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  • American Authors announces headlining tour: Book it!

    American Authors announces headlining tour: Book it!

    Never judge a band by a cover. But if its debut album is a sparkling exercise in original tunesmithing and auditory exploration, that’s a different story altogether. And judging by the response to their 2014 debut full-length album Oh, What A Life and breakout single “Best Day of My Life,” American...
  • In photos: Day 2 Lollapalooza festival photo highlights

    In photos: Day 2 Lollapalooza festival photo highlights

    On day two of Lollapalooza festival-goers were treated to beautiful weather and a plethora of amazing music. Perry's stage featured sets from a variety of EDM acts including heRobust, Z-Trip and the stage closer Krewella. During the afternoon, the Bud Light Stage welcomed energetic acts like Kate...
  • Hip-hop at Arise Festival: Minimal but important

    Hip-hop at Arise Festival: Minimal but important

    What Arise Festival lacks in a hip-hop offering it makes up for in underground talent. August 8-10 in Loveland, Colo. At Sunrise Ranch a festival rich in music, education and creative experience will take place, and though there are only a few definitive hip-hop names on the bill, it represents a...
  • Hip-hop small talk: Rich Homie Quan hints at deal, while Trinidad loses one

    Hip-hop small talk: Rich Homie Quan hints at deal, while Trinidad loses one

    Today, the hip-hop grapevine was buzzing with news of Trinidad James announcing being dropped from Def Jam records via Twitter. Though the label has not issued a public statement, but the rapper took to Twitter to announce being dropped with, “I should tell yall. I got dropped by the Label. My Album...
  • Hyde Bellagio adds lineup of local musicians in August

    Hyde Bellagio adds lineup of local musicians in August

    Hyde Bellagio is adding a little local flavor to Thursday nights on the Las Vegas Strip. All throughout the month of August, local Las Vegas talent will take the stage for popular ‘Live Thursdays’. Beginning on Aug. 7, Hyde Bellagio will transform from a boutique nightclub to a lively music lounge...
  • Donovan remains a sunshine superman

    Donovan remains a sunshine superman

    Donovan is an iconic Scottish singer/songwriter that burst onto the international scene in the mid-sixties with his unique folk pop stylings. Seen early on as somewhat of a British version of Bob Dylan, Donovan (born Donovan Leitch) soon distinguished himself with songs that used the folk idiom as a...
  • Darkest Hour founders talk new album, Mayhem Festival

    Darkest Hour founders talk new album, Mayhem Festival

    Every genre of music has its artists who create fantastic music but somehow always manage to fly beneath the radar of all but the savviest of fans. In the world of extreme metal, and in particular, melodic death metal, Washington D.C.-based Darkest Hour is just such a band. The band was founded in...
  • Powerman 5000 vocalist talks new album, 'Builders of the Future'

    Powerman 5000 vocalist talks new album, 'Builders of the Future'

    This May, Powerman 5000 returned with its seventh studio album, Builders of the Future, which sold 4,200 copies in its first week of release. After taking sonic twists and turns over the last few records, frontman and founder Spider One journeyed back to the sound that put he and the band on the...
  • Fonseca records his next album with a symphony

    Fonseca records his next album with a symphony

    Who doesn't like to receive flowers or be serenated? The Colombian singer, Fonseca, who interprets “Te Mando Flores” (I Send You Flowers) is about to serenade his fans with his latest album but with a different touch this time. Fonseca's new music proposal titled Fonseca Sinfónico is Fonseca's...
  • Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour tops the list of this week's best concerts

    Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour tops the list of this week's best concerts

    August is a big month for music festivals, and the first week of the month features several major events across North America. On August 3, Lollapalooza and Osheaga wrap up in Chicago and Montreal, respectively, while on August 8, Outside Lands kicks off in San Francisco. Aside from these festivals...
  • Listen: Beyoncé premieres surprise remix of 'Flawless' with Nicki Minaj

