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  • Interview: Amotz Plessner creates new music for 'Haters Back Off'

    Interview: Amotz Plessner creates new music for 'Haters Back Off'

    Amotz Plessner is back in action as the composer for the Netflix original series "Haters Back Off" which features artist Colleen Ballinger as her larger than life alter ego Miranda Sings. As the quirky series readies its second season to start this fall, AXS conducted an email interview with...
  • Spafford announces extensive fall U.S. tour

    Spafford announces extensive fall U.S. tour

    This fall, jam band Spafford will conduct an extensive tour of the United States. The band’s most ambitious journey across America will take them to venues in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Cambridge, Mass.’ own The Sinclair. The band...
  • Joshua James is touring in support of his current album 'My Spirit Sister.'

    Interview: Joshua James discusses tour and new album 'My Spirit Sister'

    Joshua James concludes his spring tour this week after releasing his new album My Spirit Sister in April. It's a record with some lofty thoughts to share and some quirky backstory, and now audiences can take the plunge with just a handful of concerts left. AXS connected with James to talk about his...
  • Steve Aoki onstage with Migos

    Steve Aoki reveals release date, tracklist for 'Kolony' featuring Migos, Lil Yachty and more

    Renowned DJ and producer Steve Aoki has unveiled the release date and tracklist (see below) for his latest project. Steve Aoki Presents Kolony is a synthesis between dance party tracks and club bangers, with the Grammy-nominated EDM producer gravitating more toward the hip-hop realm. The album...
  • John Mulaney announces second leg of Kid Gorgeous tour

    John Mulaney announces second leg of Kid Gorgeous tour

    Comedian John Mulaney’s current Kid Gorgeous tour has done really well. It has done so well in fact that its entire first leg, which runs through the end of July, is completely sold out. Being no fool, the former “Saturday Night Live” writer has decided to capitalize on his recent success by...
  • Ani DiFranco announces North American fall tour dates

    Ani DiFranco announces North American fall tour dates

    Good news for fans of folk-tinged alternative rock. This fall, singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco will be touring North America. The countercultural icon is touring in support of her latest album, Binary, which was released on June 9. DiFranco’s will be hitting up venues in Birmingham, Ala, Atlanta, New...
  • I-o Interactive was dropped by Square Enix earlier this year, today they announced their plans for the future. 

    I-o Interactive announce buyout and future plans

    The day after the largest event in gaming (E3), I-o interactive made an announcement reminding people of their predicament and letting everyone know that they are OK. On May 11, Square Enix had made an announcement of their own that they would be dropping the developer responsible for series like...
  • Beyoncé announces recipients of Formation Scholars Awards

    Beyoncé announces recipients of Formation Scholars Awards

    Congratulations are in order to four scholarly women. Beyoncé has announced the winners of her Formation Scholars Award, which grants $25,000 of scholarship funds to female students "who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative conscious and confident," per a statement.  The...
  • K-pop group BTS release their own cosmetics line

    K-pop group BTS release their own cosmetics line

    These days, musicians dabble in any industry that is not their own. Kanye West has his Yeezy clothing line, Diddy has his vodka, so it is only fitting that the international k-pop sensation, BTS join in on the action. It was recently reported that BTS will be collaborating with VT Cosmetics to...
  • Bellator NYC is MMA's finest pay-per-view offering of 2017

    Bellator NYC is MMA's finest pay-per-view offering of 2017

    The UFC put on some decent pay-per-view events in the first quarter of 2017, but nothing comes close to the stacked, talent-rich card that Bellator is bringing to Madison Square Garden on June 24. With Chael "The American Gangster" Sonnen wrapping up a grudge match four years in the making against...
  • Donny McCaslin Group debuts Bowie-inspired ‘Beyond Now’ at Jazz Alley

