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  • Zendaya: A Rising Star

    Zendaya: A Rising Star

    Whether you're a fan or even a parent of a fan, you are probably familiar with the name Zendaya. The multi-talented 17-year-old star is well-known for her role as Rocky Blue on Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up,” the role she held for the show’s four year airing, from 2010-2013. But, Zendaya, whose last...
  • Metallica's Lars Ulrich agrees to drum-off with Will Ferrell and Chad Smith

    Metallica's Lars Ulrich agrees to drum-off with Will Ferrell and Chad Smith

    Last month, the feud between celebrity doppelgangers Will Ferrell and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers reached critical levels. As in, live drum-off on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon levels. Not surprisingly, Ferrell wiped the floor with Smith, took home the golden cowbell, and...
  • Goatwhore gears up for a new album release and tour

    Goatwhore gears up for a new album release and tour

    A little more than a decade and a half ago, Goatwhore emerged from the Louisiana swamps and has had the heavy metal world by the throat ever since. Formed by former Acid Bath and Crowbar guitarist, Sammy Duet, in the late 90s, Goatwhore was at that time a five-piece band consisting of Soilent...
  • Terry Bozzio keeps the big beat on world's largest tuned drum set

    Terry Bozzio keeps the big beat on world's largest tuned drum set

    Like any little boy who liked to beat on things, 6-year-old drum wizard in the making Terry Bozzio, likely drove his family and everybody else within earshot, absolutely bonkers. And when Bozzio’s dad agreed to pay for the young boy's drum lessons, he probably had no idea that his son was going to...
  • James Zabiela: Crowd favorite in EDM scene

    James Zabiela: Crowd favorite in EDM scene

    DJ/Producer James Zabiela is well-established as a fan favorite in the EDM scene. His sets and productions usually fall under the tech-house and techno-EDM subgenres, though melodic, anthem-ready house tracks are also another one of his specialties. His sets woo fans as Zabiela connects with them...
  • Top five best new name recommendations for the Washington Redskins

    Top five best new name recommendations for the Washington Redskins

    A minute-long ad aired during Game 3 of the 2014 NBA Finals featuring a message pushing the idea that the Washington Redskins' moniker is offensive to Native Americans, according to a June 11 report from Forbes. The ad, which was purchased by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of northern California, is...
  • Inspiring pop star Tiffany Houghton to tour with MKTO this summer

    Inspiring pop star Tiffany Houghton to tour with MKTO this summer

    Tiffany Houghton is a bubbling fountain of positivity. Despite all that she’s been through, her innocence, sincerity, and remarkable perseverance continually percolate inside her. Just talking to this vibrant young woman blasts your being with such positive vibes that you can’t help but feel both...
  • Oregon State University tells students to ‘go Phish’

    Oregon State University tells students to ‘go Phish’

    There just may be something to all of the “substance-enhanced reflection” that seems to abound at every Phish show. Oregon State University philosophy professor and longtime Phish “phan” Dr. Stephanie Jenkins announced plans on June 10 to film a documentary revolving around her summer course...
  • Orange Goblin: heavy groove rock at its finest

    Orange Goblin: heavy groove rock at its finest

    There are a lot of different names for the genre of music that traces its roots back to Black Sabbath. It is known as stoner rock, desert rock, and fuzz rock. Whatever you call it, you can tell that the bands were influenced by Ozzy and Black Sabbath - and that's not a bad thing. Orange Goblin is a...
  • Oregon State University offers summer course on Phish

    Oregon State University offers summer course on Phish

    Oregon State University, OSU, is offering a course this summer called "Philosophy School of Phish." This new course will be taught by Dr. Stephanie Jenkins, an assistant professor in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion at OSU. Jenkins is not only an assistant professor, she is also a...
  • Ringo Starr is still touring and making new music

    Ringo Starr is still touring and making new music

    Ringo Starr is more than a Beatle. He is more than a drummer. Born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940, in Liverpool, England, Starr has never stopped rocking after the Beatles parted ways in 1970. Before the Beatles, Starr cofounded the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group in 1957. Once that band parted ways...
  • TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2014: Keith Jarrett makes rare festival appearance

    TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2014: Keith Jarrett makes rare festival appearance

    Keith Jarrett is the name you’ll find on any “Top 10” list of best jazz keyboardists in the world. Highly elusive — he has a reputation for persnickety behavior, demanding audiences be completely silent (in tune) with what he’s playing onstage, highly unusual — he’s known for getting hyper during...
  • Rippingtons’ Russ Freeman returns strong with magical ‘Fountain Of Youth’

    Rippingtons’ Russ Freeman returns strong with magical ‘Fountain Of Youth’

    The last time fans heard from the Rippingtons, they’d released the 2012 hit album, Built To Last, an orchestral marvel dreamed up by bandleader and master guitarist Russ Freeman. This time, Freeman’s back and on his own, delivering a powerful rejoinder in his June 13, 2014 release, Fountain Of Youth...
  • Chvrches announce new US concerts this fall

    Chvrches announce new US concerts this fall

    According to a post on the band’s official Tumblr, Scottish synth-pop group Chvrches has added 12 US shows to their already busy tour itinerary. The group will follow a one-off date at The Showbox in Seattle on Aug.. 7 with a series of shows running from late September through early October. The new...
  • Los Lonely Boys make music of brotherly love

    Los Lonely Boys make music of brotherly love

    Los Lonely Boys demonstrate that brotherly love and good-natured sibling rivalry can result in fantastic music. The Garza brothers, Henry, Ringo and Jojo, obviously have music in their bloodline. The brothers generate unimaginable music from just three players. The familial Texas trio can create a...
  • Lord Huron: A great band named after a great lake

    Lord Huron: A great band named after a great lake

    Lord Huron’s name nods to the great lake, Lake Huron, naturally. But the up-and-coming band is based on the Pacific coast, in Los Angeles. In a sea of indie rock that’s beginning to sound almost as similar as the ocean waves, Lord Huron has something different to offer. Something special. Something...
  • F*ck Buttons bring deafening electronica to Chicago, and it's glorious

    F*ck Buttons bring deafening electronica to Chicago, and it's glorious

    Hung. Power. Fuck Buttons. The Bristol duo’s abrasively playful epithet, melded with the coincidental evocation of virility inspired by their last names, gives you a good idea of the powerful, percussive electronica created by Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power. Last night the band gloriously...
  • Real Estate add additional US, UK tour dates

    Real Estate add additional US, UK tour dates

    Real Estate will be covering even more real estate as part of their heavy touring schedule in support of their most recent album Atlas. The New Jersey band announced additional fall tour dates this week, including a stop at Terminal 5 in New York that’s been called the band’s “biggest headlining...
  • Cash Cash take their 'party outside the bedroom'

    Cash Cash take their 'party outside the bedroom'

    Cash Cash went from partying in your bedroom to partying with big acts like Tiesto and Hardwell. Not bad for a few Jersey boys. Cash Cash members Jean Paul Makhlouf and Sam Frisch originally played in a band called The Consequence from 2002 to 2007. After the addition of Makhlouf's brother Alexander...
  • Exclusive: Colbie Caillat shines 'Brighter Than the Sun' at 35,000 feet

    Exclusive: Colbie Caillat shines 'Brighter Than the Sun' at 35,000 feet

    There is something in the way Colbie Caillat moves that tells you she has not allowed herself to be persuaded she is anything more than a recording artist, sharing her music with those gracious enough to listen. But in reality, she is an adored two time Grammy awarded starlet, who has sold over 1...
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