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  • The Civil Wars raising eyebrows

    The Civil Wars raising eyebrows

    When a dynamic duo is found, their songs hit the top of the charts and their songs become known in every genre of music. That's what happened to one Nashville band, The Civil Wars. Singer/songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White found each other during a music event in Nashville and found that...
  • Something isn't always wrong when Toad the Wet Sprocket is on stage

    Something isn't always wrong when Toad the Wet Sprocket is on stage

    When it comes to hearing the sounds of the '90s, Toad the Wet Sprocket is one of the first names that will pop into the minds of many. Throughout that decade, they not only released four huge albums, but were a big part of pop culture in ways that so many bands only wished they could have been back...
  • Jodeci's smooth sound has continued to entertain for over two decades

    Jodeci's smooth sound has continued to entertain for over two decades

    The '90s were a time when a large number of solo acts and groups tried to jump out to the front of the R&B race and prove that their smooth sounds were the best. Unfortunately for them, Jodeci was the group that knew how to bring soul, RB, and songs that weren't only big hits at the time, but...
  • Why Adam Lambert is the perfect Freddie Mercury stand-in for Queen's tour

    Why Adam Lambert is the perfect Freddie Mercury stand-in for Queen's tour

    Pop-rocker Adam Lambert will join forces with Queen this Thursday for the legendary rock group's upcoming tour. The decision for Lambert to fill in the late Freddie Mercury's shoes on the road had actually been one in the making. The connection between the two acts goes all the way back to Lambert's...
  • Get a little 'Satisfaction' with Benny Benassi at Exchange LA

    Get a little 'Satisfaction' with Benny Benassi at Exchange LA

    If you are at all familiar with the world of EDM (electronic dance music), than the name Benny Benassi should do more than just ring a bell or two. Born Marco Benassi in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Benassi started his DJ career alongside his cousin, Alle Benassi, in their hometown before making the...
  • Treasure Island Music Fest unveils lineup; Outkast, Massive Attack to headline

    Treasure Island Music Fest unveils lineup; Outkast, Massive Attack to headline

    Breathe easy, Bay Area: Outkast will be coming to town after all. The Treasure Island Music Festival announced its lineup on Tuesday and the eighth iteration of the festival will feature Outkast and Massive Attack as headliners. Promising to be “the most intimate festival to see Outkast headline...
  • Scotty McCreery's See You Tonight Tour sells out San Jose

    Scotty McCreery's See You Tonight Tour sells out San Jose

    I am sure you all remember Scotty McCreery as the Season 10 of American Id back in 2010. We all fell in love with the cute 17 year old country singer with the deep bass voice, shy demeanor humble charm. Five months after winning the show, he released his debut album, Clear As Day. It became the...
  • Old 97's play 'Honky-tonks and theaters from Memphis to Mars'

    Old 97's play 'Honky-tonks and theaters from Memphis to Mars'

    The Old 97’s are hard to define: their sound falls somewhere in the middle of Southern rock, alternative country and literary pop. At this point they’re veteran performers, having formed over twenty years ago in Dallas, Texas. In fact, a single off their newest album Most Messed Up (2014) proclaims...
  • 'Weird Al' to release new album, Iggy Azalea parody, star-studded music video

    'Weird Al' to release new album, Iggy Azalea parody, star-studded music video

    Big news for those into music and comedy: The prince of pop music parody, “Weird Al” Yankovic, is set to issue his 14th studio album. Mandatory Fun will hit stores on July 15, Yankovic revealed via Twitter, and its lead single and video will be a send-up of an Iggy Azalea track, most likely her #...
  • Victor Manuelle conquers Japan with his salsa music

    Victor Manuelle conquers Japan with his salsa music

    Victor Manuelle's wish of performing in Asia was a success. The "sonero de la juventud" (sonero of the youth) as he's been referred to, had three performances in Japan this past weekend. Yes, salsa is popular in Japan as well. Victor Manuelle's concerts were in Osaka, Kawasaki and Hamamatsu, as he...
  • Breaking Benjamin's hits keep coming as they own the stage

