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  • Interview: Maggie Herron wins second major Hoku Award

    Interview: Maggie Herron wins second major Hoku Award

    On Saturday, Maggie Herron won her second award for best jazz album at the 40th annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in Honolulu. The Hokus are Hawaii’s version of the Grammys. Winning is a big deal. Winning in the jazz category, an even bigger one. Herron understands all too well the honor bestowed her...
  • Bria Skonberg taps into Louis Armstrong’s Jazz Age ‘With A Twist’

    Bria Skonberg taps into Louis Armstrong’s Jazz Age ‘With A Twist’

    New York-based trumpeter Bria Skonberg turned in quite the performance for her first time opening night Tuesday. Headlining Seattle’s Jazz Alley with a tight-knit, energetic traditional piano-bass-drum trio, the young, blonde bombshell managed to pack ‘em in, too. Skonberg’s the toast of the town in...
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    Review: Shakira shines where it counts on new album 'El Dorado'

    Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira is releasing her latest album El Dorado (English: The Golden One) on May 26. For the most part, she chases the Latin music trends of the moment while returning to her rock roots on the 13-track LP. Fans waiting for a proper follow-up to 2014's self-titled record...
  • Bellator 180's 'Sadistic' Sadee Williams relishes underdog role vs. Keri-Ann Melendez

    Bellator 180's 'Sadistic' Sadee Williams relishes underdog role vs. Keri-Ann Melendez

    "Sadistic" Sadee Williams has heard all the whispers from the MMA community, that her bout at Bellator 180 is nothing more than a spotlight fight for her opponent -- California striker Keri-Ann Melendez. She knows Bellator wants to give the 33-year-old kickboxing legend a marketing push in the...
  • Watch: Katy Perry performs 'Swish Swish' and 'Bon Appétit' with Migos on 'Saturday Night Live'

    Watch: Katy Perry performs 'Swish Swish' and 'Bon Appétit' with Migos on 'Saturday Night Live'

    Katy Perry has been dominating the airwaves as of late. So far in 2017 the pop superstar has released three singles—“Chained to the Rhythm” (feat. Skip Marley), "Bon Appétit" (feat. Migos) and “Swish Swish” (feat. Nicki Minaj)—from her forthcoming album Witness, joined the resurrected American Idol...
  • Interview: Michael A. Levine on the music of 'Star Wars' and 'Resident Evil'

    Interview: Michael A. Levine on the music of 'Star Wars' and 'Resident Evil'

    "Star Wars" fans are still lamenting the loss of "Star Wars Detours" after the animated series went on unexpected hiatus following Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012, eventually winding up cancelled. But the comedy still has a fond place in the hearts of fans and composer Michael A. Levine, who...
  • From punk rock to comedy, Joe Sib releases his debut stand-up album, Nowhere Near the Top.

    Interview: From Wax to SideOneDummy Records to stand-up comedy, get a look at the incredible ride of Joe Sib

    Joe Sib is a man of many talents. A pioneer in the punk rock world, Joe played in the band Wax (as well as in the supergroup 22 Jacks) and also co-founded SideOneDummy Records, which helped put a little band known as Flogging Molly, on the map. Joe has also taken on the title of comedian. From the...
  • Mexican comedian Franco Escamilla plans US tour

    Mexican comedian Franco Escamilla plans US tour

    Mexican comedian and musician Franco Escamilla will be heading Stateside this fall for a theater tour of the U.S. The six-date tour will see Escamilla in major markets like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Dallas. Escamilla will begin his American stint at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel &...
  • Chris Cornell's wife Vicky pens letter to late husband

    Chris Cornell's wife Vicky pens letter to late husband

    It’s been nearly a week since the passing of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and the outpouring of sentiment from the music world and beyond has been amazing. On the Wednesday after his death, perhaps the most important and heartfelt words have come in the form of a letter from Chris’s wife Vicky...
  • Goldfinger announce new album 'The Knife'

    Goldfinger announce new album 'The Knife'

    It's been nine years since Goldfinger released a studio album (2008's Hello Destiny...), and while they have been playing shows here and there over the years, the outfit never had major plans to release any more tunes. Frontman John Feldmann, who is the only original member left in the band, has...
  • Today Is The Day announce dates for 'Temple Of The Morning Star' 20th anniversary tour

