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  • 'New Girl' star Damon Wayans Jr. lights up big screen in 'Let's Be Cops'

    'New Girl' star Damon Wayans Jr. lights up big screen in 'Let's Be Cops'

    This weekend, you can catch Damon Wayans Jr. and his "New Girl" castmate Jake Johnson starring in the buddy comedy "Let's Be Cops." Starring in the 20th Century FOX film is a big step up for this actor, writer and comedian who's already well known to TV audiences for his work on "New Girl" and...
  • Legendary rapper MC Lyte bridges unity with Hip Hop Sisters Network

    Legendary rapper MC Lyte bridges unity with Hip Hop Sisters Network

    In a recent conversation on Hot 97, the New York radio team talked about female competitors in hip-hop. "Women moving together who are both scorching hot is very complicated," said Hot 97's radio host Peter Rosenberg. Rapper T.I., a guest on the show, tweaked the critique. "Excuse me, excuse me, it...
  • Afrobeat funk’s Polyrhythmics gather momentum for Seattle’s Bumbershoot

    Afrobeat funk’s Polyrhythmics gather momentum for Seattle’s Bumbershoot

    As the long-awaited summer release, Seattle’s whopper of a music festival, Bumbershoot, looms just around the corner — August 30-September 1 at Seattle Center — the Emerald City’s very own Polyrhythmics Afrobeat funk band is ready to drive its globally inspired dance numbers home. The eight-man crew...
  • Bumbershoot to showcase stellar hip-hop in Seattle

    Bumbershoot to showcase stellar hip-hop in Seattle

    At the Seattle Center over the weekend of August 30th through September 1st, a perfect festival to close out the summer will take place. Bumbershoot, which started in Seattle under another name in 1971 has evolved since its inception, and is also one of the first events to book hip-hop in the area...
  • 'Batman Live' brings DC Comics' iconic superhero to the touring stage

    'Batman Live' brings DC Comics' iconic superhero to the touring stage

    Superheroes have once again captured the public consciousness, with the box-office success of properties like "The Avengers," "Guardians of the Galaxy," and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." But the movies aren't the only place you can find heroes. Live entertainment has taken on the genre as well...
  • Karlie Hustle resigns from Hot 97 only months after Angie Martinez

    Karlie Hustle resigns from Hot 97 only months after Angie Martinez

    This year has proven to be quite tumultuous for New York's hip-hop radio station Hot 97. The station's music director, Karlie Hustle announced her resignation today via Instagram, not unlike Angie Martinez who spoke of her decision to leave in a similar fashion. Unlike Martinez, however, Hustle has...
  • John Oates finds a 'Good Road to Follow' as a frequent collaborator

    John Oates finds a 'Good Road to Follow' as a frequent collaborator

    Not many people get the chance to be a musical superstar, but even fewer can juggle two separate but successful musical careers at the same time. But that's what singer-songwriter John Oates has done. As a member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo Hall & Oates, he continues to pack in audiences...
  • Troye Sivan EP available now

    Troye Sivan EP available now

    If you’re looking for a different spin on your repertoire of electropop, you might want to consider TRXYE, the debut EP released on Aug. 15 from Troye Sivan; the 19-year-old Perth-based artist who has defied expectations with a minimalists take on a beat-driven dark pop. Already the EP has managed...
  • Katie Daryl brings 12 more of the world’s greatest tribute bands to AXS TV

    Katie Daryl brings 12 more of the world’s greatest tribute bands to AXS TV

    Katie Daryl has 15 years of industry experience tucked beneath her stylish belt. She combines her adorable wit with her astute insight to create a wickedly vibrant hosting persona. Although the sunny celeb is probably best known for her sparkle on TMZ, the work she is doing for AXS TV is boldly...
  • Kaskade announces new single, ‘Summer Nights’

    Kaskade announces new single, ‘Summer Nights’

    Holding the 2013 title as America’s Best DJ and earning numerous Grammy nominations for his electronic dance music productions, DJ and producer Kaskade announced on Aug. 13 that he will be releasing a new single, ‘Summer Nights’ which is set to be released Aug. 26 via Audio Arkade. Featuring indie...
  • Pioneer DJ & DJ Times reveal artists leading America's Best DJ competition