    Breaking Benjamin's hits keep coming as they own the stage

    Breaking Benjamin arrived on the scene in the late '90s but they didn't really hit the big time until the mid-2000's with their fourth studio album. Their hits will always be remembered, and their alt-rock sound will always have you wanting more and listening to everything they've released. The band...
  • DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist taking Afrika Bambaataa's records on tour

    DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist taking Afrika Bambaataa's records on tour

    DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist aren’t just master producers and vinyl enthusiasts; they’re hip-hop historians with a real reverence for the genre’s musical and cultural influence. This fall, the duo are launching a new tour that will shine a light on the works of one of hip-hop's conceptual architects...
  • Comedian Sarah Silverman keeps the laughs coming

    Comedian Sarah Silverman keeps the laughs coming

    It’s not every comedian who can deliver a joke on a hot-button issue, turn out an Emmy-nominated performance on a TV show, and provide voiceover work for a children’s film, but funnywoman Sarah Silverman can do it all with finesse. With her acerbic wit, controversial subject matter, and joke...
  • DJ Snake: Excuse his French

    DJ Snake: Excuse his French

    If you’re looking for frenzy, DJ Snake has plenty to pass around. The music of the French artist has become a favorite on American dance floors with the release of “Turn Down for What,” a collaboration with Lil Jon. "When I hit up the big homie Jon and asked him if he wanted to be on the track, he...
  • Review: Adore Delano and Cary NoKey at the Gramercy Theatre

    Review: Adore Delano and Cary NoKey at the Gramercy Theatre

    Rising electropop duo Cary NoKey opened for the one and only, Adore Delano, on Friday night at the Gramercy Theatre. The performances brought down the house and, after several encores, the audience left musically satisfied. Cary NoKey’s performance was more like musical theater than a music concert...
  • Warren Haynes: The ultimate American blues rocker

    Warren Haynes: The ultimate American blues rocker

    Just like one of his album titles suggests, Warren Haynes is clearly a Man in Motion. The veteran six-string axe slinger serves double duty playing lead guitar for the legendary Allman Brothers Band in addition to fronting his ongoing side project, Gov’t Mule. As if that is not enough, the “Life...
  • John Mellencamp embarks upon summer tour this week, new album coming soon

    John Mellencamp embarks upon summer tour this week, new album coming soon

    The one and only Johnny Cougar, er, John Mellencamp launches his summer tour this Friday. The Farm Aid progenitor will wend his way through a relatively brief casino circuit punctuated by stops at the Mohegan Sun Arena and the North Dakota State Fair. For those of you perturbed at the thought of...
  • With or without Bon Jovi, the King of Swing, Richie Sambora, plays on

    With or without Bon Jovi, the King of Swing, Richie Sambora, plays on

    In the mid-80's, Bon Jovi skyrocketed from a local band in a small New Jersey town to one of the biggest bands in the world. Three was indeed the charm for these East Coast rockers as their third release, Slippery When Wet, took off as if it had been given the blessing of Midas himself. Two of the...
  • Outkast announce 'ATLast Tour'

    Outkast announce 'ATLast Tour'

    At last the hip-hop duo of Outkast, comprised of Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and Andre “3000” Benjamin, will hit Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, Sept., 27. The highly anticipated concert is entitled, “Outkast: ATLast,” and will feature the iconic duo alongside some special guest appearances. “It's...
  • 'Ms. Lauryn Hill Tour' sets the bar for originality and showmanship

    'Ms. Lauryn Hill Tour' sets the bar for originality and showmanship

    Usually when an artist is popular for several years, churning out back-to-back hits making them an incomparable talent at the time, the musician can become burned out. After several years in the public eye, R&B/hip-hop icon Lauryn Hill, completely fell off the grid, forcing her crazed fans to...
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