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  • Marilyn Manson may not be for all ears, but his influence is undeniable

    Marilyn Manson may not be for all ears, but his influence is undeniable

    If you know anything about music at all, then you know who Marilyn Manson is. You may not know all of his music or everything there is about him, but you do know of him. His music is intense, his style is unique, and he is one of the most creative artists to ever get on stage and have a microphone...
  • Fall Out Boy: One of a kind heat live and on the record

    Fall Out Boy: One of a kind heat live and on the record

    In early 2001, a young Pete Wentz started growing disillusioned by the Chicago hardcore scene. Seeing the way transitions were taking groups from political activism -- the bare bones of punk rock -- to a greater emphasis on moshing and breakdowns. While it’s difficult to say that many bands still...
  • Beyoncé is an avatar of feminine power

    Beyoncé is an avatar of feminine power

    Beyoncé Knowles doesn't occupy a stage — she dominates it. When she's not popping and locking with her backup dancers, she's standing front and center, feet planted wide, hips cocked to one side. She owns it. Owns what? Everything. Beyoncé owns the stage. She owns her body. She owns her audience...
  • Jason Mraz's music, live performance will have you smiling and happy

    Jason Mraz's music, live performance will have you smiling and happy

    The music of some artists can be considered your favorite or your type or what you simply like to hear in your ears. One question though...does it make you happy and feel good? That is what the music of Jason Mraz does and even if you don't know all of his songs, you're always bound to get a smile...
  • R&B singer Luke James set to release much-anticipated 2014 debut album

    R&B singer Luke James set to release much-anticipated 2014 debut album

    Previously known for successfully writing and penning several hit songs including Chris Brown’s “Crawl” and Britney Spears’ “Kill The Lights”, New Orleans native Luke James is quickly rising as R&B’s hottest newcomer in music for 2014. Set to release his debut album Made To Love, many fans have...
  • Skinny Puppy will leave you spellbound

    Skinny Puppy will leave you spellbound

    Legendary Canadian act Skinny Puppy, which consists of vocalist Nivek Ogre and keyboardist cEvin Key, formed in 1982 and managed to become one of the most iconic bands in the industrial music scene. With their 1985 debut album Bites, the band, whose name stems from the idea of looking at things...
  • Lionel Richie's smooth sounds and iconic songs will entertain those of every age

    Lionel Richie's smooth sounds and iconic songs will entertain those of every age

    For over four and a half decades, Lionel Richie has been a part of the music scene and entertaining fans around the world. The first 12 years of his career were with the iconic Commodores whose music still lives in the hearts and memories of so many. Since 1982, Richie's career has lived on as a...
  • Belmont Stakes 2014: Fans begrudgingly deal with high drink prices and ATM fees

    Belmont Stakes 2014: Fans begrudgingly deal with high drink prices and ATM fees

    Fans who arrived early to Belmont Park for the 146th Belmont Stakes were slammed with an exorbitant fee of $3.50 per ATM transaction if they wished to take money out at the event, according to a June 7 tweet from ESPN reporter Darren Rovell. The average ATM charge in the U.S. was just $2.10 as of...
  • Night Ranger takes 'High Road' for new album

    Night Ranger takes 'High Road' for new album

    While several '80s rock bands have gone the jukebox route and continue to tour strictly behind their catalog of hits without ever releasing new material, Night Ranger continues to buck the trend. Since 2007, the band has released no less than three albums; including their 2012 live acoustic album 2...
  • Rascal Flatts brings heart, soul, and excitement to every performance

    Rascal Flatts brings heart, soul, and excitement to every performance

    Some people will hear the name Rascal Flatts and automatically dismiss them because they simply "don't like country music." They should be willing to give everyone a chance though because Rascal Flatts isn't just country and they aren't even just pop. They're a mixture of both with even more genres...
  • 'All I Want' is latest release from B.o.B

