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  • Bayou-Soul singer Marc Broussard impresses fans through music and philanthropy

    Bayou-Soul singer Marc Broussard impresses fans through music and philanthropy

    Known for his sultry vocal approach and mesmerizing guitar instrumentations, Louisiana native and Bayou-Soul singer Marc Broussard continues to captivate listeners with the authentic sounds heard through his music. Best known for releasing original hits such as “Home” and “Lucky,” Broussard is also...
  • Carole King: A lifelong tapestry of song

    Carole King: A lifelong tapestry of song

    What would the world be without those songs? "Will You (Still) Love Me Tomorrow?," "Up on the Roof, I’m into something Good," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "It’s Too Late," and "You’ve Got a Friend": They seem so much a part of life now, it’s as if they were always there. But they...
  • Moon Taxi builds fan base with extensive touring and festival appearances

    Moon Taxi builds fan base with extensive touring and festival appearances

    Formed in Nashville, TN, with each member having attended Belmont University in the same area and deciding to form a band, Moon Taxi was created out of each of the members' pursuit of making lively and expressive music. The founding and current members of the band are Trevor Terndrup (vocals, guitar...
  • The Grammy Awards are finally ok with sampling

    The Grammy Awards are finally ok with sampling

    It took until the year 2014, but the Grammy Awards have finally announced that samples are acceptable in the major songwriting categories. For years, songs featuring samples and interpolations were ineligible (at least in theory) for the major songwriting awards – Song of the Year, Best Rock Song...
  • New Pornographers reveal tour dates, interactive video for new album

    New Pornographers reveal tour dates, interactive video for new album

    The New Pornographers are basically the Canadian indie rock version of Voltron. With most members involved in their own solo projects or other bands (including Dan Bejar of Destroyer, Kurt Dahle and Todd Fancey of Limblifter, and Neko Case of Neko Case), the group’s members get together every few...
  • Michael Bublé rides the waves of success with his latest tour and album

    Michael Bublé rides the waves of success with his latest tour and album

    Michael Bublé has become a household name around the world. The charismatic Canuck crooner's 2013 studio album To Be Loved topped the charts in 17 countries and the supporting tour continues to earn the four-time Grammy winner rave reviews. Propelled by his self-penned lead single, "It's a Beautiful...
  • Zac Brown Band spends the summer on tour

    Zac Brown Band spends the summer on tour

    Three-time Grammy winners, the Zac Brown Band will be spending the next four months on the road, bringing their sensational music to cities all across the U.S. Once their summer tour comes to an end, they will be kicking off their fourth annual Southern Ground Music and Food Festival. This two day...
  • Ricky Gervais may touch on sensitive subjects, but he's hilarious doing it

    Ricky Gervais may touch on sensitive subjects, but he's hilarious doing it

    The days of comedians trying to be totally clean-cut or staying away from controversial topics appear to be something of the past. If you're not pushing the envelope, then you're not drawing in the big crowds, and Ricky Gervais doesn't let that bother him. He'll speak to an audience of 30,000 or an...
  • Macklemore proves independent artists can dominate a digitally connected world

    Macklemore proves independent artists can dominate a digitally connected world

    Macklemore is a hip-hop anomaly in many ways. As an independent artist, Macklemore spent years a staple to the Seattle music scene before blowing up on an international level. Macklemore's collection of awards really tells the story of how popular he has become as a fixture of American hip-hop. His...
  • Wynonna tour promotes ‘Something You Can’t Live Without’ and ‘Follow Me’

    Wynonna tour promotes ‘Something You Can’t Live Without’ and ‘Follow Me’

    Wynonna is one of the strongest female voices to come out of country music in the past 30 years. She started her career as half of the mother-daughter duo The Judds in 1984. But Wynonna has gone on to forge a very successful solo career. After her mother Naomi Judd was forced into retirement due to...
  • The soothing sounds of Damien Rice will relax and educate you

    The soothing sounds of Damien Rice will relax and educate you

    Concerts don't have to be full of loud music, bright spotlights and dancing wildly. Sometimes, it is just great to sit in your seat, take in the soothing music and let it relax you. That's exactly what you get when attending a Damien Rice concert as he has album after album of serious tunes that...
  • Bucky Covington is ‘Buzzin' back to the top of the country music charts

    Bucky Covington is ‘Buzzin' back to the top of the country music charts

    Bucky Covington and his identical twin brother Rocky grew up in Rockingham, N.C. and were raised by their mother and step-father. Bucky’s life took a turn toward music one day when he was riding around in his truck and heard a Jeff Healy song on the radio. Bucky Covington, who played the trumpet...
  • Jennifer Lopez will join Pitbull at World Cup opening ceremony

    Jennifer Lopez will join Pitbull at World Cup opening ceremony

    It has been confirmed that Jennifer Lopez will be singing at the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony on June 12 in Sao Paulo. Lopez and her 27-year-old boyfriend Casper Smart split up last week, and rumors were circulating that Lopez would not be making the trip to Brazil. However, Lopez will be there...
  • Slayer: Icons of thrash

    Slayer: Icons of thrash

    Since the band got together in 1983, Slayer has been the absolute apex of intense, thrash metal, both in the U.S. and around the world. If you can brave the mosh pit at a Slayer concert (yes, they still mosh), you probably aren't afraid of much. And if you only have space for one metal band in your...
  • Whether it's 'Centerfield' or CCR, John Fogerty is ready to play

    Whether it's 'Centerfield' or CCR, John Fogerty is ready to play

    From his days with Creedence Clearwater Revival to his rebirth as a solo artist with such hits as “Centerfield” and “Sugar, Sugar,” one thread remains consistent with John Fogerty: the dude likes to rock. You can see the fun he has and the sheer joy of performing he exudes when he takes the stage...
  • Pearl Jam stands the test of time

    Pearl Jam stands the test of time

    Pearl Jam is the iconic '90s alternative rock band that embodied the grunge music movement in Seattle. Now more than 20 years later, they are still making music. With more than 31.5 million records sold in the U.S., Pearl Jam is one of the most successful bands of their era and continue to sell...
  • Janelle Monáe performs triumphant version of Bowie's 'Heroes' on 'Letterman'

    Janelle Monáe performs triumphant version of Bowie's 'Heroes' on 'Letterman'

    In a more just world, the eclectic and electric R&B singer Janelle Monáe would be every bit as big as forebears turned peers like Prince and Outkast. Her sophomore album The Electric Lady was one of the best of 2013, the rare album that skips from genre to genre without sacrificing quality or...
  • Art rocking: an interview with Tommy Victor of Prong

    Art rocking: an interview with Tommy Victor of Prong

    Nearing three decades in the music biz, upon their inauguration thrash/groove metallers, Prong, quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. By the time they were signed to Epic Records in 1989, the band had already been honing their recording and production skills with the...
  • The Winery Dogs bring whole new meaning to term ‘power trio’

    The Winery Dogs bring whole new meaning to term ‘power trio’

    Are The Winery Dogs a supergroup? Well, yes. With a trio of talent that includes guitarist Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Niacin) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Flying Colors), how could they be considered anything else? But The Winery Dogs prefer to call...
  • Bad Religion rocks in Summer Nationals tour

    Bad Religion rocks in Summer Nationals tour

    Bad Religion is still headlining world tours after 30-plus years of writing and performing music. Their music style is influenced by the punk scene of the 1980s, and honed by alternative rock. The lyrics convey a poetic rendering of social and political commentary. Their current Summer Nationals...
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