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  • The 10 best Kesha songs

    The 10 best Kesha songs

    Since she first appeared on Flo Rida’s 2009 track “Right Round” as an uncredited vocalist, Kesha has been lighting up the pop charts year after year. Working primarily with hitmakers Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, and Max Martin, K-dollar sign knew exactly what she was doing when cultivated an image as a...
  • Miley Cyrus to perform at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on August 1

    Miley Cyrus to perform at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on August 1

    Pop idol Miley Cyrus's next performance in the New York area is just a month away. On August 1, the Bangerz Tour will stop at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. New York City residents can reach the Coliseum via a short cab ride from the Westbury and Hempstead Stations on the Long...
  • Adam Levine navigates a series of tragic events in Maroon 5's 'Maps' video

    Adam Levine navigates a series of tragic events in Maroon 5's 'Maps' video

    Pop-rock act Maroon 5 premiered the music video for "Maps" on Tuesday (July 1). In the very dark video, front man Adam Levine recounts a tragic night that completely spiraled out of control. "Maps" is the lead single from Maroon 5's upcoming album V. Levine co-wrote the rocky tune with pop hit...
  • Bruno Mars to perform at Madison Square Garden July 14 and 15

    Bruno Mars to perform at Madison Square Garden July 14 and 15

    After a quick trip to the United Kingdom for two performances at the Wireless Festival, Bruno Mars will continue the Moonshine Jungle Tour in the United States. He will be performing at Madison Square Garden in New York on July 14 and 15. It's been a busy year for the Honolulu, Hawaii native: in...
  • Listen: Wrathschild gets edgier on bumping ode to L.A. 'Angeles'

    Listen: Wrathschild gets edgier on bumping ode to L.A. 'Angeles'

    Indie pop act Wrathschild released its new single "Angeles" on Sunday (June 29). For their second release, Simon Curtis and Wolfy take a hip-hop-inflected route on the bumping ode to L.A. Curtis and Wolfy (a.k.a Ro Danishei) announced their joint music project as Wrathschild back in March with the...
  • Tiffany brings the '80s back to life at Velvet Lounge

    Tiffany brings the '80s back to life at Velvet Lounge

    Eighties pop icon Tiffany did a short but sweet show at Velvet Lounge in Santa Ana, Calif. on Saturday (June 28). For her four-song set, she mostly pulled hits from her 1987 self-titled album and sang a recent dance track. Tiffany reflected on the good times and brought the '80s to life for the...
  • New York's most powerful music artists

    New York's most powerful music artists

    Forbes Magazine released its “100 Most Powerful Celebrities” list Monday, and surprisingly few of the stars are from New York. In the past, actors, singers, and other entertainment professionals had to live in New York or L.A. to catch their big break, and those that grew up in those cities seemed...
  • Makeout Vertigo's Kyle Wilkerson on his band's namesake, margaritas & wimpy pop

    Makeout Vertigo's Kyle Wilkerson on his band's namesake, margaritas & wimpy pop

    Self-described "wimpy pop" act Makeout Vertigo from Hopatcong, N.J. is currently on tour in the Midwest. In between shows, bassist Kyle Wilkerson answered some questions about the tour, how the Midwest is different from the Northeast, and more! AXS: For the record, could you please state your name...
  • Top 5 Bands to watch when the Vans Warped Tour hits Wantagh, NY on July 12

    Top 5 Bands to watch when the Vans Warped Tour hits Wantagh, NY on July 12

    For the past several summers, the Long Island date of the Vans Warped Tour- as close as the festival gets to New York City- was held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondal, but this year marks the first time the festival will take place at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh...
  • Neon Trees lighting up Central Park July 7

    Neon Trees lighting up Central Park July 7

    Modern rock hit makers Neon Trees are bringing their airwave favorites to Central Park’s SummerStage on July 7. The Provo, Utah-bred foursome is touring on the back of Pop Psychology, its predominantly upbeat third album, and the recent pop smash “Sleeping With A Friend.” Lead vocalist Tyler Glenn...
  • Dave Matthews Band, Avicii are top live concert acts for first week of July

