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  • Concert promoter Elena Brokus on orchestrating a successful event

    Concert promoter Elena Brokus on orchestrating a successful event

    Elena Brokus is the President of Elena Brokus Productions. She is a highly successful agent/promoter with many years of experience tucked tightly into her utility belt of impressive skills. With the concert and festival season already upon us, Elena graciously spoke with AXS.com about her vast...
  • Three rainy day delights destined to make you a hero in your kid’s eyes

    Three rainy day delights destined to make you a hero in your kid’s eyes

    Finding entertainment that the whole family enjoys can certainly be a daunting task. You need an engaging balance that provides electrifying exhilaration for the kids but doesn’t leave the adults questioning the limits of their endurance. Taking an adventurous hike along a trail through the woods...
  • New tour dates announced for Jay Z and Beyonce's 'On The Run' Tour amid drama

    New tour dates announced for Jay Z and Beyonce's 'On The Run' Tour amid drama

    Jay-Z and Beyonce just announced two additional dates to their On The Run tour rounding it out as an 18-date tour thus far. The two new shows are the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on August 3 and AT&T Park in San Francisco on August 6. The dual tour, which kicks off in Miami on June 25, is...
  • Six non-headlining acts worth seeing at the 2014 Sasquatch Music Festival

    Six non-headlining acts worth seeing at the 2014 Sasquatch Music Festival

    We’re less than two weeks away from the Sasquatch Music Festival, the Memorial Day weekend event that serves as an unofficial kickoff of sorts for summer concert festival season. Outkast, the National, M.I.A., Queens of the Stone Age and Foster the People headline the event at the Gorge Amphitheatre...
  • This week in hip-hop and R&B according to Billboard

    This week in hip-hop and R&B according to Billboard

    The weekly hip-hop and R&B rankings by Billboard often have many of the same offenders, but checking in on what the general music listening and purchasing public is into for the week can be enlightening—both of mainstream tastes and what works in the industry. Week ending May 17, the top five...
  • Sam Moore on 'They Killed A King:' Straight from the soul, man

    Sam Moore on 'They Killed A King:' Straight from the soul, man

    There are thousands of aspiring vocalists out there, every one of them a Grammy winner-in-the-making. Just ask them. And what they wouldn’t give to be able to sing with soul legend Sam Moore’s instinctive passion. But for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer that delivered such powerful records as “Hold...
  • Mogwai deafeningly magnificent at Boston's House of Blues

    Mogwai deafeningly magnificent at Boston's House of Blues

    This observer approached Boston’s House of Blues to the swelling beckons of a Mogwai-suffused music room. Moving ever closer, it became easier and easier to verify one of the Glasgow band’s frequent endorsements: their live shows are very loud. The volume was just loud enough to pique the levels of...
  • Aerosmith and Slash ‘Let Rock Rule’ Tour

    Aerosmith and Slash ‘Let Rock Rule’ Tour

    Leave it to Aerosmith to plan one of the wildest parties of the summer. And for the invitations - well, they used spray paint and several Los Angeles brick walls. This is an exciting era in music where there are a plethora of metal bands who are, frankly, the age of a lot of fans' parents. KISS, The...
  • 2nd annual NY Hot Jazz Fest: Bria Skonberg revives traditional jazz with twist

    2nd annual NY Hot Jazz Fest: Bria Skonberg revives traditional jazz with twist

    Who says jazz as an art form is dead? Not trumpeter Bria Skonberg, one of the co-founders of the New York Hot Jazz Festival — in its second year after a sold-out debut. Set for Sunday, an all-day and all-night affair, the 12-hour, 16-band festival promises to give due diligence to all kinds of...
  • Fedde Le Grand remixes Michael Jackson's 'Love Never Felt So Good'

    Fedde Le Grand remixes Michael Jackson's 'Love Never Felt So Good'

