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  • 5 best M.I.A. music videos

    5 best M.I.A. music videos

    As controversial as she is talented, M.I.A. found success the early 2000’s by making the personal political and the political fashionable. Sri Lankan by birth and English by birthplace, the entire output of the producer named Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam can be viewed as her struggling to reconcile...
  • Chelsea Grin announce Self Inflicted North American tour

    Chelsea Grin announce Self Inflicted North American tour

    While Salt Lake City deathcore band Chelsea Grin played the Vans Warped Tour and hit the road with Attila and Emmure on The Chaos Tour last year, the outfit was busy finalizing details on their first North American headlining tour in support of their latest album Self Inflicted. The album peaked at...
  • 5 best Arcade Fire music videos

    5 best Arcade Fire music videos

    One of the most exciting independent acts to come to prominence in this century, Canada’s Arcade Fire has attracted a significant audience with their vibrant and eclectic and aggressively political lyrics. The band has maintained its relevance by striving to make their output more expansive.  The...
  • Havok release new song 'Hang 'Em High'

    Havok release new song 'Hang 'Em High'

    Back in December, Denver thrashers Havok announced plans to release their new studio album Conformicide on March 10 via Century Media Records. Fans were excited for the news since this was their first release in over three years. While the outfit dropped a live version of album cut "Claiming...
  • Fall Out Boy's 'Infinity On High' turns ten years old in 2017

    Fall Out Boy's 'Infinity On High' turns ten years old in 2017

    2017 will mark ten years since Fall Out Boy's third studio album Infinity on High made its way to music fans. The record hit shelves on Feb. 6, 2007 and officially marked Fall Out Boy's move from being a pop-punk outfit to a more mainstream pop-rock group, with singles including the creatively named...
  • Maroon 5's 'It Won't Be Soon Before Long' turns ten years old in 2017

    Maroon 5's 'It Won't Be Soon Before Long' turns ten years old in 2017

    Maroon 5 is celebrating an anniversary this year, as their critically acclaimed sophomore record It Won't Be Soon Before Long turns ten in 2017. It's hard to believe the record is a decade old because it still contains some of the band's most popular songs, including "Makes Me Wonder", which you can...
  • Alicia Keys' "As I Am" turns ten years old in 2017

    Alicia Keys' "As I Am" turns ten years old in 2017

    One of Alicia Keys' best records is turning ten years old in 2017. As I Am hit shelves on Nov. 9, 2007 as Keys' third studio album and was an immediate success right out of the gate. Its 742,000 units in first week sales set a new record for the most opening sales ever recorded by a female R&B...
  • Check out an early look at Margo Price's 'Austin City Limits' debut

    Check out an early look at Margo Price's 'Austin City Limits' debut

    There are a handful of milestones all artists aspire to. Austin City Limits is certainly one of those watershed moments. And if anyone deserves it it’s Margo Price. A stellar songwriter, a voice like Tennessee honey, and a classic country guitar have Price primed to follow in the footsteps of her...
  • 5 best Metric music video

    5 best Metric music video

    Although alternative rock has largely faded away as a cultural force in the 21st century, Canadian-hailing band Metric have made a persuasive argument for its continued relevance. Over the course of the last 19 years, the group has released six albums of indie rock music that is confessional to the...
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    George Benson fired up the ‘Jazz in January’ crowd at the Fox theatre

    George Benson was well worth the wait for Tucson as he galvanized fans on January 19. It has been a long time since Mr. Benson performed in Tucson. Couple that with Benson’s hand injury that happened before Thanksgiving, it was a double blessing to see and hear George Benson play guitar at full...
  • AC/DC bagpipe: Watch a Spanish bagpipe troupe rock a version of AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck'

    AC/DC bagpipe: Watch a Spanish bagpipe troupe rock a version of AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck'

    For those about to, uh, bagpipe, we salute you. Seriously, this is pretty cool. Recently, a Spanish bagpipe troupe shot to thrill when they delivered an energetic arrangement of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” at the culmination of Spain’s Three King’s festival. As the Daily Mail reported, the group—who go...
  • Mavis Staples adds powerful voice with Arcade Fire to ‘I Give You Power’

    Mavis Staples adds powerful voice with Arcade Fire to ‘I Give You Power’

    Anytime Mavis Staples can be heard on record is a genuinely religious experience. The recording, gospel, and civil rights legend has brought an answer, in her own way, to yet another dark, desperate portrait of America painted by the newly-elected President with his Jan. 20 inaugural words.  Light...
  • Dolly Parton brings in 71st birthday paying age no mind

    Dolly Parton brings in 71st birthday paying age no mind

     Dolly Parton received a lot of media attention as she celebrated her 71st birthday, but none was more refreshing, real, or honest than the self-reflective narrative the legendary singer-songwriter, and singular force in entertainment shared.  In a year when even the most fit and spry of seniors...
  • Kreator releases official teaser for song 'Totalitarian Terror'

    Kreator releases official teaser for song 'Totalitarian Terror'

    Five years can feel like an eternity when anxiously awaiting a release from one of your favorite bands. In the case of Germany's legendary thrash metallers Kreator, the long five year wait since their last album is about to come to a glorious end.  In anticipation of their forthcoming release, Gods...
  • Bill Burr's new special 'Walk Your Way Out' to debut this January

    Bill Burr's new special 'Walk Your Way Out' to debut this January

    Bill Burr is no stranger to Netflix – as the streaming service currently produces his hilarious animated series, “F is For Family,” as well as hosts several of his comedy specials – he will continue this comedic collaboration for his next stand-up special. On Jan. 31, “Walk Your Way Out,” the...
  • Thy Art Is Murder releases new song with C.J. McMahon back on vocals

    Thy Art Is Murder releases new song with C.J. McMahon back on vocals

    The death growl has returned to Australian deathcore's Thy Art Is Murder!  Following some time away from the band, vocalist C.J. McMahon is back with Thy Art Is Murder and has offered some explanation as to his time away: "I was a drug addict, I was a broke musician, and I had some f--king issues. I...
  • Ricky Gervais shares new 'Life on the Road' trailer ahead of Humanity Tour

    Ricky Gervais shares new 'Life on the Road' trailer ahead of Humanity Tour

    This February is going to be hilarious for fans of Ricky Gervais' comedy, as “The Office” co-creator plans to spread laughter all over the world with a variety of new projects. Chief among them is his upcoming film, “David Brent: Life on the Road,” which premieres on Netflix on Feb. 10. In the new...
  • Moe., Talib Kweli put finishing touches on SweetWater 420 Fest lineup

    Moe., Talib Kweli put finishing touches on SweetWater 420 Fest lineup

    The smoke has officially cleared for SweetWater 420 Fest. The Atlanta-based music festival recently revealed the full lineup for the April 21-23 event at Centennial Olympic Park, nearly four months to the day after the initial lineup announcement. Among the new additions are moe., Talib Kweli...
  • John Mayer Drops 'The Search for Everything' Wave One EP

    John Mayer Drops 'The Search for Everything' Wave One EP

    Today is a day John Mayer fans can raise their hands and rejoice. The Grammy-winning objection of their affection has released his first crop of new music in three years with The Search for Everything Wave One. The four-song EP boasts the record’s debut single “Love on the Weekend” plus three more...
  • John Legend to perform at 2017 Grammy Awards, will Harry Styles join him in a solo debut?

    John Legend to perform at 2017 Grammy Awards, will Harry Styles join him in a solo debut?

    The first batch of performers for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced. R&B icon John Legend is slated to take the stage along with Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. These four superstars have collectively taken home 29 Grammy Awards between them with Legend earning 1...
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