into Europe

    Son Lux extends tour into Europe

    On Sept. 11 musician Son Lux (Ryan Lott) announced in an issued press release European tour dates for the fall and winter months of 2014. The overseas leg of his tour begins Oct. 29 in Nantes, France and ends Dec. 5 in Thessaloniki, Germany. Son Lux will be touring in support of his most recent EP...
  • Tyler, The Creator adds 2014 headlining tour dates

    Tyler, The Creator adds 2014 headlining tour dates

    On Sept. 11 American rapper and record producer Tyler, The Creator (Tyler Gregory Okonma) announced headlining tour dates for the end of 2014. The tour begins Dec. 12 in San Antonio and ends Dec. 21 with his concert in New York City at Terminal 5. During Tyler, The Creator's upcoming winter tour the...
  • The Eeries join Gerard Way on his solo tour

    The Eeries join Gerard Way on his solo tour

    On Sept. 11 it was announced in an official press release that the alternative rock band The Eeries will open for Gerard Way this fall. The North American tour begins Oct. 12 in San Francisco and ends on Oct. 23 with their performance at Webster Hall in New York City. The Eeries is fronted by...
  • Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes adds an intimate show at the Grammy Museum

    Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes adds an intimate show at the Grammy Museum

    On Sept. 10 it was announced that singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst will perform in Los Angeles at The Grammy Museum on Oct. 7. The event is being sponsored by Amoeba Music and all proceeds from this concert will benefit the GRAMMY Museum. Conor Oberst rose to fame by being the lead...
  • 'Destiny' video game sells in record numbers since release

    'Destiny' video game sells in record numbers since release

    Activision announced this week that its newly released video game “Destiny” has sold over $500 million worth of products since its release earlier this week. The company crowed it was the most popular video game franchise launch of all time. "Based on extraordinary audience demand, retail and first...
  • Make a difference with Empire Theory

    Make a difference with Empire Theory

    The Orlando-based Indie Rock band Empire Theory has challenged others to make a difference with their theory changer campaign. One way the band has put their ideas to work is in teaming up with the non-profit Soles4Souls organization. The band has been collecting new and gently used pairs of shoes...
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