    Dave Matthews Band, Avicii are top live concert acts for first week of July

    The July 4th holiday typically means a lot of great rock concerts that often include fireworks displays. The biggest names on the road during this first week of July include the hottest EDM act in the world, a soulful pop superstar, and one of the true road warrior rock bands of the past 20 years...
  • Ariana Grande annnouces new album 'My Everything'

    Ariana Grande annnouces new album 'My Everything'

    Pop singer Ariana Grande revealed details about her new album My Everything on Saturday, June 29. Her sophomore release with Republic Records will drop in August. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Grande announced the release of her next album My Everything. She unveiled the black-and-white cover...
  • Ricky Martin shakes his hips in concert like nobody else

    Ricky Martin shakes his hips in concert like nobody else

    When you want to see some serious hip action in concert then Latin pop singer Ricky Martin is a must-see. He has endless energy on the stage and great moves, whether he’s singing in his native language of Spanish or in English. When you join fans at a Ricky Martin concert, you’re sure to see a high...
  • Matthew Morrison has a lengthy musical history beyond 'Glee'

    Matthew Morrison has a lengthy musical history beyond 'Glee'

    Matthew Morrison is best known for his role as singing high school teacher Will Schuester on FOX's hit TV series "Glee." For five seasons and more than one hundred episodes, Morrison has won over television audiences, and earned critical acclaim including Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild...
  • Katy Perry to perform in Manhattan, Newark, and Brooklyn in July

    Katy Perry to perform in Manhattan, Newark, and Brooklyn in July

    Currently on the Prismatic World Tour, Katy Perry will return to the New York City area with five performances next month. She will be performing on July 9 at Madison Square Garden in New York, on July 11 and 12 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey., and on July 24 and 25 at the Barclays...
  • Ed Sheeran set to debut at #1 with sophomore album 'X'

    Ed Sheeran set to debut at #1 with sophomore album 'X'

    The next Billboard album chart won’t be released until July 2, but based on early sales estimates, the magazine is all but guaranteeing that Ed Sheeran’s latest album X will enter the chart at #1. Billboard forecasts that Sheeran’s record, featuring the Pharrell Williams-assisted lead single ‘Sing...
  • Chris Isaak: Sparkly suits and sexy tunes

    Chris Isaak: Sparkly suits and sexy tunes

    Chris Isaak has had an eclectic career, buoyed by an extremely popular single and video, "Wicked Game," but reaching into rockabilly music, acting, and hosting his own television show. The one consistent element through his work is his unique brand of confident charm. Once you have seen him in...
  • Keane: Pleasant English pop music

    Keane: Pleasant English pop music

    Keane is not a band that is going to change the world or radically alter the face of pop music, but Tim Rice-Oxley, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quinn, and frontman Tom Chaplin deliver reliably well-crafted and enjoyable tunes, album after album. The English lads have battled their own personal demons...
  • Emerging artist spotlight: MKTO achieves breakthrough with 'Classic' hit song

    Emerging artist spotlight: MKTO achieves breakthrough with 'Classic' hit song

    That catchy pop song you’ve been hearing on the radio that name-drops Michael Jackson, Prince, Marvin Gaye, and Donny Hathaway and offers up the infectious hook, “Baby, you’re so classic” is the work of two young performers who began their careers as actors on Nickelodeon teen shows. “Classic” is...
  • Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd combat anti-gay protesters in 'Really Don't Care'

    Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd combat anti-gay protesters in 'Really Don't Care'

    Pop singer Demi Lovato premiered the music video for her single "Really Don't Care" on Wednesday (June 26). Lovato and the song's featured artist Cher Lloyd hit up L.A. pride earlier this month to combat protesting Westboro Baptist Church members with a colorful performance. "Really Don't Care" is...
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