    Pioneer DJ & DJ Times reveal artists leading America's Best DJ competition

    On Aug. 13, with just over two weeks left, Pioneer DJ & DJ Times released the names of the top 10 artists who are leading this year’s annual America’s Best DJ competition. Kicking-off this past Memorial Day weekend, the three-month long competition asks fans to vote for the for the best US...
  • Everything is alright with Motion City Soundtrack

    Everything is alright with Motion City Soundtrack

    Minneapolis alternative rock outfit Motion City Soundtrack formed in 1997 after the break-up of local bands The Saddest Girl Story and Slide Coaster. After playing their first shows in 1998, the band went though numerous lineup changes, but vocalist Justin Pierre and guitarist Joshua Cain were the...
  • Cass McCombs to tour with Meat Puppets and The War on Drugs

    Cass McCombs to tour with Meat Puppets and The War on Drugs

    Folk crooner Cass McCombs has announced a fall tour in support of his two-disc, 2013 record, Big Wheel and Others. McCombs (or someone in the Domino Records entourage) wanted to avoid the baggage that accompanies the term “double album,” though—apparently that pejoratively implies “bloat, prog, and...
  • Crue's Nikki Sixx objects to KISS' Gene Simmons' comments on depression

    Crue's Nikki Sixx objects to KISS' Gene Simmons' comments on depression

    Millions of fans worldwide are still reeling from the untimely loss of actor and comedian, Robin Williams. For anyone who has been touched by suicide, there are few events more powerful and that leave those involved with such an acute feeling of helplessness. You wish you'd done more to help the...
  • Dan Mintz: Meet the man (yes, man) behind 'Bob's Burgers' Tina Belcher

    Dan Mintz: Meet the man (yes, man) behind 'Bob's Burgers' Tina Belcher

    On FOX's animated comedy "Bob's Burgers," Tina Belcher has become a hit among fans with her social awkwardness and perpetually frustrated groan. But did you know that Tina is played by a man? Her voice belongs to comedian and writer Dan Mintz, who hails from Anchorage, Alaska and has lent his...
  • 'American Idol' star Jordin Sparks making moves in music and film

    'American Idol' star Jordin Sparks making moves in music and film

    Jordin Sparks made a splash when she won season six of "American Idol" in 2007. The Arizona-born singer-songwriter was the youngest champion in the FOX reality show's history - not bad for someone who actually had to audition twice before she could make it on the program, as she told Entertainment...
  • Muse are bringing their mesmerizing performance to your town

    Muse are bringing their mesmerizing performance to your town

    There's nothing like making it to the top with your childhood friends. You can definitely ask UK alternative rock outfit Muse about that. Vocalist Matthew Bellamy, bassist Christopher Wolstenholme, and drummer Dominic Howard have played together in previous bands before deciding to push forward with...
  • Orenda Fink announces new tour dates

    Orenda Fink announces new tour dates

    Orenda Fink just announced additional fall tour dates which will include shows at this year's CMJ Music Marathon. The upcoming tour will make stops in major cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta and more. All upcoming shows are listed...
  • Ed Kowalcyzk finds freedom to express himself, shifts focus to helping others.

    Ed Kowalcyzk finds freedom to express himself, shifts focus to helping others.

    Ed Kowalczyk, former front man for the multi-platinum band Live continues his resurgence back into the music scene with an ambitious tour spanning 14 countries. His time with Live included eight full-length albums, multiple world tours, a massive international fan base and CD sales exceeding 2...
  • Tommy Trash announces the 'Trashed' North America tour

    Tommy Trash announces the 'Trashed' North America tour

    After recently debuting his iconic Trashed parties at the year’s Electric Daisy Carnival Week in Las Vegas and Miami’s Winter Music Conference in March, on Aug. 13 Tommy Trash announced that he will be taking his Trashed parties on the road for the very first time across North America this fall...
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