    'All I Want' is latest release from B.o.B

    B.o.B continues to release music videos for his latest album Underground Luxury. The latest, "All I Want," was released early in June. B.o.B is an Atlanta rapper who is known for a unique sound and collaborations with musicians from many genres of music. There are a few summer tour dates for B.o.B...
  • Norah Jones's soulful sincerity crosses genres

    Norah Jones's soulful sincerity crosses genres

    When Norah Jones sang Come Away With Me on her debut album in 2002, her sweet soulful voice carried away everyone who listened. She has a voice like barbecue sauce — smoky sweetness layered over a hint of spice — and it's hard to get enough. She's the daughter of Ravi Shankar, the Indian sitar...
  • Michael Jackson continues to thrill the world years after he's gone

    Michael Jackson continues to thrill the world years after he's gone

    "The King of Pop" is known by virtually every single person on the planet, no matter their age. Michael Jackson began his career before even hitting the age of 10, and he would have continued late into his life had it not ended far too soon in 2009. Still, he is often looked at as the most famous...
  • Veteran rocker Tony Lucca finds an impressive new 'Voice' after TV success

    Veteran rocker Tony Lucca finds an impressive new 'Voice' after TV success

    Tony Lucca shot to national attention as Team Adam's finalist in the second season of NBC's The Voice. The Michigan native so impressed the show's coaches that all four tried to get him on their teams and Adam Levine offered him a record deal. But Lucca is not another reality TV-made fly by night...
  • Bonnaroo 2014 Day 2 preview: Kanye makes his Bonnaroo return

    Bonnaroo 2014 Day 2 preview: Kanye makes his Bonnaroo return

    Day 2 of Bonnaroo is when the festival begins in earnest. The two biggest stages, What and Which, open up, bringing the first headliner and higher profile acts with them. The music runs from Noon until far into the night on multiple stages and fans can hear everything from metal to dubstep to world...
  • Bonnaroo 2014 Day 1 preview: A chance to see tomorrow's stars today

    Bonnaroo 2014 Day 1 preview: A chance to see tomorrow's stars today

    The first day of Bonnaroo is a flurry of activity, with many of the fans using Thursday to arrive, set up camp, and acclimate themselves to the festival grounds. With this in mind, Bonnaroo has traditionally kept Day 1 as a smaller affair than the rest of the weekend. The music starts later in the...
  • Disturbed's music is not for the weak, but certainly for the strong

    Disturbed's music is not for the weak, but certainly for the strong

    The intro of "Down with the Sickness" are purely iconic and even if you're not a metal fan, you know what the song is. That intensity heard in the opening of that song is the same way that Disturbed treats every single one of their live performances, and you've truly got to know what you're getting...
  • Stewart Goodyear plays Tchaikovsky and Grieg on debut for Steinway & Sons

    Stewart Goodyear plays Tchaikovsky and Grieg on debut for Steinway & Sons

    The Steinway & Sons record label presents it first ever orchestral recording produced by the label as well as the recording debut of one of today’s most exciting young pianists. On Tchaikovsky Grieg Concertos (Steinway & Sons, 2014), Stewart Goodyear performs two of the most famous piano...
  • Elvis has left the building: Costello to launch solo tour June 9

    Elvis has left the building: Costello to launch solo tour June 9

    Everyone needs a little “me time” now and then – even British performers that are married to stellar jazz pianists. Celebrated rocker Elvis Costello kicks off his annual headlining tour sans band on June 9 in St. Paul, Minn. For the last few years the artist has regaled the loyal masses in select...
  • New band Youngblood Hawke offers smooth, breezy songs

    New band Youngblood Hawke offers smooth, breezy songs

    If you’re looking for a new band to check out, then consider giving Los Angeles-based indie pop band Youngblood Hawke a listen. From its upbeat sound to its let’s-get-up-and-go lyrics, the band has a fresh and fun new sound that is also getting coverage. The six-person band, named after the 196...
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