    Donny McCaslin Group debuts Bowie-inspired ‘Beyond Now’ at Jazz Alley

    Tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin’s appeared at Seattle’s premier Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley plenty of times — as a part of other major bands: Gary Burton’s, Antonio Sanchez’s Migration, Maria Schneider’s Orchestra, Kyle Eastwood, Danilo Pérez… He returned with his own band for two full-bodied, jam...
  • Listen: Grace Askew releases her award-winning single 'Proof'

    Listen: Grace Askew releases her award-winning single 'Proof'

    Country music artist Grace Askew released her new single "Proof" on June 1. She gets soulful on the inspiring ballad. "Proof" is the latest single by Askew, who is most known as a standout contestant on season 4 of "The Voice" in 2013. She was Team Blake Shelton and since then Grace has returned to...
  • Listen: Calvin Harris 'Feels' good on new single with Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams & Big Sean

    Listen: Calvin Harris 'Feels' good on new single with Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams & Big Sean

    Scottish DJ Calvin Harris released his new single "Feels" on June 15. Pop superstars Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams feature on the dance track along with rapper Big Sean. "Feels" is the latest single from Harris' upcoming album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. He's so far previewed the record with songs...
  • Listen: RBD mysteriously resurfaces with 'Llevame' on Apple Music

    Listen: RBD mysteriously resurfaces with 'Llevame' on Apple Music

    A song by Mexican pop group RBD was mysteriously released on June 12. Though the sextet disbanded in 2009, "Llevame" is now streaming on Apple Music. RBD is most known for forming on the hit telenovela "Rebelde" in 2004. Anahí, Dulce María, Maite Perroni, Christian Chávez, Alfonso Herrera and...
  • Roky Erickson announces 2017 fall US tour

    Roky Erickson announces 2017 fall US tour

    This fall, psychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson will be conducting a brief tour of the United States. The former 13th Floor Elevators frontman will be playing shows in Atlanta, Jersey City, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans and New York City’s own Rough Trade...
  • Popular podcast hosts create six-hour tribute to renowned DJ Premier (listen)

    Popular podcast hosts create six-hour tribute to renowned DJ Premier (listen)

    It would turn out to be a prophetic decision to adopt the moniker “Premier,” as DJ Premier is widely considered to be one of the best DJs and producers of all time. To honor Premo, the creators of the popular hip-hop podcast “Take It Personal”—Philaflava, Kevlar and DJ 360—have compiled a six-hour...
  • Chance the Rapper issues $2 million challenge for projects to help Chicago's youth

    Chance the Rapper issues $2 million challenge for projects to help Chicago's youth

    Chicago native hip hop star Chance the Rapper is teaming with Chicago Beyond managing director Liz Dozier to announce the second annual Go Innovate Challenge. Chance and Dozier hopped on Facebook Live on the charity's Facebook page to issue the call for 90-second video submissions about projects and...
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    Photos: Scott Stapp performed in Tucson’s ‘living room’ at the Fox Theatre

    Scott Stapp, best known as the iconic Creed lead vocalist, has been working hard in recent years ‘cleaning up’ and making amends after years of turbulent ups and downs. His old history is old history. He is presently touring solo part time and fronting the band, Art of Anarchy. Tucson was able to...
  • Overkill, Crowbar team up for 2017 Metal Alliance Tour

    Overkill, Crowbar team up for 2017 Metal Alliance Tour

    The annual Metal Alliance tour has delivered a ton of amazing performance across the country since 2011, and they're not stopping any time soon with the announcement of 2017's installment today. Headlining the event are Overkill, who are plugging their new studio album The Grinding Wheel. Last month...
  • The Rocketboys announce West Coast tour with The Whistles And The Bells

    The Rocketboys announce West Coast tour with The Whistles And The Bells

    Texas indie rock outfit The Rocketboys made it their goal to tour everywhere this year, and so far, they're keeping their promise. The outfit are trekking in support of their new studio album Certain Circles, which is the follow up to their 2012 release Build Anyway. With their recent Southeast trek...
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