    In an exclusive premiere on world famous Radio One this past Saturday, May 10, Danny Howard revealed an exclusive Fedde Le Grand remix of Michael Jackson’s lead single off of his second posthumous album, "Xscape" titled, "Love Never Felt So Good." The song, which instantly went viral, has been...
  • Down debuts brand new video for 'We Knew Him Well'

    Down debuts brand new video for 'We Knew Him Well'

    From when he first made it big with the now-legendary Pantera, and several years, bands and side projects since, Phil Anselmo conjures up an immeasurable amount of images and musical sound-clips just by the mention of his name. He's worked with Superjoint Ritual, Arson Anthem, Christ Inversion...
  • Mashup proves Tiësto's 'Red Lights' is a clone of Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream'

    Mashup proves Tiësto's 'Red Lights' is a clone of Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream'

    EDM star Tiësto has been climbing the charts with "Red Lights," his first major pop hit in the U.S. after years of success as a DJ and live artist. But the song’s accomplishments are overshadowed by the fact that, to many ears, it’s a near-carbon copy of Katy Perry’s #1 hit "Teenage Dream...
  • A look back at The Kids in the Hall's most iconic characters

    A look back at The Kids in the Hall's most iconic characters

    The Kids in the Hall are an ingenious comedy troupe who created memorable and quotable sketches on their 1990s show “The Kids in the Hall.” Comprised of Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson, The Kids in the Hall intertwine their unique, individual humor to...
  • Jagermeister announces sponsorship of upcoming Paul Oakenfold tour

    Jagermeister announces sponsorship of upcoming Paul Oakenfold tour

    On May 10, Jägermeister, one of the largest spirit brands in the world, announced that it will be kicking off its sponsorship for three separate artists and nationwide tours this May 16 lasting into September in its Ultimate Summer of Music. Featuring legendary trance artist Paul Oakenfold...
  • Donald Sterling waited far too long to apologize for racist remarks

    Donald Sterling waited far too long to apologize for racist remarks

    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling offered an emotional apology for the racist remarks that led to the NBA banning him for life in an exclusive interview with Anderson Cooper that aired last night on CNN. Shooting straight from the heart, the 80-year-old billionaire seemed sincere throughout...
  • 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival a must-see tour this summer

    2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival a must-see tour this summer

    Metal tours come and go, and summer concert festivals are always a great way to spend the warmer days and nights of the year - but few festival tours excite metal-heads more than the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest. For those who haven't yet experienced this particular form of mayhem, now in its...
  • The Wild West Comedy Festival promises to bring lots of laughs to Nashville

    The Wild West Comedy Festival promises to bring lots of laughs to Nashville

    The first annual Wild West Comedy Festival is gathering comedy's best and brightest in Nashville, Tenn. on May 14-18. The festival, which is produced by Vince Vaughn's Wild West Productions and Outback Concerts, is hosting sets at various venues throughout Music City, USA including the Ryman...
  • Soundset kicks off the summer hip-hop season with epic lineup

    Soundset kicks off the summer hip-hop season with epic lineup

    Now a hip-hop staple, Soundset, which takes place in Canterbury Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will kick off the summer festival season on May 25, 2014. Soundset was born in 1997 and boasted dozens of underground emcees, DJs and b-boys in a Minneapolis warehouse. Rhymesayers Entertainment was brand...
  • Subway Series preview: Jeter to play final regular season series against Mets

    Subway Series preview: Jeter to play final regular season series against Mets

    In all likelihood, this week's Subway Series will be the final time Derek Jeter will ever play against the New York Mets. Sure, there's a slim chance the Mets bounce back from their mediocre start with a strong second half to earn a postseason spot and rematch of the 2000 World Series against the...
  • Summer Slaughter Tour sure to shock and awe

    Summer Slaughter Tour sure to shock and awe

    When even the hardest of the heaviest are too light for you, then a death metal festival is just what the evil doctor ordered. Dubbed as 'the most extreme tour of the year,' The Summer Slaughter Tour takes growling vocals to a whole new level. Now in its eighth year, Summer Slaughter has outdone...
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