    Listen: Beyoncé premieres surprise remix of 'Flawless' with Nicki Minaj

    Pop superstar Beyoncé premiered a surprise remix of "Flawless" on Saturday, Aug. 2. Rapper Nicki Minaj drops a verse on the new mix and finally scratches Beyoncé off her list of collaborators. Beyoncé's self-titled album is the gift that keeps on giving. The record was released in December of last...
  • Paul George's horrific leg injury changes landscape of NBA's Eastern Conference

    Paul George's horrific leg injury changes landscape of NBA's Eastern Conference

    Indiana Pacers forward, Paul George, is expected to miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season due to the horrific lower right leg injury he sustained during a Team USA scrimmage over the weekend, according to an Aug. 2 report from USA Today Sports. George, 24, is a two-time NBA All-Star, having been...
  • Lollapalooza 2014 Saturday highlights: Outkast reclaim their throne

    Lollapalooza 2014 Saturday highlights: Outkast reclaim their throne

    Ten years after they abdicated their throne atop the world of popular music to pursue solo work and ill-advised soundtrack projects, Andre 3000 and Big Boi are royalty once again. Outkast's 2014 tour of music festivals around the world brought them to Lollapalooza on Saturday, August 2, where they...
  • In photos: Grouplove perform a fun-filled set during day 2 of Lollapalooza

    In photos: Grouplove perform a fun-filled set during day 2 of Lollapalooza

    As Grouplove walked out onto the Bud Light Stage on Saturday afternoon, Lollapalooza fans greeted the band with deafening cheers and non-stop applause. Hannah Hooper, Christian Zucconi and company returned the favor by using every ounce of their energy to give the crowd a show that will be talked...
  • In Photos: Broken Bells at Lollapalooza Day 1

    In Photos: Broken Bells at Lollapalooza Day 1

    Around 6:45 in the evening on the first day of Lollapalooza, Broken Bells took to one of the bigger stages, and still managed to draw the crowds in while others were starting to already squat for spots at the bigger shows coming later in the afternoon. James Mercer and the rest of the band put on a...
  • In Photos: Lykke Li at Lollapalooza Day 1

    In Photos: Lykke Li at Lollapalooza Day 1

    The haunting and ethereal alternative sounds of Lykke Li flowed through the crowds as she took the stage late into the evening. Oddly enough, they hit the Lollapalooza stage on day one around the same time that similar sounding Lorde was rocking out to her hit single "Royals." The Swedish songwriter...
  • In Photos: Arctic Monkeys at Lollapalooza Day 1

    In Photos: Arctic Monkeys at Lollapalooza Day 1

    The Arctic Monkeys performed on day one of Lollapalooza 2014, and while they got one better billing with the closer spot, they also had to go head-to-head with Eminem (who had a surprise appearance by Rihanna to boot). Still, the Arctic Monkeys had a ton of fans awaiting their time on stage—and they...
  • In Photos: Chvrches at Lollapalooza Day 1

    In Photos: Chvrches at Lollapalooza Day 1

    If you've never heard of Chvrches, then you're rapidly becoming the minority as the group has officially entered its blow up stage. Luckily for those there on the first day of Lollapalooza, they got to experience the Scottish rock trio first hand led by Lauren Mayberry and her awesome alien-like eye...
  • Lorde sings and dances it out at Lollapalooza 2014 (video)

    Lorde sings and dances it out at Lollapalooza 2014 (video)

    AXS Contributor Scott Shelter noted that day 1 of Lollapalooza 2014 was dominated by stellar performances from the ladies in the lineup. This should come to no surprise for Lorde who was a relative unknown at this point last year with "Royals" just starting to catch fire but is now on her second...
  • Watch Eminem and Rihanna perform Stan at Lollapalooza 2014

    Watch Eminem and Rihanna perform Stan at Lollapalooza 2014

    By the look of aerial shots of Grant Park, everyone in or near Chicago was on-hand for Eminem's headlining performance on the opening night of Lollapalooza 2014. And with his Monster tour partner Rihanna showing up to perform with the rap g-d, we can't imagine anyone left disappointed. While the two...
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