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  • Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Jack White lead Farm Aid's 2014 lineup

    Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Jack White lead Farm Aid's 2014 lineup

    Willie Nelson, Neil Young and Jack White are among the featured performers announced for this year's Farm Aid concert. The 2014 edition of the day long concert and food festival will take place on September 13, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre. According to a news release...
  • 7 overlooked videos that prove the genius of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    7 overlooked videos that prove the genius of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    They’re in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, played the halftime show at the most memorable Super Bowl of our lifetimes, and are deeply beloved by millions of fans the world over, yet it still feels like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are somehow underappreciated. Even though there are few among us...
  • Rio Roma promotes new album 'Hoy es un Buen Día'

    Rio Roma promotes new album 'Hoy es un Buen Día'

    Rio Roma, the Mexican Latin pop duo comprised of brothers Jose Luis Ortega Castro and Raul Ortega Castro, recently celebrated the release of their latest album, Hoy es un Buen Día. Hoy es un Buen Día is a modern pop album composed of 12 songs that tell a different story reflecting on life’s reality...
  • The best EDM acts at Lollapalooza 2014

    The best EDM acts at Lollapalooza 2014

    The popularity of electronic dance music has exploded in the past few years, especially at music festivals, where EDM acts are now some of the most anticipated performers. As evidence, both Skrillex and Calvin Harris are headlining Lollapalooza 2014 this weekend in Chicago. Lolla dedicates one of...
  • Tyler Farr channels his heartache with his new single 'A Guy Walks Into A Bar'

    Tyler Farr channels his heartache with his new single 'A Guy Walks Into A Bar'

    A new country trend is emerging. What has been dubbed as "bro country," a term coined by New York Times reporter Jody Rosen last year, seems to be on the decline. If you look at many of 2014's recently-released tunes, such as Tim McGraw's "Meanwhile Back At Mama's," Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt" and...
  • Exclusive interview with pro MMA fighter Heather Denny

    Exclusive interview with pro MMA fighter Heather Denny

    Heather Denny, a pro MMA fighter from Denver, Colo., told AXS on July 29 that she's not too concerned about why MMA fans might decide to watch her upcoming bout against Sarah McLeod, even if the reasons are based on physical appearance. With McLeod, a world-renowned model and bikini competitor...
  • The best pop acts at Lollapalooza 2014

    The best pop acts at Lollapalooza 2014

    The 2014 Lollapalooza lineup is packed with indie rock bands, popular hip-hop acts and EDM and dance artists. So where are the straightforward pop singers? From Lorde to Chvrches, the number of top 40 acts on the bill is small, but it’s a high quality group. If you’re looking for catchy hooks and...
  • TV On the Radio announce new album

    TV On the Radio announce new album

    Last April, art rock/indie rock—or perhaps more specifically, soul/post-punk—group TV on the Radio revealed that the band is working on material for a new record. And today they have officially announced that new album’s release. Seeds, the long awaited follow-up to 2011’s Nine Types of Light, will...
  • Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza films UFO

    Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza films UFO

    Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza has been making headlines because of a video he filmed of a UFO, with his Samsung Galaxy S4‎ cellphone. And just to clarify, that's not the band UFO, but what appears to be an unidentified flying object near Menza's California home. The drummer said he went out...
  • Lollapalooza 2014: Parking and transportation tips

    Lollapalooza 2014: Parking and transportation tips

    Whether you are flying in from out of town, driving in from the suburbs or heading out from your apartment in the city, getting to Lollapalooza should be easy and stress-free. The city of Chicago has great public transportation, ample parking near Grant Park, and if you don't mind walking a bit, you...
  • Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, so is Wovenwar—Interview with Phil Sgrosso

    Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, so is Wovenwar—Interview with Phil Sgrosso

    What is life? Regardless of religion or personal beliefs, life really is just an effort to make the best of what you've been given. And sometimes the best success stories in life tell of a really good thing coming out of a really bad situation. Metalcore group, As I Lay Dying, was at the top of...
  • The coronation of Jenny McCarthy

    The coronation of Jenny McCarthy

    In a world where Howard Stern has proclaimed himself the King of All Media, Jenny McCarthy could very well be considered the Queen. In a short span of twenty years, the Chicago-area native has pretty much done it all. In fact, McCarthy has done more in the last two decades than most people will do...
  • The best circus animals, ranked

    The best circus animals, ranked

    There are so many reasons to go to the circus, quite literally it’s a something-for-everyone affair. You can go for the daredevil thrills or the clown antics; you can marvel at the flamboyant pageantry or spoil yourself silly with cotton candy and souvenirs! And then there’s those animals. Nobody...
  • Danielle Bradbery tenderly covers A Great Big World's 'Say Something': Watch

    Danielle Bradbery tenderly covers A Great Big World's 'Say Something': Watch

    As part of a newly-launched DB Request Line video series, Danielle Bradbery has revealed the week one cover—a scorching rendition of A Great Big World's smash hit "Say Something." With minimal arrangement, The Voice season 4 winner delivered the mature lyrics with poise, ultimately proving her...
  • Hilary Duff battles the office blues in music video for 'Chasing the Sun'

    Hilary Duff battles the office blues in music video for 'Chasing the Sun'

    Pop singer Hilary Duff returned to the music scene with the release of her new single "Chasing the Sun" on Monday (July 28). She embraces a folk-pop sound on the breezy tune. "Chasing the Sun" is the first taste of new music from Duff in seven years. She released her last album Dignity in 2007 with...
  • Listen: Jessie J enlists Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj for new song 'Bang Bang'

    Listen: Jessie J enlists Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj for new song 'Bang Bang'

    U.K. pop singer Jessie J's new single "Bang Bang" leaked ahead of schedule on Monday (July 28). The soulful pop track features fellow vocal powerhouse Ariana Grande and rapper Nicki Minaj. "Bang Bang" is the lead single from Jessie J's upcoming third studio album. She last dropped her European-only...
  • New single from Picachi King, 'Bang'

    New single from Picachi King, 'Bang'

    A snippet of hip-hop artist Picachi King’s single “Bang” was uploaded to YouTube Monday. The full version of the single was sent to AXS, and the track is definitely a banger. The hook is reminiscent of Migos’ hit “Versace,” but with change-ups in the verses that display Picachi’s diverse rapping...
  • Danny Brown records song with The Avalanches that will "change the world"

    Danny Brown records song with The Avalanches that will "change the world"

    Danny Brown boasts one of the most unique voices in hip-hop — an incisive, half-crazed flow that’s spit at speeds almost too fast to comprehend. His persona (and hair) embody that same unhinged, trenchant manner. Fresh off a forcefully animated performance at Pitchfork 2014, Brown has emerged to...
  • USA Basketball National Team Tour kicks off in Las Vegas

    USA Basketball National Team Tour kicks off in Las Vegas

    The 2014 USA Basketball National Team Tour is starting with an exhibition game right here in Las Vegas. The intrasquad exhibition game will take place on August 1, 6 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. The event is part of the Las Vegas training camp and will feature players named to the 2014-201...
  • Pat Benatar continue to rock fans in concert

    Pat Benatar continue to rock fans in concert

    Rock star Pat Benatar has continued to energize fans with rock and roll music performances for over three decades. The legendary singer has entertained music audiences with powerful hit songs like "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," lyrics that resonate well among rock music genres – her impressive style...
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