    Today Is The Day announce dates for 'Temple Of The Morning Star' 20th anniversary tour

    On September 23, 1997, Nashville noise rock outfit Today Is The Day released their fourth studio album Temple of the Morning Star, which was recently added to Decibel Magazine's Hall of Fame list. To celebrate the 20 year anniversary, The End Records released a remastered version of the album on CD...
  • The By Gods announce summer tour with Sad Baxter

    The By Gods announce summer tour with Sad Baxter

    Hailing from Nashville, rock trio The By Gods have been rising the ranks as one of the area's top bands with praise from publications such as Consequence of Sound and Impose Magazine. Last year, the outfit released their sophomore studio album Get On Feelings and follow up EP Phone Calls. Even with...
  • CHON release music video for 'Waterslide'

    CHON release music video for 'Waterslide'

    Ever since the release of their 2015 debut album Grow, progressive rockers CHON have become one of the most praised bands on the scene alongside Periphery, Circa Survive, and Between The Buried and Me. Back in January, the band started working on their sophomore studio album with producer Eric...
  • Listen: Trey Songz pops off on 'Tremaine' standout 'Priceless'

    Listen: Trey Songz pops off on 'Tremaine' standout 'Priceless'

    R&B singer-songwriter Trey Songz released his latest album, Tremaine, on March 24. Among the new tracks, "Priceless" is a standout. Tremaine is Songz's seventh studio album. He had a unique rollout for the record with the faux-reality show "Tremaine the Playboy" unfolding across the music videos...
  • 'America's Got Talent' boss Simon Cowell praises Tyra Banks, dubs her 'a bit of a diva'

    'America's Got Talent' boss Simon Cowell praises Tyra Banks, dubs her 'a bit of a diva'

    Season 12 of “America’s Got Talent” premieres May 30 on NBC and show boss and judge Simon Cowell praised incoming host Tyra Banks in a candid May 22 interview with Natalie Morales on “The Today Show.” The British music mogul spoke highly of the supermodel and actress saying, “I’ve seen a completely...
  • Who won season 12 of The Voice? It wasn't who you think

    Who won season 12 of The Voice? It wasn't who you think

    NBC's "The Voice" named its next winner on Tuesday night, bringing to a close its twelfth season with a major surprise as once again, America voted in a direction that the rest of the season didn't see coming - and the show wound up making some history on its way out. Tuesday night's live finale...
  • Modafferi eyes UFC gold

    Honchak, Modafferi and Ostovich early favorites to win 'TUF 26'

    A pair of wily veterans and a surging prospect are among the early favorites to win "The Ultimate Fighter 26" tournament, as Barb "Little Warrior" Honchak, Roxanne "Happy Warrior" Modafferi and Rachael "Wonder Woman" Ostovich made a major splash during the opening day of tryouts for the show. The 1...
  • Ally Brooke teases new Fifth Harmony album details, praises Simon Cowell and Justin Timberlake

    Ally Brooke teases new Fifth Harmony album details, praises Simon Cowell and Justin Timberlake

    Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke dished some details about the wildly popular girl group’s highly-anticipated third studio album during her May 22 visit to the post-Billboard Music Awards edition of “Fashion Police.” The bubbly singer told co-host Melissa Rivers she and her group mates are currently in...
  • Electric Six release music video for 'I'll Be In Touch'

    Electric Six release music video for 'I'll Be In Touch'

    In 1980, Billy Joel released the music video for the single "Sometimes a Fantasy", which is about a man trying to get his lady to have phone sex with him. 27 years later, Electric Six decided to remake the visual for their single "I'll Be In Touch". Released on Sunday, the video was directed by...
  • Keiko Matsui journeys to her own heart in major world tour

    Keiko Matsui journeys to her own heart in major world tour

    There is a marked difference in the way Keiko Matsui plays nowadays— well into the twilight of her eternally youthful, celebrated career spanning four decades. The jazz-fusion keyboardist/composer’s out with a new album, appropriately titled, Journey To The Heart— and it’s even affecting her and her...
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