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  • Foo for thought? Radio Black releases new single with Taylor Hawkins

    Foo for thought? Radio Black releases new single with Taylor Hawkins

    The next time you’re in the mood to pick a few Powerball numbers, give Radio Black’s TJ Courtney a call – because the lucky grunge rocker is on a winning streak for the ages. The listening public got the skinny on Courtney’s impressive run in a July 2 press release announcing Radio Black’s equally...
  • Iggy Azalea responds to 2014 BET Awards media frenzy

    Iggy Azalea responds to 2014 BET Awards media frenzy

    We wondered if Nicki Minaj had veiled words towards Iggy Azalea. Then Nicki mostly denied those accusations. Now Azalea, current ruler of the charts, has responded as well via instagram. "This is my mind state about everything & the only time I’m ever going to refer to this again so go nuts guys...
  • Rebelution is the picture of an independent band

    Rebelution is the picture of an independent band

    A lot of things about Rebelution are admirable. First, Rebelution remains independent despite the fact that it could easily sign with any number of labels that would be happy to have the band on its roster. That independent approach has been the right one for the band, as it has built a very large...
  • Ben Gibbard: Silver tongued indie-pop cabbie

    Ben Gibbard: Silver tongued indie-pop cabbie

    For years he was known as the lead singer/guitarist for the indie group Death Cab For Cutie, which, to be fair, is to this day an excellent and mature representation of the genre. But in 2012 Benjamin Gibbard went into solo mode to build upon ideas that would’ve too heavily contrasted the group’s...
  • Say Anything, and then listen up

    Say Anything, and then listen up

    A toast to the California rock scene, Say Anything is a group with a long, sordid history that’s accented by up-tempo punk rock music as manic as they are. The young guns have been making their mark since the dawn of the Millennia, and have made little stops or breaks in the spaces in-between...
  • Jo Mersa draws from multiple influences, but his first love is one-drop reggae

    Jo Mersa draws from multiple influences, but his first love is one-drop reggae

    Watch a 1990s video of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, and you are sure to see, at some point, a troupe of adorable children called up onto the stage. It’s a safe bet that one of them is Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley, son of Stephen “Ragga” Marley, grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley. Jo Mersa, in a...
  • Nick Lachey moves past boy band days to emerge as a winning solo artist

    Nick Lachey moves past boy band days to emerge as a winning solo artist

    Nick Lachey may have risen to success as a member of boy band 98 Degrees, but he has gone on to establish a performing, acting and hosting career on his own, turning the "boy band singer" label into a distant memory. Lachey has been a free agent for more than a decade, since the 2003 release of his...
  • LL Cool J: Still authentic after almost 30 years

    LL Cool J: Still authentic after almost 30 years

    It's hard to believe, but it's been almost 30 years since LL Cool J burst onto the hip hop music scene. His debut album Radio landed in 1985, and was hailed as one of the first commercially successful rap records, with sales over 500,000 copies in its first five months alone, according to the RIAA...
  • Singer-actress Rachel Crow spreads her wings beyond 'The X Factor'

    Singer-actress Rachel Crow spreads her wings beyond 'The X Factor'

    Rachel Crow surprised national audiences when she placed fifth in the first season of FOX's "The X Factor" in 2011. Three years later, the upbeat young lady from Colorado has begun to build a career beyond just reality competition success, releasing a debut EP, appearing on several TV shows, and...
  • Unlike most '70s superstars, ABBA resists all calls to reunite

    Unlike most '70s superstars, ABBA resists all calls to reunite

    It wasn't quite the British Invasion of the 1960s, which involved timeless bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, but ABBA managed to pull off a one-band Swedish coupe starting in the 1970s. Indeed, even before the band's formation, Benny Andersson was part of the pop group called The Hep...
  • Celtic band Gaelic Storm gives its fans a good time

    Celtic band Gaelic Storm gives its fans a good time

    Let’s say you want to listen to a band that sings about Prohibition, a carnival ride and even covers the odd Simon & Garfunkel song. Sound like a tall order? For Celtic band Gaelic Storm, it’s all in a day’s work. After the release of its first album in 1998, the band continues to perform and...
  • Arlo Guthrie: Timeless folk-rock activist

    Arlo Guthrie: Timeless folk-rock activist

    What do you do when your father is the legendary American singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie and comparisons are inevitable? The answer is, for starters, write a hilarious hippie pop epic about the absurdity of the draft during the Vietnam War. Then, move on to other lyrical topics from the late 60s...
  • Remmy Valenzuela and Enigma Norteño represent with new Mexican music

    Remmy Valenzuela and Enigma Norteño represent with new Mexican music

    Remmy Valenzuela and Enigma Norteño are making their way with new regional Mexican music for their fans. The 23-year-old Remmy Valenzuela from Sinaloa, who recorded his new album, De Alumno a Maestro, with his new record company - Universal Music Latin Entertainment - is the top seller album in the...
  • Monty Python reunite in London

    Monty Python reunite in London

    Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones describes the members of Monty Python as “a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money,” in a promo video for the comedy troupe's reunion shows. “Who wants to see that again, really,” he then asks. The answer is fans of absurdist...
  • Jim Gaffigan and more great comedians performing live this July

    Jim Gaffigan and more great comedians performing live this July

    Several amazingly talented comedians are performing live around North America throughout the month of July. Whether you are a fan of family friendly comedy, families who perform comedy or absurdist humor, one of these great acts will leave you laughing after a great night of live comedy. Jim...
  • Acclaimed action sports commentator Sal Masekela talks about his music

    Acclaimed action sports commentator Sal Masekela talks about his music

    Sal Masekela is probably best known for hosting ESPN’s Summer and Winter X Games for 13 years. His effortless, down-to-earth candor — maintained even when reporting from atop a gondola lift suspended 1,500 feet in the air — has proven time and again to be a favorite among action sports enthusiasts...
  • Listen: Zedd helps Ariana Grande 'Break Free' on new dance track

    Listen: Zedd helps Ariana Grande 'Break Free' on new dance track

    Pop singer Ariana Grande premiered her new single "Break Free" on Wednesday (July 2). She steps into EDM territory on the exuberant track featuring Zedd. "Break Free" is the second single from Grande's forthcoming album My Everything. She released the record's first single "Problem" back in April...
  • Oasis to reissue ‘Morning Glory’, that’s the story

    Oasis to reissue ‘Morning Glory’, that’s the story

    England’s Noel and Liam Gallagher haven’t shared the stage since Oasis’ 2009 “going away party” in Paris. But while the musical collaboration between the fabulous Gallagher boys may have faded away, their loyal fans certainly haven’t. Witness the response to the May 2014 re-release of the first...
  • Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil

    Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil

    There’s a lot to admire about a Cirque du Soleil production: circus silliness, breathtaking acrobatics, extreme athleticism accompanied by extraordinary grace, fluid narratives and sets that are visual and technological wonders. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, now traveling around the...
  • Kid Capri talks new album ‘Top Tier’ featuring the best battle rappers

    Kid Capri talks new album ‘Top Tier’ featuring the best battle rappers

    Kid Capri is arguably one of the best DJs of all time. From his days on Def Comedy Jam to headlining the beach parties during MTV spring break, Kid stays busy at his craft performing over 200 shows a year. The Bronx native has rocked the entertainment and hip-hop scene for over two decades and...
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