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  • Bad Company's rock remains classic

    Bad Company's rock remains classic

    Bad Company is an iconic Brit rock band first formed in 1973. Lead singer Paul Rodgers had recently been the voice of the hit "All Right Now" while a member of the band Free, when he and drummer Simon Kirke split from that band to form Bad Company along with guitarist Mick Ralphs from Mott the...
  • Misfits still rocking long after departure of former front man Glenn Danzig

    Misfits still rocking long after departure of former front man Glenn Danzig

    The Misfits came out in 1977 and quickly gave punk a new twist that is now a staple in the genre. Known now as "horror punk," the sound this band created gives you a dose of the fast pace associated with punk as well shock value that is more common to other rock genres, such as metal. With lyrics...
  • Buddy Guy brings the blues

    Buddy Guy brings the blues

    Buddy Guy is more than a blues icon. While it is impressive enough to have influenced so many individuals with one's playing style, Guy has significantly impacted the overall sound of multiple genres, especially blues and rock. Among the artists significantly influenced by Guy's Chicago electric...
  • Widespread Panic: Hard driving rock ‘n’ roll with a heart

    Widespread Panic: Hard driving rock ‘n’ roll with a heart

    Widespread Panic has been thrilling fans with their energetic live shows for decades. Formed in Athens, Georgia in 1987, by John Bell, Dave Schools and Michael Houser, who was nicknamed “Panic”, because he suffered from panic attacks, the band created their own unique sound. The band has built...
  • Ana Tijoux; a successful French and Chilean hip-hop musician and songwriter

    Ana Tijoux; a successful French and Chilean hip-hop musician and songwriter

    French, hip-hop musician, Ana Tijoux, originally started out as the mastermind behind the hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s. She is known for her powerful convictions in her songwriting and musical style, without the use of violence. Ana's unique history begins with her parents, who were...
  • Tomorrowworld Music Festival 2014 Lineup Released

    Tomorrowworld Music Festival 2014 Lineup Released

    In September 2013, TomorrowWorld welcomed over 140,000 visitors from over 75 countries to Chattahoochee Hills just 45 mins outside of Atlanta, Georgia. TomorrowWorld is a 3-day festival known for captivating experiences with mind-blowing décor, alluring animations, camping, elaborate VIP areas and...
  • Dilated Peoples announce 'Directors of Photography', first album in 8 years

    Dilated Peoples announce 'Directors of Photography', first album in 8 years

    In the early 2000s, Dilated Peoples were one of the dominant forces in West Coast underground hip-hop. The trio of MCs Evidence and Rakaa Iriscience and DJ Babu make a deliberately traditional form of hip-hop and songs like “Work the Angles” and “Worst Comes to Worst” long ago entered the pantheon...
  • Wilson Phillips breaks out of family shadow to achieve huge success

    Wilson Phillips breaks out of family shadow to achieve huge success

    It is not as easy for second generation stars to make it in the music business as it is in other areas of entertainment. For every Hank Williams Jr. there is a group like Nelson. However, even rarer is the case of Wilson Phillips, which is not just one second generation star but an entire group of...
  • Swedish duo Icona Pop will keep you dancing 'All Night'

    Swedish duo Icona Pop will keep you dancing 'All Night'

    When Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo first met at a house party in 2009, it was like love at first sight. The Swedish DJ duo that comprise Icona Pop instantly hit it off, forming a strong bond through their shared love of music and dancing the night away. The day after that fateful party, Caroline...
  • Best moments of Kanye West's Bonnaroo performance

    Best moments of Kanye West's Bonnaroo performance

    In typical fashion, Kanye West's triumphant return to Bonnaroo became one of the most polarizing sets of the weekend. Festival-goers, who had hoped that he would apologize for starting his 2008 late-night performance several hours late, were severely disappointed as West continued to blame Pearl Jam...
  • Get ready for meat, metal and mayhem with Gwar

    Get ready for meat, metal and mayhem with Gwar

    One might not automatically think of theatrical metallers Gwar and barbecuing in the same context, but for the past four years now these two have merged quite well. Sure, everyone's been to summer concerts and festivals, some metal heads have even sailed on one or more of the metal themed cruises...
  • RAGTRADE Atlanta will produce a series of fashion events leading up to a premier runway weekend debuting August 2014.

    RAGTRADE Atlanta will host Full Day of Runway Shows at The W Atlanta in Buckhead

    RAGTRADE Atlanta will produce an arrangement of fashion events leading up to an inaugural runway weekend debuting Saturday, Aug., 23. After searching the city for it's top emerging talent, the committee has selected six of the seven emerging designers to show at the event: Anna Toth – 201...
  • ‘The Lagos Music Salon’: Somi absorbs loss of father with return to Nigeria

    ‘The Lagos Music Salon’: Somi absorbs loss of father with return to Nigeria

    When her father passed away in 2009, Somi had just released her third, critically acclaimed, multilingual album, If The Rains Come First, on ObliqSound. The album would shoot to #2 on the Billboard World Chart and firmly cement her as a phenomenal Afro-jazz storyteller. But she personally felt the...
  • J Balvin ready to tour with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull

    J Balvin ready to tour with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull

    Urban singers step aside, J Balvin has arrived as he’s quickly ascending in the Latin music industry charts and will be on tour soon with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull. J Balvin, the next generation Latin urban star who released his first album La Familia has been number one in his native Colombia...
  • Legendary punk band, X, still tours across country to new generations of music

    Legendary punk band, X, still tours across country to new generations of music

    One of the first American punk rock bands on the scene, X has had longevity in the music business since 1977, and nearly forty years. The original and founding members, Evene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake, still tour together and enjoy each other's company after all these years...
  • Tommy Lee thrives to be a showman on his own or in a band

    Tommy Lee thrives to be a showman on his own or in a band

    While Nikki Sixx is easily the most musically talented creative member of the metal band Motley Crue, Tommy Lee remains the most famous. The word might actually be considered infamous, since his fame was for his off-stage exploits as much as it was for his amazing drum work. Tommy Lee is a founding...
  • Plain White T's touring in support of new release, 'American Nights'

    Plain White T's touring in support of new release, 'American Nights'

    Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, pop-punk outfit the Plain White T's have struck the perfect balance of commercially appealing pop and hi-tempo, power chord driven punk rock, blending their upbeat lyrics and infectious melodies into hits like "1, 2, 3, 4," "Natural Disaster," "Our Time Now...
  • Tenacious D rises above the stigma of being a mock rock band

    Tenacious D rises above the stigma of being a mock rock band

    There was a lot going against Tenacious D when the band started touring. The band is a comedy act who wants to amuse their listeners while also striving to prove they are real musicians as well. However, at the end of the day, Tenacious D is a fake comedy band with a cult following, men who will...
  • Florence + the Machine tops the charts with its own take on indie rock

    Florence + the Machine tops the charts with its own take on indie rock

    Combine a punch of punk rock with a bit of baroque brilliance and a dash of kookiness and you’ve got Florence + the Machine, British indie rock phenomenon and the force behind such hits as “Dog Days Are Over,” “Kiss with a Fist” and “Shake It Out.” The band, which formed in 2007, includes vocalist...
  • The Matches reunite to celebrate E. Von Dahl Killed the Local's 10th Anniversary

    The Matches reunite to celebrate E. Von Dahl Killed the Local's 10th Anniversary

    Oakland, CA pop-punk band The Matches are reuniting to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of their highly energetic debut album, E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals, which was re-released in 2004 via Epitaph Records. To mark the occasion, the band's original line-up of vocalist and guitarist Shawn Harris...
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